Faith in Action

We are a caring and generous congregation who believe we are called to do God's work through our hands in our community, in our country and around the world.  We are deeply concerned about social injustice and the future of our nation, and feel it is our duty to care for "the last, the least and the lost."  Our current projects are:

Sharing Mom's Faith

Our Mothers’ Day project this year is to purchase Bibles, in both English and Spanish, to be shared with immigrant detainees held at the detention center in Elizabeth, NJ.  Honor your mother, wife, grandmothers, and other mother figures in your life by making a $10 donation for each woman toward the purchase of the Bibles. The Bibles will be blessed on Pentecost (May 28th) and donors will have an opportunity to write a note and/or highlight passages in the Bibles. This is a way we can share God’s word and love to people who are isolated from family, friends and other caring support systems.  Please provide your name, the names of the women being honored, and your payment to the church before May 14th to be included in the Mothers' Day display.

Other ways we have responded to human need include:

  • Annual Christmas Day Dinner serving free meals to the community for takeout and delivery
  • Jesse Tree collection and distribution of gifts for local families at Christmas
  • Making Christmas cards for Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service to share with children in detention centers
  • Christmas caroling at a local nursing home to spread cheer and brighten up the residents' holidays
  • Warm Feet/Warm Heart collection of socks, gloves and hats for the homeless
  • Providing backpacks and school supplies to help local youth in need to be prepared for the new school year
  • Partnering with Habitat for Humanity to improve the living conditions of the elderly, low-income and disabled persons in our community
  • Ongoing collections of food & personal/cleaning items, as well as volunteer support, for the Washington food pantry
  • Collection of monies sent to ELCA World Hunger, Lutheran World Relief and ELCA Disaster Response
  • Support for Family Promise to help achieve sustainable independence for homeless & low income families/individuals
  • Gift cards for local domestic abuse survivors