“Briarwood’s Foster Care Ministry seeks to glorify God by providing the training, support and encouragement Christians need to minister to the children, parents and social workers engaged in the foster care system in our community.”
NEW SHOE DRIVE
Please help support Foster kids in our community
by bringing NEW shoes to the Ministries and Chapel Lobbies
on May 1, 8 or 15.
We are supporting BIGHOUSE foundation who operates clothes closets in Alabama for foster parents and kids. We would like adult sizes and bigger youth sizes. Tennis shoes, sandals and dress shoes welcome! Thank you for your generosity to the kids in our community!
Call Amy Lattner with questions at 739.9878.
About Briarwood’s Foster Care Ministry
Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world. ~ James 1:27
Briarwood Foster Care Ministry provides “out of home” family care for children and young persons who cannot be adequately cared for by their families due to various family problems or crises.
The aim of foster care is to provide a substitute family life experience for the children in need so that they can enjoy a healthy home and community experience. This care will continue until they reunite with their families, are adopted, or reach 18 years of age, and can begin the transition to independent living. Children under foster care service will stay with the foster family for an average of a few months to two years.
Foster Care Support Group
–Come for an evening of dessert, fellowship and training. (CEU’s available.)
2nd Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m.
Free childcare provided with a RESERVATION.
Contact Irene at email@example.com
GPS (Group Preparation and Selection) classes are offered FREE at Briarwood in the Spring and in the Fall. We work with both Jefferson and Shelby County to equip families and individuals to becoming Foster and Foster-to-adopt parents. The classes are usually from 6:30-9:30 p.m. once a week for a period of 10 weeks. The class will be taught by a Social Worker representative from DHR and a trained Foster Parent. All materials and childcare will be provided.
Next GPS Class
September 2 – GPS Orientation 6:30 p.m.
September 9 – GPS Classes begin 6:30 p.m.
Dinner is available at 5:30 in the church’s Fellowship Hall for $6.
Reservations for dinner are requested click here or call 776-5238
Reservations for FREE childcare (Marty at 776.5710).