Faith Coalition is a Christian organization uniting our community in love and service
“For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ.” – 1 Corinthians 12:12
Faith Coalition brings together Edwardsville area volunteers to help our neighbors. Our current active programs are:
We organize volunteers to perform small home-repair projects for seniors and others who are referred by churches and our affiliated agencies(Faith in Action, Main St. Community Center, Rebuilding Together). We have skilled leaders to lead the more complex projects, but some yard work projects can be completed by anyone with willing hands and time to donate. Our efforts have helped many of our neighbors who are unable to maintain their property without help. Costs may be covered by Faith Coalition, or by the homeowners, or shared, depending on the situation. Contact us with questions or to be added to the list of volunteers for future projects.
ECUSD7 Clothing Project
Beginning in 2020 we have formed a group of "shoppers" who can obtain clothing for kids in the Edwardsville school system. In the past, there has not been a way to provide for kids who needed coats or other school-appropriate clothing, and these needs have usually been met by the personal generosity of school principals, secretaries and others who were aware of the problem. Now school representatives have a way to reach out to volunteers---some of whom are shoppers and others of whom are donors---to get needed items for kids. Clothing is delivered to the school office, and our shoppers are not aware of any children's personal info. Contact us to be added to the shopper list, or click the "Donate" button above.
Furniture Giveaway List
Since 2017 we have operated a service that connects furniture donors with those in need. Donors can contact us with info about their items, and that info is shared with 12 local charities who frequently need furniture. In 2019 we relocated 99 items to help people in need! We do NOT take furniture, but we connect donors to recipients who may be international students, or men & women getting out of a shelter, or families in our area who need furniture.
Connecting Volunteers to Service
Through this website, we offer a way for other service groups to advertise their opportunities. There are so many churches and organizations that need YOUR skills, and your willingness to help others! Take a look at our Volunteer page, where you can find a meaningful way to serve with the time and talents you have!
“…and many MORE!”
Faith Coalition has only begun to explore the ways in which churches and individuals can unite in common mission. The following projects have resulted from our collaborative efforts:
A 2013 mission trip to Moore, Oklahoma
An annual ecumenical Easter sunrise service (2014-2019)
Blankets For Friends (2013-2016), a group of tweens who made fleece tie-blankets for nursing homes, hospitals, and others in need
A n annual collection from area churches to purchase Thanksgiving baskets for clients of our local GlenEd pantry (2017-present)
In all of our activities, we seek support and participation from the entire body of Christ, recognizing and empowering our common call to serve others, encouraging congregations and individuals to live out their vision of being a blessing to others. We hope that this website will be a resource to those seeking to connect in common mission. Contact us if you have questions or would like to attend our next meeting to find out more.
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