“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.
Native American Outreach
Faith Church and the Mission Committee are helping to bring 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 ministry 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 mission.
Local organizations supported by Faith:
Bridge of HOPE of South Jersey (now affiliated with the Christian Caring Center) - helps single homeless mothers and their children find housing, overcome barriers, repair brokenness and begin to change their lives.
Christian Caring Center, Browns Mills, NJ - provides Code Blue Sheltering and hot lunches to the rural homeless in Burlington County, as well as food pantry items and clothing to the elderly, disabled and working poor, and outreach to addicted men, women and teens (note: volunteers are always needed, including at the Village Thrift Shop in Pemberton, NJ).
Friends of Jean Webster, Atlantic City, NJ – cooks and serves meals for Atlantic City's needy at the First Presbyterian Church on Pennsylvania Avenue; this non-profit mission feeds approximately 600-700 homeless and/or underprivileged people per day.
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.
My Brother’s Keeper, Camden, NJ – offers holistic drug and alcohol rehabilitation and recovery through a ministry that includes therapy groups, access to legal advice, training in life skills and computers, Bible study and spiritual guidance.
New Visions, Camden, NJ - supplies shelter and warmth to Camden's homeless community through a day service shelter that includes breakfast, lunch, shower facilities, laundry facilities, a food pantry, a clothing closet, mail services and assistance with employment searches.
St. Vincent de Paul, Medford, NJ - provides assistance with living expenses and operates a food pantry and thrift store for those in need, serving Burlington County communities of Medford, Medford Lakes, Browns Mills, Pemberton and Moorestown.
Urban Promise, Camden, NJ – equips Camden's children and young adults with the skills necessary for academic achievement, life management, spiritual growth and Christian leadership through after-school programs, summer camps, two schools, experiential learning, job training and other programs (note: volunteers are always needed as tutors in the after-school program).
Faith Church also currently supports missionary teams overseas in Central Asia, Southeast Asia and Indonesia.
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 and Medford Lakes. 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.