Filling Backpacks for DC Kids!

 As a partner congregation to Friendship Place, GLC is collecting school supplies for children in Friendship Place's supportive housing programs. We are again going to fill 20 backpacks for grades 3-5 together!  

Here's how you can help: 
(1) Buy supplies! The list of supplies is here on the sign-up list, with the quantities we need to outfit 20 students. Please sign up for what you want to provide and then either order the supplies to be shipped to GLC. Please review the available slots on the sign up and click on the button to sign up. We only ask that you be mindful of the quantities so we do not end up with 10 notebooks and 200 glue sticks! (2) Join us on Sunday July 28 after the 10 am service when we will assemble the backpacks. 

Gathering Teams: Welcome & Giving/Stewardship

As we grow and work toward our goals together, we are adding two new teams to support our vital ministries: welcome and giving/stewardship. This is an open call to join in on one of these teams, especially if you're passionate about one of these areas or looking for a way to connect deeper with GLC or support our efforts. The welcome team (smaller, about three folks plus pastor) will focus on supporting prospective/new members and our welcome process. The giving/stewardship team will energize and communicate about our congregational giving and stewardship efforts, as a part of our spiritual life. Please speak with Pastor Brett or Cassandra K., council president, if you're interested in either team, as we are looking to set first meeting dates for these teams soon.

The GMC "Pop-Up"
Monday through Thursdays, 8am-noon, here at church

Our church is the site of the Georgetown Ministry Center "pop-up" location, serving as a second site for their drop-in center for folks experiencing homelesness in our community. Four mornings a week, the doors are open for all, with a GMC staff member overseeing the program. The pop-up offers shelter and a place of respite and safe rest for many, as well as coffee/snacks, laundry, connection to services, and more. GMC staff offer occasional programs in the space, as well as case management and support toward health and housing for all. 

As a congregation we are proud to be a founding member organization of GMC, and have supported many programs and acute needs in the past, including winter shelter, meals, and more. Currently we regularly make breakfast burritos to stock our freezer for the pop-up guests, and participate in other seasonal support events. View more about GMC, its programs, current, needs, and ways to volunteer at their website here:

Thrivent Members: Raise your Hands!

Are you a member of Thrivent? It is a financial non-profit (formerly Thrivent Financial for Lutherans), and members can apply for a number of "Action Team" grants annually to support service or outreach projects. We're not asking anyone to join who isn't, but inviting Thrivent members to let Pastor Brett or Stacey Marien ( in our office know, so that we can connect you with possible project opportunities to utilize your grants. Thanks in advance!

Worship Volunteers Needed
Serving at GLC

Worship volunteers needed (readers, tech host, greeter, etc.) for this and weeks ahead! Sign up at church or through the signup genius page  here

Planning to worship with us for the first time? Checking out the worship bulletin (above) or a worship livestream (below) can give you a good sense, as well as our  "what to expect" list here.

Garden Volunteers Needed!

All Volunteers welcome

GLC's gardens are a bright spot in our neighborhood, much appreciated by neighbors. But the expansive grounds take a lot of tending. Please consider joining our volunteer gardeners, who tackle weeding, trimming, raking, etc. on their own schedules. Tools are provided. To be added to our email group, please send an email to And thank you!

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