Outreach

"Major challenges we can tackle together."

We are collecting money during Lent for Church World Service Blankets. For information contact the church office or visit: https://cwsblankets.org.

We participate with Love In The Name of Christ, Churches In Action and other local mission groups.

We collect school supplies for needy children in our local elementary school each September. Women of the church also make mittens, hats and scarves which are distributed at Christmas time at the school. Clothing drives are held twice a year and clothing is distributed to chosen organizations that serve those in need. Two Community-Wide Children's Clothing Exchanges are held each year enabling families to exchange clothing that no longer fits their children for gently used clothing that will fit. School and health kits are also collected each year and given to Church World Service to be distributed to disaster areas around the world. Food drives happen periodically, especially in November and June. Donations of food are made to the St. Vincent dePaul Food Cupboard in Boston, the Bread of Life Outreach Center in Colden, and the Springville Food Pantry in Springville,

Called To Care

Is a ministry to people within Faith Church who because of health issues or other concerns need the help and support of the church. This program involves visitation to those who are homebound or residents of an adult care facility or in the hospital. Call to Care partners also assist the pastor at memorial services and weddings.

Health Care Ministry

People of Faith Church help to serve the health care needs of people within the congregation by offering educational opportunities, assisting with emergency needs and helping to answer questions individuals have about their health issues. Blood pressure checks are regularly scheduled. Red Cross Blood Donation drives are held at least semi-annually.

Churches In Action

Is a local ecumenical organization that seeks to facilitate mission activities amongst churches in the area. The mission of Churches In Action is to serve our neighbors wherever we see need, both inside and outside the Christian community. Activities include the Crop Walk, food drive, assembling school kits and work projects to assist service organizations.

Love In The Name Of Christ

The mission of Love Inc. is to help churches help people. A main function of Love Inc. is to serve as a screening and referral organization to help connect people in need with a service agency or church volunteer who may help. We assist Love INC in its Family to Family Christmas Program and the Kettle Drive in December.

New York Help Honduras

The Sunday School at Faith Church supports a mission in La Laguana, Honduras that is primarily concerned with the educational and health care needs of children. Monies collected in Sunday School are used by volunteer mission workers to purchase supplies, educational materials, etc.

Meals on Wheels

This is a new mission of Faith Church. Beginning in 2014, Faith Church will allocate a portion of its annual benevolent budget to support our local Meals on Wheels program.

Welcome!

Worship: Sunday, 10:15

Sunday School:  Available on Facebook

Emergency Closing Procedures – All Church closings will be posted on Channels 2, 4, & 7 in the case of inclimate weather or other emergencies. If you have any questions regarding this please contact the Office.

We invite you to come and meet our growing community. Worship with us at Faith Church this Sunday!

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Upcoming Events

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Sunday, February 7 - 9:00 AM in-person Sunday school resumes. 10:15 AM Worship, 5th Sunday of Lent.

Sunday, February 14 – 10:15 AM Worship, Mardi Gras Fun Sunday. Help make this a fun Sunday by decorating your COVID mask for Mardi Gras, wearing Mardi Gras colors of purple, green, and gold, wearing beads or whatever else you think of to contribute to the fun.

Tuesday, February 15 – 7:00 PM Board Meeting

Wednesday, February 17 – 7:00 PM Ash Wednesday service

Sunday, February 21 – 10:15 AM Worship, 1st Sunday of Lent

Sunday, February 28 – 10:15 AM Worship, 2nd Sunday of Lent

Notes from the Office – Please be sure to have your newsletter article into the Office by February 22, 2021 for the March newsletter.

  Please let the office know of the following:

- If you have any changes in your address; or you would like to be included in the Birthday and Anniversary calendar; or if you have address updates; changes in your email address, or if you are interested in receiving the newsletter by email.

Mission & Outreach

Grace for the Journey

Grace for the Journey is a support group for those caregivers, families and friends who are caring for someone who is seriously ill.  The goal of this group is to support our neighbors and friends who are going through difficult times.  Our next meeting is postponed.

  

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                                                                             Prayer Concerns

      Please email your prayer concerns to Pastor Ted (pastor@faithunitedchurchucc.com) or to

Kathy Lounsbury (Kathy@faithunitedchurchucc.com) or call Kathy (941-3529), or stop by the church when it is open and write your concerns on the prayer request sheet in the narthex. Remember, the church office is open 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.  And the sanctuary is open for prayer and Pastor Ted is available 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.  We have a sign- in board as you enter & hand sanitizer stations in the church and ask that you use them and practice safe social distancing and wear your mask whenever you are in the building.