Seacoast Family Promise (SFP) unites congregations of various faiths to assist families experiencing homelessness due to a crisis. These families are no different from you or me; they just had one too many things go wrong. When they enter the SFP program they are given hope and encouragement. As our primary local outreach ministry, Christ Church supports Seacoast Family Promise mainly by acting as a host church. As a Seacoast Family Promise host church, we strive to create and provide a safe space – a place where those who are wearied by the changes and chances of this world may find food, shelter, safety, respite, warm beds and hearts, and most of all love. There are many ways you can contribute to a host week, such as acting as an Evening Host or making dinner for guests and hosts. However, there are two roles we are always in need of filling:
- Team Leaders: With the help of the coordinator, Team Leaders help to coordinate and recruit volunteers for a given evening during a host week. Team Leaders do not have to be present on their given evening.
- Overnight Hosts: Volunteers spend the night with guests, arriving for duty by 8:00pm and leaving by 7:30am. Volunteers are responsible for locking and unlocking doors, and being a presence in case of an overnight emergency. Please note, Safe Church Training is required for this position.