About Miriam’s Heart

Miriam’s Heart Orphan Care is a ministry devoted to educating and equipping the Church to take action on behalf of orphaned and abandoned children. Miriam’s Heart is both a local ministry to Zarephath Christian Church and has also formed a non-profit outreach ministry to northeast region Church Partners.

Miriam’s Heart, Inc. is a non-profit which creates, supports, and collaborates with Churches, organizations, and families in the northeast to #TakeAction on behalf of orphaned and abandoned children. We do this by creating a ‘culture of adoption’ in every church we work with. Miriam’s Heart, Inc. also provides the Miriam’s Heart Fund→, which can be used to help offset the costs of adoption and for adoptive/foster parent training.

Miriam’s Heart at ZCC functions under the five ministry pillars developed by Miriam’s Heart, Inc. Those pillars – edify, fellowship, mentor, network, and rally – shape how we meet the needs of the people of Zarephath Christian Church in taking action on behalf of the fatherless.


Miriam’s Heart at ZCC hosts the bi-annual Adoption and Foster Care 101 sessions, our fellowship for adoptive and foster families, called The Blend, and other information nights, events, and training. In partnership with Miriam’s Heart, Inc., the ministry local to Zarephath Christian Church also participates in the “Into His Fields” Concert and regional conference events, along with various other training, fellowship, fundraising, and teaching events.

Diaper Bag Drive

Join us this Fall as we collect diaper bags for the littlest ones affected by foster care. Each year, Miriam’s Heart works with area churches to raise awareness about the plight of children around the world and right here in the USA in partnership with the Orphan Sunday initiative. Last year with your help, we collected over 200 backpacks filled with overnight supplies for children and teens in foster care along with hundreds of pounds of school supplies, socks, clothing and more for children in need. This year, leading up to Orphan Sunday, we are working to provide for the needs of infants and toddlers.

As we have seen needs to support infants in foster care increase, we want to rise to meet the need and provide bags and supplies to children and families!

Our plan is simple:

1. Sponsor 100 diaper bags

2. Gather supplies for infants and toddlers*

3. Stuff the bags and shower infants with love and reminding them of their preciousness 


*the complete list of supplies can be found at our website

Miriam’s Heart Inc.

Click below to learn more about the work of Miriam’s Heart regionally

Miriamsheart.org →


Jim & Elizabeth Occhipinti

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ZCC is a Ministry of Pillar of Fire International