Family Promise


Family Promise


The sign-up table will be at church starting this Sunday, May 21 and continuing for the next few weeks

If you will not be at church and want to volunteer, email Frances Myers at   what task you would like to do and your preferred time and we will put it on the master list.

To see a brief description of volunteer tasks – scroll down to the page to “How to Help”, to see a more detailed task list click here to see the Volunteer Manual.

Family Promise is a nonprofit national organization committed to helping low-income families achieve lasting independence.

An integral part of Family Promise program is creating an interfaith hospitality network of area churches, including UUSS.  Each congregation take turns hosting four families for one week.

Watch the video below for an introduction to this program:

UUSS joins other congregations to provide housing for Family Promise

Every few months it is UUSS turn to host four families.  The families arrive on a Sunday afternoon and will stay until the following Sunday leaving before the service begins.  Bedrooms are created in different classrooms and meals are served in the Fahs Room.  Monday through Friday the families leave by 7 am for work or to stay in the Family Promise Day Center and return to UUSS in the late afternoon for dinner and to stay overnight.  On Saturday they leave campus at 10 am returning at 5 pm.

How to Help

We need 60 volunteers for each week we host.  There will be a sign-up table at UUSS a few weeks before we host or you can contact  at the Family Promise table at UUSS a few weeks prior to our hosting week or contact one of the committee chairs below.

We also welcome cash donations to off-set the cost of supplies.

Set-up on the Sunday that our guests arrive and tear down on the following Sunday morning after they leave

  • Gary Keill  
  • Glory Wicklund
  • John Merris-Michel

Dinner for each night (main course, salad/veggie, dessert) 3 people for each meal

  • Doris Janes  

Hosting during the dinner hour, helping to serve the food and clean up after dinner, 2 people for each evening

  • Sammie Arthur  

Staying overnight for one of the nights, 2 people for each night

  • Terry Nichols  

General Questions – Contact the UUSS Family Promise Co-Chairs

  • Sally Wilkins
  • Frances Myers

2017 UUSS Family Promise Dates

June 11 -18

September 3 – 10

Dec 3 – 10

Family Promise Updates

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