OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE THE COMMUNITY
Servanthood opportunities abound! What talents can you share?
The Servanthood Ministry Team coordinates many outreach activities, and we welcome all to bring their time and talent to spread the Good News throughout our community. A sampling of these initiatives is listed below. Details and new initiatives are communicated through the Epistle (electronic newsletter, sign up here to receive it) and the Sunday announcements.
Sharing Table - LCGS is part of the coalition of churches that serves lunch at the Sharing Table held at Prince of Peace church in Edgewood. Four times a year, we make and serve lunch, set up, and clean up for the Sharing Table. Youth servers are welcomed and encouraged.
Faith Communities and Civic Agencies United (FCCAU) – On the first Wednesday of the month, friends from the Daytimers fellowship group provide and serve a hot meal at the Welcome One Fellowship Center, Edgewood. This center is a day facility for those in need. Clients include the homeless, senior citizens, low income-individuals and families, and others who lack food, fellowship, and services.
We also serve 4 times a year at the overnight shelter in Riverside. Those serving provide and prepare dinner, breakfast, and bag lunch; and fellowship with the shelter clients.
Habitat for Humanity Susquehanna - Build dates, which usually occur in the Spring and Fall at a local Habitat site. Adults and youth 16 and over may participate.
Food Collection - Collections are ongoing to help stock the shelves at the Sharing Table as well as other initiatives. Donation bins are located in the coat room.
Christmas Basket Project: - Individuals in our congregation sponsor gifts from our "gift tree" to support individuals and families from Mason Dixon Community Services Inc. and the ARC. Baskets containing all the fixings for a Holiday meal are delivered along with the gifts.
LWR (Lutheran World Relief) - We participate in several initiatives each year in support of Luther World Relief. School kits, Fabric Kits and World Hunger, to name a few.