Family Promise - to Bless Families
your home. I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you cared for me, I was in prison and you visited me. When questioned by his followers they asked when did we ever see you hungry, thirsty, a stranger, naked or sick and in prison and not meet your needs? Jesus replied when you did it to one of the least of these you have done it unto me.
As a church family, we have the opportunity to reach out and meet the needs of those in our community who find themselves homeless and are working to better themselves. By offering safe shelter, food and to meet other needs they may have, we are filling those gaps until they can provide for themselves.
When you hear us talking about Family Promise and asking for you to volunteer, think about your circumstances and put yourself in their place. Their needs include: someone to prepare food; someone to host dinner and provide companionship; someone to spend the night to make sure they feel safe and secure; someone to help set-up their rooms for shelter. Also, at the end of their week with us, they need someone to get them ready to move their belongings to the next host church and someone to take care of laundry.
We host these families every other month through May. There is a board set up in the Krueger Hall where all of these needs are posted and ready for you to sign-up.
Please consider how you can be a part of this meaningful ministry. After all:
The families become God’s gift to us as we share time with them, witnessing their struggles and strengths, their challenges and successes. We are blessed.
In Christ, Judy, Teri, Bill, and Ann
1/19/2023 08:54:19 am
Family Promise is such a wonderful program! As you volunteer you have the opportunity to see families that have had some great misfortunes along the way. As a church we can offer safety, warmth, and friendship as they work with the Family Promise staff to become independent and move on with their lives. I'm so proud that our church family is a part of this wonderful ministry! A very special "thank you" to our coordinators!
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