The Falls City Area Ministerial Association (FCAMA) brings together the clergy of the Falls City Area to meet the needs of our neighbors. Pastor Andrew and St. Paul’s are active participants in FCAMA, which supports the following programs:
Member congregations of FCAMA work together to meet non-emergency needs by supporting the Helpline, a telephone service that enables people in need to be connected with assistance from both the churches and other local agencies. The Helpline operator works part-time, and has years of experience in working with agencies to find resources that attempt both to meet short-term needs and to address long-term issues. If you need assistance, you are invited to call the Helpline at (402) 245-6111 and leave a detailed message, including contact information.
Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)
Hosted by St. Paul’s and sponsored by FCAMA, the SFSP provides free, balanced, and nutritious lunches to the children of the Falls City area weekdays during June and July. All youth ages 18 and under, regardless of income, are welcome to eat (young children must be able to eat independently). Our site supervisor, Cathy Judd, has plans for an awesome summer, so come on by!
Check out this article about our program from Nebraska Appleseed, a non profit organization that fights for justice and opportunity for all Nebraskans.
Thanksgiving Basket Ministry
Every fall, the people of Falls City rally to support their neighbors in need by donating to the FCAMA Thanksgiving Basket Ministry. Applicants indicate their family size, and volunteers gather to pack boxes that will contain all the makings of a Thanksgiving ham dinner. This ministry has been generously supported by our partners, including Sunmart, Thrivent Financial, and SENCA. You may apply for meals beginning in October by calling the FCAMA Helpline at (402) 245-6111.
Joint Worship Opportunities
FCAMA hosts a number of different opportunities for Christians of different backgrounds to gather for worship. They are as follows:
Sermons a la Carte – Fridays in Lent, rotating among different congregations in the Falls City area.
Community Thanksgiving Service – The Sunday before Thanksgiving at St. Thomas Episcopal Church
Longest Night Service – An opportunity for lament and grief during the holiday season; normally held the Sunday before Christmas.