Outreach at Emmanuel Lutheran
Throughout the year, Emmanuel organizes and sponsors various activities that benefit people in our community, region, and nation, and throughout the world. We invite you to join our committee and help us with one project or many, some of which are detailed below. For more information, you can contact Ginger Boone or the Church Office.
Manna Food Drive - February 2018
Healthy Food for manna!!!
… Isn’t all food healthy? Unfortunately, no. Foods with added sugar and salt are often less expensive than nutrient-rich foods like fruits, vegetables and whole grains. For this reason, many fill up on calorie-dense food that does not contain the nutrients our body needs. As a result, Manna is now giving their clients guidance on Healthy Food Choices!
Each Sunday in February, please bring several items with you as part of your offering. NEW BOX LOCATION!!! A box will be in front of the mailboxes for collection. Those listed below are for your shopping! Consider: Whole grains such as Quinoa, brown rice or oatmeal; canned fruits in juice rather than syrup; canned vegetables with no salt.
Please also consider bringing in baby food. This is an especially high need for them.
Your MANNA Shopping List:
MANNA especially requests: Nut butters, Canned fruits in juice, canned vegetables low sodium, dried or canned beans, tuna, salmon or chicken in water, Whole-grain pasta, whole grain crackers, instant oatmeal packages, cream of wheat, Quinoa, brown rice, infant formula and baby food.
THANK YOU - CBS SHELTER
For all of your donations to the Homeless Shelter – soaps, towels, sheets, cleaning supplies and other supplies! The staff and the ladies of the shelter were truly grateful!
To the 65 volunteers who cooked, made lunches and breakfasts and served, THANK YOU!!! To the leaders who guided Sunday school children in making soup, Thank you! To the leaders who guided confirmation students in making dinner and serving, Thank you! Your smiles serving, the warmth of your food was so very much appreciated by all who received. Pastor Derek, in his sermons talks about living Christ’s Gospel. You folks did that so strongly this week!!!
CBS had some new things this year – the working together of Emmanuel and the German Lutheran Church. What a pleasure this was! The GLC generously made soup for one night, lunches, salad and dessert for another, served our guests at the new shelter. It was a pleasure to work together on Christ’s mission! Another new item is the shelter building at 2 Taft Court!! The women moved into the new shelter in February. This is an open, more cheerful environment in which they can work hard to make the changes in their lives. They are doing just that. Thank you for helping to enable their changes. See some of the pictures below!!
REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT: OUTREACH PROJECT THROUGHOUT 2017
Emmanuel is currently resettling a family of four from Afghanistan to the United States. It is truly amazing what they (with a little help!) have accomplished in 3 short months. Now that the father has his driver’s license, the generosity of Emmanuel has enabled them to purchase a car, insurance, and cover minor repairs for up to a year. He has been working for 2 months in building security and is looking to add additional work. Lutheran Social Services has paid their rent for 3 months and with donations from Emmanuel, we have been able to pay their rent and electricity for another few months. When we found out that his wife likes to sew, Emmanuel once again stepped up and donated a sewing machine. We've been told she's an excellent cook and bakes delicious naan!
HOW YOU CAN HELP:
Currently, all financial donations for the family are going towards continuing to pay their rent to allow them to get comfortable financially. To contribute, simply make a check out "Emmanuel Lutheran Church" and note that it is for "Refugee Rent" in the subject line.