Mission Message: Thanksgiving Baskets – More than a Holiday Meal

Donate directly to provide Thanksgiving turkeys to Central, Van Nuys Sign up here to join Central’s packing and distribution crew "For many churches that organize Thanksgiving meals, their Holiday outreach is not just a one-month, one-meal effort." Helping those in need - housed and homeless, families and those experiencing the

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Bishop Eaton joins St. Mark’s, Los Angeles for “God’s Work. Our Hands.”

On Sunday, September 12, ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton was in town for the Installation of SWCA Bishop Brenda Bos – but she didn’t miss participating in acts of service for “God’s Work. Our Hands” Sunday! That morning, Bishop Eaton joined the congregation of St. Mark’s, Los Angeles, Pastor Matt

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GWOH 2020: Food Drive at Emmanuel, North Hollywood

Emmanuel, North Hollywood, in partnership with the All Valley Youth Soccer Club, sponsored a “God’s Work Our Hands” Sunday Food Drive.  It was a huge success!   We collected an amazing 1500 pounds of food! Volunteers from Emmanuel and the All Valley Youth Soccer Team both collected food and were on

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2020 Love For Our Neighbor Grants: Trinity, Pasadena

Trinity Pasadena was so blessed to receive a $2,500 Love Our Neighbor grant to address the increased utilization of our Trinity Food Ministry during this COVID-19 pandemic. We also thank the Southwest California Synod Council. It means a lot that you express this confidence in us and our ministries. When

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GWOH 2020: Community, Los Angeles

On God’s Work Our Hands Sunday, Community Lutheran Church Los Angeles had a food distribution drive for the surrounding neighborhood.  Members and volunteers passed out 120 packages containing boxes of fruit, canned and dry goods, and pandemic supplies of masks, gloves, hand sanitizer and first aid kits.  Fifty five vehicles

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2020 Love for Our Neighbor Grants: Central, Van Nuys

Central, Van Nuys has been serving Food Distribution since October 2019 through the LA Regional Food Bank Mobile Food Pantry. In response to the COVID-19 Crisis, through a grant from our local County Supervisor, we were able to expand to weekly distribution, using another program from the LA Regional Food

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2020 Love For Our Neighbor Grants: Still Waters Cafe at Shepherd of the Valley, Simi Valley

“This is what we believe: That nobody should be hungry in this world.” Still Waters Café at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church in Simi Valley started out more than ten years ago as a dining service for those suffering economic hardship and those who are lonely and in need

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2020 Food Distribution Grants: Holy Trinity, Thousand Oaks

From Holy Trinity, Thousand Oaks Thank you so much for awarding Holy Trinity Lutheran Church a grant to help our congregation with the Food Distribution program we are now hosting! That money will help to pay for extra cleaning supplies, paper towels, disposable gloves, Lysol and other unexpected expenses we have had. Three of our

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St. Matthew’s NoHo Home Alliance Launches Immigration Legal Services Initiative

NoHo Home Alliance (NHHA), the non-profit St. Matthew’s, North Hollywood started in 2018, is launching another challenging and important long-term project: providing immigration legal services for low-income immigrants in the San Fernando Valley.  Their immigrant services will focus on providing no-cost legal assistance and representation for immigrants pursuing changes in

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