Opportunities in Our Church,

Community and Beyond

Lay Ministry
“Then these righteous ones will reply, ‘Sir, when did we ever see you hungry and feed
you? Or thirsty and give you anything to drink? Or a stranger, and help you? Or naked,
and clothe you?
When did we ever see you sick or in prison, and visit you?’ “And I,
the King, will tell them, ‘When you did it to these my brothers, you were doing it to me!’
Mt: 25:37-40

Care Team
Volunteers from this group visit those who are not able to attend worship on a regular basis. We meet regularly and are currently studying Don’t Sing Songs to a Heavy Heart to further our positive impact on those we visit and give support to each other. For information, contact – Kerry Davis, cell 774-343-4527 or Bridget Snell, cell 617- 835-9431.

Helping Hand Fund
There is a permanent box placed in the Plymouth site for the pastors’
discretionary fund to assist those in our church family. Please donate funds on a regular basis.

Providing Meals
As the Caring Community, one of the needs we fill is meal assistance. If you or someone you know is
in need of meal assistance, please contact someone from the program staff.

Algonquin Heights/Food Pantry
On a seasonal basis, we collect items to be given out during the food pantry time on Friday mornings
at Algonquin Heights. These items include personal care items or cleaning supplies, as the need
arises. For information on how you can help, contact – Satina Craffey

Back Packs for Teens
In August, we purchase backpacks for teens. These young people are often overlooked. For
information on how you can help, contact – Satina Craffey

Bethesda House
Bethesda House is a faith-based home for young pregnant or parenting moms and their babies. This
is run completely by donations and fund raisers. Some of the ways we assist this amazing program
are the: Baby bottle drive, Sunset Family Cruise and Annual Gala. For information on how you
can help, contact – Kerry Davis, cell 774-343-4527 or kerry.davis941@gmail.com. You can also find
more opportunities to serve at www.bethesdahousema.org.

Giving Tree
This ministry helps the Department of Children and Families collect gifts for children in their system
within the Plymouth area! Look for the special Christmas tree in December in the Atrium with
requests for “Santa”. For information on how you can help, contact – John Machado, cell 508-333-
4890 or johng1967@verizon.net.

Habitat for Humanity
We have supported this great program with volunteers who signed up to assist and help a family in
need build their new home. Currently they are preparing to build 2 homes for veterans and 1 unrestricted home in Plymouth. For information on how you can help, contact – Linda Gigliotti, 508-
746-2052 or noveltie@aol.com.

Overnights of Hospitality
Through the Overnights of Hospitality program, 2 area churches (Christ Church Parish and First Baptist
Church) provide emergency sheltering for single homeless men during the winter. Ways we can help
are providing the evening meals for 12 to 20 people, being a chaperone with a professional staff
member from 6 pm to 7 am, wash and dry bedding, donate paper plates, napkins, towels, etc. To sign
up to provide a meal or to chaperone, go to https://www.mealtrain.com/trains/k4w5gd. To volunteer
for the other opportunities, visit the website for the Plymouth Taskforce to End Homelessness.

Summer Cookout Lunch
Every Monday in the summer, we provide and serve a “Brown Bag Lunch” to all who come.
Participants can purchase the ingredients or prepare, deliver and serve the lunch, or both! For
information to help, contact Jen Mitchell, cell 508-971-3883 or redsoxmitchmom@yahoo.com or Robin
Botto, cell 774-454-7571 or ro61b@comcast.net.

Thursday Brown Bag Lunch
On Thursdays throughout the year we serve a brown bag lunch downtown. We are always looking for people to make a financial donation for food, help with making lunches and packing the bags, and distributing downtown. If you would like more information, please contact Satina Craffey.

Stretching Out to Reach a Little Further
Blanket the World with Love
This ministry works with Church World Service, global relief agency, to provide blankets, warmth and
comfort to our neighbors in the U. S. and around the world. This is done through a campaign for
financial donations one Sunday a year.

Disaster Relief/Mission Teams
We have a trained team of volunteers at Faith Community Church ready to assist in response to a
natural disaster, i.e. hurricane, etc. They are recognized as “trained early-responders” and volunteer
a specific time frame in which to go to assist the victims of the disaster. For information
on how you can help, contact – Sue Reilly, cell 508-564-1560 or suenewellreilly@comcast.net.

Global Ministries
The General Board of Global Ministries is the global mission agency of The United Methodist
Church. Faith Community Church raises $11,000 each year to support the United Methodist Mission
Program in the United States and around the world