Living Our Faith

During this season of Lent, it is an appropriate time to reflect how we as a parish can help the less fortunate.  


For the past 10 years, we have helped 44 charities with over $85,000 in contributions from our ‘Living our Faith’ program. 


We are now accepting nominations for organizations/charities that our parish might support in 2018.  If you have a special cause that you want our committee to consider, please submit a written letter of support (preferably by email to and include how the organization would benefit from our assistance.  Local, national and global organizations/charities will be considered. 


Information due by Easter Sunday, April 16th.  (If you cannot do by email please place it in an envelope marked:  “ATTN:  Living our Faith” and either put it in the collection basket or drop it off to the parish office. 

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The Free Brown Bag Lunch Program

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During the months of March and April we will be recognizing The Free Brown Bag Lunch. It is a summer feeding program created in 2011 by the Camillus First United Methodist Church.


Their mission is to serve healthy, nutritious lunches to all who come: no judging, no questions, showing God’s love in a practical way and following Jesus’ teaching to care for others. In 2016 just over 8,000 lunches were given away for a program total of over 23,000 lunches served.


This year we anticipate serving 8,200 lunches and our budget is $9,100.00. They are an ecumenical, all-volunteer program, and their funding is supported by the community: Churches, businesses, organizations, individual contributors, and two fundraisers.


This weekend we welcome Jean Whipple who is the Program Coordinator for The Free Brown Bag Lunch. A special note from Jean states: “Your prayers and support are a blessing to us, and together we can continue to make a difference in the lives of others.