Next Hosting week is
September 16-23, 2018

Sign ups will be live in August 2018
please come back!
To sign up for volunteer activities, meals, evening hosts, and overnight hosts,
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Families Moving Forward has been a continual mission here at Faith Lutheran, sheltering temporarily homeless families for one week four times a year. However, Families Moving Forward is only one part of our larger collaboration with Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative.  The collaborative is committed to ending homelessness in three areas:  affordable housing projects in the metro, the Families Moving Forward shelter program, and public advocacy.

     Beacon started in 2003 as one congregation, Plymouth Congregational Church in Minneapolis.  The members renovated a vacant nursing home into 40 homes for the homeless. Beacon has grown from that one congregation and its first housing project, Lydia Apartments, to nearly 90 congregations including Faith Lutheran, 19 housing facilities (with a new housing project just confirmed in Plymouth) for 800 people and shelter for 12 families every night of the year.

     The congregations in the collaborative convene a couple times a year to celebrate achievements, build connections, and explore how our congregational mission fits with the goals of the collaborative and our visions for our community.  You are invited to attend.  Your involvement helps turn passion into action.

     You can follow highlights from Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative here: blog

Job Description for people providing Meals
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Job Description for people anyone providing Child Care.
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Job Description for Evening Hosting – or Saturday Hosting
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Job Description for Overnight Hosts
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