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Missions 2020

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At Fairfax UMC, we have various missions and ministry opportunities to serve both locally and globally. It is our belief that by serving, we are sharing God’s love and creating disciples to transform the world. Throughout the year, there are ministries that give back to the community through fresh grocery delivery, hot meals, English classes and emergency assistance. All ages are encouraged to participate.

Mobile Ministry

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.

 

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Fill-the-Van

Every other Saturday 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.

 

Supplies needed for October 24 collection

FACETS

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.

FISH

(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.

English as a Second Language (ESL)

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.

 

Fall 2020 ESL Class & Registration Schedule.

Holiday Market

The Holiday Market focuses on Providence Elementary families and others in the immediate area surrounding our church that need extra support for Christmas. We offer the parent(s) an evening to come and receive a free, new, unwrapped age-appropriate toy for each of their children and then some gently used books and coats to add to their holiday gift-giving and a gift card for a turkey or ham dinner. Lots of hands are needed to make this mission event a success. Please contact Leslie Carter to become a volunteer.

UMCOR Relief Ministry

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.

Mission to Honduras

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.

Hypothermia Sheltering

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.