May is Food Pantry Month
MLLC has a strong commitment to serving our neighbors in need through food assistance ministry. Our primary focus is continued support of the A.M.E.N. (Area Ministries for Emergency Needs) Food Pantry. Every other month we work together to give non-perishable food items and monetary donations to help feed our hungry neighbors. With many out of work or who are struggling with reduced income, this is an even more important ministry than before.
There are two main ways you can give to A.M.E.N. through MLLC.
- You can make a monetary donation. This can be done by two main avenues. One is to mail or drop by a monetary gift designated to AMEN. You can make the check out to MLLC, and we will send all of it to AMEN. You can use your regular offering envelope to do so. Another option is to use our secure giving site. Click this link to go there. About halfway down the page you will see noted, “Food Pantry – AMEN.” That is where you will note the amount of your gift.
- You can also bring your non-perishable food items to the church office. A large donation box has been placed just inside the main entrance to the sanctuary and office area. See the sign by the box with the big A.M.E.N. on it.
Together we are fighting hunger and loving our neighbors. Prayerfully consider giving to our county food relief ministry this month and in the future.
We are well on our way to our goal for the Souper Bowl of Caring in 2014. As of Sunday, January 26, 2014, we have collected $223.00 for local hunger relief. The Lutheran Youth Organization (LYO) of Martin Luther Lutheran Church thanks you for your generosity so far.
Our goal is to meet or exceed last year’s total. In 2013 we collected $637.74. We are only $415.75 away from exceeding last year’s very successful year. Together we can help alleviate hunger in our community.
If you will not be able to attend worship this Sunday, or you simply forget to bring something to give on those dates, feel free to drop by or mail your Souper Bowl of Caring gifts to the church office by February 9.
Martin Luther Lutheran Church
P O BOX 362
Carmine, TX 78932-0362
Here is the official web site of the Souper Bowl of Caring: http://www.souperbowl.org/
Here is the Mission and Vision of the national Souper Bowl of Caring ministry:
Mission / Vision Statement
Using the energy of the Super Bowl to mobilize youth in a united national effort to care for people in their local communities who are hungry and those in need.
Transform the time around the Super Bowl into the nation’s largest celebration of giving and serving.
- The idea for Souper Bowl of Caring is a gift from God
- Young people have the ability to serve and should be given opportunities to lead their communities in helping others
- Every dollar collected through Souper Bowl of Caring should be donated directly to a charity selected by each participating group
- People of all backgrounds and beliefs can work together
- Hunger and poverty have a negative impact on individuals and the communities in which they live, yet there is joy in serving and giving to those in need
- The excitement and energy surrounding the Super Bowl can be used to engage young people in service while producing lasting hope for all people