Monday, April 26, 2010

Foster Care Prayer Vigil

Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. Hebrews 4:16

Open Hearts, Open Homes Orphan ministry it pleased to announce that Bethany Baptist Church will be a host site for a National Foster Care Prayer Vigil. These vigils will be held through out the country during the week of May 16th-23rd. Information regarding the vigils and ministry can be found at On the right of their home page is a link for Prayer Vigil information.

Bethany's prayer vigil is scheduled for May 18th at 6:00 p.m. We will begin with a short devotion and spend time in prayer commited to the plight of the child in foster care, agency workers, foster parents and birth parents. A time of refreshments and fellowship will follow at 7:00 p.m. This event is open to the community and will be advertised locally.

Praying for children in foster care is a very tangible way that we as a church family can demonstrate our commitment to orphans. We hope to see you there. If childcare would be beneficial please contact Monica and arrangements will be made (you could leave a comment here).

Hope for Orphans April 2010 eNewsletter link

I recently read the April 2010 Hope for Orphans enewsletter. Paul and Robin Pennington wrote a very interesting article about trends in adoption. I thought it might interest some of you.

Below is the link where you can read the article:

Monday, April 19, 2010

Fundraiser Flyer Community

Please take note of this Adoption Fundrasier Garage Sale
for the Ausfahl and McClelland Families.

May 7 hours: 2-5pm
May 8 hours: 8-4pm

Click below for details!

Fundraiser Flyer Community


Welcome Tyler!
Congratulations Matt and Leslie and big sisters Allison and Ashley!
"The Lord is good to all; He has compassion on all He has made." Psalm 145:9

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Call for Focused Fellowship Tonight!

Open Hearts, Open Homes Moms!

We have had a request for some needed Focused Fellowship so...

Consider joining us tonight, April 6 at 6:30pm at the North Knoxville Ave. Panera's to give and receive encouragement to other moms on this crazy journey of fostering and/or adoption!

We'd love to see you all!

Sorry for the last minute decision, but sometimes we have to seize the day!