Volunteering at the Food Bank
As part of the ELCA church-wide service day: "God's Work, Our Hands", several members of St. John's Lutheran Church, Stamford, CT spent the afternoon of September 7 sorting food and stocking the shelves at the warehouse of The Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County. The Food Bank supplies food to many area soup kitchens and relief agencies, enabling them to serve those in need who live in our immediate area.
The St. John's gift of over $1000 was acknowledged by The Food Bank’s executive director, Martin Cohen. During the fiscal year ending June 30, The Food Bank distributed 2,439,639 pounds of food through 83 member agencies and programs. That translates into over 4 million meals!
Pumpkin Patch Unload
Over 25 volunteers withstood the constant rain to unload the pumpkins on Saturday, November 11. The team unloaded over 2,500 pumpkins that were delivered from the Navajo Reservation in Farmington, New Mexico. Rain or shine, come visit St. John's Pumpkin Patch to enjoy the fall and purchase your Halloween pumpkins. More information can be found here.
St. John's Online Giving Program
Thinking about making a special gift to our church? Our wish list can be found here.
Letter From Jerusalem
Please read the latest letter from Pastor Carrie Ballenger Smith. She is Pastor of the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer in Jerusalem. It contains lots of information how things are going this New Year at the congregation we support.
Click here to open up a copy.