St. Andrew United Methodist Church
Sunday, August 20, 2017
Open Minds. Open Hearts. Open Doors.
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 St. Andrew UMC will host Family Promise Families
St. Andrew Hosting Family Promise
 
Sign-up to Volunteer
Apr 16-29, 2017 Host week (two weeks)
Dec 17-23, 2017 Host week
 
Please put these dates in your calendar and help this mission to continue to grow in the St. Andrew's loving way.

Pray about trying a new experience with the Family Promise guests this year. You could:

Set up on the first Sunday at 10:30am
Work with other members of the church to prepare a meal
Meet, greet, and eat with the families one of our delicious meals prepared. by our church members
Spend the night at the church with our guests in a room set up for hosts
Laundry
Take the bedrooms on the last Sunday at 8:00am
Drive the van and trailer from Family Promise day center to church.
 
And always pray for our host week, volunteers, guests, and commitment to Family Promise.

Hope you all have a Happy Thanksgiving!


Katherine Cullom
Katherine & Richie 678-231-9103 or Sandy 404-790-1897

 
Baby needs for Promise House Family Invite
You are invited by Sandy Hobson to sign up for "Baby Needs for Promise House Family." Please click on the button below to view the online sign up sheet. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(Anyone who plans on volunteering for Family Promise MUST attend a training session prior to our host week,)
For those that want to attend volunteer training for Family Promise.
Volunteer training will now be every 2nd Tuesday of the month. 
 Volunteer trainings are every 2nd Tuesday of the month.  Please have volunteers contact training@familypromisecobbcounty.org or Camilla at 404-556-5465.  Our trainers, Tim and Christine Schneller, will also provide training at your congregation if needed. 

 
Please contact 
krcullom@gmail.com
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.

 
 

Did you know????

That one out of every four people who is homeless is a child? 

Or, that families with children make up 40% of the people in this country who are homeless? 

Family homelessness is a national problem.

 

Our local Affiliate Family Promise of Cobb County is one of 182 programs across the country uniting the faith community to help children and their families who are homeless.  Family Promise Week will raise awareness about the issue as well as celebrate the service of our congregation and others to serve our brothers and sisters in need.  You can participate in Family Promise Week by signing up to volunteer, telling others about Family Promise of Cobb County, or visiting Family Promise of Cobb County to learn more.
 
Did You Know?
 

·     Family Promise was founded in Summit, NJ, in 1988 on the belief that people are compassionate and want to make a difference.                 Family Promise has grown into a national non-profit organization mobilizing communities and existing resources to help homeless       families regain their independence. 

 

·     The issue of family homelessness has never been more critical.  Last year, there were 3.5 million homeless people in the United States.           Sixty-four percent of U.S. cities turned away homeless families with children because there was a lack of bed space. 

 

·     Homeless families now comprise nearly 40% of the homeless population – its fastest growing segment.

 

·     One out of every 45 American children will experience homelessness this year.

 

·     Family Promise is growing.  Established in 1988, we currently operate 182 Affiliates across 41 states. 

 

·     Family Promise mobilizes more than 160,000 volunteers and 6,000 congregations across the country. 

 

·     Family Promise provided shelter and social services to more than 50,000 people last year . . . nearly 60% of them children.  

·     Our Affiliates nationwide have developed over 800 Community Initiatives to help families towards independence, from parenting       classes and after-school tutoring to financial literacy and workforce development programs. 

·     Family Promise is cost-effective.  Because we utilize existing resources, we are able to deliver $3 in goods and services for every $1 we             receive. 

·     Family Promise works.  On average, 75% of our guests secure housing within eight weeks, helping them to achieve sustainable       independence.

·     Family Promise is recognized as the leading volunteer-driven nonprofit providing services to homeless families.

 

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