By Kawana Lloyd
“Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one
another, and all the more as you see the Day approaching.” (Hebrews 10:25)
In the United States today, there are 13.6 million single moms and dads raising more than 21 million children. Parenting is a tough job with two people. So there should be no doubt the job is that much harder—spiritual, emotionally, and physically—as a single parent.
We are a unique group of people from different social economic backgrounds, different cultures, and different faith journeys. Some of us are divorced. Some of us have never been married. Some of us fostered or adopted our children. Some of us had unplanned pregnancies. We’ve probably all been praised for our courage or put down for taking the wrong path. We’ve probably all been supported by loved ones and sometimes abandoned in our plight.
eChurch recognizes all the complexities of single parenting. That’s why on Friday, July 29, at 7:00 PM, we are launching our Single Parents Small Group at our church (1907 Columbia Ave, Hyattsville, MD.).
As a faithful practice, our E church family is coming together to ignite hope, offer safe healing spaces, and inspire unwavering spiritual and support growth for single parents—regardless of gender, sexual orientation, age, race or ethnicity, economic status or faith background—in a relaxed, life-giving atmosphere. No judgement!
The mission of the EChurch Single Parent Small Group is to 1) connect, 2) protect and 3) grow. We want to support single parents in their endeavors to raise Godly children by igniting hope. We also want to be a strong set of dynamic relationships that strengthen and encourage each others’ walks with God.
The Bible says in James 1:27: “True devotion, the kind that is pure and faultless before God the Father, is this: to care for orphans and widows in their difficulties …” Members of the body of Christ are called to help single parents and their children. Furthermore, the church must recognize the realities of single parenting for both believers and non-believers.
I am a single parent and I’m also an eChurch member. I know how much it means to vent to another single parent. I know what it means to try to faithful to God’s word. I also know what it’s like to feel like there’s nobody who understands your struggle. I also know what it feels like to be truly acknowledged and heard.
Take this opportunity to grow your circle of love and support at the E Church Single Parent Small Group. With all of our plans support our single parents with God-size love and spirit-filled devotion, I know that single-parenting might not feel as tough.