Community Outreach Ministry
Serving the community is important to King of Glory Lutheran Church in Loveland, CO. Outreach Ministry is just one way we show love to each other through our service. Our local church offers a few different opportunities throughout the year for people to come together and serve the greater community.
The Glory Garden is a project that uses 12 raised garden beds to grow vegetables for House of Neighborly Service. Volunteers plan, plant, weed, and harvest. Fresh produce is then given to people in need in our community. A few beds are also rented to individuals to grow their own gardens. If you are interested in participating in this meaningful project, please contact Susan Chamberlin or the church office.
The House of Neighborly Service (our local food pantry) is in constant need of food, personal items such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, tissues, deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, feminine products, powdered laundry soap, toilet paper, razors, and disposable diapers (large and X-large), and volunteers. Donations are placed in the “house” in the middle entrance area and regularly delivered to HNS by a volunteer.
Angel House (formerly IHN)
Several local churches in the Loveland area participate in this important homeless ministry. For one week during a rotation (approx. every 12 weeks), each church plays host for three to five families (men, women and children). During the day the adults go to work, search for work, or work on their resumes or job hunting skills at The Angel House. The children go to school or to day care at The Angel House. Each evening the families return to the hosting church where we do our best to provide them with a stable and caring environment. We provide a meal, tutoring for the children, a comfortable room for each family, and some relaxing down time with games, videos and fun.
Each hosting visit requires MANY volunteers – cooks, evening hosts, overnight hosts, laundry, tutors, etc. We invite you to come and participate in this important ministry. It is a very enjoyable evening, and you will forget that you are performing a service as you get to know the wonderful people who have found themselves in such need.
The Christmas Bazaar is an annual event held on the second Saturday in November that focuses on non-profit and handmade items. The congregation is invited to donate their handmade items and yummy baked goods. For the items King of Glory sells, profits go to the House of Neighborly Service to assist people in our community. If you are interested in helping this team in any way, please contact the church office.
ELCA World Hunger is a comprehensive and sustainable program that uses multiple strategies—relief, development, education, and advocacy—to address the root causes of hunger and poverty. ELCA World Hunger responds to neighbors around the corner and around the world. Here at King of Glory we have a team of people that help us to learn about the valuable work this organization does. If you are interested in learning about this work, please contact Carol McDivitt at firstname.lastname@example.org
King of Glory participates with the Children, Youth and Family Division of the Department of Human Services of Larimer County to bring a bit of sunshine to the lives of foster children in our community. We participate in a Giving Tree program at Christmas time, providing gifts the children have wished for through a caseworker. For more information on these programs, contact the church office.
Lutheran Family Services of Colorado (LFS) has been serving the vulnerable since 1948. Over the past 60 years, we have been blessed with the support and generosity of Lutheran congregations across the Front Range.