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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


    Perspectives: Meet the Deacons

    Meet the Deacons: Rev. Amy Beth Jones

    August 21, 2019 / By Rev. Amy Beth Jones

    I work for Family Promise, a national non-profit agency that serves families experiencing homelessness. At Family Promise, our mission is to help homeless and low-income families achieve sustainable independence through a community-based response. Family Promise is best known for the emergency shelter program that rotates through houses of worship the community, but we are so much more than an emergency shelter program. We provide prevention and stabilization services to families because we believe a child's future begins at home!

    There are over 200 Family Promise affiliates in 43 states. I work in the national Family Promise office with over 1,500 wonderful volunteers in Union County, NJ. I love the way Family Promise matches a congregation's largest assets (their space and people) with the needs of their neighbors in a way that builds stronger communities.

    Click here to watch a video about Family Promise.

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    With more than 134,000 members, the Upper New York Annual (Regional) Conference of The United Methodist Church comprises 865 local churches and 85 new faith communities in 12 districts, covering 48,000 square miles in 49 of the 62 counties in New York state. Our mission is to “live the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to be God’s love with our neighbors in all places."