If you receive our emails or have spent time on our website, you’ve probably seen something about chapter meetings. What on earth is that? There are people connected to FaithCare all over the world: Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Florida, and even Nigeria! While we all get together periodically for events like international mission trips or our annual banquets, we also meet regularly with fellow “chapter” members in our local areas. FaithCare is about individual faith, community outreach, and international missions. The chapter meetings are about the individual faith part!

These meetings take place however often each chapter chooses – for example, the Reading PA Chapter meets once a month, usually the evening before our monthly free medical clinic. Meetings are held either at someone’s house, or at a venue, such as the church in Reading PA which hosts our free clinic. There’s lots of general socializing and we usually discuss a medical topic from a spiritual perspective; something applicable to anyone wanting to use health as vehicle to meet people’s needs – just like Jesus did! We sometimes spend a few minutes at the end of the evening doing some setting up for the next day’s event, but the actual volunteering takes place at the clinic the next day and the focus of the chapter meeting is all about connecting and encouraging.