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.

outreach opportunities


PIZZA AND SALAD ON THE PORCH:  PIZZA AND SALAD ON THE PORCH:  The new fellowship group at Faith UMC, Visions & Dreams, is holding their third event of the summer on Tuesday, August 16th, beginning at 5:30 pm.  We will be eating pizza and salad on the porch and utilizing the fire pit  If the weather doesn’t cooperate, we will dine inside.  Bring a lawn chair if you plan to join us around the fire pit for laughter and s’mores.  Consider bringing a cushion or stadium chair for comfortable seating on the porch benches.  As always, name tags will be available to pick up on your way to join the gathering on the porch.  The deadline to sign up is Sunday, August 14th.  This allows Joy and Marcy to know how many pizzas to order, how much salad to prepare, and how much water, ice tea, and soda to provide. This sign-up sheet is on the Action Table in the Gathering Area.  Please direct any questions or desire to assist Joy or Marcy.
 
“DOGS” ON THE PORCH:  Save the Date:  Tuesday, September 27.  Visions & Dreams is holding their fourth event. Join your Faith Family at 5:30 pm for dinner on the porch.  More details to follow.

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD SHOE BOXES:   Imagine the joy on a child’s face when they open their shoebox filled with an amazing assortment of toys.  Our goal this year is to pack 240 quality filled shoeboxes in October at our packing party.  May a child feel Jesus’ love in our shoeboxes.   On Sunday, August 7th, at 9:00 am we will be folding shoeboxes in preparation for our packing party in October.  
 
BLACKBURN CENTER DONATIONS:  During August join the Tabitha Circle in donating items to the Blackburn Center.  This year we are focusing on donating the following items:  kitchen utensils (spatulas, etc.), single-serving juice boxes, pillows,  children’s pajamas- sizes 10-12 &14-16, child-sized utensils, child-sized plates and bowls, comforters and Bed-in-a-Bag sets (twin & full).  Last day to donate is Sunday, August 28,.

MEALS ON WHEELS DESSERTS NEEDED:  :  Faith Church will be providing desserts in August for Delmont’s Meals on Wheels.  48 Regular and 6 Diabetic desserts are needed.  Thank you to everyone who signed up to make desserts.

FELLOWSHIP AND SERVICE:  This group meets every Sunday in fellowship hall at 9 AM for fellowship and the opportunity to work on items to place in our Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes.  If crafts aren’t your thing, that’s okay, come join us for refreshments and fellowship.

SOCKS FOR THE HOMELESS:  It’s never too early to start looking for crew socks for men, women and children.    Watch for sales!   Collecting in October will provide time to get the socks to those in need before the weather turns cold.

PARENTS OF COLLEGE STUDENTS:  Do you have a child attending or commuting to college or a trade school?  If yes, may we have your child’s address so that Faith Church can send a care package?  Students commuting to school will be able to pick up their care package at the church.  

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.