Called to Care

Share the love of Jesus Christ with children in foster care
and their biological families.

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In Cobb County, 127 children are placed in foster care every month and we believe that every child should be able to experience the love of Christ through a network of families. Called to Care exists to share that love with those children in foster care as well as their biological families. Through our community of care, we desire to equip and support Christian foster families as they care for these children.

Called to Care was created to help recruit and support - which means they offer a multitude of serving opportunities. So if you would like to interact directly with the children or the families going through the foster care system, the state of Georgia requires basic training to better understand the needs and resources available to families who are going through the process.

TUTOR

MENTOR

RESPITE

BABYSIT

TRANSPORTATION

If you are interested in, consider signing up for a training course through our Mt. Bethel partner - FaithBridge Foster Care. FaithBridge equips church families with training and resources to support the foster care system. They believe the answer to solving the foster care crisis is the church and they have a track record of successfully reunifying families all over the state of Georgia.

Families Make the Difference

The following is an excerpt from an article posted by our partner with Faith Bridge: The family who adopted Dmitri and his 5-year-old brother was not prepared to care for them. They were unable to have children when they adopted Dmitri and his brother but soon they had three biological children, two of whom had…

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A Special Carols for Christmas

As a long time Mt. Bethel member, I have been blessed to attend many Carols for Christmas performances. It is an event I have always wanted to encourage our Called to Care foster families to attend to kick off the Christmas season. At the same time, I know as a foster mother how potentially difficult…

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A Different Kind of Mother’s Day

This Mother’s Day is a different kind of Mother’s Day for me. While I have had the joy of celebrating Mother’s Day with my two biological daughters the past several years, this Mother’s Day is unique because I also have a son for the first time, and this may be the only Mother’s Day I ever…

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Christmas Cheer for All to Hear

I don’t know whether it was the children’s delighted squeals when the pilots from Pilots for Kids opened their knapsacks full of stuffed animals and electronics or the animated conversations during the meal that created the most noise, but the Called to Care Ministry celebrated the season in a joyful way. About 80 people representing…

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The Hands and Feet of Christ

Our favorite time of year – pool party time! It’s a chance to take all of the incredibly awesome craziness of our ministry and fellowship together. On July 17, Called to Care Foster Care Ministry hosted its annual pool party social for foster and adoptive parents and the volunteers who support these families. The Outreach…

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Jump. Bounce. Play. Love. Serve.

Jump, bounce, play. This was the theme for the Mt. Bethel UMC Called to Care Foster Ministry’s Adoption Celebration this year! In February, fifty adults and children in the community gathered together to celebrate three adoptions that have recently been finalized. Champion Kids gym generously donated the use of their facility and staff for the…

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Her Name

She just moved in last Wednesday. She sleeps a lot and doesn’t make much of a fuss. She is our newest foster girl. She was only four days old when our case worker brought her to our house. All she has is a blue bag given to her at the hospital and two boxes of…

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Our Foster Care Roller Coaster

I remember May 29, 2014 very clearly. It was the first week of summer, and we were rushing out of the house to a sports camp when I missed a call from our FaithBridge Foster Care consultant.  I listened to her message and heard her say, “I want to talk to you about a referral –…

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Playroom Redo!

Many people read the previous blog post about the run-down condition of the playroom in the juvenile court. We had so many ask us what could be done or how they could help. While we feel it’s always good to raise awareness of the plight of children in foster care, one of the best ways…

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A Ministry for the Whole Family

In July, the Mt. Bethel Called to Care Foster Ministry hosted a pool social at the North Campus for families with foster and adopted children.  As families arrived at the pool, I noticed that there were several people I did not recognize. The pool was open to the community at the same time we were…

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If you would rather help support families indirectly,
we have options for you too!

Families can use your support a number of different ways. As those necessities change, we will update the list below. Currently, we have need in the following three areas: Prayer, Community, and Meal Delivery

PRAYER TEAM

MEAL DELIVERY

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