Friday, May 20, 2011

Congregations helping Family Promise Hosts

Chippey AUM Church participated in the Hockessin United Methodist Church's recent hosting week by preparing & serving a meal to the families.
Presbyterian Church of the Covenant’s youth group is helping White Clay Creek Presbyterian with dinner & activities on during their May hosting week.

New Support Congregation

We welcome a new support congregation:  Impact Family Worship Center.  Pastor Sean Lee of Impact Family Worship Center, Inc.  They will be supporting Hockessin Baptist Church. Welcome aboard!

Transportation Help Needed

Family Promise has a need for “On Call” drivers to drive clients to job interviews and appointments.  Please contact them at 998-2222 or if you can help.  They’ll call as needed and if you can help, great… if not, maybe next time.

Speaker's Bureau

We love sharing the Family Promise message in the community!  A Board member recently spoke at all three services at Hockessin UMC.  We’ve also been invited to speak at a Quota Organization meeting in June.  Please contact us at if we can speak to your congregation, missions committee, or community organization.

Box City Event - Save the Date!

Family Promise of NNCC will hold our first Box City Event on September 30th at Hockessin United Methodist Church.  Participants will sleep out all night in cardboard boxes in an effort to raise awareness about homeless families, as well as raise funds for our network.  We encourage all of our congregations to participate and community organizations will also be invited.  We are planning for at least 200 participants.  Additional details will be provided as the event gets closer.  If you have any questions or want to get involved with planning the event, please contact us at

Apartment Angels Choose a FP Client Family!

The Apartment Angels Program has awarded the Broomer Family SIX months of rent, free of charge.  The Program was created so that families selected who may have been affected by a particular crisis in their lives, will have time to reposition themselves financially.

The Broomers came to Family Promise last February after they experienced a fire which destroyed literally everything they owned.  They came to us with the clothes that their church had given them and nothing more.  You could say, it was a “blessing in disguise” when they arrived on our doorstep. They came to us with innate leadership and parenting skills.  Also, as can happen, when families who did not ask to live with each other have disagreements, the Broomers are always able to stay neutral and do not get involved.  I have often heard them say, “We treat others as we would like to be treated”. In essence, the Broomers have been a role model since day one.

Mom, Charyce Broomer, is the House Manager at Family Promise “buttoning down the hatches” every night before the families leave for the churches.  Larry, Sr. is the “floor guy” keeping both the kitchen, and wood floors spotless.  Of course, Larry, Jr. (4yrs) and little Nevaeh (1yr) are a delight.  We all adore Nevaeh’s little Miss America hand-wave as she goes past our offices.  She also closes our doors if we look busy, pretty perceptive for a 1yr. old!  What is most admirable is that they are always appreciative for anything, no matter how small or how large it is, and they make sure you know.   So, we will miss this little family when they leave Family Promise in the next couple weeks.  Keep them in your prayers that God will continue to support them in the days ahead.

Merrie Bailey, Interim ED