We the people of
Faith United Methodist Church are putting our faith in action by making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world, which is our church’s mission.
ANGEL TREE TIME AGAIN
We should receive names of our children, around October 1st. This year instead of buying gifts, wrapping them and having the families pick them up, all activities will be online. We will be purchasing a gift card, from Angel Tree, for a specific child. The cards will be $44.00 which is the same as 2-$20 something gifts. That price will allow the child to receive a $40.00 gift card and covers shipping. Angel Tree will be doing the shipping. Watch for specific instructions on how to proceed once we have received them.
Current restrictions have made visitations with incarcerated parents and families difficult. Looking forward to being part of this important ministry again this year.
One of our ministry partners, Operation Blessing, will resume their ministry of offering food to hungry neighbors in the southwestern suburbs. Next date to help pack bags of food for a drive-by food pick up TBA.
If you can volunteer, call 773-225-8229. If you are not felling well, please stay home.
Adopt A Child
We will again participate in the Together We Cope Adopt a Child Christmas program. Details will be coming soon.
We hope you will take part in one of these worthwhile programs.
The Missions Committee has many
opportunities for you to help.
PADS (Providing Advocacy, Dignity & Shelter)
Zion Lutheran Church
17100 69th Avenue
This church provides overnight stays to 35 women & children.
We are looking for folks to prepare and serve breakfast on
future dates to be announced!
Sign-up sheet outside room 4.
Contact Lynda Odigie or Genie Lang with questions.
Night Ministry: We will also be looking for volunteers to help cook dinner at church and take the food to Chicago to feed the needy through Night Ministry. We usually feed well over 100 people each time. We have fed as many as 190 in one night. We are postponing our dinner dates til further notice. If you have any questions, please talk to Bill Zeitz or Genie Lang.
Contact Genie Lang, 708-429-2205, Chair of the Missions Committee with questions on any of these events.
Honduras Student Sponsors: Our church is now sponsoring 9 students at the school in Honduras. Thank you to all who have stepped up & sponsored a student. Cost: $450/student. You could share this cost with 1 or 2 friends.
Help Break the Chain of Poverty through Education! One of the most important factors for a productive, fulfilling life is education. Help Faith UMC to play a major role in the education of the poverty stricken children in the town of Cuidad Espana, Honduras. Public school conditions in Honduras are often poor & only through 9th grade. Some children don't make it past 6th grade because their parents can't afford it. We are forming a partnership with the Juan Wesley Methodist K-12 School based at Christo Resucitado Methodist Church in Cuidad Espana. Sponsors are needed for children whose families are unable to afford the tuition. You can continue to sponsor a child through university to help with book fees & the 2 hour bus commute to the state funded university. Students are vetted & monitored to assure they qualify for the program & achieve the school's academic goals.
Contact Genie Lang, 708-429-2205,
Chair of the Missions Committee
for more information.
CLICK HERE to print the form to Sponsor a Child in the
Honduras Methodist Church
Food for Faith Families (FFF) is looking for more members. We provide meals for families in our congregation that need short term help for any number of reasons, from having surgery to bringing home a new baby. There are many great reasons to join us.
We are a small group that NEVER meets.
You do not need to be a great cook as no one complains when a free meal is involved!
We do not get many requests per year.
You are able to help as your schedule allows.
It's really easy; everything is done via our website: Mealtrain.com. If you don't use a computer, don't fret, we use Calling Post as well.
This is a drop off program. It is not meant to be a visit. It is a food delivery program.
If you are interested in this very vital ministry, please contact Jan Kubillus at (708) 687-0953.
Monthly Mini Food Drive
Food Pantry Collection Faith
collects donations for Together We Cope on the 3rd Sunday of each month.
When we are back to church
we will start this collection again,
meanwhile please support our
Contact the church office if you have any questions (708-444- 8560).
Drop off items in collection bin marked
"Food Pantry" outside the church.