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The Nantucket Interfaith Council (IFC), is a collaboration of Nantucket’s religious congregations. Clergy and lay representatives comprise the Council of approximately 25 persons. The council represents a growing trend in ecumenical and interfaith unity. It supports each religious congregation in promoting spiritual, ethical, and social welfare and addresses pertinent issues and emergencies in the Nantucket community.
The IFC meets monthly, the second Tuesday of each month, at noon, at Sherburne Commons.
OUR OUTREACH PROGRAMS: The Nantucket Interfaith Council operates three community outreach programs to assist lower and no income island residents in need with with food, shelter and fuel assistance: The Nantucket Food Pantry and the Nantucket Rental Assistance Program. We also provide Fuel Assistance processing under the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). These services are offered to qualifying individuals regardless of race, sex, sexual orientation, or religious beliefs. Please consider donating to these programs by clicking the tab below. Donations will be used evenly to help feed and house low income island residents in financial need.
OUR WINTER ANNUAL APPEAL is now underway ( see news and events page). Please consider making either a one time or monthly recurring gift to help us keep our programs going through the remainder of the winter and spring.
Congregations participating in the Interfaith Council:
- Baha’i Faith
- Summer Street Church
- St. Mary’s, Our Lady of the Isle, Catholic Church
- Christian Science Society
- First Congregational Church of Nantucket
- Sconset Union Chapel
- St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
- Congregation Shirat Ha Yam, Jewish Faith
- Nantucket United Methodist Church
- Stillwaters Community Church, Non-Denominational
- Seventh Day Adventist
- Religious Society of Friends, Quakers
- Unitarian Universalist
- New Life Ministries International
- Living Faith Church of Nantucket