First United Methodist Church

Service Times

9am Contemporary | 11am Traditional

Congregational Shelter Program

The Family Promise Congregational Shelter Program offers temporary housing for families transitioning out of homelessness. Families in the program stay for one week at a time in area churches while they secure permanent homes. Family Promise re-started the shelter program in July 2022, after COVID closed the program for more than 2 years. We are excited to announce that we are hosting families on our Winter Park campus throughout 2023. Specific sign-ups will be available prior to each date.

2024 Host Weeks:

  • January 21-28
  • April 21-28
  • July 28-August 4
  • November 3-10

Next Host Week: July 28-August 4

Sign up for hosting, meals, set-up and take-down:

Sign up to provide pantry items:

Training Sessions

If you are providing a meal or pantry items, we recommend that you complete the on-demand, Family Promise 101 Volunteer Training.

All hosts, please complete both on-demand Family Promise 101 Volunteer Training and Family Promise 102 Volunteer Training.

On-Demand Training (101 & 102)

At the link below, you will create an account to log in to record your progress and quiz score.  Please send an email to to notify us that you have completed on-demand training.

Background Checks

All those serving as hosts with the Family Promise Rotational Shelter Program will be required to complete a background check. To complete a background check, please email Victoria at

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Kayla & kids