Missions are at the heart of LUMC's community of faith. Throughout the year there are a number of opportunities for members and affiliated members to become involved with mission organizations and events.


The work of the Church & Society Committee promotes outreach locally with in a two mile area surrounding our church.  We are a Community of Neighbors building relationships with the people we serve.    C & S Committee works actively recruiting volunteers to recognize and serve needs in our community. 

Volunteer activities throughout the year:
  • Host dinner to hungry neighbors every Saturday.    
  • Stuff Christmas gift bags for nursing home residents with no family here.
  • Stock the food banks of East and Field Elementary Schools. 
  • Collect coats for East Elementary students in the fall.    
  • Offer food and overnight at a shelter on freezing winter nights. 
  • Tutor local students. 
  • Deliver after school snacks to students in the tutoring program.  
  • Special Projects:   donate to Christmas gifts; donate to camp for needy students

TO VOLUNTEER: 

Contact Co-Chairs:  Rita King  rking@den100.com   or     Glenn Gravelle  glenngravellepsyd@gmail.com

The Committee meets 3rd Sunday, 12:15, in Reception Hall #100 to plan and publicize each project.

Special Christmas Project

Each December we get a wish list from Cherrelyn residents, selected by the activities director, as being without local support of a family.  In November we collect the items or donations from the membership to select gifts and fill gift bags with items such as lotions, shampoo, socks, cookies, candy, crackers and a gift especially selected for that person.   Volunteers are asked to provide donations or the special “wish” gift designated.  Contact: Rita King   rking@den100.com

Break Bread

Each Saturday afternoon/evening a free, community meal is served to anyone who comes to enjoy it. The meal service begins at 4 pm, and the fun and conversation continue until 6 pm. Food is served family-style with large serving bowls placed on each table to share. The meal usually includes an entrée, a side dish and/or salad, a beverage, and a dessert. Menus can be found in advance on the Break Bread website (www.break-bread.org, look under the Events tab.) Children’s activities are frequently offered after the meal until the event concludes each week at 6 pm.


Volunteers help foster an atmosphere of hospitality for the meal:

  • greeters warmly welcome people as they arrive and help them find a table
  • table hosts sit at each table and help provide welcoming conversation
  • servers graciously bring the food from the kitchen to the tables and help respond to requests for more food


Behind the scenes, volunteers also help prepare the food (on Friday and Saturday) set-up the dining room, and clean-up afterwards.


The more the merrier when it comes to building community. However, the evening can be successful with as few as 20 volunteers or as many as 35+. It is possible for multiple roles to be filled by the same person if needed. For example, the Chef’s Assistant could also be the Dishwasher. Set-Up and Clean-Up roles can also be combined with other positions.


Ideally we love knowing in advance that you are coming to fill a volunteer role. So we highly encourage everyone to sign up in advance using Sign up Genius through the Break Bread website:

www.break-bread.org/volunteer

“Over the past few months I have had the pleasure of getting to know many amazing people who I probably wouldn’t have gotten the chance to get to know without Break Bread. When I tell people about my time volunteering for Break Bread, their first reaction is “Wow how kind of you”. What they don’t realize is I’m not at Break Bread to be a good citizen and get praise from others. I volunteer at Break Bread as a neighbor, to get to know the amazing people in my community.”

Food of the month

Each month the weekly church bulletin lists a food item to donate to the food pantries of East and Field Elementary schools.  Bring cans or boxes, no glass or large cans.  Place your donation into the wooden Food Box at the back of Grant Fellowship Hall.   Contact: Barb Lee ​barb_tomlinson_lee@yahoo.com

the severe weather shelter network

Community organizations, agencies and faith communities provide emergency, overnight shelter on life threatening winter nights for individuals living on the streets. You may volunteer to bring food or drive a bus or help serve food or have an evening of fellowship at Ascension Lutheran Church.  We engage in providing refuge, relationship and restoration.  Volunteering with Severe Weather Shelter Network makes a difference!                                              

To volunteer:  bribly@gmail.com

tutoring

North Littleton Promise Tutoring

Tuesday and Thursday elementary school students arrive at 3:45, have a snack then study and have activities until 6:00.  Middle school students are there from 4:00—6:00 on Wednesdays.   To volunteer: northlittletonpromise.org   or contact Rita King,   rking@den100.com


East Elementary Homework Club      

Held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays in the library from 3:15 to 4:05, volunteers may pick any one, two or three days a week to help.  We need your support as we have far more students than volunteers.  Contact: cveganorell@lps.k12.co.us

SNACKS at North Littleton Promise

Located at 5397 S. Fox St. Littleton at the Living Way Tabernacle, North Littleton Promise tutors students who are bused there from local elementary and middle schools.  Volunteers bring snacks at to serve upon their arrival at 3:45.  The group has a Sign up Genius site for signing up one time or once a month.   northlittletonpromise.org  


Tuesday and Thursday sessions are for elementary students.


Wednesday sessions are for middle school students.

Clothing

In October bring warm winter wear, especially coats, to the clothing box in the breezeway. You may also help sort and deliver winter clothes to East Elementary. Contact:  Roseanne Thenell,   thenell1@comcast.net

special projects

Back to School Project

Each summer we help Field and East Elementary schools supply equipment or funds needed for the coming school year.  Items will to be announced in the weekly bulletin and emails in the summer.


Cherrelyn Gift Bags                                                             

Each December we get a wish list from Cherrelyn residents, selected by the activities director, as being without local support of a family.  In November we collect the items or donations from the membership to select gifts and fill gift bags with items such as lotions, shampoo, socks, cookies, candy, crackers and a gift especially selected for that person.   Volunteers are asked to provide donations or the special “wish” gift designated.  Contact: Rita King   rking@den100.com

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