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September 12, 2017

4 Exciting Orphan Sunday Resources

  Orphan Sunday is coming … the day Christians around the globe stand together for the orphan … and YOU are invited to participate. *Note: If you’ve never heard of Orphan Sunday–or want to learn more about it–click here. November 12 will be here before we know it, so now is the time to consider what God may have each of us to do. Use any of these 4 resources to build your own event– 1. Event map Stand and be counted! And let others find your church. Add your event or activity to the OrphanSunday.org map and let others find you on Orphan Sunday. Or, if you are not leading an event or activity, search for one in your area. No matter how big or small, add to the echo of Orphan Sunday around the world. 2. Video library Watch or share videos created by the Christian Alliance for Orphans (CAFO) that will inspire you on … Continue reading

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September 20, 2016

Your Orphan Sunday Invitation | Mission Moments

THE BEGINNING OF ORPHAN SUNDAY While attending a church service in Zambia, an American visitor was struck by the pastor’s passionate plea to care for orphans in the local community, ravaged by AIDS and poverty. The members of the congregation faced deep need themselves, but as the service ended, the visitor–Gary Schneider–watched as one person after another stepped forward with money, food, and other goods–some even taking off their shoes and placing them in the collection for the orphans. Gary was so impacted by this demonstration that he began coordinating Orphan Sunday events with leaders across Zambia. These efforts spread to the U.S. in 2003, where we now joyfully follow the example of our faithful Zambian brothers and sisters to reflect God’s heart for the fatherless. OrphanSunday.org is an initiative from the members of the Christian Alliance for Orphans. We invite you to join us for Orphan Sunday! NOVEMBER 12, 2017 On any given Sunday, one hundred worthy … Continue reading

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August 26, 2016

Orphan Sunday: 5 Ways You Can Make a Difference

November 13, 2016. Christians around the world will observe Orphan Sunday and will stand in solidarity for the vulnerable. Many churches will highlight James 1:27 and renew their commitment to visit orphans in their affliction. Whether you are a church member or a member of church staff, you have an opportunity to join believers in standing for the orphan on this important day. Here are 5 ways you can get involved: 1. PRAY. Ask God to direct your church leadership as they decide how to care for vulnerable children and families. Pray for Christians to reflect God’s love at home and abroad. Pray for the needs of the fatherless. 2. PLAN. November will be here before we know it. We’ve got resources to help you communicate with church leadership, and we can wholehearted recommend the tools offered by Christian Alliance for Orphans as well. Regardless of what you choose to do, start planning now so November … Continue reading

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October 6, 2014

4 Ways to Engage in Orphan Sunday

“Orphan Sunday isn’t about charity; it’s about the mission of Christ. I pray that every Gospel-transformed congregation will observe Orphan Sunday, calling all Christians to our mandate to image Christ by caring for his little brothers and sisters, the fatherless of the world.” — Dr. Russell Moore, author Adopted for Life On November 2nd, Christians around the globe will stand together with one goal: to rouse believers with God’s call to care for the orphan and what our role is in response. Does your family, small group or church have plans for Orphan Sunday? There are so many ways that we can honor orphans collectively as the Body of Christ on Orphan Sunday. If you don’t have plans or haven’t heard of an event near you, here are 4 ways you can engage in this year’s Orphan Sunday: Advent for Orphans Calendar — see explanation below. Orphan’s Table — share … Continue reading

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August 13, 2014

Spend Orphan Sunday Caring for Foster Children

In the next few months leading up to Orphan Sunday, we will be sharing with you some easy-to-follow Orphan Sunday event plans to share with your church that highlights needs and brings awareness to how your church can get involved in caring for orphans. For more Partnership Packages, visit www.orphansunday.org/partnership-packages.  Today’s partnership packages features reaching out to your local foster care community… Pack Journey Bags for Foster Children Use Orphan Sunday to teach and encourage your church of the needs in your local Foster Care System and assemble Journey Bags for children who enter into the system. What the Local Host Does… Highlight what orphan care looks like in America through a Foster Care panel and watch a video like this www.vimeo.com/6576611. Check out Heart Gallery to see if you can display a gallery of children in your community. Organize Journey Bag packing prior to Orphan Sunday asking people to buy and bring various items (list provided). … Continue reading

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July 14, 2014

Everything You Need to Plan an Orphan Sunday Event

November is closer than you think. Are you starting to think about Orphan Sunday and your event? Be sure to check out the resources available through OrphanSunday.org to help in planning your event, especially if this is your first time. Check out the resources below as you start to think about your event to raise awareness to your church and community about caring for vulnerable children…  Partnership Packages: Come alongside a Christian Alliance for Orphans Ministry to make your Orphan Sunday event a success! Choose from the featured topics below to find step-by-step packages that will help you plan your event. Chose from the following topics: Build Your Own Event: Or, if you don’t find a package that fit’s your event’s plan, create your own using the resources provided on the OrphanSunday.org webiste.   November 2nd will be here before we know it. Start planning your event today! Learn more at … Continue reading

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June 9, 2014

ONE Day. Voice. Purpose. {Orphan Sunday}

SAVE THE DATE:  Put November 2, 2014 on your church calendar TODAY! On Orphan Sunday, Christians stand for the orphan. We are a people called to defend the fatherless…to care for the child that has no family…to visit orphans in their distress. Each event is locally-led. Sermons and small groups, concerts and prayer gatherings, shared meals and youth activities—each rousing believers with God’s call to care for the orphan, and what we can do in response. From many sources, one voice. Each November, thousands of events will echo across America and around the globe, all sharing a single goal: that God’s great love for the orphan will find echo in our lives as well. Orphan Sunday is your opportunity to rouse church, community and friends to God’s call to care for the orphan. (from OrphanSunday.org website) It’s never too early to start planning your event! Visit OrphanSunday.org for Parntership Packages, … Continue reading

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