Grace will be hosting Family Promise guests June 12-19!
After a two-year COVID pause, we will re-start hosting guests from York County’s Family Promise program, helping homeless parents and children resume and maintain self-sufficiency.
Family Promise is a 30-year-old national program with over 200 affiliates in 42 states.
Grace, along with more than a dozen other local congregations, has been a part of the ministry for over 20 years.
We are thrilled to be welcoming Family Promise back into our building, and we need YOUR help to make this a success.
Your time and effort given to host Family Promise make a concrete difference in the lives of our guests. Creating a safe and welcoming home for a week is a blessing, and we are grateful for your participation!
Volunteers are needed during the week to ready the church for guests, prepare evening meals, visit with families (up to 15 people) and spend the night at the church. You can sign up to help by clicking HERE.
Volunteer opportunities include:
-Sunday, June 12, 11 am - four volunteers are needed for about an hour to transform Sunday School rooms into bedrooms for families for the week; tasks include moving tables & chairs, inflating mattresses, making beds, putting down rugs, etc.
-At 6 pm every night (except Tuesday) a meal is needed for up to 15 people and Grace guests; two or three people are asked to plan, prepare and serve the meal, cooking offsite or in Grace’s kitchen. Volunteers and their families are encouraged to be present and eat with our guests. Beverages and ice cream along with serving/eating utensils, plates, cups, napkins, etc. are furnished by the church.
-From 6-8 pm each night (except Tuesday) one or two volunteers are needed as evening hosts to eat dinner with the families and stay to visit, play games, walk around the block, watch TV, etc.
-Beginning at 8 pm Sunday through Saturday, two volunteers (one female and one male) are needed to be a presence at the church until 7 a.m. the next morning. Air mattresses are supplied and volunteers are housed in separate classrooms.
-Sunday the 19 at 7:30 am, three people are needed to prepare classrooms for Sunday School.
-Following June 19 one or two volunteers are needed to launder church-owned bed linens for use the next time we host Family Promise.
Thank you for your support of this ministry!
Questions about Grace hosting Family Promise? Contact Sig Huitt 704/576-0407 or email him here