**Please Note: Community Lunch & Library Lunch Bunch are suspended until we can safely return to the building**
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Faith United Church Free Community Lunch-
Faith United Church prepares and serves a healthy lunch to our neighbors, the last Saturday of each month from noon to 1pm. Everyone is invited and welcome to enjoy this meal and fellowship. You can also select from new and gently use clothing and it is all free.
Forest Park Library Lunch Bunch-
Faith United Church reads aloud to children at the Forest Park Library, and then serves lunch the first Saturday of each month! This ministry provides a meal for children that are hungry for food and for something fun to do.
Loaves & Fishes-
Faith United Church members have been cooking and serving meals, by way of the Loaves & Fishes program, for many years. Faith United Church provides lunch on the fourth Thursday of every month. The Loaves & Fishes Program can serve as many as 200 for lunch, many of them families and children. This ministry helps people make ends meet!
Open Pantry Food Collection-
Faith United Church collects non-perishable food items for Open Pantry throughout the year and has a neighborhood wide food collection drive 4 times a year. We have collected tens of thousand pounds of food for Open Pantry. You can help by looking for the trailer with the Open Pantry banner each quarter or drop off food donations at the church any day.
Prayer Shawl Ministry-
Members and friends of Faith United Church knit or crochet Prayer Shawls to wrap, enfold, comfort, uplift and celebrate our family, neighbors, friends and friends we have yet to meet. If you like to knit or crochet, you can be a part of this vital ministry from the comfort of your own home. Contact us and we will tell you how.
Hat and Mitten Tree-
Throughout the Advent Season, members of Faith United Church collect hats, mittens and scarves to decorate our Christmas Tree. They are then distributed to local social services agencies and given to adults and children in the need of warm clothing.
School Supplies for Sumner Avenue School-
Faith United Church collects backpacks and school supplies in September and throughout the school year for our neighbor, Sumner Avenue School. Many Children who attend school do not have the supplies they need for homework or school projects. This ministry helps teachers and students with much needed supplies. You can support this mission by donating supplies when you see them on sale. Pencils colored pencils, markers, notebooks, construction paper, glue, etc. and drop them off at the church.
Faith United Church participates in the Greater Springfield Crop Hunger Walk. CROP Hunger walks are community-wide evens sponsored by Church World Services and organized by local congregations or groups to raise funds to end hunger at home and around the world.
Our Churches Wider Mission-
In the United Church of Christ, one of the ways we are invited to share is through our offering to Our Church’s Wider Mission (OCWM). OCWM is the way that the United Church of Christ helps distribute services, resources, and expertise to all with in our faith community who have need.