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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 our congregations make a difference in the lives of those in our neigborhoods who are elderly or have a disability.  Faith in Action Caregivers volunteers represent the following congregations:

Belmont County

  • Belmont United Methodist Church
  • Bridgeport Church of God
  • Chestnut Level Christian Church
  • Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church
  • Church of Christ (St. Clairsville, OH)
  • Emmanuel Baptist Church
  • First Christian Church (Martins Ferry, OH)
  • First Presbyterian Church (St. Clairsville, OH)
  • Harbor of Hope Assembly of God
  • Holy Trinity Episcopal Church
  • Kirkwood Presbyterian Church
  • Lincoln Avenue United Methodist Church
  • Old Wegee United Methodist Church
  • St. John Catholic Church (Bellaire, OH)
  • St. John's Lutheran Church
  • St. Joseph Catholic Church (Bridgeport, OH)
  • St. Mary's Catholic Church (Martins Ferry, OH)
  • St. Mary's Catholic Church (St. Clairsville)
  • St. Nicholas Orthodox Church
  • The Experience Ministry
  • Thoburn United Methodist Church
  • Trinity St. Paul's Episcopal Church
  • Unitarian Universalist Church
  • Warnock Community Church

Ohio County

  • Abundant Life Baptist Church
  • 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
  • Roney's Point Presbyterian Church
  • St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church
  • St. John's Evangelical Protestant Church
  • St. Mark Evangelical Lutheran Church
  • St. Matthew's Episcopal Church
  • St. Michael Catholic Church
  • St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church
  • Stone Presbyterian Church
  • Temple Shalom
  • Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
  • Vance Memorial Presbyterian Church
  • Vineyard Christian Fellowship
  • Warwood United Methodist Church
  • Wheeling Jesuit University
  • Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church

Marshall County

  • Clouston United Methodist Church
  • Glen Dale United Methodist Church
  • Messiah Evangelical Lutheran Church
  • Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church
  • Simpson United Methodist Church
  • St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church
  • St. James Catholic Church
  • St. Jude Catholic Church
  • St. Matthew Evangelical Lutheran 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)

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.