Volunteering at the Food Bank
As part of the ELCA church-wide service day: "God's Work, Our Hands", several members of St. John's Lutheran Church, Stamford, CT spent the afternoon of September 7 sorting food and stocking the shelves at the warehouse of The Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County. The Food Bank supplies food to many area soup kitchens and relief agencies, enabling them to serve those in need who live in our immediate area.
The St. John's gift of over $1000 was acknowledged by The Food Bank’s executive director, Martin Cohen. During the fiscal year ending June 30, The Food Bank distributed 2,439,639 pounds of food through 83 member agencies and programs. That translates into over 4 million meals!
Pumpkin Patch Unload
Over 25 volunteers withstood the constant rain to unload the pumpkins on Saturday, November 11. The team unloaded over 2,500 pumpkins that were delivered from the Navajo Reservation in Farmington, New Mexico. Rain or shine, come visit St. John's Pumpkin Patch to enjoy the fall and purchase your Halloween pumpkins. More information can be found here.
The annual Pancake Breakfast fundraiser, held on Saturday, September 27, was met with great success. Fellowship and food (40 lbs of sausage alone) were shared both indoors and grill side. The unusually warm autumn weather provided a most welcome setting for the well over 150 people in attendance throughout the morning. In keeping with the breakfast, the Women of the ELCA assemblage host ambitious fundraisers during the year with the sole purpose of providing outreach gifts to local and global organizations.
St. John's Online Giving Program
Thinking about making a special gift to our church? Our wish list can be found here.