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
Adopt a St. Charles family for Christmas
Faith is partnering with the St. Charles school system to help families
in need this Christmas. If your family, small group, or Sunday school
class is interested in adopting a family, contact Edith Grabbe at
Bring Christmas cheer to those who have to work on Christmas! Plates of
cookies will be available to take home with you on Sunday December 23rd.
Stop by stores, nursing homes, hospitals, firehouses, etc. and hand out
these cookies on Christmas Eve (Monday night) or Christmas Day (Tuesday)
to those at work. Labels will be attached to the cookie plates, sending
a Christmas message from Faith.
Click here for details on Festival of Sharing