St. Andrew United Methodist Church
Tuesday, August 11, 2020
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Family Promise signup is available for the week of
CANCELLED
We will NOT host family promise in April. Families are placed in temporary housing which is a part of the program. We may need to assist with food, like gift cards for Kroger, Publix, etc. This is the best plan regarding the virus per Family Promise nationally.  A new plan is being developed by Renee Morrison at our Family Promise, but until then churches will not be hosting families.  Thank you for all your help and support.  Edna  
 
 
Volunteers NEEDED
Prepare a Meal, Be a Dinner Hostess or Spend the night!

St. Andrew is calling for all members to prayerfully consider participating in Family Promise, 

 


We need Overnight hosts, Setup/Takedown help, Dinner Hosts, and Food preparation.   We could also use help with Setup/Cleanup as it takes a bit of furniture rearrangement to host the group in Keheley.

If you cannot volunteer your time, we also have a “supply bulletin board” that will go up in the coming days in Keheley with what we will need purchased at the store.

There are no special training involved to participate…..just be yourself.

For more information about Family Promise volunteer slots, look for our brochures around the church.

 

 

For your calendars, next Family Promise Week is April 26-May 3, 2020

Are You Going to the Grocery Store this week?
...Could pick you up some snacks, host a dinner, or come visit our guests?

Homelessness is not a permanent state for our 4 families coming to St. Andrew, it’s a temporary setback…. There are five key elements of the Family Promise system: shelter, prevention, stabilization, community, and a promise. Most of these families are just having a tough time and they have committed to work through their issues and get back on target living on their own within 9 weeks! That is amazing! And the community promise that Cobb county caseworkers and our church makes to the families is to provide them a place to stay and caseworker help to find them a home of their own.

So how can you help to make this week a success ? Use the link below to see how you might be able to participate. We have lost a few of our key volunteers, so please give this some thought; maybe help helping with food, set up bedroom accommodations, or help with a bit of bathroom laundry. Help us make these families feel at home at St. Andrew!

We have an urgent need for couples to be overnight hosts. If you can help us out, this is a great need and one that we need to firm up in the next few weeks.

This is our opportunity to follow Jesus’ commandment to love one another and to care for the needy. We do not need to leave our own county to fulfill His request. Our mission can be right here at St. Andrew. Thank you for prayerfully considering this mission.


Link to Sign Up Genius

 
 
 
 
(Anyone who plans on volunteering for Family Promise MUST attend a training
session prior to our host week,)
 

 
Please contact 
Let them know if you would like to receive training or if you have any questions.
 
 
 
Van Drivers Needed for Family Promise

Family Promise of Cobb now has a van and has a need of volunteers to drive it. We have families that have no car and are waiting for this to be added to our ministry. Expected driving times are Monday to Friday and Sunday 7 to 8:00 am and 5:00 to 6 pm. Saturday expected times will be 8:30 to 9:30 am and the same evening time of 5 to 6pm. These times are approximations and will vary slightly for each hosting week. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact our Congregational Relations volunteer, Sandy Hobson at 404-790-1897 or srhobson@bellsouth.net.

 
 

 

Become a member of the Family Promise 252 Club and sponsor a child one day each month for a year, for $252