Family Promise Walk-In Shelter
On Monday, January 14th, Mission Committee members Barbara Treacy and Mary Hadrava prepared and served dinner for families participating in the Bergen County Family Promise and being hosted for the week at the Lyndhurst Presbyterian Church. The families spend the night at the Church, work/school during the day and return each evening for a meal provided by local Churches and service groups. This is temporary until permanent housing can be obtained. We had 2 families on the 14th, a mother and her 3 daughters and a couple and their 11-month son. The meal was sliced steak, twice-baked potatoes, broccoli, salad and Brownies for dessert. We enjoyed a fun evening visiting with the families especially the Children!
The Mission Committee is beginning to prepare for our participation in serving dinner at the Family Promise walk-
in shelter in Hackensack on Monday, February 25th. Because we have a day at the end of the month, and also due to colder weather, the attendance for dinner at the shelter will increase. Therefore, our committee will need to provide
additional casseroles. We will be asking for up to 5 cooks to prepare our main dish of ground beef, macaroni and
vegetables. The committee will supply the required 2 pounds of meat, box of pasta, two casserole pans, and recipe.
Carol Geragotelis will be in Parish House after service on Sunday February 17th to give out casserole ingredients.
Casseroles would be returned, defrosted, on Sunday, February 24th. Carol, Diane, and
Kathy will be available after service each Sunday to answer any questions you may have
and hopefully you will able to assist us. Thank you.