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Faith Community Service

Immaculate Heart Central’s Faith Community Service Program has a two-fold mission: to provide opportunities for our school body to live its faith while helping to meet some of the many needs of its local community.

The FCS motto, “Carry Each Other,” is taken from Galatians 6:2 and speaks of our responsibility to care for each of our brothers whoever they may be.

Our program offers a broad palette of service opportunities and matches students who are ready and willing to help others with local agencies often desperate for volunteers and community members in need of a helping hand. IHC students donate on average 3,000 hours to the greater Watertown community each year.






FCS members rake leaves for the elderly, participate in community-wide tree plantings, serve at Dollar Dinners, help out at the Urban Mission, support local parish and community fundraising events, build drip irrigation kits for farmers in developing countries, provide in-school peer tutoring, assist with IHC system-wide events, maintain our chapel facility and are “on-call” for any community outreach requiring special assistance. Our students also participate in an Annual Summer Mission rehabilitating homes of families in need!

While our Faith Community Service program helps students stretch themselves in service here in our immediate community, Immaculate Heart Central’s Annual Respect Life Initiative offers a different lesson in service. This annual initiative challenges our students to answer the age-old question of “who exactly is our neighbor?”

Get Involved Today!

Step One: Complete our parental waiver/permission slip and have your child submit the form to

the Main Office

(download from our IHC Faith Community Service FB Group page or from Mrs. Minter-Powell, our FCS facilitator at IHC)

Step Two: Sign up for a service activity

FCS sign-ups happen the last week of each month. Students may stop by our Faith Community Service Table located outside of both lunches. Our FCS Coordinator, Mrs. Minter-Powell, will be available to answer any questions your child might have.

For additional information, contact Mrs. Minter-Powell at or text/call 315-783-5154

  • Reminders are sent to our volunteers a few days before each event.

  • Students may keep track of up-coming events, sign-up for activities and view photos of themselves and their friends online at our Group Facebook Page: IHC Faith Community Service or on Instagram @ Ihc_faith_community_service
    Our FB group page shares upcoming events, allows students and chaperones to register online for activities and view photos from these events and ensures privacy by allowing access only to our FCS members. Instagram highlights student participation at our various volunteer events.

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