Family Promise/Interfaith Hospitality Network.
Castleton UMC along with 35 other congregations in the Greater Indianapolis area are partners in this organization which responds to the crisis of children and their families who are homeless. Castleton UMC hosts families in our ministries center 4 weeks per year. There are many volunteer opportunities available during those weeks. These include donating supplies, providing meals, spending the evening eating dinner and playing games with our guests, spending the night and driving the guests to and from the day center in the IHN van. MaryAnn Schubert and Brenda Myers serve as leaders for this mission. MaryAnn also serves on the board for Family Promise.
There are also fundraising opportunities for Family Promise in which our church actively participates. Every May Family Promise does Walking for Dreams. This year Castleton had 14 walkers and raised about $1,500. In July we do the Book Nook during the fish fry. Half of all money earned is donated to IHN. On September 29 Family Promise will be having its annual Home Sweet Home event. This is a dinner, silent auction and dessert auction.
Family Promise Weeks for 2019 are:
January 13 – 19
April 21 – Easter
August 11 – 17
November 3 – 9