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 familypromise@fumcwp.org 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 victoriav@fumcwp.org.

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