There is nothing like getting involved and feeling a sense of ownership in our community. Together we can make a difference! At Covenant we know there are many ways to serve those in need. How might you give out of the blessings you have received, so you might be a blessing to others? Through the work of our hands, Christ is glorified and we truly learn to love our neighbors as ourselves. Matthew 22:37-39
There is an “Opportunities To Serve” book at the Mission Center with many ways to serve in our community. Additional needs for volunteers can be found in the monthly Mission Newsletter – “Outside Our Walls”. Or contact Barb Hering through the church office at 489-1888 to find out how you can get involved.
Below are some of the ways you can serve locally:
- American Red Cross Blood Donation – The Bloodmobile comes to Covenant on a regular basis.
- Associated Churches Food Banks – Covenant collects food year round in support of Gethsemane Lutheran Church’s Food Bank supported through Associated Churches city-wide food bank system.
- Bashor Children’s Home Quilts – Throughout the year people of Covenant sew quilts that are given annually to the youth at Bashor Children’s Home.
- Covenant Knitters – Knitters prayerfully knit prayer shawls that are then given to persons needing to feel comfort and love.
- Habitat for Humanity – An annual dinner is held at Covenant to raise money for Habitat for Humanity. Covenant members also help with local habitat builds and financially support the ministry.
- Homebound Meals – Unpaid servants deliver meals and love weekly to shut-ins.
- Project 216 - Covenant raises money to purchase supplies to package meals for the hungry around the world and around the corner.
Become involved in Covenant’s annual Christmas Angel Projects:
During the months of leading up to Christmas Covenant offers ways to bring Christmas joy to others through Christmas Angel Projects.
- We collect hats & gloves/mittens for students at Lincoln School and those the Rescue Mission serves.
- We provide gifts for the residents of Byron Wellness Community, many of whom are lonely and forgotten during the Christmas season.
- We collect cans of soup which are donated to Associated Churches Food Bank
- Gifts are purchased and wrapped for children of the CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) program. Gift requests are hung on a Christmas tree in the Lobby for the congregation to choose from. The tag includes the first name and age of the child along with that child’s gift wish.
- Donations of specific needs of the Rescue Mission (which change annually) are collected
- Christmas Eve offering: During Advent the congregation is encouraged to celebrate the season by being particularly mindful of giving to designated mission project(s) suggested by the Mission and Outreach Team, culminating with the Christmas Eve service.