Serving Our Neighbors
Serving our neighbors is what we do as followers of Jesus. Our congregation offers opportunities throughout the year for people to come together and serve the greater community.
God’s Work Our Hands Sunday
In September 2020 King of Glory, Trinity and Zion Lutheran Church joined together and raised over $2,000 for Loveland Habitat for Humanity! Youth and Adults created chalk art for friends and neighbors at 43 homes. Thank you for your generous support this year as we shared encouraging messages and supported Habitat!
The Glory Garden is a project that uses 12 raised garden beds to grow vegetables for our local food pantry. 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 the church office.
Throughout the year we collect food and bags for KidsPak and volunteers assemble food bags. Contact the church office if you are interested in ways that you can volunteer for or support KidsPak.
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.
Family Promise (formerly IHN & Angel House)
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 Family Promise. The children go to school or to day care at Family Promise. 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. Please contact Nancy French or the church office for more information.
The Christmas Bazaar is an annual event held on the second Saturday in November (The 2020 Bazaar has been cancelled due to COVID) that focuses on non-profit organizations 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 local charities in our community. If you are interested in helping this team in any way, please contact Leo Salazar or 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 email@example.com
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.