In October, we didn’t really get any church holidays. In all fairness, it’s a busy season. With fall festivals, trunk or treats, harvest fairs and tribulation trails, there’s very little room for holidays like Faith in Action Day and Back to Church Sunday from the preceding months.
But I must say, I’m pretty excited about November’s option. Orphan Sunday is Nov. 8th. From their web site:
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 … Nov. 8, 2009. Orphan Sunday is your opportunity to rouse church, community and friends to God’s call to care for the orphan.
It’s great to see churches rallying around causes like this that God cares so deeply about. It’s nice to see initiatives like this move us toward a world where the church is known by what we’re for instead of what we’re against.
Does this sound like something your church might want to get involved in? Well here are a few ways churches and organizations have been making waves in giving hope to the orphan:
- Recently, we shared the story of one church who was embracing adoption over abortion.
- The Catalyst crew has launched The 143 Million Campaign to give you four practical ways to help the cause of the orphan.
- The Together for Adoption Conference has made all of their session audio available online to make the biblical call for adoption.
- You can also check out organizations like Christian Alliance for Orphans, Hope for Orphans, the Cry of the Orphan and Focus on the Family’s I Care About Orphans.
Hopefully these resources will get you well on your way to answering the question, “What can my church do to serve the cause of the orphan?”