NEXT FMF HOSTING WEEK
AUGUST 2-9, 2020
Faith will be providing meals to the hotel only, no in-house hosting.
 
 
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
2020 FMF Dates:
DECEMBER 13-20, 2020