Care Ministry Update from Brian Jones
“So then, while we have opportunity, let us do good to all men, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.” Galatians 6:10 NASB
The Care and Mercy ministry of Faith Community Church exists to bless those who are experiencing a difficult season. Whether it be a job loss, work slow down, unexpected car repair, family illness or other challenge, the Care ministry stands ready to serve by providing financial assistance, meals and other tangible helps. Our team consists of some very compassionate, hard-working people who love to serve the Body of Christ at FCC.
In this last fiscal year, the Mercy Fund provided over $ 17,000.00 to assist with mortgage payments, rent, medical and household expenses to members of our congregation. Additionally, over $5000.00 in gift cards to Walmart, Target, and Arco were distributed to many. In this fiscal year, which began July 1st, we have already distributed $9,000.00 to assist with rent and car repairs. Additionally, we have distributed $800.00 in gift cards.
It gives us great joy to bless those who need assistance and we are glad the funds are being put to good use! Now, this fund is not a budgeted line item. The resources for the Mercy fund come directly from the generous donations of our congregants. The Lord, through your giving has provided for this ministry. Because of its regular use, we have seen quite a reduction of the Fund’s balance over the last six months. So if you have been blessed with some extra funds, over and above your current giving, please consider giving to the Mercy Fund here. Practically, on the first Sunday of every month, at the end of each service, our ushers will be at the exit doors with the offering bag to collect especially for the Mercy Fund.
Should you find yourself in a difficult situation and need assistance, first, trust God for His provision. He is our rock and our salvation (Psalm 62:6). Then, please take advantage of the blessing He is providing through the Care ministry resources by contacting the church office or Brian Jones.