Go therefore and make disciples of all nations

Matthew 28:19

Outreach is a vital part of Faith United Methodist Church.
There are many options throughout the year to Share Christ's Love Through Faith.

outreach opportunities

In March we will be collecting laundry detergent for the Mother of Sorrows Community Food Pantry.   In March 168 units of food were packed at the Community Food Pantry.  As of March 13th, we have 171 containers of detergent.  With the reduction in SNAP benefits more and more families are returning to food pantries for assistance in meeting their family's needs.   We’ve exceeded 168 containers of detergent.  However, each additional container of detergent will be a blessing to a client of our Community Food Pantry to receive.  It’s not necessary to buy the largest container of laundry detergent.  Liquid, powder, or pods are acceptable.  Detergent that does not have a scent is also very much appreciated. 
In 2023 we will be packing Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes for ages 10-14 (boy and girl).  Be looking for sales, clearance items, etc.  Now is a great time to be shopping!  We will collect items year-round.    In March we will focus on PERSONAL CARE ITEMS such as:  hairbrush, toothbrush, non-liquid lip balm, reusable plastic containers: cup, water bottle, plate, bowl, blunt-edged utensils, nail clipper and file, blanket, flashlight (solar-powered or hand-crank; if battery operate, include extra batteries of the type needed), stick deodorant, compact mirror (non-breakable).
Join us at 9 am in the fellowship hall for refreshments and fellowship.   If you’re looking for a service project join one of the groups working on items for our Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes.  You could be making bead dolls, folding clothes to fit into a shoebox or removing tags and packaging on items that will be placed in our shoeboxes at our packing party in October.  Or just sit and chat with those working on projects.    Food is great!  Fellowship is awesome!
Donate laundry detergent for Mother of Sorrows Community Food Pantry “”Goal of 168 containers has been reached but each additional container is a blessing) (due 4/4)
Donate personal care items for Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes (ages 10-14)

Donate toys for Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes (ages 10-14)

Westmoreland County Food Bank Grab & Go ( 5 / 8)
Donate school items for Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes (ages 10-14)

“Christ has no body now but yours. No hands, no feet on earth but yours. Yours are the eyes through which he looks compassion on this world. Yours are the feet with which he walks to do good. Yours are the hands through which he blesses all the world. Yours are the hands, yours are the feet, yours are the eyes, you are his body. Christ has no body on earth but yours.” - Teresa of Avila

Faith is thankful for all the donations for the   UMCOR Hygiene kits for Ukraine refugees. 

Operation Fresh Express

Through the Westmoreland County Food Bank, Faith Church sponsors Operation Fresh Express Grab and Go, where members distribute an average of over 20,000 pounds of perishable food (frozen, dairy products, and fresh produce) directly to needy families.

Meals on Wheels Desserts

Every five months Faith Church members provide desserts for those clients receiving meals through Delmont’s Meals on Wheels.

College Care Boxes

In the fall and spring, members provide items that are packed in care boxes that are given to our students. Receiving encouragement from their church during this time can make a strong, lasting impression on a student, drawing them back to their faith in Jesus and reminding them what matters most.

Souper Bowl of Caring

On Super Bowl Sunday a second offering is taken. This offering is donated to the Mother of Sorrows Community Food Pantry and the Loaves and Fishes Emergency Food Pantry. Donations on Souper Bowl Sunday help to make a difference in the lives of men, women, and children in our community who struggle to survive.

Loaves & Fishes

This food pantry located in the Newlonsburg Presbyterian Church in Murrysville provides a 3 day emergency food supply. Needed items are canned soups, canned vegetables, canned tuna fish, program cereal, pasta, canned spaghetti sauce, macaroni and cheese, paper products, aluminum foil, hygiene products and pet food.

Friends Thrift Shop

Faith Church supports the Friends Thrift Shop in Export by donating gently-used items or clothes. This Thrift Shop accepts clothing, furniture, household goods, and children’s items in order to assist people, families and the communities of Murrysville, Export and Delmont.

Project Happy Feet

Project Happy Feet is a Greensburg District United Methodist Mission that provides shoes to children in low-income families. Faith Church participates in this project by donating a second offering to this program.

Sock Collection

Faith Church collects and donates warm, heavy crew socks for the homeless and less fortunate in Pittsburgh. These socks are donated to the First Food and Friends Program of the First United Methodist Church of Pittsburgh. This program provides a meal, Bible Study, and periodic medical checkups for the homeless and less fortunate of Pittsburgh.

Operation Christmas Child

Faith Church participates in Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child. Samaritan’s Purse is an effective means of reaching hurting people in countries around the world with food, medicine, and other assistance in the name of Jesus Christ. This, in turn, earns the organization a hearing for the Gospel, which is the Good News of eternal life through Jesus Christ. Faith Church helps by packing shoeboxes.

Mother of Sorrows Food Pantry

Faith Church participates by:
  • Providing Christmas Breakfast Bags filled with breakfast items and donated to the food pantry.
  • Donating Laundry Detergent in the Spring so that each family does not need to choose between clean clothes or buying food for their family.
  • Volunteering at the food pantry.