Fostering Hope hosts monthly support group meetings where foster and adoptive families come to find community, support, connection, and encouragement. There are two separate groups, one dedicated to foster families and the other to adoptive families. On occasion, we have a guest speaker or provide a specialized training session during our meeting time.
The meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month from 6:30 – 8:30 pm in the ROC Building. The foster group meets in Room 304, and the adoptive group meets in 302. Childcare is available, and a reservation is required. To learn more about how to get involved, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Whether you are fostering or have adopted or considering how God would use you to serve vulnerable children, come join us as we help each other on the fostering/adoption journey. You will be amazed at how God will use your story to bless others and how their stories will bless you!
Fruit Cove Baptist Church is a part of a nationwide Christian Alliance for Orphans (CAFO) initiative called More than Enough. More than Enough is rooted in Stand Sunday, which originated in Brownwood, Texas, where the first Stand Sunday message was delivered by Bishop Aaron Blake in 2002. There was a movement in the church and community after Bishop Blake’s message, and by 2010, his county eliminated the need for foster families. To this day, there are more families than foster children waiting for homes in Brown County. We can accomplish the same here in Northeast Florida. When 10% of churches are involved in serving the foster care system, we will see: More than enough
Let’s continue this movement together.
This year Fruit Cove will recognize Stand Sunday on November 5th and 6th. We are beyond excited that Jason Johnson will join us for the weekend! Jason is a nationally known author, speaker, and pastor. He authored “Reframing Foster Care: Filtering Your Foster Care Journey Through the Lens of the Gospel” and is the Director of Church and Ministry Engagement for the Christian Alliance for Orphans.
On November 5th, from 6-8:30 pm, we are hosting a special event, Hope for the Harvest, a night to remind, encourage, and honor foster and adoptive families.
Dinner will be served in the pavilion at 6 pm, followed by a worship service with special guest speaker Jason Johnson in the Worship Center.
This is a family-friendly event. Childcare will be available for babies through kindergarten for the worship service.
We are excited to share this night with you and your families. We pray that you would leave encouraged and inspired to press on in your work for vulnerable children and families.
“And let us not grow weary of doing good, for, in due season, we will reap if we do not give up.” Galatians 6:9
This event is exclusive to foster, adoptive, relative, and non-relative caregivers.
On November 6th, Jason will speak at our Sunday morning services. Join us at 9:30 or 11:00 am in the Worship Center!