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.

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.


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.



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


Previous Outreach Activities


  • Wrapped in Love - LSSSW Christmas Towel Drive

  • Advent Calendar Food Drive for Food Pantry