Welcome St John’s!
Please extend a warm welcome to Pastor Susan Ruggles and everyone at:
St John's Evangelical Lutheran Church
330 Ferry St, Easton PA 18042 • 610.258.6119
Lifting high the cross in historic downtown Easton since 1740.
St. John’s is in the heart of historic Easton. The members of St. John’s have always had a concern for serving the people of the neighborhood. They have been very receptive to our Interfaith Hospitality Network outreach and are excited to join this mission in our own backyards. We are very energized to embark on this collaboration with our neighbors just several blocks away from downtown Phillipsburg, NJ. They will be a host congregation in our IHN program.
St. Johns has a long history of community involvement and helping folks in need, including interfaith ministries, so this is not new to them. In 1908 a daily kindergarten was organized by Sister Edith May Stagg in reaction to the crime in the streets. ProJeCt was formed by the leaders of the Protestant, Jewish, and Catholic congregations. Other ministries have included help to refugees, prisoners, senior citizens, hungry, and yes, the homeless.
St. John’s celebrates 275 years in 2015 of being a church and continues to work with its community neighbors to the glory of God. To learn more about the history of St. John’s, visit their website at http://www.stjohnseaston.org/about/history/ .
A volunteer orientation is scheduled for Sunday, August 10th, at 2 pm at St. John’s, 330 Ferry Street, Easton, PA 18042. New volunteers or those who would like a refresher orientation on the IHN program may attend. RSVPs are requested so please respond to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com and we will relay the information to Pastor Susan.
St. John’s has already agreed to take on our open host week of October 19 – 26, 2014.
Bob and Vivienne
Family Promise of Warren County, Inc.
Interfaith Hospitality Network & Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program
65A Washington Avenue
P.O. Box 267
Oxford, NJ 07863-0267
908.453-2194 T and 908-857-2104 T
Come enjoy a day of golf prizes, food and fun, and help Family Promise at the same time! On Monday, August 11, 2014, the Summer Classic Golf Outing will be held at Hawk Pointe Golf Club, in Washington, NJ, with all proceeds to benefit Family Promise of Warren County, Inc.
Registration and lunch are at 12 noon, with the shotgun start at 1 pm. $125 per golfer includes 18 holes, lunch, golf cart and awards dinner (cash bar available).
There will be Hole-in-One and Pot of Gold Holes, as well as other prizes and giveaways awarded at the evening dinner.
Non-golfers, friends and family members are welcome to attend the evening dinner ($50.00 per person).
To register, contact Brian Klinder at:
Hawk Pointe Golf Club
4 Clubhouse Drive, Washington, NJ 07882.
Registration deadline is August 4, 2014.
For more information and to sign up, download the flier below
(and be sure to share with your friends!)
Sponsorship opportunities are also available: be a Tee Sign Sponsor for $150, or Fairway Sign Sponsor for $100.
Want to discuss other opportunities for participation as a sponsor of supporter? Contact:
Bob Frankenfield, Family Promise Director
"'Great workers, great fellowship, great ride, great food, great prizes, great weather, and a great time had by all.' That was the common remark from everyone who attended our biker event.
This was our third annual event and we had 36 bikes present. Everything was free to the bikers and, in return, they donated to Family Promise which is a Warren County outreach to the homeless.
Our success was greatly enhanced by the generosity of establishments that freely gave products, services, and gift certificates. Could not have happened without their participation for which we are most thankful." Hank Webber
[Click below to watch the slideshow]
On June 6th and 7th, the Builders Club participated in the Belvidere town wide yard sale and all of their proceeds were donated to Family Promise. They did a great job and raised over $400.00 for the Family Promise Interfaith Hospitality Network Program.
The Builders Club of Belvidere is comprised of students in grades 5 - 8 at the Belvidere elementary school.
Not only did this enthusiastic club work at the yard sale, but they also cooked and served dinner to Family Promise guests at the United Presbyterian Church of Belvidere when that church hosted the families in the Interfaith Hospitality Network program.
Club members enjoyed playing with the children in the program and cannot wait to help out with dinner preparations again. They even want to help with the Belvidere community lunch at the church.
Special thanks to Rheva Smickle of United Presbyterian Church of Belvidere for arranging this and also to Kristi Weber, the Belvidere Elementary School teacher, who oversees this club and helped to make this fundraiser so successful.
