Serve in the Community

Many people view the Sammamish-Issaquah area as very affluent, but there are many people in our community who are in need. Faith Church seeks to foster and maintain relationships with local organizations that are meeting needs, such as food insecurity, affordable housing, and emergency supplies. Below are the organizations we partner with most often with volunteer opportunities for each.

Habitat for Humanity

The building of affordable homes through Habitat for Humanity has been a major mission project of Faith United Methodist Church for many years. Working with other churches on the Eastside in a coalition format we have helped to fund and build seven homes in the last eleven years. Our primary funding source has been a community-wide “garage sale” held at the church each year in September. This year, however, we are exploring other ways to raise support for Habitat because of the pandemic.

If you can help or have questions, please contact Bill & Jan Bennett.

Issaquah Hot Meals Program

For many years, Faith Church has been committed to serving dinner to our friends in Issaquah at the Fire Station on Sunset Blvd, through the Issaquah Hot Meals Program.

Volunteer Opportunities:

Volunteers are needed on the third Monday of every month. Ideally a group gets together to share tasks for preparing the food and serving approximately 40 of our less fortunate friends. This is a fun fellowship project that a family, small group or team could take on. If you are interested, please contact Becky Ittig and she can share meal ideas.

Food Bank & Tent City

Our congregation regularly collects and delivers food to the Issaquah Food Bank and Tent City 4.

Take a minute and consider who the food bank serves: The working poor. The newly homeless. Struggling seniors. The mentally ill. Whether underemployed or unemployable, the victim of tough times or tough streets, representing a long-term need or a short-term crisis, we try to help everyone who comes to us. Our clients range from newborn to over 90; individuals to single parents to entire families; working, unable to work and unable to find work. But one thing that many clients have in common? They never expected to need our help.

Volunteer Opportunities:

Watch for periodic updates on what is most needed at the Food Bank and Tent City 4. We'll collect donations in the bins in the lobby and ensure they get delivered.

Hands Against Hunger

Every year, Faith Church sponsors a day of service aimed at fighting hunger in our community and raising awareness of this continued issue in our local community and around the globe.

We partner with Lake Washington Schools Foundation Pantry Packs to pack bags of food which provide weekend meals for hungry Lake Washington School District students. All ages are invited to come together to pack supplies for hunger relief.

Join us on October 12, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., for the next Hands Against Hunger food packing event!