Personal Care Kits for Project Promise

pphome-banner-imgDuring Lent, we again join Lutheran World Relief’s Project Promise: Building Kits of Care. Each week, we collect a different item that will be used to assemble Personal Care Kits that give people around the world tools to stay healthy in life’s most challenging situations.
Our goal is to assemble at least 100 LWR Care Kits during Lent. 

Here’s our collection schedule:
Anytime: Bath towels (new, light-weight, maximum 52″x27″, dark color recommended)
March 4: Toothbrushes (adult size, in original packaging)
March 11: Combs(sturdy, please! No picks or fine toothed combs)
March 18: Nail Clippers (metal, attached file optional)
March 25: Bars of Soap (each kit includes 2 bars of soap)


Photo above: Students at ELIMAA School enjoy their new LWR Personal Care Kits. Their teacher is using the items in the kits to teach hygiene lessons, including proper hand washing. Photo by Brenda Kimaro, for LWR

Dinner for Hospitality Apartment Residents

Thursday, October 20 at 6:00 p.m.

We need your help for our Annual Fall Dinner for the residents of the Hospitality Apartments! This is a great one-time volunteer opportunity for those looking for a meaningful way to serve others. Please join us to provide a dish, help serve dinner, and enjoy fellowship with others. Invite friends and family to join in! The more, the merrier! The residents, all from outside the Houston area and receiving treatment in the Medical Center, love this time of fellowship and connection with others. Continue reading

Confronting Racism: A Holy Yearning

Eaton.Elizabeth 2014septELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth A. Eaton and William B. Horne II, an ELCA member from Clearwater, Fla., will continue their conversation on racism – a violation of God’s intention for humanity – in another live webcast January 14,  at 8 p.m. (CST). Eaton and Horne will be joined by other ELCA members who bring various perspectives on the U.S. criminal justice system. As with the previous webcast, this one will be grounded by two commitments. One is this church’s proclamation of Christ and the confidence this good news brings to set us free from the captivity of racism. The second is this church’s enduring commitment to address the complexity of racism and end discrimination. https://www.elca.org/webcast

Fill a Shoebox and Delight a Seafarer

seafarerChrist the King Lutheran Church is collecting shoeboxes filled with gifts to give to seafarers who visit the Port of Houston during the holiday season. The gifts will be distributed by the Seafarers’ ecumenical ministry. We encourage members and friends to fill a shoe-box FULL with items such as: combs, soap, shaving cream, disposable razors, lip balm, toothbrushes and toothpaste, pads, pens, puzzles, envelopes, needles and thread, deodorant, heavy socks (no ankle socks), shoe laces, work gloves, knit caps, flashlights, calendars, bottle openers, nail clippers, aspirin, band-aids, key chains, small photo albums, USB memory sticks, Texas souvenirs, playing cards, magazines, hard candy (no chocolate) or something fun. Please pack boxes for men (there are very few women on the vessels). Please bring your filled shoebox to church by Sunday, December 6.