Growing In Faith Through Service
“For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works,
which God prepared in advance for us to do.” Ephesians 2:10
Serving others is something we do and a vital part of who we are. We are the Church – those God has chosen to carry out His Work. Whenever and wherever you serve, you are actively and tangibly demonstrating God’s love and compassion to others. That’s what it means to Be the Church.
Whether you choose to serve weekly or monthly, there are opportunities to use the time, talents and gifts God has uniquely gifted to you.
Back to School Bash
Hope Helps will be holding a Kids of Hope Event on Saturday, August 2nd from 10am – 4pm at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church. Volunteers will begin sorting donations the week of July 28th and help set up for the event on Friday, August 1st. Many helpers will be needed to assist local school children to gather the supplies they need to begin school on Saturday, August 2nd. For more information or to sign up to help, go to http://www.volunteerspot.com/login/entry/535964826011.
Word on the Streets Ministry
Word on the Streets Ministry provides food for the body and soul to homeless individuals and families in East Orlando. St. Luke’s assists with this ministry by providing food and volunteers on the 5th Sundays. Cooks are needed to prepare food and deliver it to St. Luke’s or bring it to the event. Volunteers are needed to help set up, serve and clean up the meal at the event site. We have two more events this year – Sunday, August 31st and Sunday, November 30th. The event takes place at 14200 E. Colonial Dr, Orlando 32826 from 3pm – 6pm. All ages are welcome. To sign up to provide food, volunteer or both, contact email@example.com.
Special Olympics – Area Bowling Games
Bowling Area Games will be held at Boardwalk Bowl on E. Colonial. Volunteers under 16 are welcome with adult supervision. Volunteer Shifts: Flight 1: 9am-12pm, Flight 2: 12pm-4pm, Both Flights: 9am-4pm. Over 100 volunteers are needed. For more information or to sign up, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Gleaning for St. Andrews
Bring the whole family to help glean corn on Saturday, October 18th from 8am – 12noon. We’ll travel to Zellwood to glean corn for the Society of St. Andrews. For more information or to sign up, contact email@example.com
St. Luke’s has “adopted” Chapman Rd this year. Once a quarter, a team of volunteers cleans up Chapman Road. Quarterly a team of volunteers cleans up Chapman road. Volunteers meet at the Lutheran Hven Entrance on the corner of Chapman and Woodpecker at 8:00am. Each volunteers gets an orange vest and all the supplies need to pick up trash. Since no special skill is required, this is a great activity for the entire family. Our next clean up day is November 15. For more information or to sign up to help, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Christmas in the City
Hope Helps will sponsor a Christmas celebration for local families on Saturday, December 13th from 10am – 2pm. Volunteers are needed to help families pick out gifts, wrap the gifts, serve lunch and many other areas. Registration will begin soon and volunteer slots are limited. For more information, go to http://www.hopehelps.org/ and click Christmas in the City.
Redeeming Life Outreach Ministries, Sanford
Redeeming Life Maternity Home is a safe haven for pregnant women who find themselves without a place to stay. Women receive shelter, food, emotional and spiritual support as well as classes in life skills and parenting. There is a Residential Director who lives at the house, but on her days off there is a need for volunteers to stay with the women. For more information or to volunteer, go to http://www.rlom.org/ways-to-help/index