Tag: Volunteers

Saying Yes to Service on Helping Hands Day

The spirit of community service was in full swing for Helping Hands Day 2015. Liberty’s Lutheran Congregational Services coordinated the Southeastern Pennsylvania Synod’s April 25 annual event, which involved more than 70 youth volunteers in sixth through twelfth grades from ten congregations.      

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April is National Volunteer Month: Say Yes to Service

Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for a kindness. ~Seneca When you volunteer, you are making a difference in the lives of others. One of the great things about volunteering is that there are so many ways to do it, in whatever capacity you are able to give of your time […]

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Cooking Up Skills for a Healthier Family (with photos)

Seven women in blue aprons, armed with gloves and new cooking utensils, lined up in the kitchen at the First Presbyterian Church of Easton ready to learn. This wasn’t a fancy culinary class, rather a demonstration on how to make healthy, creative and inexpensive meals for the entire family, using ingredients commonly distributed by a […]

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Volunteers Bring Holiday Spirit to Paul’s Run (with photos)

What do you get when you combine residents of Paul’s Run Retirement Community in Northeast Philadelphia and volunteers from St. Peter’s Lutheran Church Lafayette Hill with melted chocolate, pretzels, cookies, and candy? A lot of happy people making a lot of tasty treats! The event was the concoction of Paul’s Run Community Life staffer Julie […]

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Reflecting on the Camp Noah Volunteer Experience (with photos)

Each year caring and dedicated volunteers from across the country come together for Camp Noah, to support children who have been impacted by disaster. Liberty’s Lutheran Congregational Services works with Camp Noah, a program of Lutheran Social Services of Minnesota, to raise volunteers and lead week-long day camps, which focus on recovery and building hope […]

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Relationships are Rich Resources

By Rev. Dr. Jennifer Ollikainen, Executive Director, Lutheran Congregational Services,  a ministry of Liberty Lutheran Tap Into Your Networks The community of Christ creates a network of relationships and service that is woven through our lives, including work, play, congregation and community. These relationships are among Lutheran Congregational Services’ richest resources and are vital to […]

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Winter Storm Clean-Up: Volunteers Needed

It seems winter may be finally losing its grip on the Philadelphia area. As we get closer to spring and the snow continues to melt, it is becoming evident that additional winter storm clean-up is needed. That’s where Liberty’s Lutheran Disaster Response-Eastern PA (LDR-EPA) steps in.

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Distributing Diapers to Families in Need

Did you know that six million children under the age of three live in poverty in the US? Did you know that diapers are not covered by assistance programs like food stamps (SNAP) or the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program? Without diapers children can’t attend daycare or early childhood education.

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Global Cultures Celebrate Christmas With LCS

   -By Marla Sell, Lead Case Manager, Lutheran Congregational Services Refugees who were forced to flee their homeland because of violence and poverty, joined together in their new country to celebrate Christmas with help from Lutheran Congregational Services, a service of Liberty Lutheran. LCS Volunteers and staff also took part in the festivities of the […]

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