For the first 12 years of operation, our network of 50 lead and support congregations provided the essential infrastructure of our Shelter Program, offering overnight accommodations, homemade meals, and critical volunteers for companionship and overnight supervision. With the opening of our permanent shelter in 2022 in our Natick Day Center, congregational volunteers now come on-site to provide essential support. This network includes the following congregations:

Lead Congregations

Our Lead Congregations fulfill key support roles for our shelter 3-4 weeks per year, including meal prep, food shopping, and dinner hosting. They also participate in our annual community-wide events and host FPM speaking engagements in their congregations.

  • Christ Lutheran Church, Natick
  • Community United Methodist Church, Wayland
  • Congregation Or Atid, Wayland
  • The Dover Church
  • Federated Church of Ashland
  • First Church Natick, UCC
  • First Parish in Framingham UU
  • Lutheran Church, Framingham
  • Peace Lutheran Church, Wayland
  • Pilgrim Church, Sherborn
  • St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Framingham
  • St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Natick
  • Temple Shir Tikva, Wayland
  • UU Area Church, Sherborn
  • Unitarian Universalists of Wellesley
  • Wellesley Hills Congregational Church
  • Wellesley Village Church

Support Congregations

Our Support Congregations provide volunteers to support their assigned Lead Congregation's host weeks. They also participate in events and display informational material about FPM in their congregations.

  • Congregational Church of Needham
  • The Eliot Church of Natick
  • First Baptist Church, Framingham
  • The First Parish in Wayland
  • Fisk Memorial United Methodist Church, Natick
  • The Good Shepherd Parish, Wayland
  • Islamic Center of Boston, Wayland
  • St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Wellesley
  • St. Cecilia Parish, Ashland
  • St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Holliston
  • St. Theresa of Lisieux Church, Sherborn
  • Sha'arei Shalom, Ashland
  • Temple Beth Elohim, Wellesley
  • Temple Beth Torah, Holliston
  • The United Church of Christ in Medfield

Outreach Partners

Our Outreach Partners help promote our community events to their community, display informational materials in their congregations, and volunteer in our shelter on an individual basis.

  • Carter Memorial United Methodist Church, Needham
  • Common Street Spiritual Center, Natick
  • Congregation Beth El, Sudbury
  • First Baptist Church, Needham
  • First Congregational Church, Holliston
  • First Parish UU, Medfield
  • First United Methodist Church, Framingham
  • High Rock MetroWest, Needham
  • Memorial Congregational Church, Sudbury
  • Milestone Church, Natick
  • Most Precious Blood Parish, Dover
  • Newton Highlands Congregational Church
  • Presbyterian Church in Sudbury
  • St. Bridget Parish, Framingham
  • St. John Lutheran Church, Sudbury
  • St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Southborough
  • Temple Beth Shalom, Needham
  • Wesley United Methodist Church, Framingham

Our interfaith network encompasses fifty houses of worship (churches, temples, and a mosque) that form the foundation of our shelter program. One cannot overestimate the significance of this interfaith cooperation. Partnerships such as these not only make a difference in the lives of the families we serve, but stand as a witness to the wider community of what power there is when diverse faiths unite in their shared vision of serving those in need.”

Judy Mongiardo
Former Network Coordinator
and FPM Co-founder