Here at FTC we want to provide programs and ministries where people can grow to know each other better and grow to know the Lord. These ministries also provide opportunities for people to serve and use their abilities, gifts, and talents for God's glory and to benefit others. We also provide opportunities for people to serve the community. Here is a list of outreach opportunities that we provide beyond our ministry programs.
Haiti Benefit Garage Sale
Our annual Haiti Benefit Garage sale has raised close to $5,000 every year since 2011. All of the money collected from the sale goes to our ministry partner in Haiti - Hosean International Ministries. The Garage Sale is usually the 2nd week in June.
Three or four times every year our church will go to the Center for Food Action facility in Mahwah. While we are there, our group will clean and restock shelves, and pack bags. In 2018, we will serve the CFA on 1/6, 3/3, and 5/5.
Haiti Missions Trip
Each year since 2011 we have taken a team of adults to Haiti to serve with Caleb Lucien and Hosean International Ministries. Majority of the time and effort there has been spent on construction projects. However, during each trip our team has spent time getting to know the people of that community and we've also had the opportunity to meet our sponsor children and their families. In 2019 a team from our church plans to serve with our ministry partner.
Youth Missions Trip
This past summer, 15 students and 5 adults served in Washington, DC with City Service Mission. During our time away we primarily served with the homeless people of the community. We made food in a food kitchen, harvested crops on a farm, served food at a local church, and handed out food to homeless people on the street. While serving various organizations our group really sensed the needs of that community.
Fall Harvest Party
Every fall, in October, we have a Harvest Party. This is a friendly alternative to Halloween. Children can come to our Fellowship Hall dressed in a costume and enjoy games, face painting, camp fire, roasting marshmallows, hayrides, snacks, and prizes. Adults will enjoy a chilli contest, pie eating contest, and lots of fun with the kids. There is something for everyone!
Leaf Raking Outreach
At the end of every Fall season our youth ministry will rake leaves for people in our community who aren't able to do it themselves.
G.W. Elementary School Fundraiser Outreach
Every year, in October, a group will serve the fundraiser at George Washington Elementary School. This could include, pumpkin painting, face painting, helping with games, serving food, or sitting at the registration table.
FTC Big Day of Service
Twice every year, once in April and once in September, a team of people will be split and assigned jobs to serve people in our church and community. In the past we have painted exterior of homes, painted rooms in homes, painted our church, landscaping, plumbing, electrical work, and more.
Star of Hope Outreach
A few times during the year a team of people from our church will go to the Star of Hope facility and help with various projects. Last year we helped sort toys and box up food. This year we plan on going in December and May.
Pregnancy Center Outreach
A team of people will visit the Pregnancy Center facility in Paterson. Last year we help sort clothes and pack folders to be mailed. This year we plan on visiting the center in February.