CARING FOR ORPHANS
It has been a very successful month chalked full of raising awareness and commissioning all members to be involved in orphan care! We kicked off November with a sermon on Orphan Sunday by Mark Ottinger, a local pastor at Fellowship Memphis who is passionately involved with adoption and foster care in our city. Our church also partnered with a local adoption agency to purchase Christmas presents and give one year's worth of financial support to over 100 children currently in the system through an event called Packed-N-Love. Sycamore View was also able to work with Agape Child & Family Services, one of our community partners, to collect new winter clothing for children in adoptive/foster families. Throughout the month, each member was shown how we all have an important role to play in caring for orphans. Some in our church family have adopted or are fostering children, while others are helping by supporting families, volunteering at adoption/foster care agencies, or by giving financially to these non-profit organizations.
One of the most powerful events over the course of our month-long focus on adoption and foster care came in the form of a gallery of photos/bios of children who are in desperate need of a loving family. We were able to partner with an organization called the "Heart Gallery of Tennessee" to bring this display to our church lobby. Check out the photos below to see more about this gallery.
Posted on Wednesday, December 9, 2015
by Justin Ardrey