Family Promise & EFK

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Family Promise Ministry & Hosting Week

Our Family Promise involvement at Peace Lutheran is our largest community ministry serving those that have found themselves in unenviable circumstances. Homeless, penniless, jobless, terminal illness, partner abandonment – these are all pieces of our families that we have hosted in the past few months. The essence of Sanctuary takes on a new meaning as these families appear here at 5:30 each evening tired and exhausted from battling their circumstances that are all but crushing hope from their lives. A quiet place to rest, a hot meal, a listening ear….all things that make Peace Lutheran a Sanctuary for them. 

This ministry encompasses over 70 different volunteer positions to pull off one week of hosting. Each day, a list of details and responsibilities must be monitored to assure provision for our guests as well as care for our facility. Because of the large degree of responsibility that is required, we are looking to transfer the organization of Family Promise leadership from a couple of shoulders to many shoulders. Our next Family Promise Host Week is September 15-22. We will be piloting a new leadership model that uses seven willing individuals to each be responsible for just ONE day during our host week. Each daily leader will be fully equipped with a checklist of what will need completed. Would you love to step into one of these leadership roles? Please see Maren or Jolene if you feel even a nudge towards this new venture in orchestrating our Family Promise Host Week. Please look for our MealTrain link to be active soon with the opportunities to serve and donate at God Bless!

Maren Snyders, Family Promise Team Member

“It is God himself who has made us what we are and given us new lives from Christ Jesus; and long ago he planned that we should spend these lives in helping others.” Ephesians 2:10

Ecumenical Food Kitchen

We are privileged to serve at the Ecumenical Food Kitchen at First Presbyterian Church, CDA, on Sep 26, for the final time this year. If you would like to donate dollars, food, or serve with this outreach ministry, please look for a volunteer and donation sheet on the table in the hall about mid-month. If you would like to learn more about the EFK, please contact Marge Freligh, who coordinates this ministry, at 208-699-1697 – thank you!