Family Promise

www.familypromisegreencounty.org

 

AUMC is very proud to participate in the Green County Family Promise Organization.  A few times a year we will host anyone who needs a bed to sleep in and a warm meal for a week at a time.  We have volunteers to help make the meals and to stay with the families for the evening and night time. 

 

The mission of Family Promise of Green County is to help homeless and low income families achieve sustainable independence.  Please see below what they offer families in need:

 

All Family Promise guest families receive:

  • Overnight accommodations at a local congregation
  • 3 meals a day
  • Intensive case management
  • Family Day Center/office with internet access, guest phone, laundry and showers
  • Transportation assistance to school, work, etc.
  • Social support from volunteers
  • Linkage with needed social and educational services

 

There are 5 basic elements of the program.  First is where we come in place, Host congregations.  We provide overnight accommodations from 5:00pm to 7:00am.  We also include breakfast, brown-bag lunch, dinner and hospitality.  Along with this is the 2nd element which is Volunteers which we need for that week.  Without it, this program would not be possible. 

 

The other 3 elements are Social Service Agencies, Day Center and Transportation daily.  With all these elements they are able to help families get back on their feet.  The success rate is 81% of those they help.  Please go to their website to see more about this wonderful program.  

 

Please consider Volunteering for Family Promise.  AUMC will host December 3rd to December 10th.

If you would like to get on the email list or have more questions, please email

            Chris Ochalla at:  chrisandchris5@aol.com or Fairy Elmer at:  fselmer@aol.com

 

 

 

Food Pantry

Open every Wednesday from 4:30 – 6:00. Closed if holiday. 

 

Our Food Pantry serves the Albany Community for anyone who is in need of help.  AUMC staffs it on the 1st and if there is a 5th Wednesday of each month.  The rest of the Wednesdays are staffed by other local churches. 

 

The food pantry hands out non-perishable items – no meat, milk or cold items.  Feel free to drop off donations at the church at any time. 

 

 

 

Melody of Love

Melody of Love is a main mission program we have.  Every Sunday we collect all the change from the offerings and collect money in a jar in the back of the sanctuary.  Each month an organization receives the money collected.  Below is a list of all the organizations we have donated to in the past.  Any donations that are given and designated for the monthly missions are accepted as well. 

 

Big Brothers – Big Sisters              Green Co Pregnancy Center          Shop with a Cop

Camp Scholarship                          Green Haven                                   St. Jude Children’s Hospital

Community Care Fund                   Justice for a Cure                           UMCOR

Empty Stocking                              Reachout Program

Family Promise                               Salvation Army

 

All loose change in the offering plates and from the jar on the back table in the narthex will go to the Assisted Living Project for the month of December, 2017.