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Volunteers Needed for Family Promise Ministry at St. Paul’s
“This, rather, is the fasting that I wish... sharing your bread with the hungry, and sheltering the oppressed and the homeless….” Isaiah 58:6-7
As a Family Promise Host Congregation, St. Paul’s will provide lodging and meals for up to 3-4 “guest” families (no more than 14 individuals) for three weeks this summer: July 2 – 16, and August 20 – 27. Program guests first arrive on a Sunday evening. Each morning, guests are taken to the Family Promise of Juneau Day Center at Chapel by the Lake, where school-aged kids catch the school bus, and adults meet with the Director, care for pre-school children, make phone calls, and seek housing and employment.
The Family Promise program is well-established; it began in New Jersey over 30 years ago and now includes over 190 local “affiliates,” 6,000 congregations, and tens of thousands of volunteers. Nationally, over half the guests are children, most of them under age 6. The typical family is a mother with 2-3 young children.
There are many ways you can help St. Paul’s show the face of Christ through the Family Promise program. Whether you provide a hot meal, arrange activities for children, or stay overnight, you will make a difference in the lives of families who have suffered the ordeal of losing their home.
If you want to help, please provide your completed form to Randy Coleman, our Volunteer Coordinator. You could text a picture of the completed form to Randy at 7236168; e-mail it, or drop the form in the Family Promise box in the Narthex. If you complete the form online, save it and e-mail it to Randy.
Please contact Randy if you have any questions. Further information is also available at familypromisejuneau.org.
Designed by: Jen Antonio