"Faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead." (James 2:17)
How we engage our neighbors and share our gifts.
At FUMCCB we believe that it's important to engage the larger community as the hands and feet of compassion. Our church-wide service focus is helping children through the local school system, especially the VPK class in our preschool and first-graders at Roosevelt Elementary School. For example, we pray for the kids, read to them in the classroom, offer tutoring and one-on-one counseling, conduct book drives, and provide food and school supplies.
In addition, we offer various levels of support to other ministries.
The Kairos “inside program” brings positive and negative leaders of the prison together for a 3½-day weekend of carefully coordinated talks, discussions, chapel meditations, and music led by a same-gender team of volunteers. The goal is to build Christian community inside the prison.
The Kairos “outside program” brings the hope of Christ to women whose husband, relative, or friend has been incarcerated. In a 2 ½-day retreat setting, women openly and confidentially share. Talks and meditations are designed to address the pain of enduring separation from their loved one and the judgment of others in their community. Through the respect, love, and warmth they experience in interactions with volunteers, they open-up and find support.
The vision of Kairos is to cultivate a community that is spiritually freed from the effects of imprisonment, reaching all who are impacted by incarceration with the love, hope, and faith found in Jesus Christ.
The mission Kairos is to share the transforming love and forgiveness of Jesus Christ with incarcerated men, women, and youth, as well as their families, to help them become loving and productive citizens in their communities.
For more information, contact Rick White (email@example.com).
Community Meal, Food Pantry, and Clothes Closet: Volunteers at our church and from the surrounding community gather on the first, third, and fourth Sundays of the month from 4:00-6:00pm to serve a community meal. During this time, people can also get needed items in our food pantry and clothes closet. Those who are homeless can take a hot shower, and sometimes get a free haircut. This ministry is provided according to the availability of our volunteers, so please contact the office for a detailed schedule.
Women in Mission: This multi-generational outreach team serves as the hands and feet of Jesus by:
Visiting homebound men and women.
Providing meals for youth and children's ministries.
Collecting and distributing food for the church food pantry.
Supporting a variety of church activities including Red Bird Mission.
If you are interested in serving with the Women in Mission group, please contact Sonja Gherman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Surfer's Helping Kids: Pastor Mark and Dan Colburn lead surfing mission trips in Central America. Here is a video of Pastor Mark on their last trip to El Salvador.