IHN Hosting for the Homeless

Sunday, February 10, 2019 - 12:00pm to Sunday, February 17, 2019 - 8:00am

Sunday, February 10, 2019 - 8:00am to Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 8:00am

During the week of February 10th, we will join with the members of Wyoming Presbyterian of Millburn in hosting up to 4 homeless Interfaith Hospitality Network parents and their children here at St Georges.
Volunteers are needed to serve as meal preparers, greeter/servers, evening host and overnight host. Two volunteers are needed for each nightly task. Please check the IHN chart in Parish Hall during coffee hour or contact Glen Hoffs gahoffs@gmail.com or Amy Cox-Martins amycoxmartins@yahoo.com  for additional information 

Ministry of the Month features IHN

Since 1988, when St. George’s Church became a charter member of the Interfaith Hospitality Network of Essex County (IHN), we have participated in their shelter program.

IHN is dedicated to providing shelter, direct services and housing assistance to homeless families. The shelter program provides emergency shelter and meals 365 days a year through a network of twenty-five churches and synagogues throughout our area.

Three to five families (up to 14 people) stay at a different house of worship each week, where volunteers express hospitality by providing a safe and comfortable temporary home for families. While they’re in the shelter network, IHN works with moms and dads on a plan that addresses the issues that led to their homelessness. Goals are set, and parents are guided to take the steps necessary to find a home and become self-sufficient. More information can be found at www.ihnessexnj.org.