We have had a great response to our need for volunteers to host families at Slumber Falls Camp the week starting 9/11/2022, but there are still a few slots left!
— Set up crew on 9/11/22 from1:00-2:30pm — We need 4-6 people to show up at the camp to make beds, unload the families’ belongings from the trailers and deliver it to the correct cabin, set up common areas as a “dining room” and a “living room,” organize breakfast and lunch supplies.
— Provide Saturday morning breakfast on 9/17/2022 from 8:00-10:00am — We need someone (individual or family) to either bring in breakfast or cook breakfast at the camp for the families. Saturday is the one day of the week the families get to stay at the camp past 7:30am. We usually try to serve them a good breakfast around 9:00 and they head out by 10:00am.
— Clean-up crew on 9/18/2022 8:00-9:00am — Loading families’ belongings into trailer, remove trash and linens from cabins, return common area to original setup and remove all food and trash from kitchen.
–Trailer Driver on 9/18/2022 9:00am — Someone with a vehicle that has a hitch is needed to pull the Family Promise trailer from Slumber Falls Camp to the next church in the rotation and drop it off in their parking lot. If you can help with any of these vital positions, please notify Michelle Perry or use the Sign up Genius link to fill a slot. Fall 2022 Family Promise – Slumber Falls Camp and plan to stay after church August 29 for a brief informational meeting!
Faith Church will be partnering with Friedens UCC to host up to four families at Slumber Falls Camp the week of September 11 – 18, 2022.
Volunteers are needed to be present at the camp overnight (7pm-7am). We also need donations of breakfast and lunch items as well as someone willing to make a special breakfast for the families on Saturday morning.
Families in the program are always so glad to spend the week at Slumber Falls where they get to have their own cabins and get to experience a little of the great outdoors.
New volunteers will need to complete a background check through Family Promise and watch the two training videos. More information about signing up and completing the training will be coming soon.
Your support is a true blessing to families struggling with the challenges of homelessness. To date, your generosity has helped 54 families, comprised of 165 individuals, transition from homelessness to secure, stable housing. With your help, another family may soon be back in a home again! We are also grateful that during these difficult times, with the help of donors like yourself, we have been able to extend our ministry to families who are still housed but struggling financially. We have been able to provide rental assistance, transportation assistance (help with a car payment or needed repair), and assistance with childcare expenses to vulnerable families. Without your help, these families would be in danger of losing their homes.
Thank you for choosing to support families in need Sincerely, Sarah Dixon, Executive Director,
Family Promise of Greater New Braunfels
Faith UCC Gift $500.00 11/25/20
On behalf of the Board, staff, and guests of Family Promise of Greater New Braunfels, I want to express our heart-felt appreciation for Faith’s gift of $500.00 received on 7/7/2020!
Your donation truly is a blessing to families struggling with the challenges of homelessness. Your support has given 52 families with children in our community the opportunity to move from homelessness into a secure, stable home. Thank you for helping to ensure a bright, hopeful future to families in need!
Sincerely, Sarah Dixon. Executive Director Family Promise of Greater New Braunfels
If it were not for the COVID-19 virus we would soon be hosting Family Promise families but that is not to be this year but the work of Family Promise still goes on. Currently two families are being housed at the Family Promise Day Center itself. On a recent zoom call Family Promise said they have tentatively set September 1st as the date they will start hosting families in churches once again, although this could change if there is strong second wave of COVID-19.
Since we will not be hosting families at the church or at the camp this summer the Faith Church council will be voting to donate funds from our Family Promise fund to Family Promise. The amount will be determined at the June Council meeting on June 9th.
We are also encouraging Faith Church members to consider making a donation to Family Promise directly. This would in lieu of providing gift cards, or food for the families we would normally be hosting. You can donate to Family Promise through the church or go directly to the Family Promise website and donate there. Here is the link: https://www.fpgnb.org/. The later will get your donation to them quicker. You can also use the above link to sign up for the Family Promise Newsletter. Simply go to the very bottom of the web page and sign up.