Family Promise

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A Call to Action for Cumming First United Methodist Church!

We have been blessed to become a part of the interfaith community of Forsyth County churches that serves homeless children and their families through Family Promise. Homeless children and their families are identified and come into the Family Promise Program. A safe haven and good food are provided as well as important skill training for the parents. Our church was selected to be the first church on this circuit which began in the fall of 2016 and, as of June 2017, there are a total of 12 local churches that are hosting families. Our church participates by hosting families four times during the year for one week at a time. Training classes for volunteers are provided at the church prior to each week assigned to us.

Volunteers Needed for our Upcoming Family Promise Week

When our Family Promise hosting week is here, we would like ample volunteer coverage so that the work needed is shared. Take this opportunity to see that our community’s displaced families are provided a place of safety.

Set Up and Tear Down Crew – need 6-10 strong men and women

Prepare the downstairs of the Youth House. This involves moving furniture, containers and preparing beds in the sleeping quarters.

Meal Hosts – need 2-3 volunteers each evening

Provide a meal, stay, eat and have fellowship with the families.

Grill Master – need 1 volunteer

Provide a cookout on the Saturday evening before the families leave.

Cooks – need 2 volunteers

Prepare a nice breakfast on Saturday morning like pancakes and sausage for this one special day of the week. Their usual breakfast fare on weekdays will be breakfast bars and fruit, things they can eat on the go as they will be leaving the Youth House each morning by 7:00 a.m. and going to the center where the children will depart for school.

Fellowship Participants – need 3 volunteers

Read to younger children, play a game, and help with homework after dinner.

Overnight Hosts – need 2 volunteers

We need a couple or a man and woman to stay overnight each night. Training Class is required for this.

Clean up crew – 2 or 3 volunteers

Follow behind the “tear down crew” to make certain the facilities are ready to be used by our youth.


Philippians 4:17. Paul says “I am not trying to get something from you, but I want you to receive the blessings that come from giving”

With that scripture in mind, Family Promise is offering a special on blessings!  Can you think of an easier way to be of service? If you are interested in volunteering, please contact one of the following coordinators or sign-up by following the link below:

Barbara Barnett 770-887-6992 or bbsinc11@bellsouth.net
Linda Childs 770-624-4429 or luckwsh@gmail.com
Sue Smith 678-938—4032 or psue59@gmail.com

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