This page will chronicle the ministry of Faith United to Church to the local community on a month by month basis. Please scroll down the page to read about each month's activity, the most current month will be at the top of the page.
The Social Missions committee established a special fund for emergency situations for families at Mark Twain last January. Our birthday offering proceeds went into that fund along with a budgeted funding of $300.00.
Tuesday, March 28 we had our first call for use of those funds this year. We were able to assist a Mother and her children by supplying a $100.00 to match to other $100.00 contribution that would allow her to get in car fixed and make a deposit on housing for herself and children and move out of DVIP housing.
Catholic Worker House of Iowa City
A Catholic worker house was formed in Iowa City in 2016. They provide assistance to many people in need. They are located in the same neighborhood at Faith. We hope to support their ministry of assistance to others.
Our February Birthday offering was designated for the work of Catholic Worker House, which has no paid staff, but is staffed by three volunteers.
The annual Pancake Supper, held on Shrove Tuesday, and the freewill offering from that meal was also donated to Catholic Worker House. Faith's total financial contribution to them in February was $901.00.
David Goodner, on the Catholic Worker house volunteers said that one of the needs always expressed by the homeless is the need for socks. So, Faith will be planning a "Sock-it-to-me" Sunday in the future to help provide for men's white socks at Catholic Worker house.
Mark Twain Elementary
Each Sunday following worship we gather, as a Church Community, to pack 44 food packs for delivery to Mark Twain Elementary each Friday morning during the school year.
Our volunteers pick up the groceries from HACAP in Hiawatha every four weeks, bring to the church where they are arranged and prepared to packing individual bags on Sunday morning.
Our January Birthday offering went to our Mark Twain Family Emergency Fund. This fund can be used at the request of Mark Twain personnel to aid and assist families of Mark Twain Students who find themselves in emergency need of assistance is not immediately available from other sources. We have approximately $850.00 in that fund.