We do this by inviting each person in our Church to make a 'Faith Promise', pledging a financial amount they would like to give to our mission's partners for the next 12 months.
In addition to giving our finances, we also build relationships, advocate, and practically love and care for people, restoring purpose, dignity and hope.
Fostering Hope is a Christian organisation that believes that adoption into God’s family is the core of the gospel and that God has called Christians to live out “true religion ” by taking care of the vulnerable children in our community by opening their hearts and homes to children living in out of home care (OOHC).
As a church we chose to partner with Fostering Hope this year as part of our missions program as they are a growing local organisation providing solutions for such an important issue affecting our community, which is children in out of home care. On 26th September we will be welcoming Fostering Hope founders Mary and Al Dickins to our Sunday Service to receive a financial donation from your missions giving and celebrate all they are doing for children and families in our community.
Check out Fostering Hope’s webpage here for more information about how you can be involved in opportunities like:
Check out this video by Your Church to hear directly from local Christian foster carers about their journey through fostering.
Globally each year churches are encouraged to participate in ‘Stand Sunday’. Stand Sunday is an international movement of Christians standing with foster and kinship carers and the children in their families, celebrating them and encouraging them, and also raising awareness about the need for more carers. This year the theme for Stand Sunday is 'carry the hope' as we acknowledge how hard the fostering journey can be and as we ask more Christians to step into this space, we need our church families and communities to come alongside them, stand with them, and sometimes carry the hope for them.