The Builders Club is the largest service organization for middle school and junior high students, with more than 45,000 members worldwide. It is structured on the local club level but is supported by Kiwanis International. Members learn to work together and develop leadership skills as they serve their school and community. They certainly did a fantastic job helping our Family Promise program.
Family Promise of Warren County extends its thanks to the Alamo Insurance Group, particularly Tammeisha Smith, Vice President of Alamo Insurance, for their generous donation of a 2007 Dodge Caliber wagon.
The donation of this car to Family Promise will enable the agency to transport families and children to doctor's appointments, social service interviews, and housing and job searches in a safe and cost effective manner.
Prior to receiving this donation, program participants were reliant on the generosity of volunteers who utilized their personal vehicles for transporting guests.
Special thanks to the youth of the Church of the Assumption in Hackettstown for braving yet another year of rain to hold their 2014 Cardboard Box City. With their stoic efforts, they raised over $2,000 for Family Promise of Warren County.
This event also has a huge impact on raising awareness of homelessness in our community. On behalf of the children and families we serve, we are extremely grateful!
Many thanks also to Lisa Valentino who organizes this event each year. Your hard work is greatly appreciated.
See the slideshow below:
Once again, Cindy Bowman and our friends at the Early Childhood Learning Center, located at 459 Center Street in Phillipsburg, organized a Dress Down Day and designated Family Promise of Warren County as the recipient from this fundraiser.
On behalf of the families and children we serve, the staff and board of trustees,
As you make your summer plans, it's not too early get the the Third Annual "Blessing of the Bikers" event on your calendar.
Planned for Saturday, June 14th (rain date, June 21st), this popular event is sponsored by the Phillipsburg Alliance Church, and will be held at 285 Grant Street, Crossbar, Phillipsburg, NJ.
The event includes:* FreeEvent & Bike Show Registration starts at 9:30AM * Kickstands up for scenic ride at 11:00 AM * Biker Blessing, free lunch, raffles and bike show at 12:30
* People’s Choice trophies - 1st, 2nd, & 3rd places
Download the flier below to share with your friends!
Our deepest thanks to the New Jersey Youth Corps of Phillipsburg for their excellent job painting the kitchen at the Day Center. Their hard work not only refreshed it, but left it brighter and cheerier. What a difference!
We continue to be grateful for our strong partnership with the Youth Corps. Over the years, they have helped us not only with painting, but everything from cutting up the damaged playset after Hurricane Sandy and hauling it away, to spreading gravel for the van parking area, to landscaping - just to name a few.
Administered by the Department of Labor & Workforce Development, the New Jersey Youth Corps is a program for young adults between 16 and 25 who have left high school without graduating. The program offers the opportunity to both earn a high school equivalency and gain work skills through meaningful community service, like the various jobs they perform for Family Promise.
Corps members also attend educational classes and receive personal and career counseling while participating in community service projects. In addition to a GED, those who complete the program receive help with college referrals, assistance with job placement, and a personal career portfolio. Their help is a win-win for all of us, and we are thankful to Mike, Katie and everyone at the Youth Corps of Phillipsburg. You can learn more about them at: http://www.njycphillipsburg.com/
Family Promise has proud to have become partners with practically every known entity in Warren County, and we are very appreciative of all the countless hours and services that various groups have provided. These collaborations are invaluable, and have greatly contributed to our success since 2008.
Family Promise of Warren County and the Interfaith Hospitality Network are once again honored to be the donor recipient of not one, but three, Cardboard Box City events in 2014.
Many Warren County families face serious challenges to housing stability. Some need comprehensive services to end their homelessness and secure affordable housing.
While many will be warm and dry inside their homes, this Spring and Summer teenagers in 3 Warren County communities will be outside raising awareness of family homelessness and raising money for Family Promise of Warren County.
This idea of a cardboard box city has become more popular as a way for youth groups to raise funding and awareness of homelessness. Please feel free to reach out to the contact individuals listed below to see how you can help to make these events successful!
May 10 & 11
Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
302 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840
May 17 & 18
St. Theodore Roman Catholic Church
855 Route 57, Port Murray, NJ 07865
July 18 & 19
United Presbyterian Church of Belvidere
224 Mansfield Street, Belvidere, NJ 07826