Monday, September 26, 2016

News from Family Promise of Forsyth County

Family Promise of Forsyth County, Inc. is Opening !!!!

It has been a busy summer.  Since the addition of our last church, the pieces of the puzzle have come together.
  • We have hired our Director, Jacob Granados.
  • We have had two wonderful concerts to help raise funds.   
  • Training for the Board of Trustees, Director and Volunteer Coordinators was completed by National Family Promise.
  • The Second Annual Bed Race and Festival was held at Creekside United Methodist Church.
  • With the money raised, and donations (especially one very large donation from Sawnee Woman's Club), we were able to purchase a mini bus from Midway United Methodist Church. 
  • Gwinnett County Family Promise "gifted" us with a box van to transport our beds.                        
  • Thanks to the wonderful "Partnership" with The Place, our Day Center will be at their location.

October 2nd will be the first week we host families, with Cumming First United Methodist Church acting as the Host Church.  We are really excited to finally open the doors to Family Promise of Forsyth County, Inc. and we thank every one of you that have helped make this a reality!

We continue to need your prayers, support and donations as we move forward. We also need your help to spread the awareness that we need more churches to become involved!  If your church is not a Host or Support Church, ask your Pastor "why".  If they would like more information and/or someone to come talk with them, please let me, Lu Leeds, know.  We would love to come and explain the need for Family Promise and why your church should get involved!

Thank you again and God Bless,

Lu Leeds, Chairman, Board of Trustees
Family Promise of Forsyth County, Inc.

Friday, September 16, 2016


Be sure to mark your calendars for the church picnic on 10/15/2016 at the Earhart's home. More details to come later.

Also, don't forget our ongoing efforts to collect items for VA patients. The list of needs is in your bulletin each Sunday.

See you Sunday morning.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

IMPORTANT change in tomorrow's service

We will be meeting in the chapel at McDonald's tomorrow. There was a schedule conflict. So no food or drinks please.

Also, the Jericho open house is now scheduled for September 24th.

See you tomorrow morning.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

God's workers from yesterday's lunch at The Place.

God's workers from yesterday's lunch at The Place. Thanks, everyone.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016


Michael will be at the church TODAY at 5pm to pick up your food items for the lunch at the Place. Sorry for the confusion. 

Monday, September 5, 2016

Micahel Foster's contact information

Michael will be at the church at 5:00 pm tomorrow to pick up food items for Wednesday's lunch at the Place. He also asked that I include his contact information for Wednesday and if you have to contact him and have to leave a message be sure to include your name, etc. His number is 404-218-5863. And again, he thanks everyone for helping to make this service a reality.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Serving lunch at The Place

Our next service date to serve lunch at The Place is Wednesday, September 7th. We are planning on making barbecue Pork for that meal.

Here's a copy of the sign up list. Remember to make your portion sizes enough to feed approximately 70 people.

You may bring any nonperishable items this Sunday and Mike will take them then. Otherwise call Mike to make arrangements to get your items to him.

As always, thank you  so much for making a difference in these peoples' lives.

The Whighams
The Hightowers
Potato Salad
The Abernathys
Baked Beans
Eva Layton
Macaroni and Cheese
The Lizottes
Cole Slaw
Lorie Short
Soft Drinks
The Darraghs
Cathy Schmidle
Judy Ware
Kathie Copeland
Rebecca Hubbard