Foster & Adoptive Ministries
Jesus welcomed and loved the weak and the vulnerable, and we want to share in this passion. By teaming up with Covenant Care Adoption, Chosen for Life, Lydia's Place and other organizations by building foster care teams to support foster families in our church and community, we seek to support these children and their families with the love of Jesus.
We have a couple of ways to serve local college students who are homeless and/or have aged out of foster care in our partnership with Lydia’s Place, a local non-profit.
Athens Tech Clothing Closet - We are collecting gently used professional or business wear. Students will “shop” for free clothes for interviews, jobs or just personal needs. Please drop items at the Administration Building (J Building) at Athens Tech or at the home of Heather Watson. If possible, have items clean, not wrinkled, and on hangers as many of the students who need them will not have access to irons, etc.
Furniture and Furnishings - Lydia’s Place is also partnering with Habitat for Humanity in the renovation of a quadriplex which will be used to house homeless students at low or no cost to them. In the next few months, furniture and furnishings will be needed so if you have any gently used items of the sort, keep this need in mind. For more information, contact Heather Watson.
Foster Care Support Teams - We have many families in our community who foster children in their homes. To help come along those families, we have a few Foster Care Support Teams in place in our church who help provide a weekly meal, pray for and offer other special care to these families and the children that they’re serving.
Interested in helping in any of these ways? Contact the church office.