Making a Difference Together...

DUE TO THE COVID-19 STAY AT HOME DIRECTIVE,  SOME OF THESE ACTIVITIES ARE STILL ACTIVE  AND MEMBERS ARE PARTICIPATING, AND SOME MAY HAVE CHANGED. FOR MORE INFO PLEASE CONTACT THE LEAD FOR EACH GROUP.

Missions for Hunger Program: Chaired by Dolly Cocking

Faith United Methodist Church is a congregation in mission.  We support and actively participate in several missions both global and local. Below you will find the many ways in which we are doing God's work through our prayers, our presence, and our service.  Check the calendar for dates on these important mission events through out the year!

Local, state, and international HUNGER PROGRAM events:

  • Food collection for St. Phillips Food Pantry (multiple times per year)

  • Mother's Day food boxes for local families w/children in need

  • Back to School Gift Cards for local families in need

  • Back packs and school supplies for local children

  • Canned soup drive for the soup kitchen at the Congregational Church in Flat Rock

  • Collection of Health Kits for Warming Center to care for downriver homeless population

  • Thanksgiving Dinner food boxes for local families w/children in need

  • Christmas season food boxes for local families w/children in need

  • "Give a Child a Merry Christmas" for local families 

National events:

  • "Sock it to Hunger" for United Methodist Comm. on Relief (UMCOR) natural disasters and hunger

  • Heifer sales by Sunday school students, to purchase flocks of chicks, cows and goats to provide nutritional needs and financial stability for schooling and clothing necessities.

*FAITH OUT AND ABOUT is an Outreach Group at Faith UMC focused on "loving people" and "making a difference together". If you have any outreach activities that you would like to implement, contact Cindy Allison at (313) 618-4971.

Below you will find some of the various programs and the people involved in "making a difference together".

Cass Social Services Ministry (Postponed due to Covid)

Linda Cleaver leads a group to work at Cass Social Services to help with the preparation of lunch and dinner. Linda is looking forward to continuing this ministry when it is safe for everyone involved.  For more information on how you can serve contact Linda Cleaver at (734) 675-5562.

CHRISTNET - Linda & Tom Dickman for information on how we can make a difference with ChristNet in 2020-21 contact Linda Dickman at (734

*Community Closet

(OPEN!! Tuesdays 11a-1p, 5p-7p & Thursdays 11a-1p)

WE HAVE SAFE PRACTICES IN PLACE FOR ALL VISITORS AND VOLUNTEERS

Faith UMC has taken over the responsibility of Arthur's Closet, which was previously located at Arthur's Middle School in Trenton.

This is an outreach program for people who need clothing...FREE, used clothing.

We anticipate volunteers to make a monthly promise to be a "shopkeeper" for us.

If you would like to participate in this program, through a clothing donation or a couple of hours of your time please contact Cindy Allison at (313) 618-4971.

 

TIME TO SHARE, INC.

When ChristNet guests move into government funded housing, they generally have no furniture or furnishings to make their new dwelling a home. Time to Share is a ministry focused on helping these individuals.

Time to Share volunteers work closely with the Wayne Metropolitan Action Agency case workers to identify the individuals moving into new housing. The volunteers provide donated furniture and furnishings to these new residents free of charge.

Over 90 previously homeless individuals have been provided furniture in the last two years. As the need for this service expanded, the storage requirements expanded from volunteers' personal garages to three 20' x 10' storage lockers (and still some personal garages).

The purposes for Time to Share are:

  • To receive, store, and distribute donations of furniture and furnishings for homeless people moving into government funded (or partially funded) housing.
  • To repair and/or refinish donated furniture to make it serviceable.
  • To rent space for temporary storage of the furniture and furnishings collected
  • To purchase, maintain, and operate a box trailer in order to pick up and distribute the furniture and furnishings.
  • To undertake such activities as are necessary and proper to meet the needs of the homeless people that our efforts are intended to benefit and serve.

Financial donations are appreciated to offset the cost of operations.

The immediate needs for the funds are currently for:

  • a 6' x 10' trailer
  • rent for three 20' x 10' storage lockers

Donations can be sent to:

Time to Share

29415 East River Road

Grosse Ile, MI 48138

For additional details contact Todd Cleaver at 734-675-5562

 

 

*This group is also contributing to our "Loving People" ministry.