‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’ Matthew 25:40

Sleep Mats for the Homeless

We are truly blessed to have the opportunity to partner with the Christian Caring Center in Browns Mills in their outreach to the homeless in Burlington County.

Many hands and many hearts come together to create durable mats out of used plastic bags that are flattened, cut, joined and crocheted into a six-foot, waterproof cushion for people without homes who are often sleeping on the ground.

We meet at Faith Church each Saturday in January, February and March from 10:00am to noon. Everyone is welcome, and many volunteers are needed as it takes time (and 900 bags) to create each mat.

There are tasks for all ages and all skills, including sorting and flattening bags, cutting them into strips, looping the strips together to form balls of “plarn” (plastic yarn) and finally crocheting the mats. If you can flatten a bag, you can help! Contact the church at 609-654-5148 for more information.

Please join us!

View pictures and more about all of our missions on our Facebook page.

 

 

There's always something new around the HOPE Garden!

Whoever has a bountiful eye will be blessed, for he shares his bread with the poor.
— Proverbs 22:9

As always, we remain mindful of the abundant blessings of our Lord. We are grateful when He chooses to use us.

Our “Helping Other People Eat” HOPE Garden is a way for the members of Faith Church to use the land around the Church to grow vegetables for those in need. The lettuce, spinach, tomatoes, peppers, zucchini and other vegetables we grow go directly to feed the needy. Produce has been donated to the Christian Caring Center, My Brother’s Keeper, UrbanPromise, New Visions, St. Vincent de Paul, Medford Lions Club and Migrant Worker Outreach. These organizations run active programs to help feed the needy of Burlington and Camden counties. Some produce is also dedicated to help individuals within our church family or our immediate community. Students from Memorial School and children from our Small World Nursery are participating in this community mission with us.

We also welcome participation from anyone living in the Medford area who wishes to help raise organically grown foods for those in need. If you would like to lend a hand, learn more about gardening, teach children where their food comes from or just help water to make the plants grow – please contact the church office (609-654-5148).

We are indeed Helping Other People Eat in our HOPE Garden. Our garden space has grown to 25' x 200'. That's a big garden! But that's not all. Check out the herb garden to the left of the side entrance to the church and the Children's Garden located on the front yard. We have also planted 9 fruit trees (4 apple and 5 plum).

Please view pictures and more about all of our missions on our Facebook page. We post information on current tallies of produce donated to various organizations and families in need, new additions to the garden, what's growing well, what we're having trouble with and of course an occasional picture of some pesky bugs.

'...clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, meekness and patience.' Col 3:12

A Heart and Hand Ministry

  • To give away shawls, scarves and lap blankets that will literally wrap the recipient in prayer and comfort.
  • A ministry of blessing, comfort, hope, courage, strength and outreach to those in need.
  • To be tangible evidence of our church's prayers, love and caring.
  • To use our God given abilities in service to the Lord, for His glory.
  • And... for the fellowship and blessing of being a part of this small group.

 

We meet once month for prayer, fellowship and creating (knitting & crocheting) the shawls and lap blankets, as well as for encouragement and support of each other and help with our knitting. We also make baby blankets, prayer pillows, pocket prayer squares, prayer keepers, scarves and rectangles for coverlets. We are always seeking home knitters who can lend their time and talent to this mission, as well as beginners who are just learning how to knit.

Currently, we meet in the evening on the 4th Wednesday of each month, except for January, February and March when the Sleep Mat Workshops are in session. Please join us!

The PSM celebrated its 10th year with a special outreach to south Jersey migrant workers who arrived in June to pick blueberries and other crops. Along with two other churches in the area and many home knitters, we knitted 500 pocket prayer squares that were added to hygiene kits prepared by the Migrant Worker Outreach mission. Thank you to all the volunteers who contributed their time and talents!

View pictures and more about all of our missions on our Facebook page.

 

 

A Time for Fellowship and Study

The OGs Men's Bible Study meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month at 9:30am at the church, followed by fellowship over breakfast at a nearby diner. If you are looking for a Christian men's fellowship, we invite you to join us! For more information, please contact the church office.

Meetings resume September 14 2017, with a 10-session video series called "Is This the End? Signs of God's Providence in a Disturbing New World" by David Jeremiah. Hope to see you there!

Morning Glories Women's Bible Study

Please join us every Thursday morning at 9:15am at the church for Bible study. Topics vary so please contact the church for details. All women are welcome!

Meetings resume September 14, 2017. Hope to see you there!

 

 

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