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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.

  • Blast Off For Books

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    Help us collect 100,000 books for the children of Houston!

    The 2018 ELCA Youth Gathering will be collecting books for students in Pre-K through 6th grade.

    The Gathering has recognized the need to lift up literacy in Houston. Building a foundation of literacy starts before entering Kindergarten. Students who read at home become strong writers, critical thinkers, and more successful students than those who do not. Houston Independent School District estimates that 74% of the students in the district come from families who struggle to provide books for their children. This means the students begin each school year at a disadvantage.

    In joining the Gathering’s Blast Off for Books campaign, you will help ensure bright futures for Houston’s students. The books you donate will be distributed at community book fairs, camps, and other events around the city as part of the Gathering’s Service Learning experience. By putting books in the hands of Houston’s economically disadvantaged students, you can help change lives.

    Our partners at the Houston Independent School District identified the following books:

    Bad Kitty (Series) by Nick Bruel

    Elephant and Piggie (Series) by Mo Willems

    Frog and Toad (Series) by Arnold Lobel

    It's Shoe Time by Mo Willems and Brian Collier

    Little Bear (Series) by Elsa Holmelund Minarik

    Mercy Watson (Series) by Kate DiCamillo

    Amulet (Series) by Kazu Kibuisji

    El Deafo by Cece Bell

    Ghost by Raina Telgameier

    Mighty Jack by Ben Hatke

    Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson

    Secret Coders (Series) by Gene Luen Yang

    Brown Girl Dreaming by Jaqueline Woodson

    Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Series) by Jeff Kinney

    Dog Man (Series) by Dav Pilkey

    Dragon Masters (Series) by Tracey West

    Eerie Elementary (Series) by Jack Chabert

    Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt

    Frank Einstein (Series) by Jon Scieszka

    Ghost by Jason Reynolds

    I Survived (Series) by Lauren Tarshis

    Laura Line by Crystal Allen

    Matilda by Ronald Dahl

    One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

    One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams Garcia

    Origami Yoda (Series) by Tom Angleberger

    Some Kind of Courage by Dan Gemeinhart

    The Cross Over by Kwame Alexander

    The Lions of Little Rock by Kristin Levine

    The Year of Billy Miller by Kevin Henkes

    Wonder by Raquel Palacio

    Creepy Pair of Underwear by Aaron Reynolds

    Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubim

    Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Pena

    Mango, Abuela and Me by Meg Medina

    Pete the Cat (Series) by James Dean

    The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt

    Why Am I Me by Paige Britt

    Nerds, Book 1: National Espionage, Rescue, and Defense Society by Michael Buckley

    Martina and the Beautiful Cockroach: A Cuban Folktale by Carmen Agra Deedy

    Please use the book list above to purchase or order a few from your favorite book retailer, then bring your book donations to Lord of Life by Sunday, May 27. We’ll deliver them to the Southern Ohio Synod Assembly in Columbus, June 1-2. From there, they will be packaged and sent to Houston. Ple ase only bring the books that

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  • 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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  • Craft With Us

    Cross Stitch

    1st and 3rd Tuesdays
    6:30 pm
    in the Fellowship Hall

    Have a favorite craft but can't find time to work on it? Mark your calendar and join this crafting group! Bring your craft and enjoy some laughter and conversation while you create. Knit, crochet, cross stitch, beads, cards -- whatever keeps your hands busy. All ages welcome! Come 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

    Overeaters Anonymous
    Mondays, 7 pm  in the Library

    HOPE Support Group
    2nd Tuesdays, 7 pm in the Library
    First meeting March 13

    For loved ones of those with mental illness

     

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  • Community Garden

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    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. Let us know you would like to help in the garden by printing your name, email address, and phone number on the sign-up sheet on the Outreach Bulletin Board.

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  • Family Promise

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    Next host date
    May 20 - 27

    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.

    You can sign up online to serve, or on the Family Promise Board in the Narthex.

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

     

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  • Family Promise Host Training

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    Host Training
    Wednesday, April 25, 7 pm
    in the Sanctuary

    If you are already a volunteer, or are interested in finding out more, please plan to attend. All Family Promise volunteers are strongly encouraged to attend a training session.

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