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

Due to scheduling conflicts our next UMCOR Hygiene Kit packing party will be on Sunday, May 29th following the second service. 

 TOYS are needed.  For the next couple of months we  will be focusing on toys to pack in the shoeboxes.  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 shoeboxes in October at our packing party.  Check out toys on www.Amazon.com (search for Operation Christmas Child toys) where you’ll find mini containers of Play Dough, mini frisbees, jacks, balls, etc.   A child receives only one Operation Christmas Child shoebox in their lifetime.  May a child feel Jesus’ love in our shoeboxes.

Get Well and Encouragement cards are available in the gathering area to send to Kathi Johnston.  

Are you looking for Fellowship and Service?  Consider joining the 9 am group that meets in Fellowship Hall.  We have refreshments and many in this group work on projects for the Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes.  Come learn how to make a jump rope out of a t-shirt or a doll out of pipe cleaners, yarn and beads.  Instructions will be provided.

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.