House of Prayer 14045 Space Center Blvd • Houston, TX 77062 • 281.488.4439
Family Promise of Clear Creek

House of Prayer is partnering with Family Promise of Clear Creek, and we would love your help. 

  • Family Promise is a non-profit organization that helps families with children get back on their feet. 

  • These are families in our area who could really use our support. 

  • We will be helping to support about 4 families quarterly for one week at a time. 


    In a typical hosting week, guests will be dropped off every evening at 6pm and will be picked up at 6am.  Dinner will be served around 6:30pm upstairs in the fellowship room.  Overnight hosts can arrive at 8pm.   Breakfast can be dropped off at Family Promise's Day Center the Sunday we begin our week of hosting.  We may have some breakfast items at House of Prayer based on the needs of our guests. As we approach our hosting week, we will get more details about our guests including dietary restrictions and working schedules.

    There will be a volunteer training opportunity about 2 - 3 weeks prior to our first hosting time.  This is a very important training for anyone who will be interacting with our guests. 

    Thank you to those of you who have signed up for supplies and have already placed them in the Family Promise bin in the narthex.  There is still plenty of time to sign up for supplies either in the narthex or online. 

    The coordinators will begin to schedule volunteers soon.  If there is a specific day or days that you would like to volunteer, please contact Elizabeth Curtice to let her know which day(s) and volunteering opportunities you would like.  

    ***IMPORTANT...

    Our next week to host Family Promise is from Sunday August 12th - Sunday August 19th.  If you are available to volunteer this week, please email Liz Curtice.  There will also be a paper sign-up available in the Narthex starting Sunday July 15th

    If you would like more information about volunteering positions/guidelines or volunteer contact information, please ask and/or follow the same link. More information about Family Promise can be found by going to www.ccfamilypromise.org.

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    FAMILY PROMISE TESTIMONIAL

    Our night as hosts for Family Promise:

    Dallas and I were overnight hosts for the Family Promise ministry on Monday night, May 15th.  Dallas arrived at church early (surprisingly for her, before the families!) because she was also providing the main course for dinner this night as well.  The families did not

    arrive at the church until the 6 pm hour.  For those who aren’t aware, we supported 3 family units this week, 2 Mom’s with 3 children each and a Father with one child.  I arrived at about 7:30 pm to spend the post dinner hours with the families and the night as host with Dallas.  The upstairs of the church

    actually functions amazingly well as a temporary hotel.  Each family had its own private space with beds and we did as well.  Dallas and I spent the night in the same room but there are separate host rooms when the hosts are not from the same family.  The youth room worked great as a gathering place for all the families.  They are

    actually getting to know each other very well as they are spending a lot of time together in the Family Promise program.  I had to remember my video game days with my kids as several of the younger children wanted to play “Mario Party” and others enjoyed the pool table and the air hockey game.  This gave Dallas and I a little time to get to know the families a little better.  Shortly after 9 pm everyone began to head to their rooms and we made sure everything was secured and then went to bed ourselves.  We set an alarm for 5 am which was the agreed

    upon wake up time to get out at around 5:30.  I made coffee for us and the parents and they took along the breakfast bags that Sue Noggle had prepared for them and delivered the night before.  All in all, a very painless and rewarding experience so if you have some internal fears about being a host I hope this lets you know that it is a pretty painless task.  Dallas and I both made it home in time to take showers, take care of the dogs and make it to work on time.

    —— John Meyer