Service and Outreach

 
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY

Too many of our older and disabled neighbors are lonely and isolated. They long for just a brief visit now and then from someone who will take the time to sit and chat. And other families in our community are struggling to take care of a loved one at home. For these full-time caregivers, a break to run errands, go to their own doctor appointments, or just relax for an hour is often impossible because their parent or spouse cannot be left alone.

if you have a few hours, once or twice a month, to visit or just sit with an older or disabled adult, your gift of time will make a huge difference for our lonely and struggling neighbors. No hands-on care or nursing experience is needed. For more information, call the Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers at (586) 757-5551. Learn more about our work at www.ivcinfo.org.

 

CLEANING

A sign up sheet for cleaning sections of the church building and education building is in the church entryway.  Please consider helping out.

 

ALTAR GUILD

We are looking for Altar Guild volunteers.  It is a wonderful way to serve behind the scenes!  It's simple and easy - takes very little time - flexible and FUN!  If you like, you can split the month with someone or do the whole month.  Please don't worry if you have never done it before - you will be trained plus there is a detailed book available on what needs to be done.

Confirmation Students - it is a great way to fulfill one of your ministry projects.  The 2016 Sign Up sheet is in the Church foyer.   If you're interested in volunteering for a certain month or have questions about it, please contact me at tarynhmaurer@gmail.com or (586) 321-0026.

 

MCREST

One week each year we welcome the Macomb County Rotating Emergency Shelter (MCREST) in partnership with Trinity Lutheran, alternating the host site each year. The host site houses people on a temporary basis, giving them a chance to get back on their feet. Many volunteers are needed, from cooks to drivers to overnight supervision. Watch the calendar for more information.

 

EXTENDING THE FEAST FOR LOCAL FOOD PANTRIES

On the first Sunday of each month, we take a collection for our local food pantries. This practice comes to us from the ancient church. In that time, after all of the people gathered together had eaten, a deacon would take food to people in need. The feast was extended! We hope to continue that tradition. Please bring your donated items to worship the first Sunday each month.

Current Pantry requests:  peanut butter & jelly; dried beans; shampoo & conditioner; toothbrushes & toothpaste; and diapers.

 

SAMARITIS - LUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICES OF MICHIGAN

Lutheran Social Services has been renamed Samaritas.  Perhaps you recognize the Good Samaritan in "Samaritas."  Samaritis will continue to work in Foster Care and Adoptions, New American Services, Family PReservation, At Home Care, Affordable Living, and in Senior Living Facilities.  Click here for more information about Samaritas.

 

ELCA LUTHERAN DISASTER RESPONSE

ELCA's Lutheran Disaster Response bring God’s hope, healing and renewal to people whose lives have been disrupted by disasters in the United States and around the world. When the dust settles and the headlines change, they stay to provide ongoing assistance to those in need.   Click here to learn more about the ELCA's response and how you can help.