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Walking for a Purpose

Posted by Laura Mueller on

It is an honor to share our building to provide a home for families experiencing homelessness, even if only for four weeks out of the year. While there are only four more nights for the Interfaith Hospitality Network families in our building this summer, we will have one more full week to share...

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Tags: ihn, family promise, city engagement monthly focus

Heart Behind His Help

Posted by Laura Mueller on

Brad Gillispie, IHN Coordinator for First Pres, shares about why he serves with Family Promise.  When you’re newly married, you don’t expect to both be unemployed and struggling to make ends meet within two years. That’s what my wife and I experienced. By the third year...

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Tags: ihn, family promise, city engagement, city engagement monthly focus

Urgent Need - IHN Hosting Weeks

Posted by Laura Mueller on

In just a few days we will begin hosting families experiencing homelessness that are a part of the Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN) through Family Promise in our very own building. We are still in need of people to help this week become a success. Here are some of the ways you can...

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Tags: family promise, ihn, serve, volunteer

My First Evening With Family Promise

Posted by Laura Mueller on

Written by Allison Bassett This past week, First Pres was ‘home’ to four families as part of our partnership with Family Promise/Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN). For four weeks each year, First Pres hosts families facing temporary homelessness who are in need of lodging...

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Tags: city engagement, family promise, ihn, impact lives