Pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by the world. James 1:27
Open Arms Community Meets the third Sunday of every month at 9:15 in room 163
Any and all who are passionate or involved in caring for the fatherless are welcome to join us the third Sunday of every month for a time of learning, sharing, and praying. We will hear from an expert in the field of orphan care, discuss issues regarding caring for these children, share our joys and struggles with parenting children from hard places, and support each other in prayer.
Open Arms is a ministry of Trinity Church aimed at caring for the fatherless. God has a special place in his heart for the orphan along with the widow, the poor, and the alien (Exodus 22:21-22). In response to God's call to defend the fatherless, we are raising the awareness of the need for foster and adoptive families. We provide resources needed to learn more about orphan care and to engage in current needs. Also, we support families who are fostering or have adopted, as this can be a challenging road to travel. Families who are waiting for a placement of new children into their home can also find support through partnership and prayer.
Please contact us if you have interest in any of the following:
Learning more about adoption or foster care:
• attending a discover foster care/adoption class (offered at Trinity in Nov. and May).
• gaining more information on foster care or adoption.
• being contacted by an adoptive family to hear their story.
• engaging in a Bible study on God’s heart for the fatherless.
Gaining support in your foster care or adoption experience:
• being mentored by a foster or adoptive family.
• attending social activities or support groups for foster/adoptive families.
• participating in an infertility support group.
Supporting foster or adoptive families:
• sharing your foster care or adoption experience with others.
• mentoring a foster or adoptive family.
• learning ways to support or W.R.A.P around foster/adoptive families.
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