This year, 82 nations are observing Orphan Sunday in November. Christians at their best are known as people who take special care of orphans. More Wesleyan churches are emphasizing adoption and foster care locally as well as through international outreach to orphan projects such as Global Partners ministries in China and Haiti, and World Hope International’s Child Sponsorship program. Any church or family can be a part of this growing movement on Orphan Sunday–November 13–or pick a Sunday of your choice in November. Learn more at Orphan Sunday (Christian Alliance for Orphans).

Orphan Sunday is an opportunity to be united in celebration of God’s heart for adoption, foster care, and global orphan care. Please see these great ideas for observing one Sunday in November as Orphan Sunday activities in your church family.

In addition, you can show one of these 29 great videos or check out a wealth of other resources here.

The Wesleyan Church has identified Orphan Sunday as a special Sunday emphasis that is worthy of denomination-wide observance.