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Family Promise Host Week

August 25 - September 1, 2019

Thank you for your interest in serving families in need through our partnership with Family Promise of Brevard!

Below is a list of areas we cover each host week:

  • Room Set-Up
    • Meet on Sunday, August 25 following the 9:30 AM worship experience in the gymnasium
    • Remove tables and chairs for designated classrooms and place in storage
    • Remove or move any item which is breakable or could be hazardous to small children
    • Set up cots in classrooms (provided by Family Promise) - following the 11:00 AM worship experience
    • Each bed should have one pillow, mattress pad, sheet set, blankets
    • Stock rooms with bath towels, hand towels, and wash cloths; drying rack; 1 box of Kleenex; 1 night light; 1 end table; 1 lamp (if available); and toiletries
    • Cover inside of doors wtih window covers
    • Place Family Promise "Room in Use" sign on outside of door
  • Room Clean-Up
    • Arrive at 7:30 AM on Sunday, September 1 to clean up
    • Families are responsible for packing up their things and taking them downstairs by the West LEC doors
    • Take all linens and blankets off the beds and put in a bag to be taken by those who are doing laundry. Please leave by Family Promise closet
    • Vacuum rooms and common areas used by Family Promise
    • Wipe down surfaces used by Family Promise
    • Pack any unused toiletries or bedding in the supply closet
    • Clean out the refridgerator and food cupboards. Dry food staples can remain. Refridgerated items need to be disposed of or sent with the families
  • Laundry
    • Pick up bedding outside the Family Promise closet on the 2nd floor of the LEC on Sunday, June 2 between 8:30 AM and 12:00 PM.
    • We will provide dye-free detergent and fabric softener for you to use
    • Please return to the church office or Next Steps area within one week
    • Someone from the church will put in the storage closet for our next host week
  • Evening Hosts
    • Arrive by 5:00 PM on assigned day
    • Review daily informaiton sheet and family profile sheet in the Family Promise binder and pick up facility keys
    • Dinner will be served in the Cafe.
    • Receive food from dinner preparation team at 5:30 PM
    • Assist with setting our food, plates, cups, napkins, cutlery, etc.
    • Enjoy a meal with your new friends
    • Following dinner, work with guests to clean dinner area
    • Clean up areas used and put away all dishes
    • Properly store any leftovers for lunches for the next day. If our guests would rather not have the leftovers, please dispose of them or take them home.
  • Provide Dinner
    • Contact the church prior to the host week with any questions about allergies, etc.
    • Prepare a kid-friendly nutritionally-balanced meal
    • Drop off between 5:30 - 5:45 PM (If you are hosting and providing dinner, please arrive by 5:00 PM)
    • We will update you with any changes as the information becomes available
  • Overnight Hosts
    • Arrive by 8:00 PM on your assigned day
    • Place your personal items in the Host room (The Family Room on the 1st floor of the LEC)
    • Locate the Dinenr/Evening Hosts for updates and the facility keys
    • Provide guests access to facility spaces within your ability to manage
    • Be available to allow entrance to the facility as needed for guests
    • Bed time is encourage to be no later than 9:00 PM on school nights, or 10:00 PM on weekend nights. Parents are responsible for their children at all times.
    • Make sure the building is secure before turning in. There is a phone in the Host room for guests to call if there is an emergency or they need to be let into the building because of late working hours.
  • Saturday Hosts
    • Arrive for assigned shift:
      8:00 - 11:00 AM
      11:00 AM - 2:00 PM - help with lunch options
      2:00 - 5:00 PM
    • Meet with prior host for updates and the plan for the day
    • Be accessible as needs arise
    • Be sure the facility is secure at all times unless the facility is being managed by other daytime church staff
  • Donate funds or purchase items for breakfast, lunches, and snacks
    • Shelf-stable, pre-packaged food staples - Poptarts, juice boxes, bread, apples, bananas, individual chips variety packs, coffee, hot chocolate packets, sugar, etc.
    • Refrigerated food staples - milk, lunch meat, cheese slices, coffee creamer, etc. *For these items, please contact Paula McDonald in the church office to verify need prior to your purchase.
    • Paper products - paper plates, plastic cutlery, napkins, cups
    • Drop off items by Sunday, December 2 in the church office or at the Next Steps area at worship
    • Make a monetary donation to First Church for our missions fund for Family Promise. Funds are used to support our host week.

Thank you for your support of families in transition as we live out our mission to Love God, Love People, and Change the World one family at a time!

If you have any questions, please call the church office at 321.723.6761 and ask for Paula or e-mail us at