Blue Worship Weekend

The National Blue Sunday Day of Prayer for Abused Children began in 1994 with 20 churches participating. Today the Blue Sunday observance on the last Sunday of April has grown to include over 7 million participants on five continents.

The Friends of the Frederick Child Advocacy Center decided to bring this focus to the Frederick community last year for the first time. However, we changed it to be a Blue Worship Weekend to make it more inclusive of all communities of faith.

We invite your house of worship to participate in Frederick’s Blue Worship Weekend, a time to pray for our children and raise awareness during National Child Abuse Prevention Month. The 2017 weekend runs from April 28-30, depending upon your day of worship.

To help you participate, we have created a list of ways to participate used by other houses of worship around the United States. These include an article for your bulletin or newsletter, a prayer for our children, and a list of other activities-all ready to download and customize for your use. If you would like to receive these materials by email, please contact us.

We encourage you to also plant a Pinwheels for Prevention Garden and will provide you with some pinwheels, at no charge.

If you do participate, please send us a photo and a brief write up so we can share your participation with the rest of the Frederick community on our FaceBook page and publicly acknowledge you as an advocate for child abuse awareness and prevention.

For more information and to order pinwheels, please email the Friends of the Child Advocacy Center, an all-volunteer organization devoted to ending child abuse and healing victims and their families.