Four local churches will cancel their normal Sunday morning programs this weekend to participate in Riverbend Faith In Action, a day of community service.
Riverbend Faith In Action is an annual day of service on the first Sunday in October, which is World Communion Sunday for a number of Christian denominations. Several churches in the Alton-Godfrey area gather at 10 a.m. for communion at Alton High School, serve in the afternoon at 25 projects throughout the area, and then gather at 4 p.m. for dinner and celebration at Godfrey First United Methodist Church.
Faith In Action began as a ministry of Godfrey First United Methodist Church to serve their neighbors and build relationships with other churches. Over the years, the churches who have been loved and served have asked to be part of the project.
Faith In Action is a united effort among a growing number of churches in the Alton-Godfrey area to serve the city and build unity. Its mission is to make Christ known, to unify the churches, and to bless its neighbors. In achieving this mission, participants put relationships at the center. They value the relationships that form between brothers and sisters of different congregations. They value the relationships that are forged between them and their neighbors. And they aim to make Faith In Action a platform or catalyst for people to make a connection with an agency or nonprofit that would appreciate more community involvement throughout the year.
This year’s event on Sunday, Oct. 5, involves more than 300 volunteers from four churches working on 25 projects. Anyone who would like to join participants for communion, service and dinner is welcome.
More information can be found at http://riverbendfia.org.