Varnell UMC is one of 12+ churches comprising Family Promise of Whitfield County – an interfaith hospitality network. Each congregation, including VUMC, provides overnight lodging and meals for one to three families…up to 14 people with at least half being children… for one week every three or four months on a rotating basis. Church members serving as volunteers are the foundation of this network – preparing hot meals, reading to or playing with or tutoring a child, staying overnight with guests – truly making a difference in the lives of struggling families and helping these families regain their independence.
The Book of Isaiah asks that we feed the hungry and shelter the homeless.
The Book of Hebrews suggests that by welcoming strangers we may entertain angels.
As people of faith, what is our responsibility as families face homelessness right here in our area?