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.
Lenten Mission Opportunities
The Missions Committee has identified 3 mission opportunities during Lent.
My Joyful Heart – They are looking for new packages of undergarments, child sizes 5-16 & any adult size. They also requested Amazon gift cards, which are available through Scrip in the amount of $25.
Night Ministry – They are asking for new or gently used sweatpants & shirts in sizes L, XL & 2 XX. They also need tuna pouches, peanut butter crackers, & granola bars.
PADS: They ask for donations (Walmart gift cards) to help them purchase necessary items.
If you are making a monetary donation, make your check payable to “Faith UMC” & on the memo line mark, “My Joyful Heart” or “Night Ministry.”
If you prefer to make an online donation (www.faithumcop.org), please indicate “My Joyful Heart” or “Night Ministry” on the “Other (specify)” giving line.
Donations can be dropped off at the church on Saturdays & Sundays during Lent. Thank you in advance for loving our neighbors.
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.
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!
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.