Family Promise is a nation wide program that provides a way for religious congregations to work together to help homeless children and their families with a hand up to get back on their feet. In the fall of 2013 the proposal to bring Family Promise to Great Falls was introduced to Great Falls Ministerial Association. The program was then brought to the community with several public meetings. Committees were formed as the program details were announced to the public.
After much discussion and planning, churches were contacted and ask to sign up for this important ministry of helping God’s children in their time of need. When homelessness was documented by the public school and public services, the number was about 89 children but now it is over 300. Bethel Lutheran Church was one of the first churches to sign a covenant to be a Host church.
With a short hiatus due to Covid restrictions and a format change from traditional rotational progrom to a static site, Promise Place, to house families. This mission has brought church congregations together and also churches of different faiths together while helping many families find their footing and getting back to an independent life. This is truly a mission that has many lasting benefits to churches and families. We know we are doing God’s Work with Our Hands. We are making a difference.
If you would like more information or to volunteer contact our Coordinator Judy Statham firstname.lastname@example.org.
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