First Sunday of Advent
November 27, 2016
Second Sunday of Advent
December 4, 2016

Social Ministry Committee: A Busy 2016 Recap

 

Love one another. Jesus’ admonition is not just in practice inside First Lutheran Church. It’s a way of life that First’s Social Ministry Committee takes to the streets, often literally. Social Ministry defines a need and the congregation responds with an outpouring of donated items and hands-on participation. Here at a glance are some of the activities that are evidence of what it means to love thy neighbor.

February

Coffee and sugar along with socks bottled water and candy bars were gathered and delivered to Children’s Memorial Lutheran Church to serve to individuals who sought shelter from brutal winter cold at the church.

30 Valentines were made by First’s Sunday School youth and were delivered to KUMC Pediatric Oncology for distribution to patients.

April

Over $500.00 was raised from Corn Bag collections to benefit Crop Resource Bank.

Dinner was prepared and served to students and LCM board members at Westwood House-Lutheran Campus Ministry in Lawrence.

First Sunday School youth packed 110 lunches for delivery to MLM.

May

43 teacher appreciation gift bags were prepared and distributed to FLEEC, CS1, and Hale Cook Elementary Schools.

June

A large container of school supplies and a check for $190.00 was delivered to MLM for students in need.

July

Christmas in July: Did you see the wealth of gifts under the tree? We’ll collect gifts again in November to stock the MLM Christmas Store.

August

Welcome Back gift bags were prepared and distributed to FLEEC and CS1 teachers.

September

“Bottoms Up” Diaper Drive will benefit the little ones at SafeHome.

November

Coins for the Cabinet collections on November 6 and 13. Kansas City’s Medicine Cabinet helps provide low-income, underinsured, and uninsured metro-area residents with short-term and emergency medical needs, such as the following:

  • dental emergencies
  • diabetic supplies
  • durable medical equipment (including hearing aids)
  • prescriptions
  • vision care ( exam and eyeglasses)

Loose change (dollars and checks are welcome, too) will be collected on two Sundays for this special offering. Visit KCMedicineCabinet.org for more information.

Christmas Store In-gathering of Gifts for the MLM Christmas Store will be November 13 through 27 at First. Especially needed this year: Women’s and teens’ gifts, clothing for infants, household items, king- or queen-sized blankets.

December

S.U.B.s for Santa is back for 2016 collecting socks, underwear, belts, and shoelaces for Santa America’s S.U.B.s Program. All sizes—for kids and adults—are needed. Collection continues through December 25. Items collected benefit local residents.

Ongoing

Children’s Memorial Lutheran Church
Lunch is prepared and served monthly.
Sign up sheets are on the bulletin board.

A gift from Thrivent provided 115 lunches assembled by an FLC action team.

Throughout the summer we collected empty plastic bottles for Pastor Ann to fill with fresh water and distribute to the homeless.

MLM Food Pantry
Your gifts of food help feed the hungry in Kansas City.
Place your gifts of food in the container in the narthex.

Special needs are published in the bulletin and weekly email.

breadCommittee on Social Ministry extends Christian compassion and helpfulness to the ill, the aged, the orphaned, the underprivileged, the imprisoned and, in general, to persons of all ages in need of aid to body or soul.