Outreach | Family Housing Network Update
Family Housing Network – Faith Family Hospitality – Sherwood House
Sherwood House: The renovation/magic transformation of Sherwood Transition House is coming along, slowly but surely. It is still in need of money in order to finish the renovation and get it set up and ready for families. Also, it is currently in need of indoor painters. Sign up here to paint!
The Day Center for Family Housing Network (at the Mennonite Fellowship): Saturday daytime volunteers are needed to staff the day center. Training is available. Warm feelings and smiles are the pay. To volunteer please contact Steph at the Day Center.
Faith Family Hospitality: When you are doing your annual summer clean-out, would you please keep FFH in mind? Often when families leave our FFH program and move into their own independent housing, FFH sends them out with used furniture to help their new housing function well and feel like home. It is a time of celebration every time this happens! Currently, FFH is in need of lightweight tables and chairs, lightweight dressers, lightweight end tables, lightweight couches, and twin sheet sets. Contact Lynnette who will put you in contact with the woman who is in charge of furniture donations to FFH.
Our Next Faith Family Hospitality Week: August 11 – 18, 2019. That week we will help host four families at Plymouth Congregational Church. Set-up crew members, food providers, evening hosts, overnight hosts, and tear-down crew members are needed during the week. Thanks for thinking about how YOU can be involved that week! Many hands make light (and enjoyable) work.
After our last week of hosting FFH families in April/May, I was in the office of an elementary school. I overheard the principal ask an FFH mom how things were going “church hopping”. The mom said simply “oh, my! I don’t know what I would do without those Christians! They are so helpful and kind!”
Contact Lynnette Thayer if you need more information or if you would like to get involved!