The Serving Ministry coordinates and provides a variety of opportunities to serve others in Christ's name.


 Serving Opportunities are endless, but currently include:



Soles-4-Souls Shoe Drive

September 23 through October 28

Help keep shoes out of landfills and give them to people who need them the most. Shoes help keep people healthy by preventing disease and allow others to attend school or go to work. Some shoes are given to individuals to start and sustain a small business lifting their family out of poverty. All types of new or gently-worn shoes accepted - men, women or children - athletic, dress, heels, sandals, cleats, dance, boots or flip-flops.

Drop off in Gathering Space collection area between

September 23 and October 28, 2018

Other ways to contribute/help: 1.) cash/check to help with delivery costs or purchase shoes; OR 2.) travel with Soles4Souls to distribute shoes (see if you are interested.)

Contact Beth Marcinko or Shirley Fisher with any questions.

 Give Shoes Give Love

Mosquito nets update:

You have surpassed our goal of $250 by donating $1000 to purchase mosquito nets  through ELCA Good Gifts Program. This will purchase enough mosquito nets for 4 small villages. Mosquitos are the largest vector of disease worldwide, and these mosquito nets will protect the people who use them. Thank you!!

Family Promise Benefit

at Music Box Supper Club


 To order tickets for Home Stretch, click on this link:

**Bloodmobile -- The next blood drive will be September 23rd from 8:30am-12:30pm.  Thanks to all those donated on June 3rd! 

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**Clothing/household donations to Crisis Centers 

Place your donation in the bin in the coatroom

**Family Promise

some items tht are needed are laundry soap, towels & Washcloths, and twin-size blankets.  If you are able to help out, contact Shirley Fisher.  

**The Domestic Violence Center is in need of good used baby clothing (doesn't matter whether it is girl or boy) Contact Shirley Fisher 440-546-0937 if you are able to assist.

**Habitat for Humanity

**Providing meals for Habitat for Humanity volunteers

**Meals Ministry  contact Judy Coleman or Tonya Pagel if you would like to participate in this ministry of providing meals to our members who are dealing with an illness or loss.

**OASIS - Click here to find out about OASIS Outreach

**Rise Against Hunger formerly Stop Hunger Now --See photos below from our August serving event.

**Christmas Gift tree--Donations were taken to Family Promise and the Domestic Violence Center. 

  **Lend-a-Hand program (click for more information)  Please donate one food or paper item per month or per shopping trip.  Place items on the shelves in the coat room.   

                  September needs:  pasta/rice/sauces/gravy

October needs:  canned soups, canned veggies, canned fruits, fruit cups

November needs:  any non-perishable food items  Harvest Sunday is November 18th 

**Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry (LMM)

         Our mission is to promote shalom (peace, well-being) and justice (right relationships) through a Christian ministry of service and advocacy with those who are oppressed, forgotten and hurting.

        LMM was established in response to the urban unrest of the 1960's, specifically the upheaval in Hough. Today, LMM serves and advocates with people currently and previously involved in the criminal justice system, youth at-risk, people with disabilities, people dealing with long term care needs and people who are homeless.

LWR Lutheran World Relief    

        Mission: Affirming God’s love for all people, we work with Lutherans and partners around the world to end poverty, injustice and human suffering. 

        World War II left an estimated one-fifth of the world’s Lutherans homeless. Initially prompted by sending aid to their German and Scandinavian kin, American Lutherans soon realized that aid could be shared fairly only on the basis of need. In the late 1940s, the focus was Palestinians forced from their homes by the creation of the state of Israel, the 1950s focused on Asia, and the 1970s & ’80s Africa.

**Chaplain Partnership (formerly Lutheran Chaplaincy)

           Chaplain Partnership employs professionally trained chaplains who serve in institutions that contract with us for spiritual care services. Our partner institutions are located throughout the northern half of Ohio and include hospitals, long-term care facilities, and a facility for the developmentally disabled.  We also offer our expertise as a search service for healthcare institutions seeking a chaplain.




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  Rise Against Hunger

August 26th, 2018, 9:30am

6th Annual Serving Sunday 



We partnered again with Rise Against Hunger (formerly Stop Hunger Now)

and packaged over 20,000 meals in 2018!!  Thank you to all who helped.

 Here are photos from the event. 





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