This ministry is ongoing throughout the year. In a typical year, about 170 kits are assembled and sent to Lutheran World Relief.
You can assist by donating GENTLY used items, such as adult cotton T-shirts, baby gowns, onesies, dark colored hand towels, baby socks, ivory bar soap, receiving blankets, baby caps, single knit, fleece and flannel yardage. Each kit contains 17 items which are wrapped in one receiving blanket and sealed with two diaper pins.
Why school supplies? The backpack ministry means the difference between getting an education or not where Lutheran World Relief missionaries are located in needed countries. In a typical year, Faith members fill close to 200 backpacks with school supplies.
Take home an empty backpack and fill it with:
4 (70 sheet notebooks), 1 - 12inch ruler, 1 pencil sharpener, 1 blunt scissors, 5 black or blue ballpoint pens, 5 unsharpened #2 pencils, 1 box 16 or 24 crayons, and 1 - 2.5 inch eraser. This ministry is done in August and September of each year and the filled backpack is brought back to Faith church.
Home bound members receive visits from members (Faith Partners) of the congregation and from pastors on a regular basis. We share in prayer and communion. To celebrate special holidays, we deliver plants and Thanksgiving plates to members who are unable to worship with us. If you would like to become a Faith Partner please contact one of the Pastors. Or if you would like a visit from a Faith Partner or one of the Pastors please give us a call.