Special Opportunities for Service

Are you going through your household items wondering where to donate unneeded items such as linens (sheets, pillowcases, towels, washclothes) and kitchenware? Luther Rice member Cheryl Wangner is assisting women who have been in need and are just starting to set up housekeeping. Any and all usable donations for this cause are welcome. Please place the articles in the bin marked "Fight Homelessness" located in the church office.

Cheryl is also assisting a project downtown where health kits are distributed. All trial size soaps, shampoos (like from a hotel), toothpaste, toothbrushes (do you have an overabundance of the ones given by your dentist?), shaving cream, disposable razors, and mouthwash can be used. If you have any of these items and would like to donate, please feel free to do so. Drop items off at the church.

Feeding

The Food Pantry is open at Luther Rice on Wednesday mornings from ten til noon.

You can help out three ways:

  1. Bring can goods and dry starches (pasta, rice, canned meat, canned fruit, canned milk, peanut butter, crackers, jelly, etc.) by the church any day. Plastic bags are very welcome.
  2. Donate money which you designate for the Food Pantry. All designated monies are used only for the designated purpose.
  3. Call the church office on 301.593.1130 and volunteer to help.

Another opportunity to serve is to help at the Shepherd's Table ( www.shepherdstable.org) in downtown Silver Spring. They provide hot meals to the homeless. For more information call the Development and Volunteer Manager on 301.585.6463 x32.

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Clothing

The Clothes Closet is open at Luther Rice on Wednesday mornings from ten til noon.

You can help out two ways:

  1. Bring nice, clean clothes by the church any day. Clothes on hangers are particularly welcome.
  2. Call the church office on 301.593.1130 and volunteer to help.
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Regionally

There are several opportunities:

  1. Members of Luther Rice have joined with friends and relatives to minister on the National Mall in the summer through music and witnessing. Their web site is www.downonthemall.org
  2. The D.C. Baptist Convention supports different ministries, including their ministry on the National Mall in the summer. For more information on all their ministries, go to www.dcbaptist.org/getinvolved.
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