Orphan Sunday Reception
On Orphan Sunday, Christians stand for the orphan. We are a people called to defend the fatherless…to care for the child that has no family…to visit orphans in their distress. “Religion that is pure and undefiled before God the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction” James 1:27a (ESV)
Sunday, November 10, 2019 we will meet with His Providence Church at the Swansea Mall in Swansea, MA and hear testimonies and about the need of our foster children and orphans in our community.
The evening will begin at 5:00pm with a reception with plenty of food and will conclude by 8:00pm. The event is free and there is no need to register this year.
Bags of Hope
Bags of Hope is an annual orphan care project where they provide duffel bags to children in Foster Care, embroidered with their name and filled with age appropriate comfort items (i.e. Pillow Pets, journals, fleece blankets, etc…) Often times children in foster care store their personal belongings in a trash bag, because they are not provided anything else. It is the goal of Bags of Hope to provide these children with something of their own with these duffel bags and to bless them with gifts they would appreciate.
We will have a display with ornaments at the back of the sanctuary. The donation is $25 to fund 1 duffel bag and take 1 ornament and pray for that child. Donations can be given through the envelopes. Checks should be made to His Providence Church.
Volunteering for Bags of Hope
There are many ways to get involved with Bags of Hope! The first and easiest is to PRAY! Another easy way to be a part of what we’re doing in our community is to GIVE via the ornament donations.
As well, you can sign up to help with wrapping gifts, filling bags, or helping to deliver the bags to social workers at a local DCF office. You can find times and sign up here (but most are already filled): https://www.bagsofhopene.org/get-involved