Mission of the Month
Each month Faith Lutheran Church highlights one of its Social Ministries in worship and in our publications. Members and friends have the opportunity to give to that Ministry, with the Special Mission Offering envelopes in the pew, or on-line through our website.DONATE
April 2019 – Arlington Foster Care/Adoption Program
Arlington Foster Care/Adoption Program recruits, trains and supports foster parents to care for children who can no longer live in their homes because of abuse, neglect or other severe family circumstances. Arlington County needs foster parents to care for our children in need, and we especially need individuals or families to care for teenagers, sibling groups and children with special needs.
At any given moment of the year we have about 100 children in care in Arlington, over a half of all these children are above the age of 13. Many youth will be approaching 18 without been reunified with their birth families or adopted; several opt to continue to receive services from Arlington Foster Care/Adoption Program until they are 21, so we will be tasked with supporting them to transition into independent living arrangements. Your support will ensure many of their needs – not covered by government budget- such as household furniture and items, books, clothing and even food, are taken care of.
Faith will host an information session on Tuesday, April 30, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. For more information, visit https://family.arlingtonva.us/foster-care/.
You can donate to the Mission of the Month by using the pew offering envelopes or the GIVE+Plus app as well as online at www.flcva.org.
Faith’s 2019 Mission Lineup:
- January Mexico Scholarship Fund
- February Arlington Food Assistance Center
- March ELCA World Hunger
- April Arlington Foster Care
- May Good News Jail & Prison Ministry
- June Arlington Free Clinic
- July Dr. Mendoza’s Clinic
- August Bridges to Independence
- September Village of Hope (Haiti)
- October Offender Aid and Restoration (OAR)
- November Arlington Street People’s Assistance Network (A-SPAN)
- December Angel Trees