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Press Release – Concert Fundraiser

For Immediate Release

Family Promise of Central Connecticut, CitySingers of Hartford Presenting Celtic Fire!  performance at Bethany Covenant Church

 NEW BRITAIN, January 9, 2019 — CitySingers of Hartford will celebrate the timelessness of the Celtic soul with a special performance to benefit Family Promise of Central Connecticut taking place March 10, 2019 at Bethany Covenant Church, located in Berlin.

‘’Musical expression of the Celtic people,” explains Suzanne Gates of City Singer of Hartford, “evolved over time from ancient Eastern chant to indigenous melody. It included sacred and devotional music that has its roots in original folksongs –from not only the British Isles, but also from the Celtic region of Galicia (northern Spain), Brittany (western France), Norway and other parts of Europe. These entrancing melodies (as well as reels and jigs!) will be played at the March 10 performance by Celtic musicians known throughout our region for their mastery of Irish harp, wooden flute, fiddle, guitar, mandolin, concertina, bodhrán, double bass, pipe organ and highland pipes. Poetry about the rhythms of Celtic life will further reflect the richness of an enduring culture symbolized by the eternal flame.’

Family Promise of Central Connecticut is a non- profit transitional housing program dedicated to serving homeless families in Connecticut. It fights homelessness one family at a time, by partnering with local congregations to help families with children remain intact and become self-sufficient. Family members are hosted on a temporary, weekly basis, by participating area congregations each evening. They also work on job and life skills, and young people are transported each day to local schools from a Family Promise day center located in New Britain.

Family Promise of Central Connecticut is one of more than 200 plus Family Promise affiliate organizations across the USA. Please visit the Family Promise of Central Connecticut at  https://familypromisecct.org to learn more.

WHEN: Sunday, March 10, 2019 – 4 pm

Bethany Covenant Church
785 Mill Street
Berlin, CT 06037

There will be a Voluntary Offering at the performance to benefit Family Promise of Central Connecticut

 

Contact: Paul Oates   at (860) 839-0689

Click the link below to download the flyer for the concert:

Celtic Fire Concert

Board of Directors Update

On December 19, 2018, FPCCT’s Board of Directors had their final meeting of the year and held officer elections.  Kara Russell has stepped down as our President. For those of you who don’t know, Kara began this journey with a call to Family Promise’s national office, inquiring as to where she could volunteer in Connecticut. When she was informed that there was not an affiliate in our state, it led her to put together a core group of people to get one off the ground. Through her effort, determination, and ability to motivate a large group of people we have now been open for almost two years. We have had ups and downs but with Heather as our Director and her amazing staff, along with hundreds of volunteers, we are in a great place!

Here are the new Officers of our Board of Directors:

Ed Liedke (President)
Leslie Zoll (Vice president)
David McKee (Treasurer)
Nicole Miller (Secretary)

Here is a message from our newly appointed President, Ed Liedke:

“I humbly move into the president’s role and only hope that I can continue the work that Kara started. I look forward to helping FPCCT continue to grow along with the rest of our board and volunteers. Thankfully, Kara will remain on the Board of Directors to continue this important work of helping children and their families find sustainable, affordable housing. I am sure I speak for everyone involved in Family Promise when I say thank you to Kara for starting this journey!”

2018 Family Promise Week

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The week of Sunday, October 21 through Sunday, October 28, has been designated Family Promise Week and will be celebrated nationwide.  Family Promise Week will bring attention to the crisis of family homelessness and the efforts to address it in communities across the country.

We also believe that Family Promise Week is the perfect occasion to increase awareness of the issue of family homelessness.  During the week, we hope that our supporters will give thought to the fact that children and their families make up nearly 35% of all people who are homeless, and that children themselves represent one out of every five homeless people.

In recognition of national Family Promise week, FPCCT is taking the opportunity to “Stock Up for the Winter.” Please download the flyer here: Stocking Up for the Winter. We will also be posting special content on our social media accounts about our volunteers, sponsors, and community partners!

As always, we are thankful to all of our volunteers and supporters!  A volunteer bringing in a lasagna or a youth group playing board games with homeless children is not just local outreach, it is part of a national movement.  Family Promise Week unites our communities in the belief that we can and will end family homelessness.