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 activities provide genuine care for those both within our community and within our own congregation and always are grounded in a desire to share God’s love. Examples include our community food pantry, weekly coffee hour, or even funeral receptions, grieving with others at the loss of a friend. At every event, we welcome all and find opportunities to rejoice together and provide comfort in difficult times. These are tangible ways we are able share the love of God through our relationships.
Other programs such as Crop Walk, Greece Food Shelf, Habitat for Humanity, Lake Chautauqua Lutheran Center, Campus Ministry Dinner (RIT), Community Lutheran Ministries, Bread Ministry, Family Promise of Greater Rocheter, St. John’s Home, Thanksgiving Baskets, Angel Tree, Winter Coat Drive, No One Left Behind, ELCA World Hunger Fund 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.