Go therefore and make disciples of all nations

Matthew 28:19

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

outreach opportunities

 1 Child + 1 Shoebox Gift = Eternal Impact
How can ONE simple shoebox gift change a life for all eternity?  Operation Christmas Child trains ministry partners who know their culture best to host outreach events for children in their local areas. Ministry partners share the Good News of Jesus Christ in a child-friendly way and then surprise the children with shoeboxes as tangible expressions of God's love. Many shoebox recipients go on to participate in The Greatest Journey, a 12-lesson discipleship program that teaches children what it means to follow Jesus in their daily life and share Him with their friends and families. Entire communities have been transformed because of one prayerfully packed shoebox gift!

In 2023 we are packing 300 Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes for ages 10-14 (boy and girl).    In September we are focusing on toys such as: tennis balls, hacky sack, etch-a-sketch, kaleidoscope, baseball & mitt, yo-yo, small frisbee, small kite, toy cars, truck or boat, soccer ball with manual air pump.  A detailed list of items appropriate for a shoebox is on the Action Table.   
Set-up will occur October 24, 25, 26, and 27 from 10:00 – 2:00 in Fellowship Hall.   We will be packing the shoeboxes on Sunday, October 29th following the second service.  

CARE BOXES for our College Students and Active Military Members.  In September donations will be collected for our college students and active military members.  The students like gum, instant soup, instant coffee, instant hot chocolate, single serve macaroni & cheese, microwave popcorn, snack packs of jello & pudding, candy, ramen noodles, nuts, markers, USB flash drives, mechanical pencils, post-it notes, pens.      
Our military members care boxes can contain comfort and hygiene products such as sunblock, lip balm, snacks, nuts, cookies, beef jerky, trail mix, non-melting candy, drink mixes in single-serving packs, devotional materials.   (Please no liquids, aerosols or pressurized products).   All addresses must be received in the church office by Friday, September 15th to receive a Fall season care box.   Packing care boxes will occur following the second service on Sunday, October 1 in fellowship hall.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR WCFB “OPERATION GRAB & GO” FOOD DISTRIBUTION:   On Monday, October 9th approximately 20 volunteers will be needed to load items in cars.  Four volunteers are needed to direct traffic.      Food loaders are asked to arrive by 3:30 pm. Parking attendants are needed by 2 p.m. as many of the clients arrive very early.  A sign-up sheet is on the Action Table if you would like to volunteer as a food loader or parking attendant.    This is an outdoor event in our parking lot, rain or shine, so come dressed appropriately for the weather.   We are usually finished by 5 p.m.

LOAVES AND FISHES EMERGENCY FOOD PANTRY:   Faith Church supports the Loaves and Fishes Emergency Food Pantry by donations of non-perishable food donations.  The emergency food pantry is housed at the Newlonsburg Presbyterian Church in Murrysville.  Loaves and Fishes provides a three-day supply of food to those who need it on an emergency basis.  A collection bin is located in Faith church’s Gathering Area for your donations of:  canned tuna fish, canned vegetables, canned soup, cereal, pasta, jars of spaghetti sauce, macaroni & cheese box mixes.

OFFER THE GIFT OF SIGHT:  A Lions International collection box is located in the Gathering Area for your used glasses, including sunglasses and reading glasses.

Fellowship and service continues.  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 activities for the shoeboxes.                                                        
“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

Operation fresh express 

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 college students and active military members.

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.

Sock Collection

Faith Church collects and donates new, warm, heavy crew socks for the homeless and less fortunate in the surrounding communities.

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.