Tuesday, November 30, 2010

FP 4th Quarter Newsletter / Bulletin Insert

Here is the 4th Quarter Family Promise Newsletter.  It is suitable for printing and inserting into typical church brochures.

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Donations Appreciation & Thank You!

We would like to thank the following congregations & organizations for donating to Family Promise in the month of November:

Claneil FoundationHockessin United Methodist Church
Limestone Presbyterian
Ohio Casualty Foundation
St. Mark's United Methodist ChurchSt. Philip's Lutheran Church
Thrivent Financial for Lutherans
Trinity Community Church

White Clay Creek Presbyterian

Thank you for your support of homeless children and families in Northern New Castle County!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

St. Marks UMC Hosting

Spirits are high at St. Marks United Methodist Church!  They have well-organized hosting with experienced volunteers who are focused on helping our homeless children & families.  They also are preparing a Thanksgiving celebration for the families since they are hosting this holiday week.  Thanks to all of our St. Mark's volunteers!

Congregational Coordinator Patti Weaver with husband Alan (also a van driver)

Linda Edler & June Wright preparing dinner

Congregational Coordinator Denise Lawton

Denise's husband George & daughter helping out

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Aldersgate Hosting Week

The congregation of Aldersgate United Methodist church is thoroughly energized in their Family Promise ministry. On Friday, Executive Director, Tamikah Gowans, Pastor Paul and guests enjoyed their hospitality of food, fellowship and fun. Home-made chocolate cookies brought the evening to a happy conclusion.
In the picture is congregational coordinator, Judy Evans (first row in the right) is with cooks and visitors, Jill and George McKeown (middle), Pam and Ken Wright (left).
 Thanks Aldersgate for your commitment to homeless children & families!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Family Promise Holiday Giving

Financial gifts support Family Promise in a variety of ways:  rent, utilities, van expenses, insurances, and defray other operating expenses.  A contribution, no matter what the size, will allow Family Promise to help homeless families move toward independence.  If you feel led to support Family Promise during this holiday season, your donation would be greatly appreciated.  Checks made out to “Family Promise” can be sent to Family Promise of NNCC at 2104 St. James Church Rd, Wilmington, DE 19808. 

California Pizza Kitchen Fundraiser Dec. 14th

While you are doing your Christmas shopping, here is a fun, easy way to help support Family Promise!  Just take a copy of the attached flyer with you to the California Pizza Kitchen, located in Christiana Mall, between 11:30am to 10:00pm on Tuesday, December 14th.  When you do this, 20% of the proceeds from you order will go directly to Family Promise.  Thank you for your support!

Click here to get a copy of the flyer.

Jazzy Christmas Celebration at St. James Mill Creek Supports Family Promise!

Opus One, a Vocal Jazz group, presents "A Very Jazzy Christmas" on Sunday, December 5th, 7:00pm.  The location is St. James Mill Creek Episcopal.  We encourage you to come out and listen to this extremely talented group which also features the Rev. James Bimbi of St. James Mill Creek, one of our host congregations and also the location of our Family Promise center.  A portion of the proceeds will benefit Family Promise (thank you Opus One!).  Here is a printable flyer for the Jazzy Christmas Celebration.

Shown below is a picture from a prior Opus One concert in May, featuring Rev. Bimbi up front and center -   You can hear what they sounded like on this YouTube video (they sound even better in person!).

Rev. Bimbi of Opus One sings at a May 2010 Concert

Monday, November 8, 2010

Grace Lutheran Hosting Week

Thanks to all of the volunteers at Grace Lutheran Church who are helping with the Family Promise hosting week!  We caught a few of them Monday evening.  Josh Kelly, Director of Youth & Family Ministry (recently married - congrats!) and Kathy Hunsicker were there.  Kathy was driving the families during the early part of the week and Josh was working late and having dinner with the families (he's also staying overnight later this week).  We met the Lertola family who were on hand to join the dinner with the families as well as provide evening entertainment.  And finally we met again Erika Wolf and Susan Sweeney, who showed up again to prepare dinner and take care of the families.  Thank you again!

Josh Kelly and Kathy Hunsicker

The Lertola Family:  Annie, Jim, Carol & Matthew

Erika Wolf & Susan Sweeney in background, Lertola children in foreground

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Donations Appreciation - thank you!

We would like to thank the following congregations & organizations for donating to Family Promise in the month of October:

Limestone Presbyterian Church
St. Mark's United Methodist Church
JP Morgan Chase
St. Philip's Lutheran Church
White Clay Creek Presbyterian Church
Trinity Community Church
Christiana Hospital

Thank you for your support of homeless children and families in Northern New Castle County!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

White Clay Creek Family takes care of our families!

We stopped by and visited with members of White Clay Creek Presbyterian this evening.  They were just finishing dinner and helping the families to get comfortable in their excellent facilities.  Shown in the first picture are a group of volunteers who regularly make meals for Hope Dining Room once a month, serving up to 70 people at a time.  They now also provide a meal for our Family Promise guests each time WCC hosts.  Also shown are the Crawleys who were on hand to provide evening entertainment.  According to volunteer Barbara Jones - the people at White Clay Creek are like a family to them.  It is wonderful that they have opened their "home" to our homeless children and families.  Thank you!

Front Row: Barbara Jones, Charlie Jones, Rose Rainey  Back Row: Ruth Chase, Mel Chase, Barb Concord, Edie Moore

Crawley Family:  James, Rachel, Katie & Steve

Monday, November 1, 2010

Bethel AME Joins Family Promise!

We are delighted to announce that Bethel A.M.E. Church joins Family Promise of Northern New Castle County as our 4th support congregation effective January 2011.  Thank you Bethel A.M.E. and we look forward to partnering with you in support of homeless children and families!

Grace Lutheran party for our families

Grace Lutheran volunteers held a halloween party for our guests last Friday night.  Thanks to the Grace Lutheran volunteers for this extra effort to have an enjoyable time for our familes, adults & children.  (please remember that we only show pictures of the volunteers/volunteer family members and not our current guests as a matter of policy).

Good Shepherd Hosting Week

Thanks to all of the volunteers at Good Shepherd Lutheran for taking such good care of our families last week!  Special thanks goes out to congregational coordinators Ralph & Lee Klesius!  Thank you!