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.
SUMMER 2017 OUTREACH PROGRAMS
SCHOOL WILL START IN SEPTEMBER - SOME SCHOOL CHILDREN NEED HELP GETTING READY WITH SUPPLIES!
The Lutheran Campus Ministry at the University of Maryland is once again having the annual Fill the Backpack project. We at Emmanuel will collect items on the supply list below for the schools in Prince George’s County. Last year they were able to provide over 450 backpacks for Langley Park McCormick Elementary School and La Sagrada Familia.
Your shopping list is below. Any donation you can make will help. Thank you!
A box marked School Supplies will be in the narthex until early August.
They especially need:
Backpacks, Pens, #2 Pencils, Pink Erasers, Glue Sticks, Ruler, Student scissors, Pencil pouch, 1 ½” 3-ring binders, set of dividers, box of crayons, composition books, colored pencils, markers, 2-pocked folders, wide ruled paper Hi Liters, Pencil top erasers, Post-it Notes.
SCHOOL'S OUT! FOOD SHOPPING TIME!
MANNA FOOD SUMMER COLLECTION - GIVE BEYOND EMMANUEL'S WALLS
Yes, this is a repeat of the June Newsnotes!!! What isn’t a repeat is that the first delivery to Manna yielded 70 pounds!! Let’s keep that up through the rest of the summer! The need at MANNA Food Pantry is still GREAT this summer.
Let’s help them keep MANNA's shelves full. For that reason, we keep collecting food in the narthex on every Sunday. We make weekly deliveries to MANNA during the summer - to keep low-income county kids (and low-income folks generally) fed.
Care to help? Please bring some items from the list below to church with you each week this summer as part of your offering. Let’s match our February drive of 500 pounds each month! Yes, in February, we gave 500 pounds of food to MANNA. Let’s do that in July and August! And the garden for Manna will be also providing food for Manna! It will be a generous summer at Emmanuel! .
MANNA especially needs:
Foods that are low in sugar and salt
Breakfast Cereal Rice – Beans - Pasta
Canned Meats/Tuna Fish Spaghetti Sauce
Canned Fruit and Vegetables Shelf-Stable Milk
Baby Formula/Baby Food Peanut Butter
Quinoa Snack sizes for children
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: 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 2 months in building security. He is looking to add additional work. Lutheran Social Services paid their rent for 3 months. With donations from Emmanuel, we have been able to pay their rent and electricity for another few months. His wife likes to sew and has a donated sewing machine, thanks to Emmanuel. She also bakes naan and cooks very well.
HOW YOU CAN HELP:
ALL financial donations toward the family are going towards rent extensions so they can get comfortable financially. Simply make a check to Emmanuel and note that it is for Refugee Rent.