Faith In Action NEWS

Faith In Action News
On Sunday, check out the project poster boards that will be in Roe Foyer (outside of Sanctuary) for a list of current projects set for Faith In Action on October 22nd. If you have already filled out a volunteer form and have not already been contacted about taking on a specific job, you may find a project that has blank spaces for names underneath and sign up for that project. If you still need to fill out a volunteer form, pray and fill one out.
If you are ABLE to take on a project on the board, either take a copy of the project application or write down the name, address, and phone number of the project applicant so that you may go check out the property ahead of time. Some questions to answer: (1) how many volunteers are needed to complete the project? (2) what supplies are needed? (3) can only one part of the project be completed? (4) will you need a trailer for trash/debris?
If you are UNABLE to take on a project or be part of a work crew, is there a project you can create that utilizes your gifts and talents in the community for Christ? There is very little need to help make lunches in the kitchen (in fact, there are more signed up for that than is needed), but there are many other ways to put faith into action without physical or outdoor labor. Is there an under-appreciated group that you could do something in support of, like teachers or police officers? Are there people locally and beyond that could use encouragement? Are there people who need attention and prayer?
There is no limit to what God may want to use you for on FIA Sunday—physical strength and repair expertise are not required. For any and all projects that require purchasing supplies, speak to a FIA committee member (Caryn Goggans, Christy Faust, Steve Balke, Mark Underwood) or Bethany Suarez well in advance to find out what stores FUMC has an account with and how to purchase what is needed with tax exemption. Please do not wait until the day of as this is time consuming and some stores are not open on Sundays.
There is also a need for adults to work with children. Working with children is not limited to working with all children. Younger children could be taken to nursing homes, for instance, to read to or sing to residents. Older children could perform park clean up or cook or bake for someone. Some adults and children might like potting plants or may want to use their artistic skills to bless those in need of love.
What may God be calling you to do? You just may be adding a project to the board!
“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.”