The Outreach and Community Service Cabinet supports St. Luke’s members who work to serve and connect with our local and global community. These groups do great work, but we need more of our members — this means you! — to get involved and help out if we are to continue these efforts in the years to come.
Here are a few groups that fall under this cabinet, as well as ways for you to get involved now:
- The Social Ministry team collects donations and organizes events throughout the year to help our local community. This team organizes blood drives, delivers donations to local food pantries, and coordinates our participation in the annual CROP walk to fight world hunger. Get involved: Help with the Thanksgiving Turkey Drive or Christmas Card Tree to help local people in need. Contact Ken Schoy at email@example.com.
- Each week, the Sunday Night Suppers team organizes volunteers to welcome around 70 people who come for a hot meal and friendly conversation. Get involved: Sign up to help on a Sunday night. Contact Janet Hoiberg at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Global Links connects our congregation to the rest of the world. It supports our missionaries in other countries, as well as programs like ELCA World Hunger and Refugee One that have a meaningful impact on lives around the world. Get involved: Help with the congregation’s sponsorship of a refugee family, or help with the upcoming Winter Farmer’s Market. Contact Sue Weber at email@example.com.
Beyond these groups, there are plenty more ways to get involved. We need Sunday greeters to welcome visitors, as well as people to help plan new member luncheons and community events like the Cedar Street Celebration. Are you more techie than social butterfly? We also need help planning and maintaining our website and social media accounts. Contact Jeff Mohl at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our congregation does a lot to serve and connect with the local and global community beyond our doors. If any of these activities appeal to you, please join us!
Jeff Mohl, Chairman of the Outreach and Community Service Cabinet