Belfast United Methodist Church
Saturday, July 20, 2019
The mission of the Belfast United Methodist Church is to be a community of Disciples in service for Jesus Christ, sharing God's love with all.

Fuel Oil Programs


GBAM Interfaith Fuel Fund

The Interfaith Fuel Fund (IFF) is an assistance program to help those of Waldo County in need of help with fuel during the heating season. It is one of the ministries of the Greater Bay Area Ministerium (GBAM), an association of churches and faith organizations in the Belfast-Searsport area.

For Assistance

Those in need of help with fuel must first get an appointment date set up with LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program) at Waldo CAP (see, then go to their town office to see if there are any funds there to help them.  If the town office cannot help, they will provide a letter stating so.  The individual then is to take the LIHEAP appointment date and the letter from their town to the Belfast United Methodist Church office during the hours: Monday - Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

 An application will be completed and if it is found the individual is truly in need, they will receive 100 gallons of fuel to be paid for by the IFF account.  It is very important that if someone finds they are nearly out of fuel, they must act quickly.  Depending on the location of the home, the delivery truck may not be scheduled to be there for a number of days. Households can receive assistance of 100 gallons of fuel only once during the heating season. 

To Help the Interfaith Fuel Fund

If you want to support this program, you can make a donation through any of the GBAM churches listed below. Direct donations may be made by sending checks to the GBAM IFF, c/o Belfast United Methodist Church, 23 Mill Lane, Belfast, ME 04915. Note that if you wish to take a tax deduction, you must make your contribution through one of the GBAM churches:

Belfast United Methodist Church

First Church of Belfast, UCC

First Baptist Church of Belfast

Unitarian Universalist Church of Belfast

St. Francis of Assisi RC Church

St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church

First Congregational Church of Searsport

Searsport United Methodist Church

North Searsport United Methodist Church

Brooks Congregational Church

Belfast Area Friends Meeting