FBC 1:27 is the Orphan Care ministry of First Baptist Church, named for James 1:27, which calls us to care for vulnerable children in their time of need. The vision of FBC 1:27 is to educate the church on our current crisis in the Columbia area, equip our church members who will be serving as foster and adoptive families with resources they need to be successful and embrace families who are serving on the front lines as they love and nurture these vulnerable children.
We are very passionate about connecting foster children and families because we believe every child deserves a healthy, safe and loving family. If you are interested in learning more about our ministry or specifically about fostering please email Katy McCrudden at (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Foster Care Awareness Night
Sunday, May 2 @ 5:00 pm
Psalm 68:6 tells us that God sets the lonely in families; James 1:27 commands followers of Christ to CARE for orphans and widows in their affliction. This affliction is loneliness, lack of family relationship and a place to call home. More than 650 children in the Columbia SC area are in foster care and need a family. Come learn about FBC1:27- the orphan care ministry at FBC, to see how YOU can answer God’s command to care for them. Childcare will be provided. This event will take place in Ellis Hall. Please RSVP by April 25 by using the button below, and if you have any questions please email Katy McCrudden (email@example.com)
Restaurant Gift Cards for Foster Families
FBC 1:27 is partnering with The Forgotten Initiative to provide restaurant gift cards for 34 foster families in the midlands area as a part of Foster Care Awareness month. If you would like to contribute a $25 gift card to a local family-friendly restaurant you may bring it to the church office, or drop it in one of the offering collection boxes or at the Connection Desk on Sunday morning. We will receive donations through Sunday, May 16 so the gift cards can be delivered to the foster families in May.
The Forgotten Initiative is a faith-based non profit with a vision of: People everywhere supporting the foster care community and experiencing Jesus together.
Parents who foster or adopt need to know they’ll be well-supported when a child arrives in their home. Children in foster care, as well as adopted children, have unique needs and require intentional focus from their new parents. Supporting these families in practical, hands-on ways provides a healthier context for a child’s transition into their new home. Care Communities provide a strong support system for foster and adoptive families and are critical to the FBC:127 ministry.
VOLUNTEERS OFFER SUPPORT IN THE FOLLOWING WAYS:
- • Bringing weekly meals
- • Supplying or sourcing practical needs (eg. bunk beds, strollers, car seats, clothing)
- • Transporting children to appointments
- • Mentoring children
- • Coordinating volunteers to serve a family
- • Becoming trained to provide respite care