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.

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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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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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Alleluia Diaper Drive

CELC joins Alleluia Lutheran Church in their efforts to secure diapers for babies within their church neighborhood. We encourage our members to bring diapers on Sunday morning. In exchange for our diaper contribution, we get food boxes for our Outreach. If you can't make it on Sunday, please email the church office to schedule a drop-off within the week.

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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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Pancake Breakfast @ Grace Lutheran

CELC is scheduled to serve pancake breakfast for the homeless with Ascension Lutheran Church at Grace Lutheran Church.   Our goal is to bring 5-7 volunteers from CELC. Please email the church office or Pastor Jeff directly if interested.

 

We are assigned the following dates in 2021: 

December 12th 

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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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Christmas Sheet Drive
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This holiday season, Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest (LSS-SW) is collecting 1,300 new queen size bed sheets for older adults and people with disabilities. Your donations will be distributed as gifts to clients in time for Christmas. Your gift of bed sheets delivers comfort and love to neighbors who truly deserve it. Thank you.

CELC donations deadline is December 5th.

Please bring to church by that service.

Previous Outreach Activities

2021

  • Tuesday Food Program

  • I-Help

  • Alleluia Diaper Drive

  • Socktober

  • Quilter's Bazaar

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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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