Angel House HNS:
"There will always be poor people in the land. Therefore I command you to be openhanded toward your brothers and toward the poor and needy in your land." Deuteronomy 15:11
Interfaith Hospitality Network is now called Angel House: HNS and is organized through the Family Promise organization.
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 almost impossible to find. These are the reasons why families now make up 40 percent of the homeless population, and why one out of every four homeless people is a child.
In response to this crisis, the Angel House: HNS brings the faith community together to help families regain their housing, their independence, and their dignity. It is a partnership of congregations within a community helping families who are facing homelessness. It offers an opportunity for volunteers of all faiths to reduce homelessness and transform lives.
We are thrilled to host these families 5-6 times a year. Making this ministry successful are the many Faith Church volunteers who sacrifice their time to act as overnight hosts, provide meals, launder sheets and towels, and simply give love and support to our guests. Often in quiet conversations, after the children are put to bed, the meal and overnight hosts have opportunities to share encouragement or little nuggets about what it means to be a follower of the Lord Jesus.
To learn how you can volunteer contact Joey Parsons at the church office at 663-0522.
2016-2017 Interfaith Hospitality Hosting Dates: October 2-9, December 11-18, February 19-25 2017, April 30-May 7 2017, July 9-16 2017, September 17-24 2017, November 26-December 3, 2017.