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Outreach

Faith Alliance is an organization of West Chester and Liberty Township Christian Churches who work in partnership to ease the burden of the less fortunate in our community. We serve together as the collaborative hands and feet to a community in need.

First Lutheran is located in downtown Cincinnati and is our sister congregation that serves the homeless population in the Over the Rhine area. Twice a year Lord of Life, along with a generous donation from John Morrell Meats, provides a hot lunch to the homeless in this community.

Four separate weeks annually Lord of Life is a Host Church for families in a brand new region of Family Promise in Butler County. As a host church we will open our doors to families who find themselves homeless to provide a place to sleep for a week, receive meals and a caring group of people to be with in the evenings. During the day, a day center at a different location will be where they will take care of finding a job, a new home or take care of personal matters as they transition through a challenging time. Contact: Michelle Payne | Patti Paulett, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

1st & 3rd Wednesdays of each month at 9:30 a.m. in the fellowship hall

A small, but dedicated, group of productive individuals have already completed 58 quilts for 2015 and will probably make another 40 – 60 quilts by the end of the year. The ministry is working on quilts for many outreach programs including Family Promise families that will be using our church in the next year. Contact: Eunice Sheffer 513-894-3564 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Reach Out Lakota provides the local community with food, clothing, personal care items, school supplies, and household goods.

Haven House is the only shelter in our area that can accommodate complete families. Located at 550 High St. in Hamilton, it serves two meals a day to 30+ residents. Lord of Life supports this ministry with food from our garden as well as other donations of food and clothing.

At the Hands Against Hunger warehouse, meals are packed to be shipped overseas and some of the meals go to Local Food pantries. Some meals are given to schools to be placed in backpacks of children who are in need. Our $1,200.00 donations were matched by a Thrivent grant for a total donation of $2,400.00.

Lord of Life members donated over 200 wrapped gifts to be delivered to families in our community.

Sunday School students collected money to fill Barns and Pig boxes to buy pigs, chicks and cows through ELCA Good Gifts Program. Last year, they collected $330.00 that was used to purchase these animals.

Together, with the Faith Alliance of Butler Country, Lord of Life distributes grocery bags to the congregation to fill with nonperishable items. 

Children collect items for the designated outreach ministry area. 

This is a joint project between Lord of Life and Faith Community Methodist Church. Produce picked from the garden is distributed to Haven House, the Stepping Forward Program and the Faith Community Food Pantry.

The Summer Lunch Program is a joint project of the Lakota Child Nutrition Department, the USDA, Mission Possible, the Faith Alliance, and Butler County Success.  School buses are converted to food buses to provide meals for local children at seven locations throughout the community.

This is a joint project between the Faith Alliance, Reach Out Lakota and Hillendale Communities. Members of the congregation purchase a back pack and fill it with the items listed on a sponsor card that is grade level and gender specific. This will allow student with limited means, in the Lakota School District, to start off the school year on the right foot with necessary school supplies.  In 2017, the congregation donated over 40 backpacks as well as cash donations.

  • Quilting Ministry

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    1st, 3rd (&5th)
    Wednesdays of the Month
    9:30 am
    in the Fellowship Hall

    Did you know that we have a quilting ministry that meets several times each month? We welcome additional hands to help cut, sew, and knot quilts! Bring your own scissors and needle, all other supplies are furnished.  If you are ready to jump in, come and be part of this creating ministry, join us to help us bless others. 

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  • Faith Alliance Summer Lunch Program

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    July 30 - August 3
    10:50 am -11:50 am
    Princeton Village Mobile Home Park

    Let's meet for lunch! Lord of Life is registered to volunteer in the Summer Lunch program at Princeton Village Mobile Home Park. Volunteers will get the children lined up and ready for lunch, play with the children, and make sure grounds are cleaned up after lunch.  We have plenty of games and activities planned; just come willing to play! Sign up to join us.

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  • Community Garden

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    Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, 9 am
    weather permitting

    Help stock local food banks by tending our community garden. If you would like to learn about gardening or you are a gardener we can use your help. Garden helpers plant, water, weed, harvest and deliver the vegetables to Faith Alliance Food Pantry and Haven House Homeless Shelter. Join us as you are able.

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  • Recovery Groups

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    Alcoholics Anonymous   
    Sundays, 7:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall
    childcare provided  

    Al-Anon
    Sundays, 7:30 pm in the Library
    childcare provided

    Overeaters Anonymous
    Mondays, 7 pm  in the Library

    HOPE Support Group
    2nd Tuesdays, 7 pm in the Library

    For loved ones of those with mental illness

     

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  • Summer Backpack Drive

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    Summer Backpack Drive
    July 22 - 29

    Lord of Life is once again partnering with Faith Alliance to collect backpacks and school supplies. Backpacks and donations will be collected July 22 - 29. Item lists for each backpack will be available beginning this Sunday, July 8. There is no need to shop: sponsorships are available in $10, $20 and $25 increments. Faith Alliance will do the shopping for supplies for you.

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  • Community Garden Picking Event

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    Tuesday, July 31
    6:30 pm

    Join guests from Stepping Forward after dinner on Tuesday, July 31 to harvest from our garden. Anyone in need of fresh vegetables is welcome to come and pick some to take home.  We also need helpers to pick for those who aren't able to do their own picking, and guides to point out the vegetables and fruits. We hope to have watermelons and cantaloupes ready to pick, along with beans, squash, and so much more!

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  • Family Promise

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    Next host week
    August 19 - 26
    Sign up to serve!

    Lord of Life is a host church for families in the Family Promise program in Butler County. Family Promise addresses the needs of families struggling with homelessness by providing shelter, meals, and support services. As a host church we open our doors to these families and provide a place to sleep, meals, and a caring group of people to be with in the evenings.

    There are many ways to participate in this ministry that take place before, during, and after our guests are here.  Check out the Family Promise Board on Sunday, or sign up online.

    Thank you in advance for loving our families, being flexible, and contributing to this life-changing ministry!

     

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