Family Promise
Coordinator: Wesley Dawson

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
OCT

16

MON
Staff Meetings
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Disciples Men
6:30 PM
Men of the church meet for food and fellowship in the Christian Center. Host: Woody MacKay; Devotion: Michael Moore
OCT

17

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.
OCT

18

WED
Centering Prayer
8:30 AM
Twenty minutes of silent, centering meditation at Karen Cote's home.
Youth Ministries
5:45 PM to 7:15 PM
Younger Youth meet at 5:45pm at the Christian Center.
Older Youth meet at 6:00pm at The Rock.
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.
OCT

19

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!
Eula Powers Circle
7:30 PM
Women of the Church meet for refreshments, devotion and mission activities. October Hostess: Judy Zittrouer