Our Ministries


Have you or a family member been affected by cancer?

We all know what a devastating disease cancer is for an entire family.  Having a friend or family member diagnosed with cancer can stress any relationship.

Many of our neighbors receive a diagnosis, but don’t have the safety net of support to make doctor’s appointments or get to the lab for tests.

The Cancer Network of Hope provides tender loving care to those whose lives have been touched by cancer.

Our staff helps connect people with resources through local doctors and area outreach programs, as well as the Cancer Care Center of Southeast Georgia Health System, the American Cancer Society and the Georgia Cancer Coalition.  Volunteers offer a listening ear, a friendly hug, and helpful information.

Through this ministry, FaithWorks seeks to assure any of our neighbors with cancer that they are not alone and our community cares for their well-being.

The Sparrow's Nest

Have you or a neighbor experienced hardship and/or hunger?

Too many of our neighbors work hard and live paycheck-to-paycheck to keep their families afloat. When a crisis hits a family, keeping the power on, having food in the pantry, and paying essential bills can be an extraordinary challenge.

The Sparrow's Nest ministry offers support for families experiencing such a crisis. Formed more than fifteen years ago as a clearing house for 85 churches, the Sparrow's Nest provides food and utility and prescription assistance to help those in crisis in our community. Families and individuals may come once per month for food and hygiene products. Families and individuals may apply for utility assistance once every twelve months.

If you know of someone whose family has been hit by a crisis, the Sparrow’s Nest is here to help them.

To receive assistance with a utility bill or prescription, families must provide a bill, a photo ID, and proof that an emergency has happened recently (COVID-19-related emergency, hospitalization, death, accident, fire, etc.) that has disrupted their normal cash flow. Applicants can come to Sparrow's Nest during food pantry hours to complete an application or apply online. (We are unable to assist with rent or mortgages, but can refer those in need to other programs in the area.)

If you wish to help families in need, FaithWorks accepts donated food items along with personal hygiene products and other essential items at Sparrow's Nest located at 2911 Altama Avenue, Brunswick, GA 31520. Please see our food list below.

Sparrow's Nest Assitance 

To be approved for assistance, you must have a non-COVID-related qualified emergency. Such emergencies include illness, hospitalization, death in the immediate family that caused you financial hardship, major car repair, fire, theft, etc. If you have had such an emergency and can document it with doctor bills, etc., please complete this application and submit supporting documents. 

If you prefer to complete a physical copy of the application, you can apply in person at our office at 2911 Altama Avenue, Monday-Thursday from 9 AM-12 PM. If you have any questions regarding your application, contact Sabra Slade at sabra@faithworksministry.org or by phone at 912-261-8512 extension 110.

Staff will review completed applications and contact you with questions and verification of documentation within 3 business days. 


The Samaria Initiative provides multiple opportunities to tear down the walls that divide us. 

When we make the effort to meet people that are different from us and go to places that we normally avoid, we soon discover we are not all that different from one another.  We all desire health, happiness, and a future for our children.  While we applaud groups that travel and offer ministry in other countries, we also contend that it is sometimes easier to go half way around the world than it is to go across the street.

There are needs all around us.  All we need to do is open our eyes and roll up our sleeves.

The Well

You see men and women in our community carrying their life’s belongings in shopping bags and backpacks walking to get out of the elements or looking for a place to sleep. Doorways, under bridges, abandoned houses or cars become their homes, or for a lucky few the couch of a friend or relative.

The Well is a hospitality center for people who are currently homeless, providing resources such as a shower, laundry room, phone, internet access, and address for correspondence.

By providing this venue, FaithWorks helps those who are currently homeless with opportunities to reconnect with family members, access important services to help them leave the streets, and recover from sickness and disease.  Our guests often regain employment and restore hope in their lives.

Open Doors

Starting over when you are currently homeless can be daunting!  The stigma is real, employment doors close and neighbors can look away.  Getting back on track often comes down to someone simply “opening a door.”

The Open Doors ministry provides housing for previously homeless who have found work. Beginning Spring of 2022, Open Doors will provide Rapid Re-housing to minimize time someone has to be on the streets and assists with helping them to stable work and housing.

How can you help?

  1. Please consider making a generous gift to support this life-changing effort.
  2. If you are able, please consider donating a house, building materials and renovation services.
  3. Consider the gift of time.  We need skilled tradespeople to mentor and teach our apprentices.

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Camden Ministries: Helping Hands

Location: 100 Pine Street, Saint Marys, GA 31558
Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9 AM-11:45 AM
Note: Not open on holidays
Genia Rodey
Director of Camden Ministries

Phone: (912) 576-8105

Email: helpinghands@tds.net
If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out our volunteer application.

In 2021 FaithWorks-Camden was invited to manage the Helping Hands Food Pantry of St Marys United Methodist Church in Camden County. Currently the pantry provides food assistance for people experiencing an emergency. The pantry currently serves more than 232 family members in 97 households each month.

Pastoral Care

FaithWorks has contracted with Southeast Georgia Health System since 1997 to provide pastoral care chaplaincy to the Brunswick Campus. Our chaplains visit patients and their families as well as work with staff, nurses, and physicians.

While we visit with anyone who requests a visit or who is referred to us, we focus primarily on those who are in crisis and/or who do not have a pastor of their own.

We provide a chaplain on site for at least 40 hours per week and are on call 24/7 for emergency situations.

Social Services & Case Management

Many in our community suffer with chronic illness which can isolate them from others. Through its social services and case management work, FaithWorks reconnects people with essential public services, helping them to access health care safety net programs and secure themselves in life.

For instance, when homeless patients are discharged from Southeast Georgia Health System, they are often too ill to return to the street or to the Salvation Army shelter. FaithWorks provides these patients a homelike atmosphere where they can recuperate for a few more days.

For assistance contact Janice Applegate @ 912-261-8512 ext. 103.