Missions at Faith UMC
Faith supports many active, hands-on mission, projects bringing help and hope to people in the local community, around the nation and throughout the world, while encouraging the spiritual growth of members of the congregation. We support 6 local food pantries/ shelters, including FISH, OASIS, the Salvation Army shelters, Sts. Joachim and Anne and the
Women’s Crisis Center with monthly collections of food and personal care items and encourage member to volunteer at these organizations, which many do. We make kits that are sent around the world to help others in times of disaster during the multi-denominational Festival of Sharing. We host an annual cookie walk for mission projects on the first Saturday in December. Our youth and adults take part in an annual summer mission trip, bringing help to those in need. We also send teams out into the community to volunteer during mission blitzes once a year.
We are striving to get our congregation more involved, on a personal level, with the homeless in our community. We are part of the St. Charles Ministerial Alliance, a team of churches housing and serving meals to homeless people in the community and will help support a new heating/ cooling emergency shelter in St. Charles. Faith is also taking part in an effort to establish a branch of the Interfaith Hospitality Network called Family Promise in St. Charles County. We are hoping to partner with more than 12 other churches to host homeless families in our churches on a rotating basis as we join with community groups to help them find permanent housing. By taking part in projects such as these, we hope to be the hands and feet of our Savior, Jesus Christ. If your church is interested, contact Edith Grabbe: firstname.lastname@example.org
Help for the Homeless
Volunteer to Help with St. Charles Cares: partner with people to help with transportation, tutoring, baby sitting, finding jobs, filing paper work, etc. Contact Edith Grabbe: email@example.com
Kits for the Homeless
Homeless kits are now available in the lobby to take and keep in your
car. When you meet someone in need you can hand them one and give them
a blessing. Kits contain food, personal care items, notes of
encouragement and lists of local agencies where the they can get help.
Take one and give someone in need hope!
Church Wide Reverse Yard Sale
July 26th for vouchers from local charities only (2 bags/free), July
27th open for the public $3/bag. Leftovers given to local charities.
Clean your closets! Items can be donated starting July 21st. Especially
needed are baby items, children's clothes/ toys, and men's clothes!
Categories of items:
Women’s clothes/ jewelry
Household/ kitchen/ linen items
Baby items (up to 3T clothes)
Girls/ boys clothes (4T- 16) and toys/ games
Books/CD’s/ videos/ DVD’s
Furniture/ large items
Click here for details on Festival of Sharing