EVENTS – A FAMILY FOR ME
October 21: Meet Steph at York County Adult Ed on Monday, October 21 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Learn about becoming a Maine foster or adoptive parent, and about volunteering with A Family for ME! Register HERE.
October 21: Meet Amy at the Growing Place, 1221 Broadway in Bangor between 4:00 and 6:00 pm. The Growing Place is partnering with A Family for ME to raise awareness of the need for foster and adoptive homes as well as volunteers for A Family for ME!
October 23: A Family for ME and Adoptive and Foster Families of Maine are collaborating at a free community supper on Wednesday, October 23 from 5:30 to 7:00 at Seaside Parish Hall, Northeast Harbor, discussing the urgent need for foster families on Mount Desert Island and statewide!
November 10: Stand Sunday
ONE DAY. ONE VOICE. ONE PURPOSE. Stand Sunday is a nationwide effort to stand up for all of the children in foster care. Join fellow churches across the state of Maine in standing up for children in need of a safe and loving home. In Maine and across the US the number of children entering foster care far exceeds the number of available foster homes. Many of these children do not have the care and love they so desperately need. Together, with your congregation’s help and a united purpose we believe we can shed a light on this dark topic and help all of our children know the safety of a home.
What does a Stand Sunday activity or event look like?
We are asking that churches agree to display 2 portraits of children who are waiting for adoption, along with an informational table. A Stand Sunday observance can take on many other expressions. Here are a few ideas for those wanting to do more:
- Display our digital presentation about foster care and adoption
- Plan a foster care related sermon
- Prayer gatherings for a child waiting for adoption
- Invite a former foster youth to speak
- Invite a foster/adoptive parent to speak
- Kickoff or relaunch a foster care ministry
November 13: Messalonskee High School, Oakland, ME, 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Community Information Session on how to become a Maine Foster Parent, with Kasey from A Family for ME and Erin from DHHS. CLICK HERE to register!
There are informational meetings in a location near you. Complete the registration form below and we will confirm the time and location of your meeting with you.
YORK DISTRICT 1
CUMBERLAND and SAGADAHOC DISTRICT 2
WESTERN MAINE DISTRICT 3
MIDCOAST DISTRICT 4
CENTRAL MAINE DISTRICT 5
PENQUIS DISTRICT 6
DOWNEAST DISTRICT 7
AROOSTOOK DISTRICT 8