As baptized people of God, we anticipate the hope of Christ’s return and the restoration of all things; we look forward to the new heavens and the new earth (Revelation 21). Recognizing that hope of restoration and wholeness, we desire restoration and wholeness for people in our lives. While we cannot bring the fullness of the restoration we will see on the last day, we certainly want people to have a taste of it in the present. Such a desire drives us to share our faith in word and deed. We tell people that Christ has won the victory over sin and death for them. And we seek opportunities to help people in physical need as well. Throughout the year, we have many opportunities to reach out as church to our local, national, and international communities with restoration. These endeavors are intended to supplement our daily life of service to our neighbor. Below are some ongoing opportunities to serve, we would love for you to join us as we reach out with Christ’s victory! As projects and events develop we will post them on this page, in the news and events, and on our Facebook page.
If you are interested in assisting in the coordination of local outreach events or helping with the Outreach Committee, please contact Drew Kramer.
Our Daily Bread
September 24, October 29, and December 10 we will be putting together sack meals at church beginning at 1:30pm. At about 3:00pm we will head over to Our Daily Bread and distribute the sack meals to those who are in need. If you have any questions, contact Ruth Schade.
Site sign ups are now up and running for this year’s Rivers Alive event. For more information please visit this link. This year, there is a variety of both wet and dry options as well as several kid friendly sites, so bring out the friends and family for a great day!
Rivers Alive is Georgia’s annual volunteer river clean-up event that encourages civic involvement in the preservation of Georgia’s precious water resources. Our waterways provide us with fresh drinking water, important wildlife habitat, and recreational opportunities that serve as a respite from our busy day-to-day lives. Last year, 307 volunteers came out to collect over 2.6 tons (5,150 lbs) of trash, .5 tons (1,070 lbs) of recycling, and 228 tires during the event!
October 7 and 21 we will be working with Project Safe by helping with their thrift store. If you are interested in participating in either of these dates, please contact Ruth Schade for info on how to sign up.
LSF Fall Service Retreat
November 10-12 is our annual Lutheran Student Fellowship fall service retreat. We will be meeting with students for an opportunity for service as we enjoy time together, communicate God’s grace, and take a break from the rigors of the semester.
As we do each year, we will be Christmas Caroling this Deccember. Stay tune for more details. If you have any questions, please contact Ruth Schade.
Spring Break Mission Trip
Every spring break, Christus Victor embarks on a mission trip to spread God’s love and assist those who are in need. This past year, our group traveled to Lumberton, NC serving with the Hurricane Matthew relief efforts. This year we expect to be serving internationally with our sister churches in Panama and their mission efforts. Be on the look out for more information regarding the specifics of the 2018 Spring Break trip by early September, and contact Pastor Michael if you have any further questions.