Family Promise
Coordinator: Joyce Ann Tuten

Family Promise of Effingham County is a ministry that houses homless families with children in church buildings on a rotating basis.

A mother loses her job, a father is kept from working by an injury, a family is forced from their home by fire or natural disaster. Healthcare costs soar, public transportation is underfunded, affordable housing is difficult to find. These are the reasons why families make up 40 percent of the homeless population, and why one out of every four homeless people is a child. In response, Family Promise brings the faith community together to host families while they find permanant housing, independence and dignity.

Guyton Christian Church is one of 13 coventant congregations in Effingham County that will provide lodging and meals for up to 14 people for one week each quarter while they look for employment and housing opportunities.

Volunteers are needed to provide food and fellowship during evening meals, as well as act as the overnight church guide for our congregation.  Call Joyce Ann Tuten, our volunteer coordinator, (912) 754-3290, to see how you can help. 

Learn more at http://effinghamfamilypromise.org.

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This Week's Events
DEC

17

SUN
Sunday School Assembly
9:45 AM to 10:00 AM
In the Christian Center
Sunday School
10:00 AM to 10:40 AM
Classes for pre-k through adults
Worship
11:00 AM
In the sanctuary.
Choir Christmas cantata
11:00 AM
During Sunday morning worship
DEC

18

MON
Staff Meetings
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Disciples Men
6:30 PM
No meeting this month. (We host the Ladies Dinner on Nov. 13)
Encore Christmas Cantata
7:00 PM
Enjoy the sounds of the season as the Choir of Guyton Christian Church celebrate Jesus' birth through song and narration.
DEC

19

TUE
Food Pantry
10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Guyton Community Food Pantry dba The Fillin' Station located at 1290 Ga. Hwy. 119 South, Springfield, in the cafeteria of the old high school and middle school at that campus.
Sojourners
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Join this adult Bible study led by Medie Still, III. Classes are held at The Rock on Tuesdays at 6:00pm.
Ladies Christmas party
7:00 PM
It's legendary! Begins with dinner. Please RSVP 772-3478
DEC

20

WED
Centering Prayer
8:30 AM
Twenty minutes of silent, centering meditation at Karen Cote's home.
Prayer Circle
7:00 PM to 7:25 PM
Not sure how, what, when or where to pray? Join Rev. Vanessa in the Prayer Room of GCC's Worship Center, Wednesdays at 7pm.
Choir Practice
7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Join us for choir practice as we begin preparing for the Christmas season. Everyone aged 18+ is welcome to participate.
DEC

21

THU
Food Pantry
10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Guyton Community Food Pantry dba The Fillin' Station located at 1290 Ga. Hwy. 119 South, Springfield, in the cafeteria of the old high school and middle school at that campus.
Bible Study
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Meet us at the Disciples' Post for Bible study!
Young at Heart
11:00 AM
Bingo and lunch for senior citizens
Eula Powers Circle
7:30 PM
Women of the Church meet for refreshments, devotion and mission activities. No meeting in December as we host the Ladies Christmas Party on Dec. 19th. RSVP to join us! 772-3478