44400 West Ten Mile Road
Novi, Michigan 48375
Phone: (248) 349-2345 - Fax: (248) 349-5716
Faith Community Presbyterian Church was established in 1977. Its founding members designated that it would be a mission driven church, designating that the church would strive to dedicate 20 percent of donations to support mission activities. Although there have been a few years when we were not able to dedicate the full 20 percent, we have either met this goal or been very close to it every year in the 40 years we have existed. Beyond just spending on mission activities, we utilize our time and talents to help others as we are able. Some of the main mission activities are highlighted below.
Everyone Eats (aka E1E)
Faith Church has established an ongoing relationship with the "Spirit of Hope" church in Detroit. On the first Wednesday of every month a team from Faith prepares, transports to Spirit of Hope, and serves lunch to guests. Recently, the youth group participated in this activity introducing many of our young people to this mission activity.
In addition to preparing and serving food, Faith Church has helped refurbish and repair the kitchen and dining facilities at Spirit of Hope. During 2016 and 2017 we built new counters and cabinets and applied fresh paint in the kitchen. In another project, we added screens to the windows around the dining room.
In 2017 a team from Faith Church traveled to San Lucas Toliman, Guatemala. Mission teams from Faith have been doing this since 2009 and have built a solid relationship with the people and church they helped. This visit, as before, included a medical clinic as well as assistance with constructing buildings for use by members of the church in Guatemala. The participants reported that their greatest joy resulted from interactions and shared worship with the Guatemalans.
This year the team initiated a new project with the goal of creating an ongoing facility to produce clean water. The area had no source of clean water; they got water for cooking and drinking from a nearby stream. The team from Faith underwent training through Presbyterian Church USA for the design, construction, operation and maintenance of a small water purification system. The congregation provided donations to buy materials and fund a second mission trip to train local men and then manage and assist construction of the facility, which now operates daily to produce bottled water for local residents.
Living Waters Mission Project (pdf)
Help CROP Stop Hunger!October 8, 2017
The 30th Annual Novi-Northville CROP Hunger Walk takes place on Sunday, October 8, 2017at 2:00PM. This event joins churches in our community to raise money for the hunger relief efforts of Church World Service, the mission arm of the National Council of Churches. The four mile Walk starts and ends at Novi United Methodist Church. Last year, our Walk raised $14,000 for hunger relief programs around the world. Twenty-five percent of those funds stayed in our community to support Northville Civic Concern, Redford Interfaith Relief Agency, the Novi Emergency Food Program and Everyone Eats Soup Kitchen in Detroit. Walker sponsor sheets and further details will be available in the narthex on Sunday mornings. Help is also needed on the day of the Walk. Please contact Tom Anan for more information. Please continue to pray for those suffering from hunger in our world and the work of CWS.
Novi Emergency Food Program
Church members distribute groceries to needy families every second Monday morning at 8:30 AM. We will be making special monthly collections of items for the food bank. Any donations can be put in the blue box in the narthex marked: Food Bank. Thank you.