Congregational Involvement

One way to help Family Promise of Grand Rapids is to get your congregation involved in Family Promise of Grand Rapids. There are many ways that a congregation can help.

 

Host Congregations

 

Host congregations open their building to provide a safe, hospitable shelter for the families in the Family Promise of Grand Rapids program for a week at a time, three or four times a year. To be a host congregation, your building must have 5 rooms that can be turned into bedrooms for the families, a room for the volunteer overnight hosts to sleep, a common area for families and volunteers to congregate, and kitchen facilities. Showers are helpful as well. The rotation of host congregations is set 12 to 18 months in advance, so there may be a waiting period before your congregation can be plugged in.

 

In the mean time, partnering with an existing host congregation can be a great way to get involved and get 'up to speed' in how the program works. A partner congregation helps provide some of the many volunteers that are part of a Family Promise of Grand Rapids host week.

 

Support Congregations

 

There are many ways that your congregation can help Family Promise of Grand Rapids in a support capacity. Some of these include:

 

* Financial support -- donations are vital to keeping our ministry strong

* Partner with a host congregation to provide volunteers during a host week

* Commit to providing meals, activities for kids, etc. on a regular basis

* Develop a bank of volunteer services that members of your congregation could provide to families in the program

 

Contact the Family Promise of Grand Rapids staff to find out more about Family Promise of Grand Rapids and discuss how you or your congregation can plug in.

 

Family Promise of Grand Rapids always welcomes new Host and Support Congregations to our Network. Please contact us for further information.

 

Host Congregations

 

Calvin Christian Reformed Church

Cornerstone United Methodist Church

East Congregational United Church of Christ

Fifth Reformed Church

First United Methodist Church

Grace Episcopal Church

Ivanrest Christian Reformed Church

Mayflower Congregational Church

Neland Avenue Christian Reformed Church

Plymouth Congregational Church

Plymouth Heights Christian Reformed Church

Princeton Christian Reformed Church

St. Andrew's Episcopal Church
Trinity Lutheran Church

Wesley Park United Methodist Church

 

Support Congregations

 

12th Avenue Christian Reformed Church
All Souls Community Church

Bread of Life Lutheran Church

Brookside Christian Reformed Church
Central Reformed Church

Congregation Ahavas Israel

Eastminster Presbyterian Church

First Reformed Church of Grandvillle

Fountain Street Church

Hager Park Church

Hillard Chapel

Holy Trinity Episcopal Church

Immaculate Heart of Mary

Kentwood Community Church

Living Word Christian Center

Our Lady of Consolation

Renaissance C.O.G.I.C

Second Congregational United Church of Christ

St. Paul's United Methodist Church

St. Stephen Parish

The Table for All

Thornapple Evangelical Covenant

Tabernacle Community Church

Westminster Prebyterian Church


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