We are not a church unless we reach out beyond our four walls. Below are some of the missions we are involved in, God blesses us to be a BLESSING! Check them out and if you would like to personally participate more fully in anyone of them please contact us.
ENGARENAROK LUTHERAN PARISH in Arusha, Tanzania.
We have been a companion congregation since 2000. Pastor Mark has led three groups over to Tanzania, in 2000, 2008, and 2012. We stay in contact with the Engarenarok Parish on a regular basis. There is a beautiful painting we received from them in 2012, it hangs in our entry way visualizing our partnership in the gospel.
This is a new mission that we have recently partnered with. We recently met Jon and Jenny Gainer, after they hosted a United Marriage Encounter in the Ukraine with Rev. Duane and Bonnie Marburger. The Gainers have been missionaries in the Ukraine since December 28th, 2009. To learn more about this ministry and to participate please see their link: http://www.gogainers.com
ANOTHER CHILD FOUNDATION (ACF)
We collect NEW children’s size shoes for ages 3-14. These shoes are shipped to orphanages in Romania each year.
“Distributing all these shoes we meet children who were waiting for their older siblings to give them their shoes. Some even had to borrow from relatives to be able to go to school. We had a girl who had to borrow a pair of shoes from her aunt because she didn’t have any to wear to school. Another girl was wearing shoes way to small. Other children were wearing too large of shoes.” A good pair of shoes is essential in their world.
We also collect new or gently used jeans and blankets for children and families in need in Romania. We have participated in this ministry since 2005 http://www.anotherchild.org
UNITED MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER
We have partnered with United Marriage Encounter to help develop strong and healthy marriages. United Marriage Encounter is a worldwide non-profit organization dedicated to improving marriages by introducing practical, ongoing communication tools over the course of a 48-hour Weekend experience. The United Marriage Encounter Weekend combines practical methods, sound psychology, and Christian values to improve communication between husband and wife. http://unitedmarriage.com
LUTHERAN CONGREGATIONS IN MISSION FOR CHRIST (LCMC)
We support new mission starts through financial gifts. http://www.lcmc.net
Lutheran World Relief
We not only financially support Lutheran World Relief, we also make quilts, hygiene kits, and fabric kits to send to disaster sights as needed. Quilter meet every week to sew quilts. Any fabric donations are welcome to help support their efforts.
THE LITERACY CONNECTION (TLC)
We have tutored children from Washington Elementary School for over 25 years. Our tutors are from both our church and the community. We tutor 15-24 students every year on Tuesday and Thursday’s during the school year. We are always looking for tutors, you can serve both days or just one of the days.
If you would like to find out more information in SERVING AS A TUTOR please fill in the contact information below:
Through Churches United we prepare and serve meals to those in need at two different churches Meal Sites through out the year.
Springbrook Courts Annual Easter Egg Hunt
We look forward to sharing the story of Easter with children each year at Springbrook courts. This event is usually held the Saturday before Palm Sunday. Sharing God’s Word with a large number of children is a true joy!
We financially support several local ministries in the Quad Cities area.