The Serving Ministry coordinates and provides a variety of opportunities to serve others in Christ's name.

 Serving Opportunities are endless, but currently include:

 **Bloodmobile -- Blood drives will be held on Thursdays, October 1 & 15 from 1-7pm.   Please make an appointment on the Red Cross website at

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**Clothing/household donations to Redeemer Crisis Center

Place your donation in the bin in the coatroom. 

**The Domestic Violence Center is in need of good used baby clothing (doesn't matter whether it is girl or boy).  They need reusable containers for residents to take food home.  Contact Shirley Fisher 440-546-0937 if you are able to assist.

**Meals Ministry  contact Judy Coleman or Tonya Pagel if you would like to participate in this ministry of providing meals to our members who are dealing with an illness or loss.

**OASIS - Please refer to the home page for food donations needed.

**Rise Against Hunger --See photos below from our August serving event.

**Christmas Gift tree--Donations were taken to Family Promise and the Domestic Violence Center. 

**Lend-A-Hand program (click for more information)  Please donate one food or paper item per month or per shopping trip.  Place items on the shelves in the coat room.   

**Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry (LMM)

         Our mission is to promote shalom (peace, well-being) and justice (right relationships) through a Christian ministry of service and advocacy with those who are oppressed, forgotten and hurting.

        LMM was established in response to the urban unrest of the 1960's, specifically the upheaval in Hough. Today, LMM serves and advocates with people currently and previously involved in the criminal justice system, youth at-risk, people with disabilities, people dealing with long term care needs and people who are homeless.  

LMM includes the Men's Shelter -we accept men's clothing donations and Women's Re-Entry Program (WREN) - we accept toiletrie items.

LWR Lutheran World Relief    

        Mission: Affirming God’s love for all people, we work with Lutherans and partners around the world to end poverty, injustice and human suffering. 

        World War II left an estimated one-fifth of the world’s Lutherans homeless. Initially prompted by sending aid to their German and Scandinavian kin, American Lutherans soon realized that aid could be shared fairly only on the basis of need. In the late 1940s, the focus was Palestinians forced from their homes by the creation of the state of Israel, the 1950s focused on Asia, and the 1970s & ’80s Africa.

**Chaplain Partnership (formerly Lutheran Chaplaincy)

           Chaplain Partnership employs professionally trained chaplains who serve in institutions that contract with us for spiritual care services. Our partner institutions are located throughout the northern half of Ohio and include hospitals, long-term care facilities, and a facility for the developmentally disabled.  We also offer our expertise as a search service for healthcare institutions seeking a chaplain.



 Ronald.McDonald.HouseAluminum pull tabs are being collected throughout the year and will be donated to the Ronald McDonald House Charities (northeastern Ohio chapter). There is a large jar in the Gathering Space by the stairwell. A local recycler helps to turn these tabs into money for the Family Fund. This money then is used for families staying at the Ronald McDonald House for emergencies and giving families special moments while staying close to a hospitalized child at little or no cost.




MB Project


On Sunday August 16th we had a rite of dedication of quilts that were made from material donated by the family of the late MaryBeth Bartik. MaryBeth loved to sew and made some of the most beautiful quilts for past CRLC projects with the Quilting Group. Members Dorthea Kramer, Erica Perlman, and Linda Eckenbrecht used the material and designed and sewed the quilts. The quilts will be donated to the new Harmony House in Akron, the Domestic Violence Center Shelter, and the smaller sized quilts to the NICU at Metro Hospital. This is just one more way that MaryBeth and CRLC are touching lives in our community. Pictured here is Dan Bartik, MaryBeth’s husband, among some of the quilts.





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  Rise Against Hunger

August 25, 2019

 7th Annual Serving Sunday 

 We partnered again with Rise Against Hunger

and packaged over 20,000 meals!! 

Thank you to all who helped.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we will not be participating in Rise Against Hunger in 2020.

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