We are currently hosting guests Sunday September 3 through Tuesday September 12.
Volunteers are needed for: Set-up and Tear-Down, Providing parts of meals, Hosting during the dinner hour, Staying Overnight, or Donations of perishable and non-perishable items (or a cash donation). Want to learn more about volunteering – check out UUSS Family Promise Handbook
Our next hosting week will December 3 – 10. Online volunteer sign-ups and a sign-up table will begin in late October. Hope you will be able to help.
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
September 3 – 12
Dec 3 – 10