Family Promise is a hands-on outreach program that provides transitional living for homeless families with children. Each church hosts the Family Promise families a week at a time, providing a warm bed, delicious meals, and good and loving company. Emmanuel joined the Family Promise of Bristol program in August 2012, and this has given us a chance to create a new ministry for our church family. While we are helping our guest families, we are also gaining so much from them and from the Family Promise program: invaluable lessons for our children, opportunities for ministry for the whole congregation, a chance to walk the path set out by Jesus’s teachings, an opportunity to focus on our church’s mission, and a positive way to pull people together through a meaningful outreach program. If you are interested in volunteering for Emmanuel’s Family Promise program, please contact the Parish Office (276-669-9488).