Lutheran Church of God's Love

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At God’s Love we sponsor a variety of collections throughout the year. Here are some examples of these collections.


Back-to-School Collection

Each August, members of our congregation purchase new school supplies for needy local children.  Our school supply collection includes durable goods such as backpacks, calculators, and combination locks.  We also collect other start-up supplies including pencils and pens, markers, scissors, notebooks, and glue sticks.  The local food pantries and school district nurses, who distribute the supplies are always grateful for our donations.

St. Nicholas Day

Each year local organizations provide God’s Love with lists of gift ideas for their clients/patients.  Individuals and families of the congregation purchase the specific items; wrap them; and return them to the altar on St. Nicholas Day (usually the first Sunday in December).  Approximately 200 wishes are fulfilled and distributed to a half dozen locations, including schools and other human service organizations.

We love this opportunity to spread the Christmas spirit with others!

Hospital Cheer Boxes

God’s Love partenered with St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church to make Hospital Cheer Boxes. In January, we collected items to make boxes for children in the hospital which were brought to the altar for a blessing on the last Sunday of the month. Then, we assembled over 100 cheer boxes at St. Stephen’s (65 East Street Rd., Feasterville)  in early February. These (click here) were items we put in the boxes.

Family Promise

This is a joint venture among several churches in Bucks County to house and feed families with children, for a week at a time, under the direction of and in conjunction with The Family Promise of Lower Bucks Day Center.

42 volunteers host the families each week, 6 people per night: 2 people prepare dinner, 2 people are present with the families through dinner and afterwards, and 2 people sleep over. Volunteers attend a short training (the next date is TBA) and provide clearances (please click here for information about obtaining clearances). We are deeply grateful for this opportunity to be in service and show Christian hospitality.

Our next host weeks: TBD

Please contact Robin Pecuch (215.882.1011 or rpecuch511@aol.com) or Karen Hoch (215.208.2173 or kkhoch@verizon.net) if you have questions.

    Aid For Friends

The mission of Aid For Friends (AFF)  is to alleviate the hunger and loneliness of isolated homebound individuals. Volunteers visit with client friends throughout the five-county Greater Philadelphia region, providing home-cooked meals and life-enhancing friendship.  All services are provided free of charge. Meals are prepared by volunteers, stored in freezers in churches throughout the region as well as at their headquarters and then picked up and distributed by  visitor volunteers in once weekly visits to their client friends.  Most of our friends are elderly individuals who could not otherwise remain in their homes without the support of the meals that are provided.

If you would like to help, you can join us at one of our monthly cook-ins, or you may pick up empty trays from the Commons area and make meals at home. Meals made at home should be placed in a tray, covered with aluminum foil with contents clearly identified, and frozen as soon as possible. Please bring those meals to church and place them in the AFF freezer in the large kitchen.

As a congregation, we collected items for Breakfast Bags (oatmeal packs, granola bars, fruit cups, juice, etc.) throughout the month of May and assembled 113 bags on June 3.

    Red Cross Blood Drive

God’s Love hosts three blood drives per year. During the year 2013, there were a total of 97 successful blood donations. This equates to helping a total of 291 people in need of blood. The American Red Cross awarded God’s Love Church with a certificate of appreciation for the blood drive in December 2009 for reaching 112.5% of our goal! See American Red Cross for details about donating blood. This effort is coordinated by Nancy Seuffert and Kathy Bauer.

    Third World Down the Street

“The Third World Down the Street” is a joint project between Southeastern Pennsylvania Synod and the Seminarians Action Alert Network (S.A.A.N.) of The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia – and congregations like ours. While we are often aware of the great need of people in countries across the world, many of us don’t realize that, across the our local region, people are living in third world conditions. Homelessness is often hidden and does not always look like we expect. Some of the fastest growing groups of homeless people are youth, young adults, and families.

In March, we collected items (chapstick, toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, lotion, razor, sanitary napkins, socks, gloves, hand sanitizers, wipes, snacks) and assembled more than 100 bags on April 2.

   ASP – Summer Service Project

God’s Love is sending a group to volunteer with the Appalachia Service Project (ASP) for the 23rd time this summer, July 15 – 22, 2017. There are currently spots available for 2 youth (currently in grades 8 – 12), 1 adult chaperone, and 1 college spot.

During the month of April, we are requested donations for Big Prize Bingo. Examples of donations we received were sporting tickets, theme park tickets, designer purses, gift cards/certificates, luxury items (e.g. digital camera, tabletop fire pit, iPad), as well as themed baskets, which were available for Silent Auction. Big Prize Bingo was held on May 6th and we raised $3766!

The Pancake Breakfast was held on June 3, at Applebee’s in Newtown.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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791 Newtown-Yardley Road

Newtown, PA 18940

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