Bread & Roses
2nd Monday of Every Month
Bread & Roses 58 Newbury Street Lawrence MA 01840
Habitat for Humanity
2nd Saturday of Every Month, 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Faith Member Tom Baird, a Habitat for Humanity Site Supervisor, has been lending his expertise to the Merrimack Valley Organization for many years. Our congregation supports this ministry by sharing our time and talents to build homes and build hopes for those families that have gone through the rigorous selection process to qualify for a Habitat for Humanity home. You do not have to be a building expert or have specialized skills to contribute to the projects. There will always be a job for you regardless of your skill level. Faith Members aged 16+ can volunteer the second Saturday of each month at any of the various build projects in the Merrimack Valley area. Learn more about The Merrimack Valley Habitat for Humanity on our “spotlight” page. Contact Tom Baird at email@example.com to find out how you can help.
Located at 647 Andover Street in Lawrence, the Merrimack Valley Habitat for Humanity ReStore is a discount home improvement center. The ReStore sells donated new and gently used building materials, appliances, furniture, and home improvement items at greatly reduced prices. It’s a great service to donate, reuse, and repurpose items that may otherwise end up in landfills. All profits of the ReStore, support our efforts to build safe and affordable homes in the Merrimack Valley.
A to Z Ministry
Lutheran Creative Living House
Faith Lutheran Church actively supports developmentally disabled adults in our community through the Creative Living organization. Faith brought together Lutheran Social Services of New England and the Creative Living organization in a partnership that helped build the eight-person, full-time residential, Creative Living House in 2006. Both the Creative Living organization and the Lutheran Creative Living House are adjacent to our church. Many of the residents of the Creative Living House participate in the ministries of Faith.
Members of Faith Lutheran are on the Board of Directors of both the Creative Living Organization and the Lutheran Creative Living House. The Creative Living House is managed by Lutheran Social Services of New England.
Throughout the year FAITH collects diapers, underwear and other items for social service agencies in Lawrence MA and money for Lutheran World Relief and World Hunger Relief, and participates in fundraising walks for hunger relief. Check this website or the church bulletins for current collection needs and times.
The Giving Garden
The Giving Garden is a real garden launched in June 2015 by a group from South Church in Andover. This organic garden sits on a quarter acre plot on the grounds of the Rolling Ridge Conference Center in North Andover and sends 90% of the produce grown to Neighbors In Need, a local nonprofit feeding 500 families each week at eleven food pantries strategically located in Greater Lawrence neighborhoods.
From their mission statement:
The garden is a place where people of all generations and faiths are invited to come together for work and fun. You could help out with planting, weeding, picking produce, or watering. The garden also benefits from donations of extra shovels, hoes, and general gardening tools as well as financial contributions. This is a place truly open for every age. Get dirty and lend a hand!
Hike for Hope
This is one of several fundraising events to benefit the Lazarus House shelter for the homeless in Lawrence MA.
Christmas Gift Giving
During Advent, our outreach ministry provides hundreds of gifts for those in need through a Hat/Mitten drive and a Giving Tree that contributes holiday gifts for the homeless through Bread & Roses and Lazarus House in Lawrence MA and Ascentia Care Alliance (formerly Lutheran Social Services of New England). Program needs and collection times will be noted here and in the church bulletins.