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. 

Upcoming Family Promise Week 

August 25 to September 1, 2019
Click here for Family Promise Servant Opportunities


Set Up – Sunday Afternoon. 8/25/2019 1:30 – 3:30 PM need 6 to 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 –  Sunday Morning 9/1/2019 7AM to 8:30AM –  need 6-10 strong men and women

Move and pack up all supplies from the week.  Take down beds and load into Family Promise transport truck. Transport supplies to storage area in Family Life Center

Daily Servants Needed

Dinner Hosts – need 1 servant each of the 7 evenings

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

Home cooked Meals – Dinners for 7 nights – food items delivered to the Student Center (Building C) between 5 – 5:30PM each evening

Grill Master – need 1 servant on Saturday 8/31/19 – to grill hamburgers and hot dogs for the last evening the families are with us. 

Fellowship Hosts 7PM to 8PM – need 3 servants each night, young adults and children with parents  are welcome to visit with us.  Play games outside weather permitting, tell stories or read with the kids

Overnight Hosts 7PM to 7AM –  need 2 volunteers to stay overnight , Sunday through Saturday.  Each servant must have attended the Family Promise  Orientation Class, it’s required. 

Saturday Afternoon Fellowship 8/31/2019 noon to 5PM – need 1 or 2 servants to stay for 2 hours at the Student Center with the families that are not working that day. The FP Day-center is closed on Saturdays; we keep the Center open so the families have a place to stay

The link to signup for these servant opportunities will be available the week of July 14, 2019.

To attend a Family Promise Orientation Class, to serve during our host week, or with any questions, please contract coordinator: Linda Childs 770-624-4429 or

“Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not people, because you know that the Lord will reward each one for whatever good they do.” Ephesians 6:7-8