Faith United Methodist Church of Orland Park
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Pastoral Emergency Fund
Objective: Provide monetary assistance to our neighbors in need.
Background: Faith currently has a designated fund that provides bill assistance and gift cards to our neighbors who express need. Foreseeing the economic repercussions for our neighbors who receive hourly wages and are unable to work for two weeks, we are anticipating a significant increase in assistance requests. By donating to the Pastoral Emergency Fund your resources will be used by Faith’s pastors to assist with bill payments and gift card assistance.
How to help:
You can donate to the Pastoral Emergency Fund by mailing a check to
Faith United Methodist Church
15101 S. 80th Ave.
Orland Park, IL 60462
Please make checks payable to Faith United Methodist Church. In the memo line of the check write Pastoral Emergency Fund for your donation to be used towards bill assistance. Or, in the memo line of the check write Pastoral Emergency Fund- Gift Cards if you would like for your donation to be used to purchase gift cards for assistance.
How to Help:
You can also donate to the Pastoral Emergency Fund through Online Giving. Online Giving is an easy and convenient way to donate to the Pastoral Emergency Fund. CLICK HERE or click on the "Give Now"
button at the top of any page of the website. When entering a "One Time" donations, simply enters your email address, name, address, payment method, payment amount then submits a donation.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Pastor Caitlyn at or 815-474-3136 (cell).
The Mission Committee, along with the Pastors, have been trying to think of ways our congregation can serve each other during this health crisis we're facing. One thing we have decided to do is place a large bin outside the church to encourage people to donate nonperishable food for those who need it, and for people to drop by to take food if they need it. The recipients of the food will be on the honor system so please take only what you need. If you drop off food donations and the bin is full, please leave your donation behind the bin. When you drop off items in the bins, please make sure they are latched securely. Thank you again for your generous donations. Someone will come by daily to check to make sure the food is stored in the church until it can fit in the bin.
Thank you to everyone who filled the micro-pantry bin over the past week. The 1 collection bin has multiplied into 5 bins! To see pictures, check out
Faith's Facebook page. We are finding new outlets to share the news of our micro-pantry so please continue to help us stock the pantry and spread the word.
Contact: Genie Lang (email@example.com)
A heads up - more and more of neighbors are utilizing Faith's Micro-Pantry. Our Micro-Pantry is composed of large plastic bins in front of our main doors. Currently, we are low on the following: breakfast foods (breakfast bars, cereal, oatmeal, etc.) Please pick up some extra items to share with our neighbors when you're at the grocery store. .
Objective: To facilitate contact with other friends & family of Faith UMC and support one another while worship services and programming are suspended.
Responsibilities: Call (or send a card). Specific names (3-10) will be assigned. Contact at least 1x a week.
Contact: Sandy Ward @ to volunteer for this easy but vital ministry to help us feel connected.
April 3, 2020
We have a team of 23 callers (and growing), whose mission is to reach out to friends and family of Faith UMC and offer support while worship services and programs are suspended.
Out of food? Need medicine? Stockpile of TP (toilet paper) exhausted? Down to less than 20 rolls? Who ya gonna call? GROCERY GOPHERS! Phone or text your requirement to the gopher coordinator, Dale Carver @ firstname.lastname@example.org. He’ll put you in touch with one of our volunteers. Details for each delivery are worked out on a call-by-call basis.
March 27, 2020
We have a team of 5 "gophers" and the deliveries have begun.
Some of us do not have a techie person at home. So, Faith is forming a Techie Team to help you watch our devotions and worship services. Note: they are not computer experts. They are friendly volunteers wanting to help.
If you need assistance (or would like to join the Techie Team,) contact Linda Bitzer
in the church office (email@example.com, 708-444-8560).