We appreciate all the continued prayers and support for our friends in Gabon, Africa; Navajo Hardrock Reservation in Arizona, Ukraine, and other sites/organizations.
Membership classes are being offered. You may miss one of the four sessions and make it up on a different date. If you’d like to become a member at Faith Alliance, please let one of the pastors know, or call the church office.
Harry and Kathy Walker will be on furlough in September after another 4 years on the field in France. They will be in the U.S. on September 11th. The Walkers will be in need of a 4-door sedan when they arrive back. If anyone has something that they would like to sell to the Walkers at a reasonable price, please contact the church office. Thank you in advance!
Volunteer for the kids church schedule (one month out of the year) and/or volunteer for the nursery, preschool and children on Sunday mornings and Wednesday nights. Contact Gina or Kristin (email@example.com, or text/call at 419-905-5253). Thank you for considering!
8-Week Discipleship & Outreach Experience
Meal time is at 5:30-6:30PM, and group experience from 6:30-7:30PM. Come and experience what will happen inside of a Gospel community group! Come as a group or as an individual and we will get you plugged in! We would love to have as many people as possible to join us.
Regular Wednesday Night Live activities (beginning at 5:30 p.m) will need of volunteers for youth evening activities and children’s evening activities. If you are interested in being in a rotation or can commit to multiple Wednesday evenings, please contact Kristin Lampert.
Moms 4 Real
The Moms 4 Real group needs three to four people to help with child care on the second Thursday of every month from 9:15-11:15AM. If you are interested, please contact Tina Barhorst at firstname.lastname@example.org or Maggie Hibner at email@example.com. This group needs some people to sit and play with their kids while the mothers get to meet together to encourage and enjoy one another’s company. If you are not already you will need to be Safe Place certified. If you are not aware of the Safe Place Policy then they will fill you in. Thank you!
Lima Rescue Mission
Volunteers can serve at the Lima Rescue Mission in Lima, Ohio on Sundays (leaving at 3:45 p.m. for set-up then returning around 7 p.m.). Sign-up sheets in the main foyer of the church or you can contact Kay Roeth (419-629-3399) or Gina Tangeman (419-629-0194) to pick up a key and use the church van. Maximum of five people per trip due to limited space in kitchen.
Also, the Lima Rescue Mission needs small bottles of shampoo and conditioner (travel size), which can be brought into the church office.
Volunteers can also check for local assistance opportunities on www.mealtrain.com. Contact Julie Ferguson for more detail and see link below:
A new group in St. Mary’s will experiment with being a local “missional group” that is centered on outreach to our neighbors. These meetings will be at Cierra Otting’s house every other Thursday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. This group is open to anyone. Contact Cierra Otting or Josh Kalichman at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call the church office.
Donate your gently worn, used or new shoes to help the local YMCA raise funds for an organization collecting shoes so you can support micro-enterprise vendors. Micro-enterprises small businesses in developing nations. They typically involve a one-person operation while some micro-enterprises represent a family business depending on size. So drop your donated shoes in the bin located in the foyer. Thank you!
Like basketball? Meet up at the youth center every Thursday from 7:30-9:00 p.m. to play. Must be in high school or older to participate. If you have any questions, please see Pastor James.
Cram the Van!
Remember Cram the Van occurs on the second Sunday of every month, so look for donation bags the Sunday before then plan to bring your donations to the church then.
Our current donations – gently used coats for the winter
Thanks so much for your support!
Cooking Ministry Volunteers
Cooking Ministry Volunteers Needed for Wednesday nights, Sunday monthly Love Feasts and special events (contact Shelly Finke)
Desserts – desserts are needed for our Wednesday Night gatherings. Would you be able to bake desserts once or twice a month?
Laundry – towels, wash cloths and tablecloths need washed regularly.
Food Prep – help is needed Wednesday evenings from 4 to 7 p.m. to get the meal ready about twice a month on a rotating basis.
Love Feast – These are potluck meals on communion Sundays with needs for set-up table service and drinks and with clean-up.
Coffee Bar – substitutes to keep the coffee filled on Sunday mornings. In addition, help to clean out the coffee airports after the second service. Positions include early set-up, between services, and clean-up (on an as-needed basis).
Please sign up in the foyer, call the office, or contact Shelly Finke. Thank you.