NEXT FMF HOSTING WEEK
TBD, 2021
 
THANK YOU
The Families Moving Forward Team of Ten thanks you for your financial contributions towards our past week of hosting.  We received a little over $1000 much of which was used to provide meals for the families. During COVID families are housed in nearby hotels and therefore, our only role is to provide meals for the week. Since the meals must be sourced from a commercial kitchen we opted to source all the meals from various local restaurants.  It was a big hit with families.  Our next hosting is in November and we expect that we will resume on site housing at the church.  Stay tuned and look for updates as we get closer to November. Thank you, again, for your prayers and resources towards this much needed program. 
– Team of Ten
The Families Moving Forward (FMF) program offers families experiencing homelessness hospitality, emergency shelter and a path to home with support for stability.  Four weeks a year, volunteers from Faith welcome up to four homeless families at our church. A typical week of hosting involves 90+ Faith volunteers who put in over 400 hours to ensure a safe place to sleep, hot meals, activities and friendship for our FMF families.  
For more information about volunteering at Faith, please contact Ross Hanson at hossranson@gmail.com or Steve Smith at steveandsteph@gmail.com

 

 

In addition to hosting, Beacon/FMF has some immediate needs:
Health and hygiene supplies for families.
Click here for a product registry and purchase items that will be delivered to their program center.

 

 

Masks: Any sewers in the congregations that are able to make cloth masks, the shelter guests, staff and residents need them. The CDC has information about masks & tutorials for making them. Masks can be shipped to or dropped off at their program centers on Mondays and Wednesdays from 8am- 4pm.

There are many ways to get involved in FMF!
Meal preparation: 2 hours preparing, serving and cleaning up from a meal for up to 20 people
Leading Children’s Activities: 1 1/2 hours interacting with children of all ages, playing games or doing crafts
Evening Hosting: 2 1/2 hours making our guests feel welcome
Overnight Hosting: 10-11 hours sleeping at the church as the volunteer contact overnight
Set Up: 2 hours on the first Sunday of hosting, after the 2nd service, converting four of our classrooms into bedrooms for our guests
Tear Down: 1 hour before Sunday School at the end of the week turning the bedrooms back into classrooms
Laundry: Picking up used bedding at the end of the week, washing it, and returning it to church