Family Promise

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Our church host again, May 12-19

Our church is one of 13 faith communities that make up the Greater Portland Family Promise affiliate, a national program that assists homeless families with children.

Each host faith community provides an evening meal, a place to sleep, a light breakfast, and a bag lunch for four families — totaling no more than 14 individuals — for a week at a time, four times a year.

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Our church has hosted families in six times and will next host families May 12-19.

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Depending on the number of families we host, bedrooms are set up in the back of the Sanctuary, in the Chapel and in the Sunday School room. A fourth bedroom also has been set up in the Nursery, when needed.

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In addition to our church, the other faith communities that have committed to being Family Promise hosts are:

*** First Congregational Church in South Portland

*** HopeGateWay United Methodist Church in Portland

*** Clark Memorial United Methodist Church in Portland

*** Woodfords Congregational Church in Portland

*** Congregation Bet Ha’am in South Portland

***  St. Ansgar Lutheran Church in Portland

*** Allen Avenue Unitarian Universalist Church in Portland

*** Williston-Immanuel United Church, Portland

*** Portland Friends Meeting, Portland

*** Westbrook Warren Congregational Church, Westbrook

*** Saint Anthony’s of Padus Catholic Church, Westbrook

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Each host faith community will be assigned two partner organizations to assist on the weeks in which they are hosting. Our partners are St. Alban’s Episcopal Church and St. Bartholomew Church.

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Nationally, Family Promise has more than 200 affiliates in 42 states. The Portland affiliate isthe first in Maine. The closest affiliate is in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, which has two affiliates.

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Portable, self-inflating beds are used for each Family Promise bedroom, delivered each week by the Greater Portland Family Promise team to that week’s host church.

  • For more information on the national program,

go to www.familypromise.org

  • For more information about the Portland affiliate,

go to www.greaterportlandfamilypromise.org

  • To view updates on the Greater Portland Family Promise Facebook page,                                     click here: GPFP Facebook