Thanking the Congregations of the Network

Looking back on 2022, we’ve been thinking, with gratitude, about all the ways the community supports our programs. And there’s no better example than the religious congregations that make up the Interfaith Hospitality Network, which has been providing emergency shelter to families in need since 1989. Host congregations open their buildings to our families for a month at a time; volunteers from these hosts and helper (or “buddy”) congregations provide meals and transportation to and from our Day Center in Ambler.

Managing all of this activity is no simple task and we are incredibly grateful to the coordinators from each congregation who make it look easy, and to the many volunteers who give their time to ensure that the families in our shelter are supported as they make a housing plan and take steps toward self-sufficiency. Thank you to the congregations that participated in the Interfaith Hospitality Network in 2022:

Ambler Church of the Brethren
Ambler Mennonite Church
Bethlehem Baptist Church
Congregation Beth Or
First Baptist Church of Lansdale
First Presbyterian Church of Ambler
Grace Baptist Church of Blue Bell
Gwynedd Friends Meeting
Jarrettown United Methodist Church
Keystone Fellowship Church
Lansdale United Methodist Church
Or Hadash
Sanctuary United Methodist Church
St. Anthony of Padua Church
St. Paul’s United Church of Christ
St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church
St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church
St. Thomas’ Church, Whitemarsh
Supplee Presbyterian Church
Trinity Episcopal Church
Trinity Lutheran Church
Upper Dublin Lutheran Church
Zion Baptist Church