Since 2010, Faith has joined with other churches to support an area development project in Abaya, Ethiopia, through World Vision. The goal of the ADP is to help the people of Abaya improve their lives through education, food security, healthcare, water/sanitation/hygiene and sponsorship program management. In addition to supporting the project through the Mission budget, Faith members have sponsored more than 100 children from Abaya through World Vision, and six teams from the church have visited the region to meet the people and see their progress as it unfolds.
The World Vision Child Sponsorship program is the primary way that development programs in Abaya are funded. Families at Faith have sponsored more than 100 children from that region, as well as children from other developing areas in the world. To sponsor a child, please email Donna Touros, our local World Vision Child Sponsorship Ambassador.
One Child One Hen is a poverty-alleviation project in Kenya that empowers women and children by teaching them how to raise hens and sell their eggs. The project is funded through donations, as well as the collection of recyclable cans and plastic bottles. You can drop your CRV recyclable cans and plastic bottles at the church on Sundays or during weekday office hours.
Click here for the One Hen One Child photo gallery.
Click here to read the Sacramento Bee article about One Child One Hen.
Every spring, Faith Presbyterian conducts a fundraising event to benefit World Vision's Abaya, Ethiopia, Area
Development Program. Walk 4 Water supports World Vision's W.a.S.H. (Water, Sanitation, Health and Hygiene) projects and raises awareness of challenges the
world’s poorest face in accessing clean, potable water each day. We walk one mile
to the Cabana Club South with empty water containers, fill the
containers there, and then carry the water back to Faith. It’s a lesson in the value of
every single drop of clean water.
Each fall, Faith Presbyterian Church raises
money for clean water projects in Ethiopia by participating in Team World Vision.
Volunteers run or walk in the Urban Cow race, participating in either the 5K or the half marathon. Training takes place individually and as a group in the
months leading up to the October race. For details on how to participate in the team's next run, email Jill Whitney.
The mission of the Moral Values Program (MVP) is to build stronger youth by focusing on five guiding principles: courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self-control and indomitable spirit. The program aims to protect children from neglect and abuse, provide for their physical and emotional needs, improve their academic performance and offer moral guidance. Faith Church partners with MVP through our youth ministry. For more information, email Pastor Brett Shoemaker.
Faith Church, along with other faith communities in South Sacramento, supports the SSIP Food Closet, whose mission is to ensure that all our neighbors have enough to eat. Several of our parishioners volunteer at the food closet, and many support it through generous donations of food and finances. Bring your non-perishable food items to the church and drop them in the SSIP bin in the narthex. From there, they'll be delivered to SSIP. Or, you can make a financial donation to SSIP so its staff can buy extra food.
A scholarship has been established in the memory of Conney Willis for members of the Faith community who are interested in pursuing God’s call to mission. Conney served as a Mission elder and participated in numerous mission trips. She passed away in 2008 at the age of 49. The scholarship was established by the Willis family and is sustained through additional funding. Individuals interested in pursuing missions-related activities such as a service project, travel or study should contact the church office at 916-428-3439 for more information.