Outreach "For I was hungry, and you gave me something to eat...I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me." Matthew 25: 35 & 40.
Outreach is a two-fold ministry: Local and Global Outreach, and Congregational Outreach.
Local and Global Outreach:
These services provide genuine care for all, and include the willingness to share God’s love. This includes Soup-er Saturday lunch, coffee hour, or even a funeral luncheon, grieving with others at the loss of a friend. At every event, with God’s grace, we welcome all and provide comfort in any form that is needed. The Country Fair which is open to the community and offers an outdoor service, meal, and outdoor games. These are efforts to share the good news with anyone in the community who might be seeking a relationship with Jesus Christ.
Other programs such as the Backpack Program, Crop Walk, Erna’s Hope, Greece Food Shelf, Habitat for Humanity, Lake Chautauqua Lutheran Center, Campus Ministry Dinner (RIT), Community Lutheran Ministries, Bread Ministry, Dress a Girl, RAIHN, St. John’s Home, Thanksgiving Baskets, Angel Tree, Winter Coat Drive, No One Left Behind, ELCA World Hunger Fund, and Loop Ministries are also included. For these programs we gather volunteers and go into the community to provide the services required. We use the talents that God gave us to perform these duties in the name of Jesus Christ our Savior.
These ministries generally serve the congregation. It includes Bulletin and Newsletter Volunteers, Creative Hands Ministry, Joy Beyond the Bend, Prayer Chain, and Visitation Ministry.
We are all God’s children. As such we strive to be His hands and feet, serving all people. We believe that through thoughtful prayer and commitment we are able to achieve all God asks of us. We joyfully welcome all into our fellowship, service, and Christian worship as we support each other and care for others. Inspired by the Holy Spirit, we serve all in daily life.