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Orphan Care

Orphan Care Contact

Celeste McDonough
Team Leader, Mercy & Missions
cmcdonough@calvarygr.org

Sheri Schmidt

Sheri Schmidt
Orphan Care Ministry
sschmidt@calvarygr.org

Ministry Focus

Reflect God’s heart in how we care for orphaned and vulnerable children.

Scripture reveals God’s desire for the Church, as recipients of God’s grace and functioning as the body of Christ, to be a refuge to the fatherless, the widow, and foreigner as an oppressed people sharing similar struggles. As a ministry, our mission is to walk alongside families caring for orphaned and vulnerable children in a variety of ways, especially though the adoption and fostering process.

Ways to Get Involved:

  • Forever Hope Orphan Care educates, enables and embraces families who commit to open their homes (on either a short-term or permanent basis) to care for vulnerable children. Embracing these families includes, praying, babysitting, assisting financially, housecleaning and volunteering with other practical tasks – God uses it all to further the work of providing those most vulnerable with much needed attention and love. If you are considering foster care, adoption or would like to volunteer to support orphan care, contact Sheri Schmidt.
  • Embrace Grace Support Group is a safe and loving space for single women with unplanned pregnancies who have made the brave choice to keep and parent their baby or place their baby for adoption. We walk through a 12-week program with a powerful yet simple study on how God’s grace and love is never-ending, no matter what our past is and what we’re going through. It offers hope to the hopeless and broken hearted that have found themselves with an unintended pregnancy.  This loving, grace-filled support group, will meet from 6:30-8:00pm, beginning on September 9. For more information or to join, please contact Christina Leskovar.

Events

May
18

Adoptive/Foster Moms Coffee | 9:30am-11:00am

Join this coffee and book study of Second Mother, a Bible study experience for adoptive and foster moms. For questions and to reserve a copy of the book, contact Sheri at ext. 5524. Location: Room 139 (Parent Room)  

Jun
01

Adoptive/Foster Moms Coffee | 9:30am-11:00am

Join this coffee and book study of Second Mother, a Bible study experience for adoptive and foster moms. For questions and to reserve a copy of the book, contact Sheri at ext. 5524. Location: Room 139 (Parent Room)  

Jun
05

Adoptive/Foster Moms Activity | 5:00pm-8:00pm

Details coming

Jun
25

Adoptive/Foster Parents Dinner | 6:00pm-8:30pm

Join Calvary adoptive/foster parents for an evening of fellowship and delicious food. Questions? Contact Sheri (sschmidt@calvarygr.org)

Jul
22

Forever Hope Adoptive/Foster Families Beach Event | 4:00pm-9:30pm

Millennium Park – Shelter B Come in the afternoon and stay until sunset. Dinner will be provided. Questions? Contact Sheri (sschmidt@calvarygr.org)