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Family Promise (Formerly Interfaith Hospitality Network of Athens)

First Presbyterian Church is a founding host congregation of Family Promise (Formerly IHNA). The network, consisting of 12 host congregations and a number of support congregations, provides “immediate shelter and guidance to homeless families with children, due to the impact of misfortunes upon their lives. Family Promise provides food, shelter, daycare, and transportation as needed. They help to create structure out of chaos by creating a goal-oriented plan so that those desperately in need can focus beyond daily survival, to a life of stability” (Quotation from Family Promise web site).

Thanks to Carrie Campbell and Patricia Lee, who are MPA students in Dr. Becky Nesbit’s class at UGA, Family Promise has a new video that will help share the work that Family Promise does with potential guests, volunteers, and funders.

Family Promise (Formerly IHNA) Host Weeks

Approximately every 12 weeks, our church hosts from one to three homeless families in The Pit for a week. We turn Sunday School classrooms into bedrooms, serve breakfast and dinner, stay in the building overnight with our guests, and provide transportation in Family Promise’s van.

The 2019 host weeks are :
February 10-17
April 14-21
August 18-25
October 28-November 3

Family Promise (Formerly IHNA) Training

All volunteers are encouraged to attend training sessions offered during the year by Family Promise staff and coordinators.

Host Week Jobs

There are more than 70 individual jobs to be done during an Family Promise Host Week. Some people take on more than one job, such as driving the van several days, so we end up with about 45 to 50 people working as volunteers during the week.

There’s a description of what the various jobs entail here.

To volunteer for any of these positions, contact Susan Boatwright or Frank Sherrill and have your name entered in the calendar. Click here to view the calendar.

Contact the IHNA Coordinating Team: Jean & Bert Bock, Robbie Bryan, Judy Burch, Kaitlin Messich, Pat Wilson, and David Alper (CCI)

Family Promise  (Formerly IHNA) Partners

For more information about Family Promise partner organizations, please click here.

Contact Susan Boatwright or Frank Sherrill for questions or to volunteer.

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Worship Times

Sunday Worship: 8:45 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

Sunday School
Sunday School Begins August 25, 9:45 – 10:40 a.m.

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