“God’s work. Our hands.” Sunday is an opportunity to celebrate who we are as the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. One Church – freed in Christ to serve and love our neighbor.
“God’s work. Our hands.” Sunday is an opportunity to celebrate who we are as the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) – one church, freed in Christ to serve and love our neighbor.
Since 2013, thousands of ELCA congregations have participated in this opportunity and dedicated one day to serve communities in ways that share the love of God with all people.
We are a church that rolls up our sleeves and gets to work. Whether it’s volunteering at a shelter for people and families who are homeless, gathering food items to fill shelves at a local food pantry or advocating for peace and justice in communities, your service activities offer an opportunity for us to explore one of our most basic convictions as Lutherans: That all of life in Jesus Christ – every act of service, in every daily calling, in every corner of life – flows freely from a living, daring confidence in God’s grace.
Here are some of the projects we worked on this year as part of the ELCA day of Service.
- Food Pantry: Pick up a brown bag after worship on Sunday, September 6th and return it on the 13th filled with items for the local food pantry.
- Weekend Food Program: Meet in the Parish Hall at noon and pack lunches for the Weekend Food Program at Liberty Middle School.
- Fall Cleanup: Meet Outreach Chair Jay Ruff in the church parking lot after the 11 am service to carpool to home of neighbors needing yard work. Wearing jeans to church is allowed
- Donate blankets to the homeless: Add a new or gently used blanket to the collection box in the Narthex for the North Alabama Coalition for the homeless.