In celebration of November as National Adoption Awareness Month, Show Hope and Steven Curtis Chapman, along with Focus on the Family and FamilyLife, are helping to lead the charge this Sunday, November 8th — also known as Orphan Sunday — for a live event in Nashville, Tennessee, with one goal: raising awareness of the more than 140 million orphans worldwide. The free event, beginning at 4:00 p.m. CST, will be simulcast through satellite and Moody Radio Network and through a webcast at www.OrphanSunday.org. It will also be streamed online at www.GospelMusicChannel.com in the days following the event.
The Orphan Sunday event (held by Cry of the Orphan) will feature a special acoustic performance from Chapman with other musical guests Geoff Moore and the Children of the World Choir. Guest speakers include:
- Focus on the Family President Jim Daly, a former orphan himself
- Dr. Sharen Ford, Manager for Permanency Services for the Colorado Department of Human Services in the Division of Child Welfare Services
- Jedd Medefind of the Christian Alliance for Orphans
- Dennis Rainey, an adoptive father and President of FamilyLife
If you live in the Nashville area, this free event will be held at Christ Community Church (1215 Hillsboro Road, Franklin, just south of Nashville) and will not be ticketed. Seats will be available on a first come, first serve basis. So be sure to get there early! Doors will open 30 minutes before show time.
If you attend this event or participate via simulcast or webcast, we’d love to hear about your experience and what it meant to you. Tell us all about it.