Faith shares the love of Jesus with no strings attached to our local community. Utilizing media, small groups and targeted community bridge building projects we are changing the world one life at a time in practical ways!
Here are some of the ways we do this:
When disasters occur, Faith responds by partnering with ministries such as Joyce Meyer Ministries, Hand of Hope, Emergency Ministry Services and various churches to provide food, water, blankets, shelter and hope to those devastated by floods, fires, earthquakes and school shootings. Here are just some of the places we have impacted:
Colby Fire in Glendora, CA – January 2014
Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines – November 2013
Tornadoes in Moore, OK – May 2013
Sandy Hook Elementary Shooting, Sandy Hook, CT – December 2012
West Covina Police Dog Project
Faith Community was a major sponsor in the fundraising efforts that allowed the West Covina Police Department to purchase and train a new police dog. Officers of the West Covina Police Department recently visited to introduce their newest member of the K9 team, “Reiko” the police dog. Thank you to all who contributed and helped make this possible.
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
The Fellowship of Christian Athletes is touching millions of lives… one heart at a time. Since 1954, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes has been challenging coaches and athletes on the professional, college, high school, junior high and youth levels to use the powerful medium of athletics to impact the world for Jesus Christ. FCA is the largest Christian sports organization in America. FCA focuses on serving local communities by equipping, empowering and encouraging people to make a difference for Christ. Local FCA representative, Chris Rix attends Faith along with his wife Anita and their two children, Luke and Bobby.
For more information on FCA visit their website: www.fca.org
Operation Hope & Soap
Faith partners with Union Rescue Mission to bring immediate help and long term solutions to people experiencing homelessness. The winter shelters for homeless close for the season in March and people are forced to return to the streets. To build trust and connect with the guests of the winter shelter, Faith volunteers served dinner on two different nights. This gave the team opportunities to let the guests know about the Union Rescue Mission’s programs and that the team would be providing transportation to the mission. Hundreds of hygiene kits are donated and assembled by volunteers at Faith and handed out to the guests at the winter shelters as they leave the shelter. Volunteers from Faith also offer rides to Union Rescue Mission and a place in one of URM’s life transformation programs to end homelessness. Because of the generosity of the people of Faith and the volunteers who served, the lives of these people can now be changed significantly.
Every month over 7000 people (that is close to 90,000 people a year) receive support from Cory’s Kitchen in the form of food, clothing and referrals for jobs and legal services.
Thousands of school children are impacted by homelessness right here in our own community. They live with family, friends, in motels and some even in their car. To meet this need, Faith donated and assembled Thanksgiving food boxes. The week before Thanksgiving we distributed 650 food boxes to children and their families from the West Covina, Covina, Rowland and Azusa school districts. Thank you Faith Family along with the West Covina Police and Fire Departments for making this possible with many donations!
Faith Partners with the Angel Tree program of Prison Fellowship every year at Christmastime to provide gifts to children whose mom or dad is in prison. Each year our Faith family has the opportunity to bless these children with the love of Christ. This last year we provided gifts for 650 kids and distributed the presents at parks in Baldwin Park, West Covina and Azusa, meeting the families right in their own neighborhoods.
Monday through Friday, 2-4pm, the Community Care team ministers to those who come to Faith looking for prayer, encouragement and financial assistance. The team is there to listen and pray with people as well as provide referrals to food banks, employment resources and other community service providers.