Missions at Faith UMC
At Faith we support many active, hands-on mission projects bringing help and hope to people in the local community, around the nation and throughout the world, while encouraging the spiritual growth of members of the congregation.
For volunteer opportunities contact Edith Grabbe: firstname.lastname@example.org
Here are links to several of the projects for further information:
OASIS food pantry – 3rd Saturday of each month – helping clients and filling orders
Link to OASIS web page
Emmaus Homes – throughout the year – sharing time with mentally challenged residents
Link to Emmaus Homes web page
The Kairos #13 mission trip is forming – October 20 – 23rd 2016 at Potosi Correctional Center.
The training dates are:
Aug. 13th and 27th at the UM Church of the Shepard; 1601 Woodstone Dr. St. Charles, MO 7:30 am – 2:30 pm.
Sept. 10th and 24th – location TBA.
Oct. 8th – location TBA.
This experience will let you see the work of the Holy Spirit first hand in your life, those of the team members and in those prisoners who will be changed forever.
Link to Kairos Missouri’s page
Link to FISH’s facebook page
Communion offerings and food pantry items will be collected throughout the entire month.
2016 Calendar of offerings and food pantries:
|March||One Great Hour of Sharing||Operation Backpack|
|June||Community Fund||Operation Backpack|
|July||Null school gift cards||FISH|
|August||Null school gift cards||OASIS|
|November||OASIS Christmas Shop||OASIS|
Festival of Sharing
Faith will be collecting Readin’ and Writin’ Pacs and Emergency Clean Up Buckets. See link for more information on kits.: festivalofsharing.org/packs-and-patterns.
This year there is a new sharefest in Ferguson on Saturday Oct. 8 that Faith can take part in. For more information see: festivalofsharing.org/sharefests–dropoffs.
Welcome Back Bags for Teachers & Staff at Null Elementary.
Start a teacher’s year off on a joyous note by making a welcome back to school bag filled with items they might need for their class! Then sign up for a specific teacher/staff member on Sunday and make them a bag. Be sure to include the most important thing: a note of encouragement to start the year off right. Bags need to be in on August 7th, as they will be taken to Null on the 10th as part of a welcome breakfast hosted by the Null PTO.
zip-lock baggies: gallon and sandwich
dry erase markers
Note cards or Envelopes
#2 pencils (sharpened)
Sharpie markers (black and colors)
Fun kids bandaids
stress squeeze toys (for lower grades and Special Ed teachers)
Lower grades: google eyes, pipecleaners, Pompoms, Craft sticks and
anything else you think might be helpful for your specific teacher