ESTHER Single Mothers Ministry | What We Do
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ASSIST WITH IMMEDIATE NEEDS

At our office, we assist single mothers with immediate needs through our clothing closet, food pantry, small household items, benevolence (on a case by case basis), as well as connecting them to community resources.

Appointments are required.

WEEKLY BIBLE STUDY CONFERENCE CALL

Every Tuesday night from 7:30-8:30pm we host a conference call Bible Study.  The call number is (563) 999-2090 and the access code is 738171. If you have any questions while the Bible Study is going on or have any prayer requests you can message us on Facebook — your questions, if answered on the conference call will remain anonymous. If you have T-Mobile or Metro PCS you will be charged $.01 a minute. We apologize for the inconvenience. We look forward to growing deeper in the Lord with you!!!

When the busyness of life gets in the way we are just a phone call away.

When the busyness of life gets in the way we are just a phone call away.

MONTHLY GATHERNG

Our Monthly Gatherings are a time of Faith and Fellowship for the whole family at a local park or an outreach on the 3rd Saturday of the month. It’s a time where we all gather together, have lunch and be ministered to. While the moms are in small groups the kids have an opportunity to play in the park, play basketball, color and can be free to be a kid all under the supervision of our awesome ministry team. Our outreach opportunities are to a local nursing home and partnering organizations allowing the families to experience serving others.

FAMILY SUPPORT

Workshops are offered where moms come to learn:

*Financial strategies

*Relationship building

*Raising children God’s way

 “Fun Day” outings happen throughout the year. Families gather to build each other up and enjoy the day while having lots of fun.

Outreach opportunities are extended to families. We go to a local nursing home, partnering organizations and help at our annual “Back 2 School” event and “Beauty for Ashes” Auction and Dinner.

STATISTICS

The United States leads the world in fatherless families.  Nearly 40% of children in father-absent homes have not seen their dad during the past year, and more than half of all fatherless children have never been in their dad’s home. The number of children being raised by single mothers more than tripled between 1960 and 2000.

 

  • Did you know that there are 11.9 million single parents in the U.S.?

  • 20 million of all children in the U.S. under 18 live with one parent.

  • 84% of children who live with one parent live with their mother.

  • 32% of all births were to unmarried women in 1997.

  • The U.S. leads the world in fatherless families.

  • Seventy-two percent of the U.S. population believes that fatherlessness is the most significant social problem America is facing.

  • In 2005 the average custodial mother received $3,660.00 of child support.

  • 75% of teenage pregnancies are adolescents from single parent homes.

  • 28% of households with children under age 18 were headed by a single parent.

  • 77.6% of those were headed by a female parent.

Mothers are often faced with the decision to forfeit one necessity for another.  Why should they be challenged in this area while facing the responsibility of raising and providing for their children?  The bigger question is how can WE make a difference?