Foster Care Ministry
Our HMUMC Foster Care Ministry is dedicated to supporting the United Methodist Children’s Home and their mission to restore children and families from trauma through Jesus Christ. Together, we envision a world where every child is raised in a loving, compassionate, and nurturing home.
Informational Meeting – February 20th at 7pm
Learn more about the United Methodist Children’s Home and our Foster Ministry Care Connection team.
You can help!
You can help provide children with safe and loving foster homes, and at-risk young adults and families facing homelessness with safe and supportive services.
Make a difference in the life of a child by opening your heart and your home. Not only will the life of a child be touched, but your life will be enriched as well. If you are interested in this important role, please email Pastor Natalee Dukes Hamby at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteer in the Care Connection!
We are not all called to do the same thing, but we are called to do something!
There is a role for everyone, whether you are called to bring a child into your home or care for those who do. The Care Connection surrounds each foster family with a strong circle of volunteers. Care Connection allows foster families to focus on their child while receiving the support they need.
The Church Recruiter identifies, recruits, and recognizes Care Connections volunteers within their respective congregation and community. If you are interested in this important role, please email Pastor Natalee Dukes Hamby at email@example.com.
These volunteers prepare and deliver meals to foster families.
Babysitting is one of the most important services Care Connection volunteers provide. Babysitters give the family opportunities to reconnect and recharge.
Prayer Partners provide spiritual enrichment and support for the foster family. A family may have one primary Prayer Partner or a team of partners, based on their needs.
Transportation volunteers drive foster children to school, medical and dental visits, counseling sessions, visitations, court hearings, and extra-curricular activities.
Biological Family Advocates
Advocates work to develop and nurture a relationship between the biological family and the foster family. The relationship can aid in the goal of reunification of the child with a member of their birth family.
Lawn Care volunteers perform basic duties so that the foster family can enjoy leisure time and focus on their children.
Play Date Pals
A simple outing to a playground or a trip for lunch or ice cream gives families a chance to feel connected and engaged.
Children often enter a foster home on short notice. On-call shoppers purchase and deliver clothing, supplies, and equipment needed for care of children.
The United Methodist Children’s Home graciously accepts financial gifts from those who commit to our mission. Financial support helps us recruit, train, and support foster families.
give now *Please select “other” and write “Foster Care Ministry” in the memo box.
Or write a check to HMUMC and write “Foster Care Ministry” in the memo.
Join the Care Connection Team!
Foster Care Ministry Informational Meeting – February 20th at 7pm
Join us on Tuesday, February 20th for an informational meeting to learn more about the United Methodist Children’s Home and our Foster Ministry Care Connection team.
*Some volunteer roles require background checks.
Ministry Contact: Rev. Natalee Dukes Hamby at firstname.lastname@example.org.