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 the summer of 2018, a team from our church will build a house for one of our sponsor children!
Youth Missions Trip
This past summer, 12 students and 4 adults served in the Paterson area with and for Star of Hope. At Star of Hope we sorted books, shoes, and clothes, we painted their garage, worked in their food pantry, painted sheds, and stuffed enveloped. We also had an opportunity to serve food at Eva's Village, and we did some work at Lighthouse Pregnancy Resource Center. While serving these organizations our group was impacted and we made a big impact on people's lives.
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.