“I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?
Then said I, Here am I; send me.” Isaiah 6:8
We gather at Faith Church to worship and to be equipped for our witness and service in all the neighborhoods, schools and work places where God sends us throughout the week. Our missions and ministries are, and have been, both near and far, including outreach to neighboring communities here in Burlington County and in Philadelphia, Camden and Atlantic City, as well as service projects across the United States and missions abroad.
Faith’s New Mission - Native American Outreach
The Mission Committee is excited to share with you our decision to reach out in love and support of the PCUSA’s ministries in bringing Christ’s love to Native American Indians. There are 5.9 million Native American Indians in the US. Most of their churches are very small, some with physical buildings, but most without.
Rev. Irvin Porter of Tacoma, Washington ministers to 95 Native American missions and congregations that serve these amazing and proud people, and the church is working very hard to train more leaders to help with challenges they face, including suicide, drug and alcohol abuse, violence against women, unemployment and depression.
This is one of the least funded ministries and severely lacks the support needed to train and develop ministry leaders who can bring programs to the people. Please join with us in prayer and support for additional leaders who will grow, lead and develop these communities. Watch the bulletin board for more information on this amazing new mission.
Local organizations supported by Faith:
Migrant Worker Outreach, Medford, NJ - distributes food, clothing and bedding to thousands of migrant workers in South Jersey during the blueberry harvest from mid-June through late July; publishes Migrant Worker Journals, coordinates English as a Second Language classes at migrant camps in the evenings, and facilitates the involvement of other organizations, groups and individuals in outreach to the migrant population.
We had so much fun serving breakfast at Seeds of Hope in Camden that we asked to go back! Saturday, August 5th is our next volunteer date. We've committed to bringing 10 volunteers and only have 6 so far. Contact Bonnie to add your name to the list.
Faith Church will host an immunization clinic after worship on October 8. For most insurances, there is no charge! A Rite Aid pharmacist will be giving several different shots. Watch the bulletin in September for details or talk to Bob Casey. Plan to be there and be proactive about your health!
St Vincent DePaul Society: St. Mary of the Lakes has a St. Vincent DePaul Society which serves those in need. Part of the Vincentian rule is "to seek out and find those in need and the forgotten, the victims of exclusion or adversity."
They provide services to people of all faiths in Medford, Medford Lakes, Moorestown, Browns Mills and Pemberton communities. They assist those at risk for homelessness with vital services such as food, water, electricity or gas. They also have clothing on hand.
The Society is located at 1 Jones Rd, Medford and can be reached at 609-953-0021.
Website is here.
Need a little help with something around the house or a ride to a doctor's appointment? The deacons maintain a list of people willing to help with simple one-time tasks like this. This ministry is called Helping Hands. We can facilitate help for simple handy man tasks, an occasional ride somewhere, outdoor work, assistance with home electronics or paperwork/filing. If you, or someone you know, is in need of this service contact Pat Cohill, Dave Wood or any deacon and we'll get the ball rolling.
Faith Presbyterian Church, through the Board of Deacons provides a Food Shelf for those in the community who are having problems meeting their day-to-day nutrition needs. Please contact any Deacon or call the church office for more information.