June Mission Focus – CarePortal

Rev. Ben Lovell   -  

For our June Mission Focus, we’re excited to announce a new ministry at Blue Grass Church called CarePortal. CarePortal is a ministry new to our area that brings together local churches and the Department of Child Services to help strengthen families in our community and build relationships between them and the Church.

In an effort to address the foster care crisis in our state, CarePortal seeks to keep kids with their biological families where such a situation is safe. They do this by working with DCS to learn of specific needs among families in Vanderburgh County, and making church partners aware of those needs. Whether it’s beds, clothes, food, or help with a utility bill or rent, churches then join together to respond to those needs that would otherwise have the potential to lead to the removal of children from their home; supporting the family and taking pressure off the foster care system.

Donations collected this month will help us respond to these needs right here in Vanderburgh County as we share our love for God by blessing these families. Additionally, as needs arise, you’ll have the opportunity to respond to specific requests for items in the future. And if you’d like to get involved with the CarePortal Response Team here at Blue Grass Church, contact Rachel Riggs.

You can give in person at the Main Campus, or online at bluegrassumc.org/give. However you give, thanks for being a congregation that cares about missions, and cares about families.