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


The Tabitha Circle will be making cookies for purchase.  The cost is $8.00 a dozen.  They have raspberry shortbread, baklava, lemon meltaway, cranberry & white chocolate chip, peanut butter blossom, thumbprint, or an assortment of the above (bakers choice).  Order by November 27th by using the order form in the Faith newsletter or on the Action Table.  Proceeds go toward mission projects.

Christmas Presents for the ARK Personal Care Home Residents…  Name tags are available in the gathering area.  Please return your new wrapped gift by Sunday, December 11th.  I will be delivering the Christmas presents to the ARK on Monday, December 12th.  Their Christmas party will be either Monday, December 19th or Tuesday, December 20th.  If you would like to donate items for their party, the residents would appreciate that.  Some suggestions are:  8 oz. water bottles, small juice boxes, individually wrapped candy, teddy graham crackers, chips, cheez-its, regular crackers.   If you want to donate homemade cookies, please put 1 cookie into a Ziploc bag.  Please see Joy.

HYGIENE ITEMS are needed for Gateway Rehab located in Mt. Pleasant.  An extreme need has been identified for personal hygiene products for men and women.  Donations of shampoo, conditioner, body wash, deodorant and lotion are needed.  NO AEROSOLS.  A collection bin has been placed in the gathering area for your donations.

Christmas Breakfast Bags If you did not have the opportunity to pick up a reusable bag at church, you may use any reusable shopping bag (please no paper bags).  The shopping list can be found in the Faith newsletter or on the Action Table.    Our goal is to pack 150 bags for the Mother of Sorrows Community Food Pantry but at this time of year many families are registering for the first time at the food pantry to receive help. We want to be sure that no family leaves without a Christmas Breakfast Bag.  Please return your breakfast bag to the church no later than December 4.

In 2023 we will be packing shoeboxes for ages 10-14 (boy and girl).  Be looking for Black Friday sales, clearance items, etc.  Now is a great time to be shopping!  We collect items year round.

OUTREACH AT A GLANCE
NOVEMBER
Order Christmas Cookies (deadline 11/27)
Christmas Breakfast Bags for the food pantry (due by 12/4)
Christmas Presents for the Residents of the ARK Personal Care Home (due 12/11)
Donate personal hygiene items for Gateway Rehab
DECEMBER
Christmas Breakfast Bags for the food pantry (due by 12/4)
Christmas Presents for the Residents of the ARK Personal Care Home (due 12/11)
Pick up Christmas cookies (12/11)
Donate personal hygiene items for Gateway Rehab

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.