Quilting Group – Each Tuesday afternoon a group of quilters gather to “tie” quilts for local and global missions. Visitors are also given a quilt as a “Welcome Gift” and a reminder of God’s love wrapped around us with a cozy quilt.
Knitting Caps and Mittens – Colorful winter caps and mittens are knitted to be distributed to Fort Dodge schools and Head Start.
Christ Lutheran Church Women (CLCW) – The women of Christ Lutheran Church are a part of the Women of the ELCA and Western Iowa Synod Women’s Organization. These women of faith meet regularly for study and fellowship. “Ladies Night Out” is held on the 4th Wednesday of each month at a different Fort Dodge restaurant.
The Beacon of Hope – Christ Lutheran Church has partnered with The Beacon of Hope Shelter in Fort Dodge with food and clothing donations, and providing a “home cooked” meal with the residents of “The Beacon.” In addition, Christ Lutheran began a special event fundraiser, Biking for the Beacon AdventureRide, with all of the proceeds going to help fund the ministry of The Beacon of Hope Shelter.
Feed My Starving Children – On the first Saturday of December members of Christ Lutheran volunteer their energy in the Fort Dodge MobilePack for Feed My Starving Children, a Christian non-profit organization that provides meals specifically formulated for malnourished children. It’s a lot of fun and impactful to many children’s lives.
Food Pantry Collection – We collect food throughout the year for The Lord’s Cupboard and The Beacon of Hope. We recently held our first “Food Basket Challenge!” The challenge is to fill a laundry basket full of food items. The weight of each basket of food is recorded and totaled and the end of the food drive to compared in a friendly “competition” with another Lutheran congregation. This fun even collected almost 1000 pounds of food items from the two congregations!
Prayer Chain & Support – “Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be known to God” (Philippians 4:6, NRSV). Whether the need is great or small, we can take it to the Lord in prayer. If you have a need for prayer contact the church office for more information.
Healing Service – Each 5th Sunday of the month an order for healing is included in the worship service. This is not “faith healing,” but an opportunity for prayer and physical signs of God’s promise and presence through the laying on of hands and anointing.