Our next week to host is coming up April 7-15, 2019. There is now a sign-up sheet in the Narthex. If you have any questions please call the church office

IHN is a national organization that provides housing and support programs for homeless families. While searching for permanent housing, families stay in participating churches for a week at a time.

PPPC hosts families from IHN four to five times a year. Host churches have opportunities to minister to the families in a variety of ways and often times those doing the serving (us) find themselves being blessed in return.

There are several ways in which to become involved with IHN.

COOKS: An evening meal needs to be cooked each night the families are with us. Each cook is notified ahead of time as to the number of families staying that week and if there are any dietary restrictions. Meals can be homemade, store bought or delivered in. **Update – Just one more dinner needed **

HOSTS: Hosts are those who come and spend time with the families in the evening to make them feel welcome. Some hosts may help kids with homework and play with the children to give the parent(s) a break.

OVERNIGHTERS:
Each night two people from PPPC are needed to stay overnight. This is for safely as well as hospitality reasons. This is not a hard job. Overnighters typically sleep on cots in one of the Sunday school rooms downstairs that has its own bathroom. Those who stay overnight come around 9 pm and leave early the next morning. **Update – Still our greatest need **

ITEM DONATIONS: Individually wrapped snacks and small single serve cereal boxes can be dropped of in the basket in the Narthex. The families are provided a simple continental breakfast each morning as well as items for them to pack their own lunch for school and work.

ADDITIONAL NEEDS: In addition to these ministries, we need people to do laundry once the families have left. That involves taking a pillow case full of dirty sheets home to wash; returning them clean and folded.