Sunday, September 18, 2011

September Focused Fellowship

Focused Fellowship is a time for foster and /or adoptive moms to come together for prayer and encouragement.

Date: Monday, September 19, 2011

Time: 7pm

Place: Monica's home - 1111 W. Burnside Dr.

Questions? Amy -

No need to RSVP. Bring a snack to share if you would like.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Does It Pay to Visit Vermin? - John Piper

"Jesus did not say, “True religion is converting orphans.” He did not say, “True religion is making orphans mature and successful adults.” He said, “True religion is visiting (caring for) orphans.” Results are God’s business. Obedience is ours. Perhaps when we grasp this, we will be freed from our earth-bound way of thinking and released to minister to the ones who are least likely to thank us." -- John Piper

To read the entire article follow the link below:

Does It Pay to Visit Vermin?

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Open Hearts, Open Homes Orphan Ministry Bible Study!

Dates: Sunday, October 2, 2011- Sunday, November 6, 2011

Time: 11:00am (during our second service - there is childcare available)

Place: Bethany Baptist Church, 7422 Heinz Lane, Edwards, IL

Whether you are a family looking at adoption or fostering or just wanting a deeper understanding of the theology behind orphan care this study is for you! This study is open to anyone so if you have a friend that is interested please pass on the information.

Dr. Daniel Bennett's book - A Passion for the Fatherless is our text for this study.

Any questions? Contact Jerry Sanderson at Bethany Baptist Church -

Hot Off the Press!

Open Hearts, Open Homes Orphan Care Ministry
"Adjusting to a new normal...seeking wisdom after an adoption or foster placement"

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Time: 9 am - 1pm with a light lunch provided.

Place: Bethany Baptist Church, 7422 N. Heinz Lane, Edwards,IL

This workshop/seminar will consist of 2 sessions and a panel discussion, followed by a light lunch.

We will have childcare available. Please let us know when you RSVP the number and age of children you will be bringing with you that morning.

RSVP/?'s to: Amy Park - or 266-1635

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

BFC Guatemala 2011

Recently a team of 18 people from the Bethany Fellowship of Churches returned from serving at Hogar de Vida in Guatemala. What follows is the video that chronicles their time of service there. Enjoy!

You can also check out the teams blog that they faithfully posted to each day of their trip.

What a blessing for each team member to see the Lord at work in Guatemala!

So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. 1 Corinthians 10:31