The General Board of Church and Society (GBCS) challenges United Methodists to work in areas of important social concern and develops resources to inform, motivate, and train United Methodists on issues of social justice in the society. 

2020 CENSUS:


Have you filed your census form? Time is running out. The last day to file is Sept. 30, 2020. If you haven’t filed yet, you can do it online (, by phone (844-330-2020) or by mail. Participation is important because the amount of money the federal government send to our communities to help with road planning, schools, special education programs, teacher grants, school lunches and other programs is based on the number of people living in our community.


Your Church & Society Committee asks that you please participate in the 2020 census. It makes a big difference in the amount of money our communities will get.

Voting is important


Faith UMC's Church & Society Committee asks that you vote. Our democracy depends on our citizen's participation in elections.


You can:

1. Vote at the polls on Nov. 3rd.

2. Vote early starting Sept. 24th through
     Monday, Nov. 2nd.

3. Vote by mail if you have requested an absentee ballot,


It you are signed up to vote by mail, please do so shortly after you receive your ballot. VOTE!

From Church & Society Committee


Please join Church & Society in our effort to reduce the damage to God’s earth by participating in our


BYOC  (bring your own cup) program
during Taste of Faith.


By bringing your own reusable coffee cup, you not only put less in a landfill, add less pollution in our oceans, you also save Faith UMC money on styrofoam cups, and create less trash for pick up. Styrofoam cups will still be available on Sundays if you forget your cup. PLEASE consider bringing your own. IT WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE. IT WILL HELP GOD’S CREATION.


NOTE: There is now a cupboard above the kitchenette designated to store your clean, labeled, reusable cup.

“The Lord took man and put him in the garden of Eden to work it, and take care of it.”

- Genesis 2:15

BYOC, during the Taste of Faith, will resume once we have fully returned to church.

Sleeping Mats for the Homeless

We have enough bags to keep us busy for a while, but need some help from crocheters.

Interested? Contact JoEllen at (708) 301-6189. If you don't croche,t but want to learn, JoEllen will show you how.

Take a Book - Give a Book

Church & Society's Give-a-Book Take-a-Book program is expanding to include books for teens and adults (No violent or sexually explicit books please). If you have appropriate books please donate them. And, as always, we are looking for children’s books. The kids visiting Operation Blessing are keeping the shelves empty.


Books can be left in the box outside room 4.



For more information about SWIFT contact JoEllen Simmons.






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