FAITH FELLOWSHIP supports local mission efforts to introduce others to the saving grace of Jesus Christ. We will train our members to serve and engage all ages in acts of missions and service.
Mission of Hope (MOH) is a year-round ministry that assists many of our less fortunate Appalachian neighbors with much needed goods and resources, college scholarships, and help with basic educational, health care and home repair needs. Many of the small, local Appalachian ministries rely heavily on Mission of Hope for food, clothing, furniture, etc. Faith Fellowship supports activities throughout the year.
Knox Area Rescue Ministries (KARM) provides daily for those most vulnerable and desperate among us, first supplying rescue services of food and shelter, then healthy, supportive relationships, and ultimately restoration, including job-training opportunities. Faith Fellowship supports several aspects of KARM activities.
West Knox FISH Pantry (WKFP) is affiliated with the Food in Service to Humanity Hospitality (FISH) Pantry. FISH works to reduce hunger in our community by providing food pantries to the needy. Faith Fellowship supports this with volunteers monthly to deliver food to those with no transportation, and provides support for stocking the pantry one month per year. The number to call for food from WKFP is (865) 523-7900, Monday - Saturday after 9:00am.
Community Handicap Ramps are a critical necessity for seniors or disabled around us. Faith Fellowship has provided materials and labor to build handicap ramps for the elderly in the immediate community.
Second Harvest Food Bank is the East Tennessee region’s largest hunger-relief charity. The food bank secures and distributes over 16 million pounds of food and grocery products annually through a network of over 500 partnering non-profit organizations such as food pantries, soup kitchens, emergency shelters and schools. Each year, Faith Fellowship purchases one or more tractor-trailer-loads of food (approximately 16,000 pounds) from Second Harvest and gives it away to those in the community who need food.
Saturday Senior Mobile Meals – Faith Fellowship prepares and delivers hot, nutritious meals one Saturday per month to homebound senior citizens living in the West Knox County area. Most of the recipients are those who are on the Knox County Mobile Meals program, which does not deliver meals on Saturdays.
Crisis Center for Women/Immediate Vital Assistance Services (CWS/IVAS) - Once called IVA's Place, this organization provides comprehensive, free services to women and women with dependent children in crisis, in particular, victims of domestic violence and homelessness. Faith Fellowship supports this organization in various ways.
Good Samaritan Center of Loudon County is a private, non-profit assistance ministry serving the emergency needs of people in Loudon County. Faith Fellowship supports this ministry with monetary donations and with donations of items on their Wish List
Gleaning Ministry (Society of St Andrew) is the premier gleaning organization in America, working with farmers, volunteers and feeding agencies to help feed hungry Americans. The Society of St. Andrew (SOSA) concentrates on alleviating hunger in America. Faith Fellowship members have participated in the gleaning.
Lenoir City and Loudon County Schools Through the Family Resource Centers– We have participated in the Spring Child Find Day for Lenoir City Schools, providing volunteers to work and donated new/gently used books for distribution to children registering for school, and provided Thanksgiving baskets for families from Highland Park Elementary.