Mission Matters


Then the righteous will answer Him, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in or needing clothing and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go visit you?' The King will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did for the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me."
(Matthew 25:37-40)

At Faith UMC, we believe church is more of a verb than a noun. Who we are as a community of believers is defined by the lengths to which we will go to share the love of Christ and minister to all people as they have need. Most recently, this mission has been carried out through the people of Faith Church in the following ways:

  • Ongoing support for UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief) and other agencies and organizations.
  • Vacation Bible School donations provided drinks and snacks for local, under- resourced children AND provided funds to provide clean drinking water for children around the globe.
  • Adults and youth participated in mission trips to help rebuild communities in times of need and following natural disasters.
  • Food drive donations were delivered to the local food banks.
  • Children's Sunday School offerings and Communion offerings used toward our PIN (People In Need) Fund to help families in the church and the community through times of need or crisis.
  • Church groups spent time ministering to, and visiting with people in prison.
  • People from Faith continue participation in First Meal - providing a hot breakfast and worship experience for the hungry and homeless in our community.

Thank you to all who help us to BE the church through acts of caring, compassion and service! Some current opportunities to serve include:

Disaster Early Response Team (D-ERT)

Members of this team have received FEMA-recognized training and authorization through the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) to be deployed to assist communities in the early days after a major disaster. D-ERT members are called to provide a Christian presence to survivors in an affected area, work to help stabilize their personal property, and to manage and report needs of the community. Would you like more information about serving as part of the Faith D-ERT team? Please contact team leader, Serena Eckert at care@tryfaith.org for requirements and future training schedules.

First Meal

Faith Church, in partnership with other area churches, provides a weekly breakfast and worship opportunity for the hungry and homeless in our community. The breakfasts are held each Sunday morning at First UMC in downtown Denton. Faith supports this effort on the fifth Sunday of each month from 7:00 a.m. to approximately 8:45 a.m. Volunteers help cook, serve, fellowship and worship with the guests. This is a great opportunity for individuals and small groups to help provide physical and spiritual nourishment! This ministry opportunity is appropriate for adult and older teen volunteers. Please contact our coordinator, Serena Eckert, at care@tryfaith.org for available dates and more information.

People In Need (PIN) Fund

This fund allows our church to help meet immediate needs of individuals within our community during difficult financial circumstances. As funds allow, needs that are met include grocery store gift cards for the purchase of food, diapers, formula or gas; utility bills; transportation; rent etc. If you would like information on how to apply for assistance, or on how to contribute to this fund, please contact the church office at 940-535-2267 or at mail@TryFaith.org.

UMCOR

UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief)

UMCOR is the not-for-profit global humanitarian aid organization of the United Methodist Church. UMCOR is working in more than 80 countries worldwide, including the United States. Its mission, grounded in the teachings of Jesus, is to alleviate human suffering—whether caused by war, conflict or natural disaster, with open hearts and minds to all people. Faith Church partners with UMCOR's Readiness, Relief and Recovery work to help provide hope in the wake of disasters by collecting requested items for health and cleaning kits, as well as monetary funds for the agency's ongoing humanitarian efforts. Information on current collection efforts can be found at the "Mission Matters" table at Faith.

For more information on any of these efforts, or for other ways you and your family can serve as the hands and feet of Christ, please contact the church office at 940-535-2267 or at care@tryfaith.org