Feeding South Dakota Food Drive - During the month of January, bring pantry items such as peanut butter & jelly, cereal, box meals (Hamburger & Tuna Helpers), dry pasta and rice, pasta sauces, canned vegetables and fruit, canned meat like chicken & tuna, and soups. Collection boxes located in the Narthex. They are also accepting monetary donations. If you are worshipping from home, we can pick-up your donation. Click here to sign up here for contactless pick up.
Matthew 28 Adoption Ministry - Faith is home to an adoption ministry, in partnership with Bethany Christian Services, that support Christian families in the process of adopting children, either domestically or internationally. If you would like more information about the Matthew 28 Ministry, please email the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday Service Squared - On SS2 Sunday, Faith gathers for the worship SERVICE at 9:00 a.m. Immediately following worship, the congregation breaks out into a dozen or more SERVICE teams to engage in bringing the love of Jesus to our neighbors. Some of our work has included: visiting a local assisted living center, washing cars, paying for laundry at local landromats, picking up litter, praying with our neighbors, raising money for Community Outreach, etc. Sunday Service Squared takes place the first Sunday of June.
Serving at The Bishop Dudley Hospitality House - Faith was blessed with a "Stand with Your Community Grant" from The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. Portions of the grant funds are being used to provide lunch for our neighbors at the nearby Bishop Dudley one or more times per month. (Serving times are listed on the church calendar.)
The Clothesline - This is an "Angel Tree" opportunity each fall and winter. Faith members provide coats, snow boots and snow pants, hats, and mittens for needy children at a local public elementary school.
Comfort Food Ministry - Faith provides simple, nutritious meals for families facing illness, grief, welcoming a new baby, or returning home after a hospital stay. These meals are frozen and available to share at any time.
Helpline of Sioux Falls - If you are looking for a way to plug in and serve the community, Helpline of Sioux Falls is a great place to begin your search. Helpline regularly coordinates needs based services as they occur in the community. Follow this link to volunteer with Helpline.
Helpline Center Volunteer Connections program has put together do-it-yourself volunteer projects that are perfect to do at home or with a small group! The Helpline Center promotes weekly project ideas in the summer, but these are things that nonprofits could use year round. A full list of project ideas can be found by clicking here.
The Banquet - Every week day, The Banquet of Sioux Falls, located within walking distance from Faith Lutheran, serves breakfast and supper. If you would like to help serve or put a team together, please click this link to learn how to volunteer. You can also follow this link if you would like to donate to The Banquet.
Feeding South Dakota - Feeding South Dakota is a massive food bank for Sioux Falls and the surrounding communities. They are regularly taking in donations, providing groceries for those who qualify, and stocking their shelves. Opportunity to serve abounds including backpack programs and the mobile food pantry! If you would like to serve with Feeding South Dakota, click this link and sign up today!
Avera - Right now, when things are busiest, I see that the volunteers who usually are able to come and help are struggling to be able to come in. If you are interested in helping those seeking treatment, you can start by clicking here.
Sanford - Here is the link for Sanford's volunteer program as well. Click here to see what is needs you can meet to help our local health systems and their patients.
Big Brothers Big Sisters - This is a great way to volunteer and make a difference in the life of a child. You can volunteer alone, as a couple, or as a whole family doing things you already enjoy doing! Find out more by clicking here.
Girls on the Run - Girls on the Run strives to help every girl activate her limitless potential and ensure that she is free to boldly pursue her dreams. You can help make this possible by becoming a GOTR Coach and making an investment in the life of a girl! Click here for more information on how to help.
For additional information about any of these serving opportunities, please contact the church office.