Congregations for Children invites people of faith to join movement


Special to the Advocate

Mississippi’s children need all the help they can get, especially during the current economic crisis.

Congregations for Children - an advocacy group supported by the Mississippi Conference of The United Methodist Church, the Mississippi Diocese of the Episcopal Church and the Roman Catholic Church in Mississippi – encourages people of faith to take an active role in supporting child-friendly legislation during the current session.

Here are some suggestions:

• Become educated about the issues at hand

• Let your legislator hear from you about your concerns throughout the year. 

• Contact your legislator and tell them about these priorities. Ask them to make children a top priority in their agenda this year.

• Contact the Gov. Haley Barbour’s office to voice your support for the CFC legislative agenda (see list).

• Contact your local Department of Human Services and learn about becoming a foster parent. Ask DHS to come and speak to your church, UMW circle or Sunday school class about the foster care system in Mississippi. 

• Partner with a local school and make a difference in at-risk students’ lives.

• Pray for every child in Mississippi. Invite your church to pray weekly and intentionally for every child in Mississippi. 

• Live the gospel in your home, your community and your church.