Family Promise

First United Methodist Church  partners with Trinity United Methodist Church in support of Family Promise, a non-denominational organization for homeless families in crisis.  We help by providing evening meals and volunteers to spend the evening with up to three families for a week four times a year. It's a great hands-on mission that our children can share with us.
Most of the guests are single mothers with children. Pairs of volunteers work in shifts to serve food, help with homework, play with the children, and spend the night. Family Promise provides breakfast, showers, and a daytime facility for the families.
All those who assist must attend one orientation class and then can sign up for dates/time slots  on the Internet. 

Trinity is one of a dozen local churches involved that serves as a host. Others are:
  •  Brown Street United Methodist Church
  • Central Presbyterian Church
  • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  • Congress Street United Methodist Church
  • Dayton United Methodist Church
  • Evangelical Covenant Church
  • Faith Church
  • Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
  • Our Savior Lutheran Church
  • St. Thomas Aquinas Church
  • St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church
Five churches  provide volunteers to help the host churches:
  • First United Methodist Church
  • First Baptist Church
  • First Christian Church
  • Heritage United Methodist Church
  • Unitarian Universalist Church