A new ministry at Third aimed at captivating hearts and building community to respond to God's call to care for orphans, foster children, and their families.
WHO WE ARE:
Forgotten No More is a growing part of your Third family. Some of us have adopted. Some of us have fostered. Others of us support those who do. We care about the needs of those who have been forgotten. Orphans. Birth mothers. Broken families. Foster children. Foster families. Social workers. Please join us in responding to God's call to care, one child at a time.
NOVEMBER 11 | 10:00 a.m. | Parlor
Orphan Sunday is a day the global Church has set aside to celebrate God's heart for the orphan, and to awaken churches to the needs of the forgotten child. Forgotten No More will host a coffee during the Sunday School hour. Come and listen to a testimony from Doug and Megan Getter regarding their journey to become a foster family. Be encouraged by what God has taught us over the past year, and be inspired to hear the refined vision He has given us for the ministry as we move forward!
FOSTER PARENT MORNING OUT
DECEMBER 1 | 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Fellowship Hall
Forgotten No More is so excited to host this event for Henrico County foster families alongside Hope Church, WEAG, and Virginia Kids Belong! Our hope is that the foster parents can experience a time of refreshment while we enjoy time with their children. To learn more and serve in one of the , visit our SignUpGenius link.
WHAT WE DO:
Forgotten No More will seek to support the orphan community by Community Partnering and Wrap-Around.
COMMUNITY PARTNERING: The Richmond community is already at work caring for children in need. We desire to care for the families of our communities and those who work on their behalf by encouraging and collaborating with our local department of Social Services:
Encourage families to train to become foster parents for short-term, respite or emergency foster care situations.
Participate in a Ministry of Encouragement to DSS workers
Collaborate with Henrico DSS in providing parenting classes
WRAP-AROUND: The journey of caring for children from hard places is rewarding and beautiful, but can also be challenging and exhausting. We desire to wrap around families as they respond to God's call to care for the needs of the orphan. Some of the ways we can show our love and support:
Family Mentors / Shepherding Team - local team provides prayer, encouragement and support
Welcome Home Kit - resources and contacts to support caring for children including medical and emotional
Practical Needs - provide meals, errands, babysitting, pet care, yard work, language translation
We want to hear from you! Fill out our survey on how you'd like to be involved with Forgotten No More, and we'll be in touch with you soon: