Inside This Edition
Fellowship House has exciting news about our future!
Read how our after-school program made a difference in the children eyes.
A letter of appreciation from a parent in our Parent’s Program.
Dear Loyal Fellowship House Supporters,
Fellowship House and UrbanPromise Ministries are excited to announce that these two long-standing, mission-driven organizations, have come to an agreement in principle, that UrbanPromise will continue the Christian mission of Fellowship House in South Camden. As part of this agreement, Fellowship House's facilities will be transferred to UrbanPromise, and UrbanPromise will continue to serve the children and families of the neighborhood in much the same way as Fellowship House has done these past 52 years. We are hopeful to complete the transition by mid-May 2018 and look forward to announcing more details and events at that time Please stay tuned for more information coming soon about Camp Peace at Fellowship House this summer – it’s right around the corner!
In Their Words
By Lisa McKinney, Program Director
This After School Program Year at Fellowship House definitely ended on a high note! On the last day everyone enjoyed a delicious barbecue, Mr.Softie ice cream (what could be better), and we spent time thanking each of our amazing volunteers. It was a successful year- a year that children grew academically, grew as young leaders, and grew in God. 100% of the children said they love coming to Fellowship House and want to return. Why do they want to return? Well, in the words of the children…
“I loved coming here because people are kind to each other.”
“…people help you with any of your problems.”
“…people in charge care for you.”
“…they help us get to the next level where we need to be at.”
“No reason to be scared, they protect us here, and don’t let anyone hurt us.”
By Shannon Johnson, Parent
Dear Fellowship House,
I appreciate everything you guys have done for me and my family. I think back on all the times Mrs Doreenasked or texted me about attending a parent meet, and I thought to myself like I can't attend with my schedule. I am a single mother and I work two jobs so it's not possible. So last year I received the message like always and it was laid on my spirit to come and experience what parent meet was all about. After the first meeting I attended I never missed another one, it touched me and I made good connections and I watched Mrs Doreen eager to help these families anyway possible and not looking for nothing in return that's a gift and a purpose and she's walking in hers. It's great feeling knowing somebody cares still. This organization has help me by connecting me to someone that connected to job that I'm able to give back as well. They have poured in my family and even though my daughter has graduated out of Camp Peace I will not be going anywhere. I truly thank everyone that has played a part in this organizationbecause it has help me through a lot and I wish It was more I could do but I will pour into others. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Summer should be two things for children: fun and enriching. And that’s exactly what the Fellowship House 2017 Summer Program was! Over 60 children came to enjoy sports, art, Bible, Science, trips, good meals, and so much more! Children attended because they want a safe place to have fun, but what many of them don’t realize is that they are also learning every day- learning about God, learning about the arts and sciences, learning about teamwork and character through the sports, learning how to read, and learning new skills. The children undoubtedly enjoyed their summer, but they will also are ready and confident going in to the new school year!
See more Summer Camp pictures at: www.facebook.com/fellowshiphousecamden