Service Opportunities

Our Quarterly Free Community Breakfast:

We continue to serve meals free to the public. Offered in the church fellowship hall, we provide a tasty and  no-cost breakfast to all who are hungry. Please feel free to “come back for seconds” as we feel this is one way to serve and say “thanks” for a mutual spirit of good will from us to you. Our next Free Community Breakfast will be June 24, 2017, from 8:00 am to 10:00 am.

Food Collection Opportunities:

Food for Lane County collection barrels are regularly filled by members to distribute to “hunger challenged” people. Three barrels are regularly filled, and a fourth barrel is available for folks to use as needed during our regular office hours. Please remember that cans with pull tabs are helpful for those without can openers.

We also help provide food items for the pantry at St. Henry’ Catholic Church in Dexter.

Clothing Collection Opportunity:

ARC of Lane County has provided a clothing barrel for people to bring usable clothes, shoes, blankets, towels, linens.

Other Collection Opportunities:

School kits for kids both near and far. We, at Springfield Lutheran Church, are collecting for two efforts simultaneously. Some items will go to LWR for their School Kits and be sent around the world to children in need. Others will go to low-income children at our local schools here in Springfield.

Please note that all items should be new and in good condition. Please do not donate any items with any religious symbols, messages, or our congregation’s name. Also, please do not donate any items decorated with a US flag, patriotic or military symbols or references to the armed forces, including camouflage. Thank you.

  • 70-sheet single subject spiral notebooks and loose-leaf notebook paper (250-count and wide-rule 3/8” line space)
  • 12” or 30 centimeter rulers (can include both measurements)
  • Pencil sharpeners
  • Blunt safety scissors and 5” pointed kids scissors
  • #2 pencils with erasers…lots
  • Black or blue ball point pens
  • Boxes of either 16 or 24 crayons
  • 5” Pink Pearl or similar erasers and pencil cap erasers
  • Glue, both stick form and Elmer’s 8 oz or similar
  • Pee-Chee or similar pocket-type folder
  • School box, large
  • Kleenex (200-count box), pump bottle hand sanitizer or sanitizer wipes
  • Sturdy drawstring backpacks (Approximately 14” x 17”)

Springfield Lutheran Sewing Sisters:

The SLSS meets on Mondays from 9:00-11:00 am.

These lovely ladies started by meeting to quilt for Foster Kids and expanding their quilting skill set…they apparently are too good at it and  made too many for our local kids. So, now they’re quilting for Catholic Community Services…they’re beautiful quilts! Here’s a couple of pictures of the work done by our wonderful volunteers.

2016 Quilt Explosion 1

 

2016 Quilt Explosion 2

LWR School Kits, Health Kits, Quilts, Infant Care Packages, and Health Kits:

Our faithful LWR quilters meet weekly (Tuesdays at 9:00) to provide full-size quilts for Lutheran World Relief to send to areas in crisis throughout the world.

Through the year, other collection efforts are made for school kits, baby care kits, personal care kits, fabric kits, mission quilts, and fleece tied blankets.

Regularly (in the Spring, and Autumn, October 28-29 is next up)  60+ quilts are presented at worship, along with other the kits. They are blessed for usage, and then sent along with similar collections by over 10,000 sister ELCA and LCMS churches as aid to grateful recipients. For more information, see these resources:

LWR’s Headquarters:

www.lwr.org

 Lutheran World Relief
700 Light Street
Baltimore, MD 21230 USA

+1 (800) 597.5972, or (410) 230.2800