We at Christ Lutheran create and maintain programs to meet the needs and opportunities for service to the community. Our congregation has been actively involved in numerous programs and events such as those listed below:
We partner between the Georgetown Ministerial Alliance and community volunteers to provide a bag of food for the school to send home with children who qualify to receive food to address needs for the weekend or school holiday.
Contact: Marie Blom
The Caring Place
CLC members regularly fill The Caring Place barrel (placed in our narthex), and some CLC members volunteer there regularly. We also support it monetarily. http://www.caringplacetx.org/
Contact: Lenora Doerfler
Faith in Action Caregivers
We provide drivers and promote their fundraisers
Faith In Action
Contact: B.J. Ackerman/Judy Schneider
Helping Hands Tutoring at CLC
CLC members tutor GISD students twice a week. Our site serves mostly neighborhood kids, grades 1 thru 8, and is held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:15 to 5:15 p.m.
Contact: Jan Rodgers
We collect supplies for this Williamson County women’s shelter
Contact: Gerda Noe
Meals on Wheels
We provide drivers 5 times a year and participate in fundraisers (i.e. Applebee’s monthly donation of a % of customers’ bills). In addition, our peanut butter/jelly campaign we hold in July of each year, raises a month’s supply for Meals on Wheels clients.
Contact: Judy Schneider
A shelter for teens qualified as homeless by the Georgetown ISD, was made possible by wide community support through leadership of The Georgetown Project. As a safe haven for those without a place to go to after school, the NEST (Nurturing, Empowering, and Supporting for Tomorrow) offers a place where students in the 9th through 12th grades can go to eat a hot evening meal and get counseling services, tutorial help and a general support system.
During the month of April we will be providing the Monday evening meals for Georgetown’s transitional day shelter for homeless teens. If you can help with meal preparation or delivery, there is a sign up sheet and flyer at the information center in the narthex. If you have questions about this ministry, contact Jan Rodgers.
Contact: Dorothy Witten
Other ministries and organizations supported by CLC include:
CROP Walk for Hunger, Texas Lutheran University, Cross Trails Ministry, ELCA Wold Hunger Program, Southwestern Lutheran Students, Habitat for Humanity, Georgetown Ministerial Alliance, Georgetown Project, Georgetown Interfaith Caregivers, Camp Agape, Relay for Life and Boy Scout Troop, Pack and Venturing Crew #405.
Discover your Spiritual Gifts by completing the Spiritual Gifts Assessment found on the ELCA website.