The Advent Social Outreach team organizes events that benefit the local community, and national and international efforts in humanitarian support. Throughout the calendar year, the team leads and participates in various fundraisers and "drives" which allow Advent members to share in giving, along with operating a food bank for the surrounding area.
"Can Can Sunday” is back! What is Can Can Sunday, you ask? It’s when we bring in items for Advent’s Food Pantry on the first Sunday of the mo. These donations enable us to provide food boxes for people who contact Advent requesting food assistance. In May, the most needed items are: Saltine Crackers, Rice, Jelly, Canned Beans (pinto, kidney, chili), Canned Fruit, and Pasta Sauce.
Care Packages for the Homeless
Social Outreach will be collecting items through Sunday, June 4th to create 24 to 30 care packages for the homeless. These care packages will be distributed to homeless people encountered when a volunteer group, coordinated by Growing Home, does a clean-up of two of our local parks. The clean-up of the Irving Street Library Park and the Nature Park on Federal will be June 14th. The following donations are needed:
Gallon Size Freezer Bags Travel Size Toothpaste Toothbrush
Travel size Shampoo Travel Size Sunscreen Toothbrush holder
Travel size tissue Band-Aids Deodorant
Individually wrapped granola bars Men’s white crew socks Chapstick
Advent’s Social Outreach team strives to share the hospitality and warmth of Advent with others so “All
May Know Christ’s Love”. The team organizes events throughout the year to so members of our
congregation can share their blessings with those less fortunate.
Our team is always looking to do more for our local neighbors in need. Through programs like the food
bank, the annual school supply drive, the coat drive, and the ornament tree that provides gifts for
children who might not have any on Christmas, we hope we are making life a little easier for our
We also strive to care for our brothers and sisters in the Rocky Mountain Synod and throughout the
world who are served by the E.L.C.A. We hold an annual fund raiser to provide ELCA global gifts and
encourage Advent members to contribute to Lutheran World Relief. Christ tells us to take care of our brothers and sisters. The Social Outreach team provides the opportunities for members of Advent to give to those who need to know that Christ and their neighbors care for them.