Outreach

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.

current outreach opportunities

MAY: Outdoor toys such as balls, small Frisbees, and jump ropes for OCC Shoeboxes
JUNE: hairbrushes, combs, bows, headbands, hair clips, etc for OCC Shoeboxes
JUNE/JULY/AUGUST: Tabitha Circle is collecting the following items for the Blackburn Center:
New kitchen items like dish drying racks, plastic pitchers, pots and sauce pans, small appliances, 2.5 gallon size Ziploc bags,
gift cards to Giant Eagle, Walmart, Shop n Save, and Target

Operation Fresh Express

Through the Westmoreland County Food Bank, Faith Church sponsors Operation Fresh Express 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.

SERRV

SERRV is a nonprofit, fair trade organization dedicated to lifting disadvantaged artisans, farmers and their families out of poverty. Faith Church is an outlet for these artisans or farmers to sell their wares. By purchasing a special fair trade item the lives of artisans and farmers worldwide are improved.

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.

Blackburn Center

The Blackburn Center provides temporary emergency shelter to victims of domestic violence and their children. The shelter provides a safe, comfortable where a victim can plan for their future. Faith Church participates by donating monetary funds, as well as, new kitchen, bathroom, bedroom and miscellaneous items.

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.
  • Hosting a Hospitality Table at the monthly food distribution. Cookies/cupcakes and a drink are provided to the waiting clients.
  • 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.