Each quarter of every year, the Staff and Church Council vote on a mission or ministry that is considered worthy of the congregation’s interest, prayer and financial support. The Quarterly Mission Project can have local, regional or global focus.
On Sunday, November 5 at 12:00 P.M., Advent Lutheran hosted a pupusa lunch as a fundraiser for Santa Cruz al Salvador. There is a suggested donation of $15 per plate. All funds will go to Santa Cruz al Salvador, our partner ministry that connects Monterey Bay Area faith communities with communities in El Salvador, enhancing and enriching the lives of all participants. This mission is guided by the philosophy of accompaniment — walking together in a solidarity resulting in interdependence and mutual respect . Health care, water and education projects are ongoing with partner rural communities.Can’t make the dinner? Pre-order pupusas by Nov. 2 for pickup after service on Sunday November 5. (6 pupusas @ $18.00; 12 pupusas @ $30.00.)
In this 500th anniversary of the Reformation, we remember Martin Luther’s emphasis on education as we start the 2017 School Kit Project for Lutheran World Relief (LWR). LWR is working around the globe to help in disaster relief and recovery. One area of focus is children who are displaced from their homes and schools. Whether it is a refugee camp or a disaster relief location, LWR makes use of the School Kits to keep kids learning and feeling “normal.” When the immediate danger is past, and food, water and shelter are secured, the need for the School Kits becomes important. Click here to find out what supplies are needed and how you can help.
The Sew Seeds sewing group sews quilts to give for Lutheran World Relief, sews for the congregation, and sews for local ministries.The group sews every Tuesday, except holidays. In 2017, Sew Seeds created over 200 quilts which warm homes in over sixteen different countries.
You may contribute to the ELCA World Hunger Appeal any time through Advent; add the memo World Hunger to your contribution.The ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) commitment to supporting people who live with chronic hunger and poverty around the corner and around the world is carried out by ELCA World hunger through relief, development, education and advocacy. Their world hunger appeal has provided thirty years of caring and sharing around the globe.
For more information, see www.elca.org/hunger, or write to: ELCA World Hunger Appeal, P.O. Box 71764, Chicago, Illinois 60694 or call: 1-800-638-3522.