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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

Jul
21

Calvary Kids Carnival | 6:00pm-9:00pm

It’s an all-church CARNIVAL! Join us for an evening of fun, food and families connecting. Registration is required.

Jul
21

Calvary Kids Carnival – Volunteers Needed | 6:00pm-9:00pm

If you love serving and enjoy summer fun, consider volunteering at the Calvary Kids Carnival on July 21!

Jul
22

Afternoon at the Park for Calvary Adoptive/Foster Moms and Kids | 11:00am-4:00pm

Come be with other Calvary adoptive/foster moms and their kids enjoying an afternoon at Millennium Park – Shelter B. Lunch will be provided. Registration required. RSVP by July 20. Questions? Contact Sheri (sschmidt@calvarygr.org)

Aug
01

Calvary Adoptive/Foster Families at Lake Michigan | 12:00pm-4:00pm

Come and spend the afternoon with other Calvary families at North Beach, Grand Haven. Lunch will be provided. Registration required. RSVP by July 29. Questions? Contact Sheri (sschmidt@calvarygr.org)

Aug
22

Volunteers’ Training and Lunch | 12:00pm-12:00pm

If you volunteer ANYWHERE at Calvary, we’d love for you to attend our Lunch and Learn event on August 22 at 12 PM.