Family Promise Open House – Friday, October 25th – 3:30 – 7:30 pm

FAMILY PROMISE OPEN HOUSE and YOU’RE INVITED!
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25TH ~ 3:30 TO 7:30 PM
DAY CENTER, 543 AJ ALLEN CIRCLE IN WALES

 

Family Promise’s Fifth Birthday!

In early November 2014, Family Promise of Waukesha County opened its doors to our first guest family.  We have been operating 24/7 ever since that cold November morning and our fifth birthday is fast approaching!  By the time November rolls around, we’ll have taken in over 100 local homeless families with children.  Fifty families will have been placed in their own fully furnished apartment and more than ninety percent of our placed families will have been able to keep their homes.  This great success is due to our incredible volunteers, donors, and employees who have contributed thousands upon thousands of meals, hours, and donations of cash, supplies and furniture.

Anyone interested in celebrating with us or wanting to learn more about the program is welcome to stop by.  There will be tasty refreshments, lively conversation and several information stations summarizing where we’ve been, how we got there and where we’re going.

Sips & Talks – Wednesday, September 25th – 10:00 am

The Sips and Talks group will begin meeting again the fourth Wednesday of every month at Milwaukee Street Traders in Delafield at 10:00 a.m.

September 25th – No book discussion; just come to visit.
October 23rd – Discussion of the Summer book “The Pull of the Moon” by Elizabeth Berg.
November 27th – No book discussion; just come to visit.
December 25th – Christmas!  We will meet on the 23rd instead, same time. Discussion of a book – TBD

Little Dresses – Fall Sessions start September 18th – 12:00 – 4:00 pm

Our Little Dresses group has enjoyed six productive years of sewing for the national Little Dresses for Africa organization, Open Arms Orphanage in South Africa and Guatemala Service Projects Inc.  We’ve made over 400 dresses, 50 pajamas, 50 totes, 50 backpacks, headscarves and fleece hats and other items.

Join us to sew, cut, press and enjoy fellowship at our meetings the third Wednesday of the month on Sept.18, Oct.16, Nov. 20 and Dec.18 from 12-4 in our conference room.  Come help us put smiles on little girls’ faces!   Sewing skills are not necessary.

Sips & Talks – Summer book – “The Pull of the Moon” by Elizabeth Berg

Our group meets the fourth Wednesday morning of every month at the coffee shop in Delafield,  Milwaukee Street Traders @ 10:00 a.m.

Our first meeting will be Wednesday, January 23rd.  The book that we selected to read is:  “The Story of Arthur Truluv” by Elizabeth Berg.  You can purchase the books at:  Books and Company for 15% discount if you tell them you are from Delafield Presbyterian Church book club.

We will be trying something different this year.  One month we will read a book and discuss it. The next month we will just visit – no reading necessary.

Mark your calendars for these upcoming dates:

January 23rd – Discussion of “The Story of Arthur Truluv” by Elizabeth Berg
February 27th – No book discussion; just come to visit.
March 27th – Discussion of “Edgar and Lucy” by Victor Lodato
April 24th – No book discussion; just come to visit.
May 22nd – “Love and Ruin” by Paula McLain
June, July, August – Break for Summer!
Summer book – “The Pull of the Moon” by Elizabeth Berg
September 25th – No book discussion; just come to visit.
October 23rd – Discussion of the Summer book.
November 27th – No book discussion; just come to visit.
December 25th – Christmas!  We will meet on the 23rd instead, same time. Discussion of a book – TBD

Suicide Prevention Training – Sunday, June 2nd at 2:30 pm

Learn to recognize the risk factors and warning signs associated with suicidal thoughts and how to offer hope and help with QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) Gatekeeper Training.

We will host QPR training on Sunday, June 2nd at 2:30 pm. It is available to parents, friends and teachers, anyone who wants to know more about keeping the ones they care about from dying by suicide.

QPR Training is led by a Certified QPR Gatekeeper Trainer and is not recommended for someone who has recently lost a loved one to suicide.

Undie Sunday FUN-raiser – Month of May

The deacons are sponsoring the second annual UNDIE SUNDAY FUN-raiser, by asking you to provide unopened packages of underwear for those in need in Waukesha County through THE HOPE CENTER.

 

The drive will begin on May 5 and continue through May 26.

MEN’S DAY – Boxer’s or briefs? All sizes are needed! BRING TO CHURCH ON MAY 5!

WOMEN’S DAY – All sizes needed – briefs only, no bikini’s or smaller. BRING TO CHURCH ON MAY 12!

SUNDAY SCHOOLERS AND YOUTH – shop with your parents or grandparents and pick out your favorites to give to other kids…Spongebob; Super Heroes; Disney Princesses; pretty colors or plain white and BRING TO CHURCH ON MAY 19 and May 26!

You may bring unopened packages of all underwear on any of the Sunday’s and place in the special bin in the Deacon’s Corner in the Fellowship Hall beginning May 1.

Thanks for your participation!
DPC Deacons