We offer the following opportunities for service to our community and beyond:
Monthly Valley Mission
Meals. We have coordinated the sign up list by calling
various groups in the church for committing to and serving the meals. Some church groups
that have served the monthly meal include: the women’s group, LEAP; CELC
Choir; CELC Men's group; the WELCA women's group; Fellowship and Hospitality committee and others.
AUGUSTA FREE CLINIC MEAL- We provide a meal for
the Free Clinic volunteers each spring.
CLUB SQUARE DANCE AND BAR-B-QUE
do an annual square dance and BBQ as an outreach to provide recreational and fellowship opportunities for this group of physically
and mentally challenged adults.
/ HOME-MADE” TABLE- SUMMER 2007
Social Ministry coordinates this summer
event with proceeds collected going to the local food pantry, Staunton Augusta Church Relief Association ( SACRA). Church members donate home-made or home-grown items for which others make a donation
and take home. All proceeds go toward helping the hungry through SACRA.
EMPHASIS FOR NOVEMBER 2007-
We will promote WORLD HUNGER emphasis, AND
THE VERONA FOOD PANTRY. Donations will be taken each Sunday during the month.
– A – FAMILY- Dec. 2007
Social Ministry will once again ask
the church to “adopt” a family for Christmas this year. This event
will be held during ADVENT.
YEAR LONG- Continue recycling used eyeglasses for donation to the Staunton
Lions Club. Donations can be made to the recycling drop off, “OSCAR”
(old USPS mail box painted purple with Lions emblem), at the Food Lion on Coalter
“HOME-GROWN / HOME-MADE” TABLE- SUMMER 2007
Our "Home-Grown / Home-Made" table has grossed $177.75
so far this summer through the end of July. After paying our bill for $110.25 (for the free-trade coffees
and teas) to Lutheran World Relief, our net proceeds are $67.50. We will be sending a check to
SACRA for this amount sometime soon.
Please continue to support our table for the rest of the summer.
As always, donated home-grown produce or home-made items are always welcome. All proceeds collected will benefit SACRA.
Thanks to all who have contributed items and purchased items this summer
thus far. For anyone who loves tea, we have several boxes remaining. Suggested donation is $4.25. Please
see Anita or me if you are interested.
Woody Sanders, Chair, Social Ministry
Emanual Friendship Club
Each year, the Social Ministry committee host the Emanual Friendship Club to a Barbeque and Square Dance.
The meal of Barbeque, Baked Beans and Cole Slaw.
Both Church and Emanual members enjoy the Square Dance.