From Social Ministries

“GEAR UP FOR SCHOOL” SCHOOL SUPPLIES COLLECTION

Lily of the Valley with the help of Christus Victor Social Ministries Committee will be coordinating the collection of school supplies for Greenleaf Elementary School this coming school year through their “Greenleaf Kindness Connection” program.  Distribution of the donated supplies will be August 23 & 24 during their assessment days from 8:00am to 8:00pm.  100 children were served last year!

We are looking for supplies and volunteers to hand out supplies:

  • Volunteer sign-up sheet is at the Information Desk
  • Donation bin is in the Narthex

School Supply List

Thank you for your generosity and volunteer time!

NEWBORN KITS

Join us in honoring mothers around the world!

The Social Ministries Committee is once again partnering with Global Health Ministries to provide nearly 300 Newborn Kits to mothers in developing countries.

Global Health Ministries has shipped almost 250,000 kits to partners in Tanzania, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Liberia and other countries where infant and maternal mortality rates are still high.  Healthcare workers who distribute these kits also use them to encourage women to seek prenatal care at a clinic.

Between now and May 7th, collect the following items for Newborn Kits:

  • Bars of white Ivory soap
  • Wash cloths
  • Newborn caps
  • Flannel for making diapers
  • Bath towels (not longer than 48”)
  • Old sheets

Assembly on Saturday, May 7th, 9:00 am

Minnesota FoodShare’s March Campaign

Minnesota FoodShare’s March campaign is the largest food drive in the state. Last year the campaign raised more than 12 million pounds and dollars for Minnesota food shelves.

During the Month of March, Social Ministries will provide a grocery cart in the Narthex for your food donations. There are also envelopes attached to the cart for monetary donations to be placed in the offering. Be a part of this annual food & fund drive to help feed our Minnesota neighbors in need!

GREENLEAF ELEMENTARY PARTNERSHIP

Christus Victor is partnered with Greenleaf Elementary School for two special programs for the children.  Greenleaf is located at 1333 Galaxie Ave in Apple Valley.

ONE: The collection of new or gently used winter coats, snow boots, snow pants, hats, and waterproof mittens or gloves for sizes 5T through Small Adult.  Please place donations in the bin in the Narthex by the Information Desk.  Volunteers are needed for the distribution of the clothing on November 4th from 4:00pm to 8:00pm and November 5th from 12:00pm to 8:00pm.  Please contact Cindy Baubie at 952-715-2080, 952-431-5435 or Cindybaubie@charter.net for more information.

TWO:  2 volunteers are needed to distribute pre-packaged bags of food to classrooms at Greenleaf.  Choose to come at 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm the day before teachers put the bags in their student’s backpacks or come at 10:00 am – 10:30 am the day the food is put into the backpacks.  Only choose one time each week for both volunteers to work together.  Most weeks will be Thursday/Friday but the schedule varies according to days off school and vacation breaks.  All food bags will be at Greenleaf and a list of classrooms and school map will be provided by the school social worker for the volunteers.  It should take about 30 – 45 minutes to complete the task depending on how many students sign up for the food bags.  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040d4ca5ae23a20-greenleaf

Thank you for helping the children!

THANKSGIVING BASKETS 2015 – SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21st 9:00 am

Thanksgiving is a time to thank God for all of our blessings. It is also a time to reach out to families who otherwise might not be able to enjoy a Thanksgiving meal.

The Social Ministries Committee is organizing our 14th year of Thanksgiving Baskets for those in our community who are in need.

How can you help?

  • Prayers for those who will be participating in this great event,
  • Donations can be put in an Adopt-a-Family envelope located at the Welcome Desk then placed in the offering baskets during the worship service. Each Basket costs $40.00 to feed a family of six. A donation of any amount is welcome. Checks should be made payable to Christus Victor with Thanksgiving Baskets noted on the memo line.
  • Volunteer on Saturday, November 21st. This is where the action happens. The event begins at 9:00 am folding boxes, unloading the truck and filling boxes with food items. Volunteers are needed until baskets are distributed and our church is cleaned up. A sign up sheet is located at the Welcome Desk.

Thank you for making this a successful event and helping families in our community know God’s love.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: Feed My Starving Children

FMSCFounded in 1987, FMSC is a non-profit Christian organization committed to feeding God’s children.

 

  • 92% of total annual donations are spent directly on feeding.
  • Sends meals to nearly 70 countries

In October Christus Victor will again be participating as a group. If you, your family, or friends are interested in being a part of this event, please add your name to the sign-up sheet located at the Information Desk.

Saturday, October 24th    9:00 am to 11:00    Eagan  50 packers are needed

Donations are also needed to help fund the meal packets. Make checks payable to Christus Victor Lutheran Church writing FMSC in the memo.

Any questions contact Nancy Colin at 952-452-0770

“GEAR UP FOR SCHOOL” SCHOOL SUPPLIES COLLECTION

Lily of the Valley with the help of Christus Victor Social Ministries Committee will be coordinating the collection of school supplies for Greenleaf Elementary School this coming school year through their “Greenleaf Kindness Connection” program.  Distribution of the donated supplies will be August 25 & 26 during their assessment days from 8:00am to 8:00pm.  100 children were served last year!

We are looking for supplies and volunteers to hand out supplies:

  • Volunteer sign-up sheet is at the Information Desk
  • Donation bin is in the Narthex

Thank you for your generosity and volunteer time!

ITEMS FOR SCHOOL SUPPLIES COLLECTION:

Large Backpacks
3X3 Post-it notes
Composition Notebook
Deck of Playing Cards
Set of Headphones for Computer
Inexpensive Calculator
#2 Pencils (sharpened if possible)
Dry Erase Markers (not yellow)
24 or 48 pack of Crayons
Glue Stick
Fiskars Scissors – small size with a point
Pencil Pouch
Wide-lined Spiral Notebooks
Pocket folders – bottom pocket
3X5 lined Index Cards
Highlighter
Scotch Tape with dispenser
Colored Pencils
Red Pens
Markers
Rubber Eraser
Black Sharpie
Loose Leaf Wide lined paper
Plastic Folder
2 Pocket Folders with fasteners
Small White Glue