Faith Active in Service
January / FEBRUARY
Winter Survival Gear Donation:
The Bethel Senior Group is once again sponsoring a campaign to help those without adequate shelter during the cold winter months by collecting donations of winter survival gear (tarps, blankets, sleeping bags, winter coats, stocking hats, wool socks, mittens, gloves, etc.). Please help us to meet the needs of the most vulnerable members of our community this winter. Donation/collection boxes will be in the narthex from January 13—February 3. Contact Pastor Dan Lahman with any questions (email@example.com or 719-570-9800).
Marie St. Gelais – firstname.lastname@example.org
Did you know?
Bethel tithes 10% of its planned giving to Outreach ministries and approximately 5% to unplanned giving.
Bethel’s Outreach consists of a team of people who pray, guide and assist how best to dedicate Bethel’s time, talent, and resources for local, national, and international needs.
Every member of Bethel Lutheran Church is a member of Bethel’s Outreach Ministry. Our
mission is to reach those who are outside the walls of our Church with the message and the
love of Jesus Christ by ministering, serving, and giving.
”Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.”…
Local Mission Programs
A variety of charities that address the root causes of poverty www.ccharitiescc.org/what-we-do/marian-house/
o Family Mentor Alliance – Provides mentoring services to families experiencing homelessness
o Marion House – Home to a variety of services that address the Root Cause of Poverty
A Community Response for Homeless Families with Children www.ihn-cos.org
o IHN – Local churches providing shelter for homeless families
o Hope Homes – A homelessness to home ownership program
o Heart in Home – Homelessness prevention and diversion
Habitat for Humanity
Bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope www.habitat.org
Lutheran Family Services
Service agency helping children and families during their most challenging times www.lfsco.org
Serving People from Crisis to Hope www.mercysgatecs.org
Mission Medical Clinic
Healing the Sick in the name of Jesus (FREE clinic) www.missionmedicalclinic.org
Rocky Mountain Synod ELCA facility for summer camping, retreating opportunities and site rentals www.rainbowtrail.org
Say What? Truck
A collaborative transportation resource bringing assistance to non-profit organizations http://saywhattruck.com/
Springs’s Rescue Mission
Together we can provide pathways out of homelessness for everyone in Colorado Springs www.springsrescuemission.org
Outreach Assists Over 25 Mission Programs
All programs meet the following criteria:
Is it faith-based?
Does it make efficient use of its funds (85% of funds go to the program)?
Does it serve a distribution of agencies (Local, National, and International)?
Does it serve organizations from various categories (Health/Welfare, Hunger, Disaster Relief, Education /Spiritual Outreach)?
Are church members actively involved?
If a mission church, is preference given to regional LCMC?
Who/How many are impacted?
Does Bethel have a history with the program/mission?
Print an Outreach Funding Request form here.
National Mission Programs
LCMC and Mission Churches
Various missions supported by LCMC www.lcmc.net
Lutheran Disaster Response
Brings God’s hope, healing and renewal to people whose lives have been disrupted by disasters www.elca.org/Our-Work/Relief-and-Development/Lutheran-Disaster-Response/
Oaks Indian Mission
Christian communities and tribal nations prepare Native children to lead and serve www.oaksindianmission.org
International Mission Programs
Releasing children from poverty in Jesus’ name www.compassion.com
Feed My Starving Children
Feeding God’s starving children hungry in body and spirit www.fmsc.org
Global Health Ministries
Ensuring access to quality healthcare for the world’s most vulnerable people www.ghm.org
Lutheran World Relief
Work with local partners to provide lasting solutions to poverty www.lwr.org
Operation Christmas Child
Shoebox gifts for children around-the-world www.samaritanspurse.org/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child