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Mother`s Day

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...

Baptist Children’s Home Core – Residential Care

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...

GraceHaven Pregnancy Resource Clinic

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...

Reaching Full Potential

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,...

BCHFS Board Approves Plans for Pregnancy Resource Clinic

BCHFS Board Approves Plans for Pregnancy Resource Clinic

The Baptist Children’s Home and Family Services Board of Trustees voted to approve the plans to add an additional ministry to its organization at the October board meeting. A new pregnancy resource clinic will be located in Mt. Vernon, IL and will be a source of...

Being a Voice for Those Who Cannot Speak

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....

Faith And Forgiveness

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,...

Firewood for a Widow; Honor for a Veteran and His Wife

Firewood for a Widow; Honor for a Veteran and His Wife

BCHFS is blessed to have a wonderful staff of dedicated Christ-followers who often go above and beyond the call of duty to help shape the spiritual growth of our residents. Phil Mitchell has been the Maintenance Specialist on our Carmi campus for the past 15 years. In...