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An Easy Way to Help- Gaithersburg Holiday Giving

The Community Services Division of the City of Gaithersburg serves families in need in the Gaithersburg Community in November and December through its annual Holiday Giving program.  The City anticipates serving more than 600 families in November that have been referred by nonprofit organizations and schools and more than 1,800 children during the December holidays this year. 

     Monetary and in-kind donations allow for the distribution of food in November and gifts to families in December. The City is also seeking the donation of new hat, scarf and glove sets and items for gift bags that will be distributed to both teens and older adults.  In addition to donations, Community Services welcomes volunteers to assist with the November and December distributions.  

     To make donations, volunteer, or to receive more information about the Holiday Giving program, please visit the Welcome Center in the Church lobby. You can also email Pastor Kate with questions or for more information.

"Forgotten Luther" Symposium: Re-Claiming a Vision of Global Community

This ELCA event is happening soon at a neighboring congregation: St. Luke in Silver Spring.

What exciting things are happening in the Lutheran Church around the world?  What about in South Africa?  South America? Our brothers and sisters around the globe are putting Martin Luther’s principles to work in life changing ways.  What can we learn from each other?  

Saint Luke Lutheran Church in Silver Spring, MD is hosting an event Friday evening – Saturday afternoon, October 25-26, 2019 and you are invited. Sponsors include the ELCA Division of Global Mission, ELCA Hunger Department, the Metro DC Synod and other donors.  The theme is I saw a New Heaven and New Earth: Reclaiming a Vision of Global Community.  We will welcome speakers from around the world, learn, grow, worship, and even enjoy a delicious banquet. 

Check out the website FLIII.US and consider registering today.  Don’t miss the early bird special rate which ends soon.   

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