Holiday Market is a wonderful ministry our church initiated two years ago and it has found a special place in the hearts of the church and the community at Christmas! This year the Holiday Market is on December 18. Identified parents in our community have the opportunity to pick out a new toy for each of their children. Each family also receives a small gift card and a coupon for a Butterball turkey. Donations of new, unwrapped toys, gently used coats and books, Walmart gift cards, and monetary donations are also needed. All donations may be dropped off in the church office. These gifts go directly to families at the Holiday Market.
Winter is a particularly challenging season for the homeless community and the shelter we offer provides a brief respite that saves lives. Volunteers prepare meals, clean, secure the area and provide overnight shelter for our guests. To help support this vulnerable community, please email Brian Cute.
Fairfax United Methodist Church (FUMC) and Christ Lutheran Evangelical Church (CLEC) are working together to offer free, online English classes. Beginner, intermediate and advanced conversation classes are offered. Please contact Judy Blanchard.
On the first and third Fridays of each month, FACETS volunteers prepare and deliver hot meals to over 125 individuals and families who are homeless in our community. Please contact Jim Conklin to assist with this critical ministry.
Once a month from 12:00pm-3:00pm, volunteers receive food donations for local families and food banks. This new response to food shortages provides a collection point for neighbors to assist others and a distribution site for neighbors who need assistance.
Supplemental fresh food is delivered to 30 families every other Saturday. Delivery drivers, farmer’s market pick up, and bag assemblers are needed (see details). This new initiative has stepped in to serve those with food shortages in our area.
United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), is dedicated to alleviating human suffering around the globe. Groups and individuals (all ages) are needed to plan, assemble, and distribute items such as backpacks, hygiene kits, and flood buckets. To volunteer, please contact Christie Johnson.
Our mission teams have built dormitory and teaching space, practiced English with teachers and students through music and crafts, and visited local homes and farms. If you feel a calling to experience a short-term mission trip to Honduras or just want to know more, please contact Pastor David Bonney.
(For Immediate Sympathetic Help) Volunteers coordinate assistance for life’s necessities: food, clothing, rent assistance, utility bills and prescriptions. Please contact Tony Almond to assist with this ministry.