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One of my colleagues in the filed of caregiving once said, “There are only four kinds of people in this world: 1) Those who have been caregivers, 2) Those who are currently caregivers, 3) Those who will be caregivers, 4) Those who will need caregivers.” That pretty much covers all of us.

Rosalyn Carter, Helping Yourself Help Other: A Book for Caregivers

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In describing Faith in Action Caregivers, words that might be used are "One common mission -- many diverse faith traditions."   The strength of Faith in Action Caregivers is based upon the involvement of all the congregations in our community.  Volunteers serve because of the call of the teachings of these faith communities.  Congregations provide financial support to ensure that the mission of Faith in Action Caregivers to help fulfill the mission of each congregation to care for those in need.  By working together these congregations make a difference in the lives of our elderly and disabled neighbors.  Faith in Action Caregivers volunteers represent the following congregations:

Belmont County

  • Bridgeport Church of God
  • Calvary Presbyterian Church
  • Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church
  • Church of Christ (St. Clairsville, OH)
  • First Christian Church (Martins Ferry, OH)
  • First Christian Church (Shadyside, OH)
  • First Presbyterian Church (St. Clairsville, OH)
  • Greek Orthodox Church of the Life Giving Fountain
  • Harbor of Hope Assembly of God
  • Lancaster United Methodist Church
  • Lincoln Avenue United Methodist Church
  • Maynard United Methodist Church
  • St. John Catholic Church (Bellaire, OH)
  • St. John Lutheran Church
  • St. Joseph Catholic Church (Fairpoint, OH)
  • St. Mary Catholic Church (Martins Ferry, OH)
  • St. Mary Catholic Church (St. Clairsville)
  • St. Nicholas Orthodox Catholic Church
  • Thoburn United Methodist Church
  • Trinity St. Paul's Episcopal Church
  • Unitarian Universalist Church
  • Warnock Community Church

Ohio County

  • Christ United Methodist Church
  • Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints
  • Corpus Christi Catholic Church
  • Covenant Community Church
  • Edgwood Evangelical Lutheran Church
  • Elm Grove United Methodist Church
  • First Christian Church (Wheeling)
  • Lawrencefield Parish Church
  • New Life United Methodist Church
  • Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church
  • St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church
  • St. Mark Evangelical Lutheran Church
  • St. Matthew's Episcopal Church
  • St. Michael's Catholic Church
  • Stone Presbyterian Church
  • Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
  • Warwood Presbyterian Church
  • West Liberty Christian Church
  • Wheeling Jesuit University

Marshall County

  • Glen Dale United Methodist Church
  • Simpson United Methodist Church
  • St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church
  • St. Matthew Evangelical Lutheran Church
  • Temple Baptist Southern Baptist Convention
  • United Presbyterian Church (Dallas, WV)
  • Vance Memorial Presbyterian Church
  • Vineyard Christian Church

How To Get Involved

There are many ways for congregations to become involved in the shared ministry of Faith in Action Caregivers.  Some suggestions are:

  • Sponsor an annual fund raising project for Faith in Action Caregivers
  • Provide space for volunteer training sessions
  • Encourage congregation members to become volunteer caregivers
  • Provide a congregational liaison to help support the Faith in Action Caregivers outreach to the congregation
  • Regularly include Faith in Action Caregivers information in bulletins and newsletters
  • Encourage congregational volunteers and care receivers to share their stories of Faith in Action Caregivers with others
  • Commission volunteer caregivers during a yearly celebration
  • Include Faith in Action Caregivers in the annual budget
  • Sponsor a congregational team in the Annual Faith in Action Caregivers Triathlon / Duathlon
  • Identify congregational members in need of assistance to remain independent and encourage them to seek help through Faith in Action Caregivers

Financial Support Ideas for Faith Communities

If your congregation would like to provide financial support to Faith in Action Caregivers consider one of the following ideas.  Congregations should consider their individual ability to give.  The leadership of Faith in Action Caregivers recognizes that each congregation has a different ability to give. The amount of the gift is not important.  It is the act of giving that is important to our shared ministry.

  • Budget an amount to contribute each year, quarter or month from the congregation's budget or benevolence giving
  • Plan a special collection or designate the spare change from one offering each year
  • Hold a bake sale
  • Conduct a dinner (spaghetti, roast beef, etc.) or a pancake breakfast
  • Plan special family event (concert, play, carnival, family movie night, etc.)
  • Conduct a donut sale, hoagie sale, candy sale, or flower sale
  • Support the Faith in Action Caregivers gift card sale
  • Hold a yard sale
  • Host a soup, sandwich or salad luncheon (great for faith communities in the business area)
  • Ask fraternal organizations in your faith community to provide matching funds for those raise by members
  • Organize a used book sale
  • Collect spare change (pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters)
  • Designated extra fund donated for holiday flowers to support Faith in Action Caregivers

For more ideas or details on any of these suggestions, contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call (304) 243-5420.