Juneteenth GMC Community Service Day

Wednesday, June 19, Juneteenth, at 10:30am, we'll join in another community service day hosted by Georgetown Ministry Center. There will be a variety of service projects in the neighborhood, and a collection drive for items for our GMC guests. We will again host burrito making at 10:30am here at church, and invite anyone to join in! (Guests love the burritos and it's a rare opportunity for breakfast protein and variety, amid increased need and scarcity in our city.) Click here for more info and to sign-up to volunteer (please sign-up if you plan to attend).

 

Grace's Table, July 6
Sharing & Serving lunch

We're providing and serving lunch at Grace's Table on Saturday, July 6. The meal takes place at Grace Episcopal Church, 1041 Wisconsin Ave.  Signup HERE  or at church to volunteer and/or donate food (some is able to be donated and delivered to GLC ahead of time, if you'll be out of town but want to contribute).

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. This year, we are again going to fill 20 backpacks for grades 3-5 together!
 
There are three ways you can help:

1. Are you a Thrivent member? Please get in touch with Pastor or Sophie about applying for a $250 action grant so we can purchase the 20 backpacks we need to fill.

2. 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 (1556 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20007). 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! 
 
3. Join us on Sunday July 28 after the 10 am service when we will assemble the backpacks
 
Thank you!
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: https://georgetownministrycenter.org/.

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 (office@georgetownlutheran.com) 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 office@georgetownlutheran.com. And thank you!

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