Family Promise is an organization that provides shelter and opportunities to homeless families in Monroe County. We assist the Host Church in preparing evening meals, greet guests when they arrive for the evening, and volunteer to stay overnight at the host facility with the guests. The host church that we support is The Stroudsburg Wesleyan Church, located on 5th Street in Stroudsburg.
Family Promise will provide a training program for volunteers, screen the families in accordance with its guidelines, provide transportation for the families to and from the Host Congregation each morning and evening, and work with families during the day at the Family Day Center to help them obtain permanent housing and other services.
If you would like to help others in our community get back on their feet, please call or email me to volunteer. Please call me if you have any questions.
For those who are not familiar with Family Promise, we are an interfaith non-profit organization committed to helping low-income families nationwide achieve lasting independence. We help families accomplish this by providing shelter, meals, and support services for homeless families and through programs designed to address the underlying causes of homelessness. St. Paul's is a support church for the East Stroudsburg Presbyterian Church, located on Smith St. in East Stroudsburg, on a rotating schedule three weeks during the year. Our promise is to link those in need with those who want to help.
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NARCOTICS AND ALCHOLICS ANONYMOUS
There are groups that meet every Thursday and Saturday evening at 7:00 p.m. Call the church for details
"Monroe County Habitat for Humanity is a financially independent affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International. It is a volunteer based, non-profit, ecumenical housing ministry dedicated to eliminating substandard housing and homelessness worldwide by making adequate, affordable shelter a matter of conscience and action. Habitat invites people from all faiths and walks of life to work together in partnership, building houses with families in need. Habitat provides ownership of adequate housing to eligible families through no-interest mortgages."
For additional information about Monroe County Habitat for Humanity, go to www.habitatmc.org
DECEMBER IS CEREAL MONTH
Please bring in as many jars as you are able and put them in the baskets at the altar. Laundry and dish detergent, toothbrushes and personal hygiene items are also welcome.
The food pantry at St. Paul's serves our congregation as well as our local community. Families are provided with groceries on a bi-weekly basis or as needed. Families are also given special groceries to prepare holiday dinners for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter. Each year we distribute groceries an average of 100 times per year. St. Paul's food pantry is sustained by the generous donations of our congregation members as well as by our annual donation from the "Stamp Out Hunger" food drive done by the East Stroudsburg Post Office each May. Donations of nonperishable food and Weis Market gift cards are always appreciated. Our food pantry distributions are made possible by your generous support. Donations of nonperishable food are always needed. Food is distributed to families every other Thursday morning by appointment. If you would like to volunteer to pack, distribute, or shop for food please contact Jackie McGhee, Nancy Fritz, or Laura Pride Thank You!
For other Food Pantries, go to http://poconoinfo.communityos.org/cms/node/24
TOUCH OF HOME
Touch of Home is an outreach ministry started over 20 years ago by the WELCA Ladies. Currently the packages are prepared by the Sunday Church School Children and other volunteers. Correct mailing addresses are collected and given to the church secretary to type and make labels for packages to be mailed to students and military away from home, but connected to our church. Donations of candy, cookies, gum, snacks,dried soups, hot cereals,and anything else we can get together are used to fill these packages.