Missions at Faith
OUR MISSION TEAM works to support a variety of ministries and missions locally and around the globe. A few of the areas where we have been involved are listed below.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL MISSION PROJECT 2020: COMMUNITY CARE MINISTRY:
We are expanding the ways in which we are caring for our community. If you are able and would like support your neighbors during this difficult season, we will be equally splitting any gifts labeled “Community Care Ministry” between the following three ministries:
You can mail checks to Faith UMC, 1290 Fruitville Pike, Lititz PA 17543 or donate digitally using the Online Giving link. Just mark your donation for “Community Care Ministry.”
SUPPORT SIERRA LEONE'S CHILDREN'S VILLAGE AND THE NARSARAH CLINIC
Our connection to this Mission Project grew out of the families from VBS 2019 supporting the ministry of Rev. Dorcas Kamanda in Sierra Leone at the Children's Village and the NarSarah Clinic. Last year we sent four 55 gallon barrels full of medical supplies, clothing, and sports equipment to support their work. We are once again collecting supplies to send over again this Fall.
We are asking for donations of basic medications (pain medications, antibiotics, anti-diarrhea, cold sores meds, cold medications, children's vitamins, vitamins for older women (e.g. Centrum), rash medication, folic acid, prenatal/post-natal), children’s clothing (clothes, sneakers, socks, underwear), soccer balls, & soap. Bring these to church any time--but call ahead to make sure that someone is in the office to receive your donations. We are working to fill up four 55 gallon barrels with supplies--and are almost half way there. Help us fill the last two barrels! And if you would like to contribute to the cost of the barrels or the shipping costs please let us know.
WE SUPPORT THE MILLERSVILLE UNIVERSITY STUDENTS WITH CARE PACKAGES:
Every Christmas and Easter we donate shoeboxes, cookies, candy, snack bars, juice boxes, pens, tissues, sticky notes, hot chocolate mix, and other fun items for the college students who are part of the Millersville University Campus Ministry.
IMAGINE NO MALARIA:
The Eastern PA Conference has embarked on a new, short-term Imagine No Malaria campaign to build broad awareness and financial support for the life-saving mission to eradicate the deadly disease of malaria. Our goal as a denomination is to raise $75 million--and we are almost there! If you want to contribute put an offering in the plate on a Sunday morning (checks should still be made out to Faith UMC) and label it for Imagine No Malaria. The church will make the donation on your behalf or you can explore the UMCOR website to make a donation directly.
Udobo Pre-School in Durban, South Africa
Faith UMC has determined to support the work of the Udobo School in Durban, South Africa. That is a school for children aged 4-6 years who come from low-income families in the southern suburbs of Durban, South Africa. For more information about the school, you can visit their website.
Since 2012, the entire offering collected on Christmas Eve has gone to support the work of the school. We encourage each family to consider the goal of sending a financial Christmas present to support the education of the children of Udobo that was equal to what they spent on gifts for their families. Not every family is be able to do this. However, we asked everyone to give what they could. You responded tremendously--donating several thousand dollars each year. You can continue to support the school by dropping your loose coins/cash in the Udobo School jar that is in the hallway each week--or by a direct contribution. Thanks for supporting the future of these children.
Udobo -- Video Highlights of 2013