Outreach – Connect & Serve
Throughout the year the Social Committee seeks ways to serve our community. We have a Giving Basket for themed donations (see below). Additionally, new ideas are greatly appreciated.
Within the church, every week we rely on a variety of volunteers to help make worship go smoothly, from readers to assistant ministers to coffee hour hosts. All volunteers are welcome!
Outreach and Community Support: Giving Basket 2022
Bethlehem Lutheran Church shares its God-given time and treasures by donating gifts and monetary donations to local charitable organizations such as Redding Food Pantry, Dorothy Day House, Guiding Eyes for the Blind, USO in Manhattan, and Women’s Center of Danbury. We also give to Lutheran World Relief, Lutheran Disaster Response, and other charities.
The monthly schedule is:
December to end of January
Redding Social Services: Food Drive.
Lutheran World Relief: Gifts of Love. Monetary donations to LWR.
USO of Metropolitan NY: Snacks & Beverages.
Monetary Donations to Lutheran World Relief for the Crisis in Ukraine drive.
Birthright of Greater Danbury: Mother and baby items.
Redding Social Services: Back to school items
Guiding Eyes for the Blind: Monetary donations.
Americares Free Clinic: Travel-size toiletries.
Dorothy Day Hospitality House: Warm winter clothing.
November 1 to November 14
Redding Social Services Food Pantry: Food Drive.
November to the beginning of December
Toys for Tots.
All Year! St. Pauly Textile Shed:
What to Drop Off: Used clothing, shoes, sneakers, belts, purses, linens, pillowcases, blankets, curtains, and stuffed animals.
What Not to Drop Off: Furniture, electronics, household items, books, toys, garbage, pillows, rags, and fabric scraps.
How to Drop-Off: All clothing to be put in black plastic bags and placed in the Clothing Donation Shed through the open window. If you can’t lift and fit them through the window, please re-pack them. Please do not leave bags outside the shed where weather can ruin the clothes inside.