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The father heart of god
This week marks a season where churches all over the nation and world celebrate their adoption as sons and daughters of God and engage in service towards the orphan in big and small ways. Beginning in a small village church in Zambia, Orphan Sunday is a day we turn our hearts towards vulnerable children in our communities.
In this e-newsletter you can read about an organization that ministers to our community's vulnerable young people by providing them with life skills, employment and a family. You can also see simple ways you can engage with Orphan Sunday through prayer, service and by attending an adoption and foster care resource fair to learn more about the process of being a parent to a child in need. And don't miss the recap of an amazing serve day in the city of Folsom!
Serving with you,
Serve Sacramento Director
Upcoming Event: Orphan Sunday
On Orphan Sunday, churches across America and beyond celebrate the love of the God who "places the lonely in families" (Psalm68:6) and calls us to do the same. Orphan Sunday seeks to make the Gospel visible as Christians explore and respond to God’s heart for the orphan in adoption, foster care, and global orphan ministry.
Serve Sacramento would like to encourage you to do three things this Sunday:
1. PRAY for the plight of orphans both in our region and worldwide with the people you gather with on Sunday. Pray about how God may want you to respond
2. CELEBRATE your adoption as sons and daughters of our Father God and explore God's heart of adoption in your personal and corporate time with God.
3. ENGAGE with ministries and non profits that are working with vulnerable children and youth in our region. Check out the Causes page of our website, or attend the Adoption & Foster Care Resource Fair in Folsom this Sunday. More info here!
The Orphan Sunday campaign is led by the Christian Alliance for Orphan, a national
coalition of organizations and churches committed to the Gospel and the orphan.
Stories of Service: Folsom Community Service Day
Serve Sacramento honors the City of Folsom, in partnership with many non-profit organizations, businesses, community groups, and churches, in their engagement with the city to foster a culture of service!
Stories of Service: Compassion Planet
Compassion Planet is an organization that has been serving the Roseville and Rocklin communities for the past two and a half years. It grew from a felt need to develop a holistic ministry that meets people’s needs in a tangible way.
Compassion Planet first began as a food closet called Share the Harvest in 2008. Then, 4-5 years ago, God began to grow the hearts of the leadership for the emancipated foster youth and at-risk teens in the community. Now the focus of Compassion Planet is the 18-25 year olds of South Placer County who have aged out of the foster care system. [read more]