Community Outreach

Since CELC’s vision statement is: “We are a Christian fellowship reaching out to all people so that they might know God’s love for them,” it only seems natural that we go beyond our church walls and reach out to serve those who are in need.

Angel Tree

Our Angel Tree this year supports the Bosom Buddies. Gifts will be provided to the children of breast cancer survivors and their mothers.

 

Thank You for making our Angel Tree A Success. All Angels have been taken.

 

Please wrap your gifts and return with your Angel tag by December 16th. You may bring to Sunday Service or bring by the office.

 

Please consider: Fry's, Kohl's, Target or Walmart. Thank you.

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Outreach Giving Tree

THANK YOU TO ALL THAT ARE PROVIDING FOOD ITEMS FROM OUR GIVING TREE IN SUPPORT OF OUTREACH. YOU MAY BRING ITEMS TO SERVICE ON SUNDAY OR DROP OFF ON TUESDAY MORNINGS

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Tuesday Food Program

CELC Food Program’s purpose is to assist working poor  living in Goodyear, Avondale, and Litchfield Park.  The program is able to provide a weekly food box to approximately 55 families. In addition to food, our Outreach Program offers clothing and household goods (received through donations) at a reasonable cost. Our intention is to assist people on their way to self-sufficiency by offering help in these and other areas.

R ecent Statistics

  • The CELC Outreach Food Pantry ministry served 220 families for a total of 1045 individuals the month of September. 

Volunteers welcome on Tuesday mornings between 8:00am and 11:30am

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I-Help

CELC participates in I-Help (Interfaith Homeless Emergency Lodging Program) which provides a safe place to sleep and a hot meal for adults experiencing homelessness. Also,  a case manager is available to help individuals in the program to attain vital resources needed to regain stability in their lives.p

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West Valley Lutheran Thrift Shop

The West Valley Lutheran Thrift Shop (WVLTS) is a non-profit second-hand store that provides bargain prices to customers and financial support to many west valley charities.

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Adopt-A-Cop

CELC has a program of spirtual support for our local Goodyear police officers.  If you would like to link up with a Goodyear cop to pray and connect with, please email the church office or contact Monica Vincent.

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Quilters

Quilters meet every Monday morning at 9 am in the BldgA Fellowship Hall. Our quilts are hand tied and are given to a local domestic violence shelter, baptisms and graduates,  We spend our summers preparing for a craft sale to support purchasing materials for our group

This activity is open to all who share our passion of quilting and great conversation.

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LSS-SW

Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest is an organization affiliated with the ELCA with an outreach mission:

We stabilize people during crisis and transition, build a foundation where people can thrive, and preserve dignity and respect for the most vulnerable. 

Throughout the year, they support many programs and activities which CELC may participate in that may be highlighted here..  Please check out their web site for more information.

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Previous Outreach Activities

2022

  • PB&Jelly Drive

  • Cereal March Madness

2021

  • Pancake Breakfast at Grace Lutheran

  • Tuesday Food Program

  • I-Help

  • Alleluia Diaper Drive

  • Socktober

  • Quilter's Bazaar

  • Christmas Sheet Drive

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2020

  • Tuesday Food Program

  • I-Help

  • Wrapped in Love - LSS-SW Christmas Towel Drive

  • Advent Calendar Food Drive for Food Pantry

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