Opportunities to Volunteer

Family Promise Volunteer Training

Tuesday, June 12, 2018, 6:00 pm, Stroudsburg United Methodist Church (547 Main St., Stroudsburg, PA) — Family Promise will be having their volunteer training.  The training is for any volunteer who has not been recently trained or wants a refresher training.  It would also be a great networking experience for everyone.  Park in the back parking lot and go through the glass doors, there will be signs directing you to the meeting room.  If you will be attending, please RSVP to Sabrina Pacifici, MS, Program Manager, Family Promise of Monroe County, 570-420-8589 or acmanage@ptd.net.

If you are not familiar with Family Promise, this non-profit organization helps homeless and at-risk children and their families achieve sustainable independence through safe shelter and services by a collaborative network of community organizations.  For more than 10 years, UUFP has been committed to being a “support church.”  While we do not house families at UUFP, we provide members and friends on a rotating basis to go to a home church in the area and cook and serve the families a meal, stay with them for the evening and overnight if possible. If you would like more information about how you can help, please attend the training.  You can also speak to Barbara Harteis or contact her at barbee_h51@yahoo.com.  You can also check out the Family Promise website at FamilyPromisePA.org.

Have an Idea for a Program or Discussion?

The Program Committee is always looking for members and friends to present programs or lead Discussion Sundays throughout the year.  If you are interested, please contact the new Program Committee chairs, Ken LeSure (ken.lesure@gmail.com) and David Learn (learndavid@gmail.com).

Lend a Hand

Let’s all lend a hand and help make our fellowship more WELCOMING by keeping it clean and tidy. Our new place is too big for only a few people to do everything. Even non-members are encouraged to help.

Please sign up for one or more months on the cleaning chart posted on the fridge. Check on your area once a week. Supplies are kept in the downstairs closet by the stairs. Thank you. 

Volunteers Needed for the Community Meal

This is a great way for UUFP to reach out and help the Stroudsburg Community to which we belong.  Please see the details below:

What started out as the “soup kitchen,” is now often called the “community meal.”  It is not just soup but a full meal is prepared and served to anyone who comes.  This was started at the Stroudsburg United Methodist Church at least 25 years ago.  A schedule is drawn up and various groups sign up for a Sunday of their choosing. A “group” is usually about 5 people.  Someone in the group will coordinate the meal:  decide what will be prepared, arrange for the food and volunteers. Most groups bring their own food.

Volunteers arrive around 2:00 pm on Sundays and begin their prep. Doors open at 4:00 pm. The number of people is served is about 50-60. The participants are usually very appreciative and really depend on this meal.

Please contact Barbara Harteis at Barbee_h51@yahoo.com if you would like to volunteer and plan a meal.