What is “Faith in Action”
Faith is more than a belief, it is an action. On every 4th Sunday of the month (subject to change), the youth and children of First UMC put their Faith in Action, by working together during Sunday School to perform a gracious act of service. The project rotates between service for the church family, the local community, and our global community, as we learn what it means to be the hands and feet of Christ serving in the world.
January 2019 – Valentine’s Day Cards for Homebound Members – The children decorated cards with loving messages to spread God’s love to our homebound congregation members that will be hand delivered by Anne Premer, our Congregation Care Associate. The children also made piggy banks to help raise money for Pennies for Haiti. All the profits will go towards buying Goats for a village in Haiti during the upcoming service trip.
December 2018 – Stockings for the Homeless – Jamie Jones (wearing Santa hat) leads Sunday School’s Faith in Action with the help of Dot (far left) and Emily (far right) Plukas. The group assembled stockings stuffed with hygiene supplies for the homeless that were distributed later that morning by Jamie and her mom, Sandra Jones.
November 2018 – Place Mats for the Elderly – The children decorated construction paper with messages to let our seniors know that they are loved and thought of. First UMC Congregation Care Associate, Anne Premer, then hand delivered them to our home-bound community.
October 2018 – The Kindness Rock – Intended to spread love and kindness, kids painted rocks and included a positive message or affirmation. They were then placed where people can easily see them (like a front yard, porch, public park, school garden), and even pick up and give it to someone who needs a little love.
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