Events & Projects

 

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 2023, a number of church members under the ELCA program, God’s Work Our Hands, provided lunch for Ormond Beach police officers, blessing (thank-you) bags for the local police, and Teddy Bears for the officers to give out to children in need.

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  Ministries:

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.

 

             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.

    

             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 Ministries:

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.

 

Annually Ministries:

Back-To School Backpack Drive

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 15 years to provide to Community Partnership for Children (CPC). This agency serves local children in foster care. For the 2021-2022 school year we distributed 37 backpacks filled with school supplies to local children in need.

If you’d like to donate, you may want to consider shopping between July 24th and August 6th when there will be a time of tax free shopping for school supplies.  Click here for more details  2023 BACK TO SCHOOL SALES TAX HOLIDAY.

Here is a list of items to shop for:  2023 Back to School Backpack Lists by Grade

                Basket Brigade

Year after year we collect food for assembling Thanksgiving baskets for families who might not have food to eat for Thanksgiving.  Cans of green beans,  french fried onions, cream of mushroom soup, boxes of mac-n-cheese, stuffing mix, mashed potatoes, gravy, cans of yams and bags of marshmallows are some of the things donated to fill the baskets.   Disposable turkey roasting pans and foil are included, as well as gift cards to local grocery stores to purchase turkeys.  In 2023, Faith volunteers assembled 85 baskets for 85 local families.

                Angel Tree

The Angel Tree ministry here at Faith Lutheran has always been very successful!  We collect donations and gifts for children who have been in foster care and have recently been reunited with their family.  Often times family is not in a position to give these children presents for the holidays.  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.

 

 

 

RSS Verse of the Day

  • Romans 12:15 May 28, 2024
    “Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn.”

RSS Daily Bible Reading

  • 1 Corinthians 2:1-10 May 28, 2024
    ​1When I came to you, brothers and sisters, I did not come proclaiming the mystery of God to you in lofty words or wisdom. 2For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ, and him crucified. 3And I came to you in weakness and in fear and in much trembling. 4My speech and my proclamation were […]
  • Psalm 20 May 27, 2024
    1The LORD answer you in the day of trouble! The name of the God of Jacob protect you! 2May he send you help from the sanctuary, and give you support from Zion. 3May he remember all your offerings, and regard with favor your burnt sacrifices. Selah4May he grant you your heart's desire, and fulfill all […]
  • John 3:1-17 May 26, 2024
    ​The Holy Trinity (First Sunday after Pentecost)1Now there was a Pharisee named Nicodemus, a leader of the Jews. 2He came to Jesus by night and said to him, "Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God; for no one can do these signs that you do apart from the presence […]
  • John 15:18-20, 26-27 May 25, 2024
    ​8If the world hates you, be aware that it hated me before it hated you. 19If you belonged to the world, the world would love you as its own. Because you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world — therefore the world hates you. 20Remember the word […]
  • Romans 8:9-11 May 24, 2024
    ​9But you are not in the flesh; you are in the Spirit, since the Spirit of God dwells in you. Anyone who does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to him. 10But if Christ is in you, though the body is dead because of sin, the Spirit is life because of righteousness. […]
  • Psalm 29 May 23, 2024
    ​1Ascribe to the LORD, O heavenly beings, ascribe to the LORD glory and strength. 2Ascribe to the LORD the glory of his name; worship the LORD in holy splendor. 3The voice of the LORD is over the waters; the God of glory thunders, the LORD, over mighty waters. 4The voice of the LORD is powerful; […]

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