What: The Outreach Committee plans programs, etc., that reach out to the unchurched in our neighborhood, helping them to know Christ and working to grow our community of faith at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran.
How often: Generally the committee meets once a month.
Loaf of Bread Ministry
What: First-time visitors to Shepherd of the Valley are gifted with a loaf of bread that is taken to their home by a layperson along with information about our congregation. The pastor may also choose to give bread to others in need of help or comfort. People are needed to both donate bread and/or deliver it.
How often: If you choose to donate bread (homemade or unsliced bakery bread), you might be asked to do so once every few months.
If you choose to deliver bread, you would be assigned a Sunday to follow up with any visitors.
College and Military Ministry
What: It is an opportunity for the congregation to support our members who are continuing their education after high school or serving our country. As a congregation, we send cards and care packages throughout the school year along with keeping them in our prayers. We welcome new ideas on how to extend care and support to your college students and those in the military.
What: After service, we have a table set up in the narthex with coffee, juice, and some kind of simple snack as a way to encourage hospitality among our members and visitors. People are needed to staff the table and to provide the treats.
How often: As often as you want to volunteer.