Events & Projects

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On Going Ministries:

FEED A FAMILY

Throughout Lent, wouldn’t it be nice to put aside an item a day to fill up a bag that will feed a family for 4-5 days?! If you can’t completely fill a bag, that is okay, just do what you can and we can finish filling it up. If there are items on the list that you want to buy, just leave them on the table in the narthex and we will add them to the bags. Thrivent will help us out and donate $250! Our goal is to complete 4o bags! We can do it, right?  We have the bags on the table in the narthex and the list is below:

Tuna 5oz         Chicken 5oz            Beef Stew 15-20 oz        Chili 15- 20 oz         Peanut Butter     Cereal 12-18oz       Corn 15oz     Green Beans 15oz          Pasta Sauce 24oz       Pork & Beans 15oz         Fruit 15oz          Pinto Beans 15.5oz                                  Kidney Beans 15.5oz         Navy Beans 15.5oz         Dry Pasta 16oz                Mac & Cheese 7.5oz           Stuffing 16oz                         Rice 16oz                         Potatoes 16oz

Thanks for always helping out……..your Thrivent Advocate, Cathy Neuhardt.

 

              God’s Work Our Hands

FIXIN’S FROM THE HEART

In September 2019, a number of church members under the ELCA program, God’s Work Our Hands, made casseroles and desserts at our homes and then brought them to Church to divide into portion-size containers. We divided and froze the meals so they would be available as needed.

Scripture reminds us of the joy we feel when we serve others in this way. Our hearts were filled with the joy of the Holy Spirit and we discussed how to continue this simple yet so meaningful mission.

Galations 5:13 For you were called to freedom brothers and sisters; only do not use your freedom as an opportunity to indulge your flesh, but through love serve one another.

Galations 6:2 Carry one another’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.

Phillipians 2:4 Each of you should be concerned not only about your own interests, but about the interest of others as well.

So when you have an overabundance of a meal, and you wish to share, all you need to do is bring it to church where we will portion it out/label it and put it in the freezer. There it will be available to those who may need it unexpectedly or on a more regular basis. By doing so, we will always be prepared.

Please contact Lynne Meinhold if you have any questions. (386) 846-3435

 

             Faith Future Fund

Using our skills, talents, and abilities to help grow our ministry is something members of Faith Lutheran Church enjoy doing.  Members often put on their creative hats and initiate ways to support others in our greater community, as well as our ministry within our congregation.  Whether it be special ways to provide food for the needy, making sure children have school supplies, a free will offering with a chocolate incentive, or hosting a special dinner, we all have various ways in which we share our time and talents.  If you have an idea, please contact a church council member so you can get started.

 

 

Weekly:

      Memorial and Honorary Gifts

Flowers, bulletins, eternal candles:  Are you looking for a way to honor and/or gift a memorial on behalf of a loved one, or maybe a simple gift to the Glory of God?  You might consider a donation to this fund.  A very nice way to “lift up” someone you love and thank God for the blessing they have been in your life.

 

                   Join the Choir!

We gather each Sunday at 8:30am, for practice, followed by singing a selected piece for our Sunday worship service. We always welcome new voices!  Please join us!

 

             Fill’er Up Grocery Cart

The grocery cart you see as you enter church isn’t simply a wayward cart waiting for someone to return it to its store, it’s there for a purpose.  This cart collects donations for the hungry, so we aren’t empty handed when someone in need comes knocking at our door.  Next time you go grocery shopping, how about picking up a couple extra cans, rolls, packages, or bags of non-perishable items for our neighbors.

 

         Panera Bread Distribution

Each week volunteers pick up bread from a local Panera Bread restaurant, which participates as a food rescue.  Leftover bread from the day is set aside for Faith Lutheran to pick up and distribute to local families in our community who are in need of food.

April 2020 Blessing of Mats

          Mats for the Homeless

It’s a gift like no other, to work with ones hands and plarn a protective mat for our homeless community to sleep on.  And there’s no better reuse of our plentiful, infamous, plastic bags.  Some volunteers help collect these plastic bags, while others work to carefully cut them into strands, after which the talented folks skillfully plarn them into beautiful plastic mats.  These are then distributed to local police departments, community health agencies, and homeless shelters where staff can distribute them.

 

 

Monthly:

Halifax Urban Ministries:  Bridge of Hope

Halifax Urban Ministries is a non-profit community program whose mission it is to prevent homelessness among low-income families by providing emergency assistance and to intervene on behalf of homeless people.  Faith Lutheran Church participates as a supporting congregation to this  ministry.  Faith Lutheran is one of several partnering congregations who provide volunteers for HUM’s hot meal program “Bridge of Hope.”  Every fourth Monday of the month, volunteers from Faith assist in either meal prep of serving the homeless men and women of Daytona Beach.

Faith Travelers

Join us in our Faith Travelers excursions.  Each month a different location and activity is explored taking us on various adventures that may include riverboat rides, concerts, tours, museums, and the like.  These outings are always accompanied by eating at a new establishment in Central Florida.

Blood Pressure Checks

Blood Pressures checks are provided each month by volunteers in our congregation after worship service.

 

 

Annually:

               Back-To School

We collect back to school supplies for local foster children. In a joint effort between Youth & Social Ministry, Faith Lutheran has collected donations for backpacks and school supplies for over the past 8 years to provide to Community Partnership for Children (CPC). This agency serves local children in foster care. For the 2019-2020 school year we collected 75 backpacks and supplies to fill them all!

               Trunk or Treat

Our inaugural Trunk or Treat event was in 2019.  This event is open to all ghosts and goblins in our community, and we so much enjoyed having over 140 trunk or treat’rs visit our church home.  Members adorned trunks of their vehicles in numerous ways and offered sweet treats to all.  This proved to be a safe and fun way to celebrate Halloween.   Creativity was boundless among all during this very fun evening.

                Angel Tree

The Angel Tree ministry here at Faith Lutheran has always been very successful! These children have a parent that is incarcerated. Many of them feel that their parent has abandoned them. At Christmas they receive a gift that is “from that parent.” Can you imagine the joy in their little hearts when they realize that their parent was thinking of them and sent them a gift?! It is an amazing feeling for them and a tremendous blessing! We hang angels from a tree with gift requests and our members, friends and family members pick an angel, shop for them and wrap the gifts. We then have a party for them where they fellowship with us and pick up their gifts. In 2018 we also provided Christmas dinner baskets and gift cards for their families. In 2018 we were able to sponsor 26 children. We exceeded our goal!

 

 

 

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    “so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you […]

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  • Job 38:22-38 June 6, 2020
    ​22"Have you entered the storehouses of the snow, or have you seen the storehouses of the hail, 23which I have reserved for the time of trouble, for the day of battle and war? 24What is the way to the place where the light is distributed, or where the east wind is scattered upon the earth? […]
  • Job 38:12-21 June 5, 2020
    12"Have you commanded the morning since your days began, and caused the dawn to know its place, 13so that it might take hold of the skirts of the earth, and the wicked be shaken out of it? 14It is changed like clay under the seal, and it is dyed like a garment. 15Light is withheld […]
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    ​1Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind: 2"Who is this that darkens counsel by words without knowledge? 3Gird up your loins like a man, I will question you, and you shall declare to me. 4"Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? Tell me, if you have understanding. 5Who determined […]
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    ​Visit of Mary to Elizabeth (transferred)39In those days Mary set out and went with haste to a Judean town in the hill country, 40where she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth. 41When Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting, the child leaped in her womb. And Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit 42and exclaimed with […]

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