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Holy Cross, Mocksville, pulls weeds

2018-10-01T20:47:57-04:00October 1st, 2018|Categories: Congregation Stories, God's Work Our Hands|

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Holy Cross, Mocksville, pulls weeds

Many congregations feel as if they are a family. Holy Cross, Mocksville, is no exception to that. When it came time to decide how to plan our “God’s work. Our hands.” Day, the Evangelism/Social Ministry Committee, came up with an idea appropriate to our congregational family.

Four congregations serve together

2018-10-01T10:47:09-04:00October 1st, 2018|Categories: Congregation Stories, God's Work Our Hands|

Four congregations serve together

On Sunday afternoon, September 9, members from four Stanly and Cabarrus County congregations (First/Albemarle, St. Martin’s/Albemarle, Mt. Zion/Richfield, and St. Stephen’s/Gold Hill) gathered at Lutheran Services Carolinas’ Trinity Place in Albemarle for “God’s work. Our hands.” Day.

First, Lexington, delivers 3,600 cookies!

2018-10-01T10:28:20-04:00October 1st, 2018|Categories: Congregation Stories, God's Work Our Hands|

First, Lexington, delivers 3,600 cookies!

“God does not need your good works, but your neighbor does.” Martin Luther perfectly describes the attitude at First, Lexington, on Sunday, September 9, 2018. In the early morning hours, families gathered to deliver 3,600 homemade cookies to every fireman, policeman, and all emergency personnel in Davidson County.

Cross and Crown, Matthews, works inside and out

2018-10-01T10:28:19-04:00October 1st, 2018|Categories: Congregation Stories, God's Work Our Hands|

Cross and Crown, Matthews, works inside and out

Cross and Crown, Matthews, went to work in the community on Saturday, Sept 8, our “God’s work, Our hands” day. Two teams also did projects within our own building. Inside a team of Middle School students cleaned out and reorganized our library, and many hands tidied our kitchen and cleaned out cabinets and refrigerators.

Sharon, Statesville, are busy planting

2018-10-02T08:42:22-04:00October 1st, 2018|Categories: Congregation Stories, God's Work Our Hands|

Sharon, Statesville, are busy planting

We have a Sharon community youth group out here in West Iredell called Lookout Community Youth. The kids are supported by three churches, Sharon ELCA, Bethel UMC and Marvin UMC.

We had “God’s work. Our hands.” mission projects this year on two Sundays. September 9 we planted flowers at each church and put up a bird feeder. September 23 we went to our Fifth Street Shelter where we baked cookies and planted flowers.

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St. James, Fayetteville, paints and more

2018-10-02T08:44:33-04:00October 1st, 2018|Categories: Congregation Stories, God's Work Our Hands, News|

St. James, Fayetteville, paints and more

St. James, Fayetteville, celebrated “God’s work. Our hands.” as we painted three storage sheds for local homeless ministry, Operation InAsMuch; did shopping for ALMS House (local assistance ministry–we offered matching $$); offered “quarter assistance” for folks at local laundromat; went singing at local retirement center and shut-ins; AND one very special baptism.

“God’s Work. Our Hands.” across the synod

2018-10-01T10:29:12-04:00September 28th, 2018|Categories: Congregation Stories, God's Work Our Hands, News|

“God’s Work. Our Hands.” across the synod

Congregations all across the NC Synod recently participated in the ELCA effort “God’s work. Our hands.” Sunday. This designated day gives us an opportunity to celebrate who we are as a church—one church, freed in Christ to serve and love our neighbor. Read these stories to see the many ways congregations across the synod are serving and loving their neighbors.

“God’s Work. Our Hands.” across the synod

2018-03-19T11:52:03-04:00September 30th, 2017|Categories: Congregation Stories, God's Work Our Hands, News|

blessing-bags

“God’s Work. Our Hands.” across the synod

Congregations all across the NC Synod recently participated in the ELCA effort “God’s work. Our hands.” Sunday. This designated day gives us an opportunity to celebrate who we are as a church—one church, freed in Christ to serve and love our neighbor. Read these stories to see the many ways congregations across the synod are serving and loving their neighbors.

First, Greensboro, hosts Packing Palooza

2018-03-19T11:52:04-04:00September 29th, 2017|Categories: Congregation Stories, God's Work Our Hands|

Socks-Undies

First, Greensboro, hosts Packing Palooza

More than 100 people gathered at First, Greensboro, on the first Sunday of September to pack hope for agencies in Guilford County, focusing on hunger, homelessness and children. The motto of “God’s work. Our hands.” was in evidence with stations around the Community Center surrounded by enthusiastic children, youth and adults who packed boxes of food, filled Blessing Bags, sorted items such as children’s underwear and socks, and put items in Snack Packs.

Philadelphia, Dallas, “does something”

2018-03-19T11:52:04-04:00September 29th, 2017|Categories: Congregation Stories, God's Work Our Hands|

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Philadelphia, Dallas, “does something”

At Philadelphia, Dallas, we celebrated “God’s Work. Our Hands.” weekend with a brief and casual worship service where everyone was commissioned to go and “do something.” We followed worship with boxed lunches from Subway; then 56 folks from our congregation spent the afternoon serving our neighbors. 

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