Serving

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

 

 Serving Opportunities are endless, but currently include:

**Bloodmobile -- The next blood drive will be Sunday, December 10th from 8:30am-12:30pm in the parking lot of CRLC.  There is such a blood shortage that the Red Cross will station a mobile unit in our parking lot since the Fellowship Hall is in use that day!  The next blood drive after that will be Sunday, January 21, 2018, 8:30am-12:30pm in Fellowship Hall.  Thanks to all those donated on September 24th-we collected 18 pints of blood from 17 donors.


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**Clothing/household donations to Crisis Centers 

Place your donation in the bin in the coatroom

**Family Promise

donations are needed of twin sheet sets, new pillows, bankets, hand towels, bath towels, wahscloths, pots, skittets, and pack-n-plays.  Contact Joan Maser at 216-767-4060 to find out about volunteering opportunities.

**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.

ChristmasTree**Christmas Gift tree--Donations are being accepted now for Family

Promise and the Domestic Violence Center.  Unwrapped gifts can be dropped off until December 10th for programs at these locations where the parents and children can "shop" for gifts for each other.  They are also looking for donations of wrapping paper, tape, and gift bags.


  **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. 

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 We collected canned food and paper goods on

 Harvest Sunday for the Lend-A-Hand program.  They were able to help 80 families in November.





**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.

**Lutheran World Relief (LWR)

           Lutheran World Relief is a ministry of U.S. Lutherans, serving communities living in poverty overseas.


  

Journey Together

Good Gifts Donation Update

All funds received from the Journey Together picnic in September, plus the total collected from CRLC, all going toward the animal purchases of the ELCA Good Gifts program. Many thanks to all who so generously gave!

 

Collected at the September 17 picnic:chick

        

         $139 for chicks

         $121 for goats

         $170 for pigs

         $430 = TOTAL

 

PLUS! Collected at CRLC:                      lamb

         $220—general

         $ 60 for chicks

         $270 for pigs                                            pig

         $100 for goats

         $650 = TOTAL                        

 

For a Grand Total of $1,080.00

 

 

 

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  Rise Against Hunger

formerly Stop Hunger Now

August 27th, 2017, 9:30am

5th Annual Serving Sunday 

 


 

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

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

 Here are photos from our Stop Hunger Now serving event in 2016:

 

 


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