Who is Faith in Action (FIA)? We are a team of “doers” who believe that making God’s love real for others begins with serving.
FIA MONTHLY MEETING
2nd Monday of Month | 6:00 pm MST | Online on Zoom
Faith in Action will be meeting on the second Monday of each month online via Zoom. If you have a heart for serving and want to make a difference in our community, join us to see all of the exciting ways we are making God’s love real for others! For Zoom link, please email us at email@example.com
MARYLAND SCHOOL UPDATE
Many thanks to all of you who made donations of school supplies or funds to purchase them for beginning of the year at Maryland School. In addition, our community partnership with Beatitudes Campus and Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Phoenix provided a back-to-school luncheon for all the staff as way to encourage them in their commitment for the year ahead. Staff members have expressed great appreciation for the outpouring of support.
TUTORING WORKS. CAN YOU HELP TUTOR?
Initial evaluations show that a very large number of students are performing significantly below expectations for their grade level and plans are being put in place for special interventions to give them extra assistance. You can help with this by volunteering an hour once a week to work with a student (K-8) in reading or math as a tutor and encouraging mentor. Times are set up by matching class times with what works for you. Please email Cathy Kim at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know of your interest, get more info, or ask questions. Tutoring can be a very interesting and satisfying way to make a big difference in the life of a child!
Our community partnership with Maryland School goes beyond our mentorship program and the community garden project to fill in the supportive gap whenever possible for these students and families. The school manages operation without the guidance of a PTA thanks to community partnerships like ours. Consider volunteering your time and/or financial gifts to help us continue this important initiative to make God’s love real. READ FURTHER HERE>
THE RESULTS ARE IN!!
JUSTA CENTER LABOR DAY LUNCHEON WAS A SUCCESS!
Your support for this year’s annual Labor Day Luncheon at the Justa Center was deeply appreciated! Because of the pandemic, it had been 2 years since Beatitudes was able to serve a meal to their community of elderly who are currently experiencing homelessness. A special thank you to our team of volunteers who stepped up to assemble and serve the meal to make God’s love real for our neighbors!
STUDENTS AND TEACHERS ARE OFF TO A FRESH START! OUR MARYLAND SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE WAS A BIG SUCCESS!
Faith In Action’s Back to School Supply Drive for Maryland School was a BIG SUCCESS! Thanks to your generosity, we collected lots of pencils, pens, art supplies, tissues, water and lots of student reward prizes and cash. The school was very appreciative of all the items received from our church. The donations will help them get the school year off to a great start.
Take a look at all of the supplies collected READ HERE>
MOTHER’S DAY PURSE DRIVE FOR SHOEBOX MINISTRY BROUGHT JOY TO MANY MOMS!
HUGE THANK YOU! The Mothers Day Purse Drive for mother’s in need collected 39 purses filled with toiletries and cosmetics and 3 large boxes of hygiene products, plus two checks to Shoebox Ministry for a total of $200.00. They were delivered to the Shoebox Ministries office by Monday, May 2.
We would like to acknowledge the efforts of our committee member Ellen Jost for getting our drive off to a great start. She thoughtfully donated over 140 large purses, small handbags, wallets, and cosmetic bags from settling the estate of a friend. Those purses not filled were given to Shoebox Ministries for their citywide efforts.
OUR BEST DRIVE EVER! Beatitudes community collected 905 lbs of grocery items, and $745 in cash donations for our Lenten Food Drive benefitting NourishPHX, we want to thank all who donated to make Easter a little brighter for folks currently experiencing homelessness.
CHRISTMAS GIFT DRIVE FOR 3 DESERVING MARYLAND SCHOOL FAMILIES & SOCK DRIVE FOR SHOEBOX MINISTRY – A HUGE SUCCESS!
Our Christmas gift drive for the 3 deserving Maryland School families was a success thanks to all your generous donations! In addition, the Holiday Sock Drive for ShoeBox Ministry collected 314 pairs of socks and $120 in donations! THANK YOU!!
THANKSGIVING FOOD DRIVE FOR NOURISHPHX – A HUGE SUCCESS!
LABOR DAY DONATION DRIVE FOR JUSTA CENTER – A HUGE SUCCESS!
Beatitudes Church has a long tradition of hosting an annual luncheon for seniors experiencing homelessness on Labor Day at the Justa Center. The pandemic made that impossible this year. However, the Beatitudes community did not give up, and raised $1,450 in monetary donations to give to the Justa Center! Thank you for your continued support of this important and vital mission! Check back soon for new ways you can help Justa Center continue to serve their seniors!
If you are interested in helping with the above drives, please contact a FAITH IN ACTION member by calling the church front office for contact information.