SERVICE & OUTREACH MINISTRIES
Coffee Break strives to reach out to women seeking to know more about God's Word and facilitate community among women of all ages. This study meets on Wednesday mornings and includes women from our congregation and many from the community. Coffee Break also includes Little Lambs and Story Hour for preschool children.
Vacation Bible School (VBS) works to reach out to children of the community with the gospel of Jesus Christ. The churches in Pella all cooperate in this all-town event for one week in June. Each church hosts a different age group, Faith routinely hosts 3rd graders and usually hosts 90-100 kids. The congregation rallies around this outreach, volunteering in many ways to make VBS meaningful and fun for the kids.
Project Serve brings together those willing to serve God and encourage others in their faith by going out to serve in Jesus' name and working where there is a need. This team sends out two or three work teams each year to domestic and international locations. In recent years, members of Faith have served in Cary, Mississippi, Nicaragua, Honduras, and Compton, California.
Backpack Program is a program that Faith supports, providing food to needy area school children. Healthy packaged food is sent home with specific children in backpacks for weekend use.
Kid's Hope is a program where adults mentor at-risk children, identified by teachers, from 3 community elementary schools. They aim to provide adult mentorship, guidance, and friendship.
Umbrella of Care encompasses several ways to serve at Faith. There are many ways members of Faith excel in service and this program helps them serve in areas where they are gifted. Whether it's home repair, car maintenance, food preparation, and serving, visiting the elderly or sick, sending cards to church family members, there's a spot for all Faith members to serve.
The Outreach Team works to encourage the congregation to be personally involved with the missionaries we support and to encourage them to be mission-minded. Opportunities include Project Angel Tree, Resonate Global Missions, the Back to God Hour, and Pella Pro-Life.