St. Andrew United Methodist Church
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Open Minds. Open Hearts. Open Doors.
 St. Andrew UMC will host Family Promise Families
St. Andrew Hosting Family Promise

Family Promise signup is available for the week of

February 3rd - 10th, 2019

For your calendars, additional 2019 dates are the weeks of: MAY 19th, SEPT 1st, and DEC 8th.

We continue to look for new volunteer coordinators, but are subdividing our duties into the following positions: Signups, Promo/marketing, Set-up, Take-down, Meals, Check-in, Overnights. If you are interested in being the point person for any of these we are happy to discuss the details with you!

Instead of trying to recruit new Volunteer Coordinators, Richie & I will continue in that role, but we have added a new "Volunteer Coordinator of the Day." This involves being the point person for that day - making sure all of the volunteers arrive (and finding a sub if they don't or letting us know), checking to see if there are any needs (supplies, missing items , guest or volunteer requests, etc...) and letting us know. A great way to help, w/out the admin part! Feel free to email us if you wish to discuss it further. Thank you in advance!!!! Katherine & Richie  Cullom

 Contact Katherine Cullom at

Katherine & Richie 678-231-9103
(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 or Camilla at 404-556-5465.  Our trainers, Tim and Christine Schneller, will also provide training at your congregation if needed. 

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


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