Mother`s Day

In 1914, the efforts of Anna Jarvis to establish a holiday honoring mothers came to fruition when President Woodrow Wilson signed a measure making the second Sunday in May officially Mother’s Day.  By the time of her death in 1948, however, Ms. Jarvis had disavowed the holiday and sought to...

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Baptist Children’s Home Core – Residential Care

Baptist Children’s Home was created in response to the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic.  It has been the core of the ministry for over 102 years.  The residential care cottages provide a strong model for a healthy family structure.   Children reside in the cottages with Christian married couples serving...

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GraceHaven Pregnancy Resource Clinic

Opening in December 2020, GraceHaven is the newest ministry of Baptist Children’s Home and Family Services.  GraceHaven is a pregnancy resource clinic located in Mt. Vernon, IL and serves as a source of information and help to those who find themselves dealing with an unexpected pregnancy. The...

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Reaching Full Potential

Baptist Children’s Home began 1918 in response to a need in Illinois.  The great Spanish flu epidemic had stuck our country immediately at the end of WW1.  These two events combined left a great number of children who were orphaned and in need of care.   As a result, the Baptist Children’s...

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Being a Voice for Those Who Cannot Speak

It’s hard to imagine a time when more people were confused about the value of human life than today. With one breath, some will call for compassion for those in need. With the next, they protect the deaths of millions of babies. Their opinion changes as they see fit. As Christians, we have a...

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Faith And Forgiveness

The Word of God calls on believers to offer forgiveness to those who sin against us and to pray for those who persecute us. There are times in life when following these commands requires nothing more than a deep breath and the choice to overlook the offense. Still, there are other occasions when...

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