re:Vision - They Met Their Goal!


re:Vision

4/9/2018

They Met Their Goal! 

By Lindsey Solomon



In June of 2017, The United Methodist Children’s Home began its work in the Augusta area. As part of our expansion across the North Georgia Conference, we are now recruiting, training, and supporting foster parents in Augusta and the surrounding communities.

This past October, the youth at Wesley United Methodist Church in Evans heard about the ministry of UMCH and the need for foster parents. They learned that there are more than 14,000 children in foster care in the state of Georgia. They also learned that sometimes kids from their county get sent to foster homes hours away because there are not enough local foster homes. 

Wesley United Methodist Church Student Ministry decided to take action. They set a goal to raise $10,000 for The United Methodist Children’s Home. It was their hope to raise the same amount that it takes to recruit, train, and support one foster family for one year. The students immediately started planning how they were going to reach their goal. They went trick-or-treating for donations, they created t-shirts and sold them, and they used their talents to put on a play and silent auction. 

Just a few months later, they met their goal! They raised $10,000 for The United Methodist Children's Home!

Young people are the future of the church, but they are also the church today! They led the way in creativity, generosity, and hospitality as they discovered new ways to welcome children in Jesus’ name.

Soon, UMCH will celebrate its first year of foster care ministry in Augusta. Foster parents in Augusta and all over the Conference are being recruited, trained, approved, and supported. If you're inspired by this group of middle and high school students from Evans, Georgia, let us know how we can partner with your congregation. 

Rev. Lindsey Solomon is a church engagement manager for The United Methodist Children's Home. For more information on how your church can become involved with UMCH, contact the Church Relations team at ChurchRelations@umchildrenshome.org.


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