Family Promise is a joint venture in which several churches in Bucks County house and feed families with children in need of housing, for a week at a time, under the direction of and in conjunction with The Family Promise of Lower Bucks Day Center. Families may be entered into the program if they meet very specific criteria. The program can host any number of families totaling up to a maximum of fourteen individuals.
42 volunteers are needed to accomplish the task of housing a family for one week, 6 people per night: 2 people to prepare dinner each evening, 2 people to be present with the families through dinner and afterwards, and 2 people to sleep over each night. In order to be able to volunteer, individuals are asked to attend a short training (the next date is TBA) and provide clearances (please click here to access information about obtaining clearances). We are seeking additional volunteers from God’s Love to continue this opportunity to be in service and show Christian hospitality.
Our 2017 host weeks: February 19-26, April 23-30, July 30-August 6, November 12-19
If you have any questions, please contact Robin Pecuch at 215.882.1011 or email@example.com or Karen Hoch at 215.208.2173 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Third World Down the Street
“The Third World Down the Street” is a joint project between Southeastern Pennsylvania Synod and the Seminarians Action Alert Network (S.A.A.N.) of The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia – and congregations like ours. While we are often aware of the great need of people in countries across the world, many of us don’t realize that, across the our local region, people are living in third world conditions. Homelessness is often hidden and does not always look like we expect. Some of the fastest growing groups of homeless people are youth, young adults, and families. And they need our help.
The idea is simple. We will assemble large zip lock bags with the most common items that someone experiencing homelessness would need for daily survival (chapstick, toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, lotion, razor, sanitary napkins, socks, gloves, hand sanitizers, wipes, snacks). We are collecting items through the month of March; please see the poster with tear-off tags in the Service Ministry corner of the narthex. We are using tear-off tags so that we have enough supplies to assemble 100 bags. Items will be brought to the altar for blessing on March 26. We will assemble the bags the following Sunday, April 2, between worship services (about 10AM); please join us!
For questions, please contact Valerie Folk at email@example.com.