The Hands of Hope Foundation has a simple vision of Offering Hope in Christ in the spirit of 1 Peter 3:15. It is designed to operate and develop faith based communities that will function on a local, national, and international level to provide financial and/or direct assistance to individuals, families, and other organizations in meeting a wide variety of needs to include: short-term housing, medical care, education assistance, drinkable water, food, and clothing; as well as a place of respite for Ministers and their families."
The Hands of Hope Foundation is our main global outreach partner.
BBQ Heroes is a World Champion BBQ team that is a major source of outreach regionally, as well as a fundraiser for our global ministry. This team caters meals for many of the local high school football teams and cooks multiple meals a year for the SIU Salukis football team. They also cook for many other fundraisers and events. Boasting the best BBQ in Southern, IL, all of the profits of this ministry go to starting churches, building clinics and schools, sponsoring educations, and so many other places in the world.
Herrin House of Hope
The Herrin House of Hope is a ministry of the local churches to help the poor and struggling people in the Herrin, Illinois area. Every week they serve hundreds of meals in the region. Community of Faith was one of the founding churches in this regional outreach. We still consistently help to staff it with volunteers and resources. Sign up to serve for a day or even to sponsor meals.
Parish nurses are people with professional training in a health related field who use their background to serve the needs of the church community. We are proud to have this ministry working with our church and our community.
Marion Soup Kitchen
The Marion Soup Kitchen is a ministry of the Marion Ministerial Alliance. It exists to promote the compassionate work of God in the community and believe that within the community we can accomplish more together than separately, especially in regards to the care and support of those who experience financial hardships. To this end, it is essential to work together with a united voice as we stand on the common ground of faith in Jesus Christ and proclaim the Kingdom of God.
Community of Faith serves as a part of this ministry.