Beginning this month of September, a monthly Family Promise of Missoula newsletter is available to all member congregations for printing in weekly/monthly bulletins, on websites or through other distribution methods within each congregation. It is also available here. Thank you, Mike O’Lear, for editing, publishing and distributing.
The Board of Directors elected new officers at their September meeting. They are Bill Nelson (First Lutheran), President; (Sister) Mary Jo Quinn (Blessed Trinity Catholic Community), Vice-president; David Tooke (St. Anthony Catholic Parish), Secretary; and Sue Englert (St. Francis Xavier Parish), Treasurer.
Picnic: All coordinators, volunteers and church leaders/pastors are invited to the Volunteer Appreciation picnic, September 11, 5:30 pm, Blessed Trinity Catholic Church, 1475 Eaton. Please call Carole Meyers at Family Promise, 529-4671, to let her know how many from your congregation will be attending.
Family Promise of Missoula brings the faith community together to help families regain their housing, their independence, and their dignity. Family Promise is a partnership of religious congregations within our Missoula community helping families who are facing homelessness. Participation in this network offers an opportunity for volunteers of all faiths to reduce homelessness and transform lives.
Pick up any thesaurus and you’ll find hundreds of synonyms for the word “home.” Terms range from the most obvious—abode, dwelling, and residence—to the protective—shelter, refuge, and haven. More emotional and perceptual descriptions include roots, serenity, nesting, hospitable, relaxing, and anchor. The imagery for home is vast and complex, and usually involves more than a physical structure, with most of us associating the word with memories of family, feelings, experiences, and pivotal life events.
The mission of Family Promise of Missoula is to help families impacted by homelessness rebuild their lives through the compassion and dedication of hundreds of volunteers in the Missoula community. With this support, “home” is provided for families in need so they can move to stability and self-reliance in their efforts on their destination home.
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