“For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.” - Jesus in Matthew 25:35-36
We have a long history of reaching out to our community and the world, caring for needs locally, nationally, and internationally. Whether it’s serving in local homeless shelters and food banks, financially supporting and serving with community organizations, repairing homes and building relationships around the country (and the world) through our youth mission trips, building relationships and repairing/building facilities with our partner missions around the world, Faith is committed to reaching out to our community and world, celebrating the healing love of Christ.
Contact our Missions Team
How Do We Love One Another?
Faith United Methodist Church (FUMC) is creating a new ministry called Love One Another, a Ministry of Justice and Inclusion (LOAM). It reflects the twin goals of the church leadership:
- to continue the movement toward inclusion and reconciliation with the LGBTQIA+ community
- to respond to the rapidly growing awareness in society and the church of the need to address the systemic nature of racial inequities and their impact on healthcare outcomes, policing and criminal justice, food insecurity and poverty, employment, educational, and housing opportunities, and more.
Feeding the Hungry and Homeless
Faith UMC provides meals to several homeless shelters and donates food to local food pantries.
Dorothy Day Place
Faith members prepare dinner for the women on the second Sunday of every month. Download Instructions
Interfaith Works Women’s Center
Faith provides breakfast for one week a year.
Table of Sharing
Food donations of non-perishable items can be placed on the small Table of Sharing in the Narthex. Canned foods, boxed foods, and kids’ snack foods (no glass items please) are welcome. Food is distributed to Manna Food Center in Gaithersburg or to Rockville HELP .
Local Organizations We Support
Through our offerings, fundraising, and outreach activities, we support several local non-profits. We encourage the congregation to volunteer with these organizations.
A Wider Circle
A Wider Circle seeks to end poverty for one individual and one family after another.
Community Ministries of Rockville
Community Ministries of Rockville seeks to improve the quality of life for the most vulnerable of Montgomery County residents by providing basic services and advocating on their behalf.
Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County’s (HFHMC) mission is to eliminate poverty housing.
Interfaith Works is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency and a non-sectarian interfaith coalition of more than 165 affiliated congregations of diverse faiths, working together to meet the needs of the poor and homeless in Montgomery County, Maryland.
Manna Food Center
Manna Food Center’s singular mission is to eliminate hunger in Montgomery County, Maryland.
Mobile Medical Care
MobileMed’s mission is to improve the health of low-income people who face the greatest barriers to care access.
Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless
Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless (MCCH) provides solutions to end homelessness in Montgomery County. Their vision is to build a community where everyone has a safe, stable, and affordable place to call home.
Rebuilding Together Montgomery County
Rebuilding Together Montgomery County (RTMC) works in partnership with state and local governments, community volunteers, nonprofit service providers, and corporate partners to provide home repairs to our county’s most vulnerable residents.
Rockville HELP provides emergency financial assistance and other aids as needed to residents of Rockville, Maryland.
Stepping Stones Shelter
Stepping Stones Shelter Inc. provides a continuum of services to homeless families with children in order to move them from crisis to a stable home environment.
International Organizations We Support
Through our offerings, fundraising, and outreach activities, we support international missions through The United Methodist Church.
The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is dedicated to alleviating human suffering around the globe. UMCOR’s work includes programs and projects in disaster response, health, sustainable agriculture, food security, relief supplies, and more. UMCOR’s work reaches people in more than 80 countries, including the United States. They provide humanitarian relief when war, conflict, or natural disaster disrupt life to such an extent that communities are unable to recover on their own.
Missionary Covenant: Dr. Belinda Forbes
Dr. Belinda Forbes is a missionary with the General Board of Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church serving in Managua, Nicaragua with Acción Médica Cristiana (Christian Medical Action or AMC). AMC is a Nicaraguan Christian ecumenical organization specializing in community health and development in impoverished rural communities, many of which are home to indigenous and afro-descendent populations. Learn more about Dr. Belinda Forbes
Missionary Covenant: Nan McCurdy
Nan McCurdy, with her husband Miguel Mairena, previously served in Nicaragua and now serve as Mission Advocates for the Western Jurisdiction of The United Methodist Church. They are one of two missionary couples Faith covenants with. This partnership is much more than a financial commitment. It is a dynamic relationship - we and the missionary pray for one another and communicate regularly. Learn more about Nan McCurdy