Family Promise

Family Promise

We partner with other congregations and community organizations responding to the crisis of children and their families who are homeless. We work to eliminate homelessness in Greater Indianapolis.  We will be hosting families beginning on July 3 until July 10.  Many in our congregation volunteer to cook meals, set up rooms, drive families to the Day Center and many more duties.  Here you can read of a typical week with a Family Promise family. On Sunday afternoon, the network van arrives at the host congregation with beds and families personal belongings to be set up in a designated space, such as classrooms. Guest families arrive at the host congregation Sunday evening. Families settle in and become acquainted with the volunteers and facility. Dinner is served family style as guests and volunteers share the meal together. Families are responsible for their children and help with cleanup and chores. After dinner, some congregations offer activities while others offer free time before turning in for bed. A host volunteer will stay at the facility overnight and assist guests with breakfast and departure to the Day Center the following morning. Food is available for guests to make lunches to take to the Day Center. Families leave for the Day Center in time to get to work or school. Guests work with Case Manager to overcome the barriers they face in finding stable housing. Guests are transported back to the hosting congregation each evening. The following Sunday, families pack their beds and belongings and leave the facility. They are transported to the Day Center and are picked up that afternoon by the next hosting...
Senior Blanket Presentation

Senior Blanket Presentation

These Graduating Seniors all have a different Faith Story to tell.  Some of these young adults recently came to Faith and were welcomed.  Some of them grew up fully in Faith Presbyterian, starting with an announcement of birth congratulations and notification to the congregation.  Members of the congregation surrounded each family and the newborn child with love and prayers.  Faith members volunteered to teach them in Junior Worship (now Godly Play), telling them Bible stories, encouraging the kids to share ideas and use creativity in response to the lesson. As kids, they were mentored and loved by the table parents at Wednesday Logos.  Various members of the church took time to have serious conversations about school, interests, and faith with them as they continued to grow.  Some folks stepped forward to teach them in Sunday School, relating stories from the Bible, encouraging questions and discussion.  Members served as Confirmation mentors, helping to stretch their understanding, encouraging questions, and working side by side with these growing youth.  Adults stepped forward to serve as youth group sponsors, giving time, energy, and humor to wrap these students with love during fellowship times, service times, and trips out of the state for conferences and mission trips.  Members step forward to thank these students for what they shared during Youth Sunday whether the student presented from the lectern, served as an usher, provided “coffee fellowship,” or presented special music.  Members of the congregation have prayed for these youth and their families, provided assistance as needed, shared fellowship and love.  Today, as one additional act of love out of the many, each student is presented...