The theme verse is from the story of the Good Samaritan - Luke 10:27 So Jesus answered and said,
“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, will all your strength, and with all your mind” and “your neighbor as yourself”.
Heartfelt gratitude goes out to the entire congregation for your giving of your time, talents and donations to the Mission Outreach programs.
We have a dedicated team who meets every other month to discuss needs of the community and provide updates to the current programs already in motion. We welcome everyone to join. Even if just to share an idea or concern they may have which we should add into our activities.
Current Programs and related charities
Food Collection: Every 2nd Saturday 10 AM – 12 PM.
The food is delivered on the following Monday to Central Lutheran church in Van Nuys. The food is then allocated to other Lutheran churches in the Twin Valley Parish.
Sign up for a weekend below:
Hope of the Valley - https://www.hopeofthevalley.org/ Hope of the Valley has been identified as a worthy cause for our donations.
This organization has made a commitment to ending homelessness in our community. They have opened a community of Tiny Homes located in North Hollywood. I encourage you to take a look at their link. They also offer tours to the public.
Another new program is a bank of showers for the homeless to utilize. They have asked for shampoo and conditioner in addition to clothing donations. In coming months you may see us ask for these items in addition to the food collection. They will be delivered along with the food on the following Mondays.
With our left over funds from the Welcome / Hygiene kits we will be purchasing shampoo & conditioner as requested from Hope of the Valley.
Central Lutheran Church Needs Volunteers:
When our collected food leaves SOV, it goes to Central Lutheran Church in Van Nuys, where it is combined with other donations from the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank and distributed to families-in-need. Volunteers are urgently needed to support this important ministry, which serves 300-500 families each Monday.
Commitment: 1 Monday a month. Time:12:15pm – 3:00pm
Where: Central Lutheran Church, 6425 Tyrone Ave. Van Nuys, CA 91401
• You may be grocery bagging of dairy, meat, or fruit & vegetables. Bags are lined up on racks prior to distribution.
• You may be outside under tents setting up tables with food pantry boxes for distribution.
• You may be directing traffic as people cross the street or distributing food boxes to the families.
• You will most likely be on your feet during this time.
• Wearing a mask is required. Temperature will be taken prior to shift.
Contact: Gina Hagen email@example.com or Karen Smith firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Donations of New Socks Needed:
Our Mission Outreach partner Central Lutheran Church has made a special request: Donations of new socks for people experiencing homelessness. Please feel free to bring your sock donations to our Food Drives, or leave them in the designated box in the Narthex at any Sunday worship service.
· Saturday, January 8th, 10 – 12:00 pm - MacLeods
· Monday, January 10th, Food delivery to Central Lutheran – MacLeods
· Mondays January 3rd, 10th , 24th, 31st – Central Lutheran Food Distribution – 12- 3PM
· Tuesday, January 25th – Mission Outreach Zoom Meeting 6:00PM
· Saturday, February 12th, 10 - 12:00 pm – MacLeods
· Monday, February 14th, Food delivery to Central Lutheran - MacLeods
· Mondays, February 7th, 14th, 28th – Central Lutheran Food Distribution – 12- 3 PM
· Saturday, March 12th, Food collection 10 – 12:00 pm – Fairlees
· Monday, March 14th, Food delivery to Central Lutheran – Fairlees
· Mondays, March 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th –Central Lutheran Food Distribution– 12- 3PM
· Tuesday, March 29th– Mission Outreach Zoom Meeting 6:00PM
· TBD - Spring cleaning on SOV campus to prepare for Easter Services – Details to follow
· Saturday, April 9th, Food Collection 10 - 12:00 pm – Hagen
· Monday, April 11th, Food Delivery – TBD
· Mondays, April 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th –Central Lutheran Food Distribution – 12 - 3PM
· Saturday, April 22nd, Earth Day - TBD
· Saturday, May 14th, Food Collection 10 am - 12:00 pm - TBD
· Monday, May 16th, Food Delivery – TBD
· Mondays, May 2nd, 9th,16th,23rd –Central Lutheran Food Distribution – 12- 3PM
· Tuesday, May 31st, Mission Outreach Zoom Meeting 6:00PM
· Saturday, June 11th, Food Collection 10 - 12:00 pm - TBD
· Monday, June 13th, Food Delivery – TBD
· Mondays, June 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th –Central Lutheran Food Distribution – 12- 3PM
· Saturday, July 9th, Food Collection 10 - 12:00 pm - TBD
· Monday, July 11th, Food Delivery – TBD
· Mondays, July 11th,18th,25th –Central Lutheran Food Distribution – 12- 3PM
· Tuesday, July 26th, Mission Outreach Zoom Meeting 6:00PM
· Saturday, August 13th, Food Collection 10 - 12:00 pm - TBD
· Monday, August 15th, Food Delivery – TBD
· Mondays, August 1st,8th,15th,22nd,29th –Central Lutheran Food Distribution – 12- 3PM
· Saturday, September 10th, Food Collection 10 – 12:00 pm
· Monday, September 12th, Food Delivery
· Mondays, September 12th, 19th, 26th –Central Lutheran Food Distribution– 12- 3PM
· Sunday, September 11th, God’s Work Our Hands volunteer opportunity - TBD
· Tuesday, September 27th, Mission Outreach Zoom Meeting 6:00PM
· Saturday 8th, Food Collection 10 – 12:00 pm - TBD
· Monday 10th or Tuesday 11th, Food Delivery – TBD
· Mondays, October 3rd, 17th, 24th, 31st – Central Lutheran Food Distribution– 12- 3PM
· November 1-6:Thanksgiving Food Drive
· Saturday, November 12th, Food Collection 10 - 12:00 pm - TBD
· Monday, November 14th, Food Delivery – TBD
· Mondays, November 7th, 14th,21st, 28th, – Central Lutheran Food Distribution– 12- 3PM
· Tuesday, November 29th, Mission Outreach Zoom Meeting 6:00PM
· November 29 - December 3: Toy Drive
· Saturday 10th, Food Collection 10 - 12:00 pm – TBD
· Monday 12th, Food Delivery – TBD
· Preschool Christmas Program 15th – Gift Bags or Ice Cream - TBD
· Mondays, December 5th, 12th, 19th –Central Lutheran Food Distribution – 12- 3PM
· Christmas Toys delivery to LSS - TBD