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What is Stand Sunday?

Stand Sunday is an initiative of Orphan Sunday and The Christian Alliance for Orphans.


"Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves..." 

- Proverbs 31:8


When Bishop Aaron Blake, a pastor and foster/adoptive father, left his breakfast table for church on the second Sunday in November of 2004, he had a sermon prepared … and it wasn’t about foster care:

“I had prepared a sermon to preach that morning that I had worked on all week. I stood up to bring the message when the breakfast table image of our boys came back to my mind. The faces of our sons seemed to multiply in my emotions as I recalled the image from the breakfast table earlier. I knew then that God was prompting our church to answer the call to care for children and broken families.”

Without explanation, Bishop Blake said to his congregation, “Brothers and sisters, there are about 30,000 children in the foster care system in Texas and nearly a half a million in the U. S.”

He then asked this one simple question (and he wasn’t expecting a verbal answer):

“Who will stand with me to defend, care, and support abused, abandon, and neglected children in our community?”

After a brief moment of silence, one lady in the back of the church stood up and simply replied,

“Pastor … I will.”

Like a tiny smoldering ember dropped in a pile of thirsty pine needles, her voice began to multiply. To his amazement, Bishop Blake watched as one family after another stood up and joined their voices to hers. As a result of that day, this church and the surrounding community has cared for and adopted hundreds of children in foster care over the last 12 years. In fact, their county actually has more than enough foster families to meet the need there.

Each year since 2004, the church has celebrated that second Sunday in November. We are thrilled to announce that this year, for the first time, these two efforts will merge – Orphan Sunday for the purpose of inviting the church to care for orphans worldwide and Stand Sunday for the purpose of calling the church to stand for children and families in U.S. Foster Care.

We invite you and your church to STAND with us … until there’s more than enough in every county in the nation.




On November 13, 2016 churches across America will be standing for waiting kids in foster care. Will your church STAND with The Bair Foundation? 



Stand together until there is more than enough for kids and families in foster care...

 

  • More than enough foster homes for every child in care to have an ideal placement
  • More than enough adoptive homes for every waiting child to have a family.
  • More than enough help for biological families who are trying to stay together and trying to get back together.
  • More than enough support from the church for foster, adoptive, and biological families.


If your church would like to partner with The Bair Foundation for Stand Sunday, please fill out the following form and a Bair Foundation foster care representative will contact you. If November 13th is not a good day, other dates are available. 


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Orphan Sunday Participating Churches

 

KENTUCKY

 
   

Lexington: (859) 519-3273

 
     
Campton Christian Church - Campton  
Ceterpoint Church - Danville  
 Cornerstone Baptist Church - Nicholasville  
 First United Methodist Church - Georgetown  
 Immanuel Baptist - Lexington  
 Stonewall First Church of God - Sadieville  
 Tates Creek Christian Church - Lexington  
   
   

NEW MEXICO

 
   

Albuquerque: (505) 888-1362

Las Cruces: (575) 647-1604

     
Anchor Church - Albuquerque Christian Book Store
Calvary Albuquereque Harvest Christian Center
Harvest Fellowship - Albuquerque St. Genevieve's Catholic Church
Montgomery Church of Christ University Church of Christ
New City Church - Albuquerque  
   
     
 

NORTH CAROLINA

 
 
 
 

Asheville: 828-350-5197

 Wilmington: 910-202-9337

     
Calvary Baptist 1st Baptist Leland
City Church Live Oak - Wilmington 
Fellowship Asheville PC3 - 3 Campuses, Wilmington
Mills River United Methodist Scotts Hill Baptist - Wilmington
Mud Creek Baptist Union - Wilmington
The Bridge Church  
   
   
 
 

OHIO

 
   

Columbus: (614) 846-6265

Dayton: (937) 424-0210

 
     
Covenant Church Apex Church, Kettering OH
First Baptist Church in Grove City Fairborn United Methodist Church
New Life Church Grace Bretheran Church in Vandaliah
Vineyard in Westerville St. Andrew Church, Beavercreek OH
Westerville Free Will Baptist  
   
     
 

PENNSYLVANIA

 
 
 
 
 
 
   
   
 

Altoona: 814-941-5382

 

Harrisburg: 717-985-6450

Grace Fellowship Church Bethany Church of the Nazarene
Kinport Assembly of God Caring Community Church of God  
Martinsburg Mennonite Church Life Center Ministries
State College Assembly of God Church West Shore Evangelical Free Church Q & A Panel
   
 

New Wilmington: 724-946-2220

 

Pittsburgh: 412-341-6850

 
 
Sandy Lake Wesleyan Church
Westminster Presbyterian Church
     
     
 

SOUTH CAROLINA

 
     

Charleston: 843-766-4152

Columbia: 803-736-4152

     
First Baptist Church Affecting the World
Northside Baptist Church
Riverbend Church
Pinecrest Baptist Church  


     

Greenville: 864-281-0058

 

 
Impact Church - Greenville  
Nazareth Presbyterian Church - Spartanburg  
New Spring Church - Spartanburg  
   
     

TEXAS

   
     

Dallas: 972-957-0030

Lubbock: 806-797-2247

 
     
Concord Church in Dallas First Assembly in Levelland  
St. John Church - Grand Prairie The Worship Center  
St. John Church - Southlake Trinity Church in Littlefield  
Vertical Church - Ovilla TX    
     
     
 

San Antonio: 210-494-3415

 

Tyler: 903-939-2247

 
   First United Methodist Church in Grand Saline  
Northside Church of Christ  Green Acres Baptist Church  
     
   

VIRGINIA

   
   

Virginia Beach: 757-424-2861

 
     
Crossroads Church    
Phillippians Church of Christ of Holy Disciples    
St. Stephens    
     

National Office

  • 241 High Street
    New Wilmington, PA 16142
  • 800-543-7058
  • info@bair.org