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April Outreach:Compass Housing Alliance                                           

Change for Change
All money received in the Change for Change jar will be used to support Hopelink food bank. 


April emphasis is for personal products (shampoo, conditioner, soap, toothpaste, feminine hygiene products, etc.) 

Callings All Towels!
During the month of April, the Social Ministries Committee is conducting a "Towel Drive" to benefit Compass Housing Alliance. Towels of all sizes are needed: bath, hand, wash cloth, and kitchen towels. They don't need to be new, but need to be serviceable. Here's the perfect opportunity to replace those towels that no longer fit your color scheme, or that you rarely use. They will be welcomed and put to use in Compass’s  Women's Programs, Men's and Women's Hygiene Center, Emergency Shelter for Women, First Church Men's Overnight Shelter, and at their Transitional Housing facility.
The Compass can also use individual size (like those found in hotels/motels) shampoo, conditioner, lotion, etc.
Please bring your towel (and toiletry) donations anytime during April, and place in the designated receptacle at the Caring Corner in the narthex. Your gift will touch many lives. Thank you for thinking of the needs of others.

Thank you:

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, we like to thank you for your support due to the drought which is affected our people here in Tanzania. On behalf of the Diocese of Morogoro I would like to thank you for your donation which allowed us to be the first organization helped people who were affected. This pictures show the Melela congregation's people received support of food. Distribution of food was led by our new Missionary from Bavaria Germany and other pastors I will continues to send you pictures of the areas that we helped people.

Now rain has started a little bit and people started digging their farms we don't if it will be enough rain for this year 2017. Thank you again for respond you show on the this difficult time. Please pass our love and regards to our brothers and sisters at your churches. In His service, Bishop Mameo

2017 Outreach from the General Fund
Social Ministries Committee chooses the monthly recipients of the General Fund Outreach line item.
January - Maritime Ministries $750.00
February - Pacific Lutheran University  $1000.00

March -  Open Door Ministries $1000.00

April -

May - 

June - 

August - 

September - 

October -

November -

December - 

The Social Ministries Committee is responsible for choosing recipients of our outreach resources, as well as coordinating many fundraisers to benefit outreach in our local community and around the world. We meet the second Tuesday of the month at church. Please join us! Contact any of our members for more information:

 Alain Adjorlolo, Jose Alcaraz (Council Liaison), Joanne Bjornsen, Marilyn Iverson, 

Janet Jorve, Kevin Kastning, Ida Beth Morgan, Terry Straka and Ray Thomas,,    

Social Ministries Committee