Company is Coming!


February 19–26, 2023

Grace will be hosting up to 2 families in the Fellowship Hall and Educational Building. As of January 24, we have 2 shelter families:

  • L, with her 3 children—2 sons (14 and 10) and a daughter (12)
  • L&N, with their 10-year-old daughter

They have no food allergies. However, one of the families mentioned they like fruit that travels easily—i.e. bananas, apples and oranges—and non-perishable foods—poptarts, crackers, etc. This mother (L) delivers papers very early in the morning. Both families have transportation to get to their jobs.

By donating a few hours of your time, you can make a profound impact on the lives of these and many other homeless mothers and children and their families, as they strive to move into homes of their own.

How You Can Help

Volunteers will meet at the church at 1:00 pm to set up the bedrooms and the fellowship area.

Needed each night, Sunday through Saturday.
You will provide a meal for up to 15 guests as well as for yourself and any other meal volunteers you are teaming with. Please plan to arrive at 5:30 pm and serve the meal between 6:00 and 6:30 pm.
The Key Coordinator will be in touch with you the week prior to give you details about dietary restrictions and ages of the guests. We ask that you let the Key Coordinator know what you will be fixing, as we try to provide a varied menu throughout the week and want to avoid duplications.

Needed each night, Sunday through Saturday, starting at 5:15 pm to 8:30 pm, to visit with families that are in the fellowship area. Some families head to their rooms after dinner, but your presence is still critical to protect both the families and the facility.

Needed each night from 8:30 pm until 7:30 am. This is an easy job, as your main responsibility is to get a good night’s sleep! A bed will be ready for you, so no need to bring any linens.
Quiet time is at 10:00 pm. Families must leave the church by 7:00 am, so you will be able to head out then too.

Volunteers are needed at 7:00 am on the Sunday that ends our host week to take down the rooms and set them back up for Sunday School.

On the final Sunday of our host week, laundry will need to be taken home, cleaned, and returned to the church by the following Sunday.

Transport guests on the weekend.
Drive them on Saturday errands.
Shuttle them to the Day Center on Sunday morning and to the next host church Sunday afternoon.

Grace Family Promise Coordinator:

Joseph Elliot
(586) 703-6601