Sept 22nd Luncheon Invitation: BOLD CHURCH: How the local church can engage Foster Care & Adoption

Memphis area pastors, ministry leaders, and anyone who is passionate about how the church can serve local foster care you are invited to attend a lunch September 22nd for “BOLD CHURCH: How the local church can engage Foster Care & Adoption”

Some foster care facts we as the local church must reconcile:
  • Less then 3% of foster children will ever graduate from college
  • Foster children are 7x more likely to be convicted of a crime then the general population (vast majority of men & women incarcerated in Memphis have spent time in foster care)
  • 40% of foster children are homeless within 12 months of aging out of the system
We will hear from Robert Gelinas (www.robertgelinas.org/2012/02/06/adoption-adovocate/

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Robert is a pastor as well as founder of Project 1:27.  Project 1:27‘s simple goal: empty the Colorado foster care system of the almost 900 children available for adoption through raising up families in the church.

We will also hear from a Representative from the Department of Children Services (DCS) on tangible ways your church can engage and serve the foster children of Memphis.

When: Monday, September 22nd, 2014 – 11:30am-1pm

Where: Service Over Self (2505 Poplar Ave.)

RSVP: By Thursday, Sept. 18th (No cost, lunch provided)
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bold-church-adoption-foster-care-luncheon-tickets-12956941561

 
Hope to see you there,
Tona

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