Family Promise



Cumming First UMC is part of the interfaith community of twelve Forsyth County churches that serves homeless children and their families through Family Promise.  The Family Promise program is a 30-90 day plan that empowers and assists families who are experiencing homelessness with the goal of helping them to gain sustainable independence.  Our church hosts families four times each year,  at one week intervals. Training classes for volunteers are provided at the church prior to each host week. 

Servants Needed for our Upcoming Family Promise Week 

May 5th – 12th 

Family Promise Servant  Sign-Up

Set Up – Sunday, 5/5  1:30 – 3:30  need 6-10 strong men and women

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

Tear Down Crew – Sunday 5/12  need 6-10 strong men and women

Move and pack up all supplies from the week.  Transport supplies to storage area in church.

Daily Servants Needed

Dinner Hosts – need 2-3 servants each evening

Set up, serve, dine and fellowship with the families.

Grill Master – need 1 servant on Saturday 5/11

Help grill hamburgers and hot dogs on Saturday evening, the last evening they are with us. 

 Fellowship Hosts – need 3 servants each night

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

Overnight Hosts – need 2 volunteers each night

A couple or a man and woman are needed to stay overnight, Sunday through Saturday.  Orientation Class is required for this.

 Click here to sign up to serve

 To serve during our host week, or with any questions, please contract one of our coordinators

Barbara Barnett 770-887-6992 or
Linda Childs 770-624-4429 or
Sue Smith 678-938—4032 or


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