Additional Ways We Serve

Pastor’s Discretionary Fund: Pastor Carl is frequently asked for help with food, rent, lodging, medical bills, and other needs.  Members of our congregation regularly contribute to the Pastor’s Discretionary Fund.  Distributions from the fund are strictly confidential.


Women’s Homeless Shelter: Luther Place Memorial Church in Washington, D.C., operates a shelter for homeless woman.  We serve a lunch there on the first Saturday of each month.  We welcome new volunteers.




is a nonprofit organization that promotes self-sufficiency by providing support and advocacy for those in need of food, shelter, affordable housing, quality childcare, and other human services.  CTS has a seat on their board and we include them as part of our regular benevolence.


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Paul’s Ride for Life is an annual bicycle ride that raises money to support awareness for organ donation.  Paul’s Ride was established in memory of Paul Rossmeissl, a member of CTS, who died in 2006 from head injuries suffered in a bicycle accident.  Three of his organs, along with bone and tissue, were used to save or improve the lives of many people.


The Angel Tree is an annual Christmas project that collects Christmas presents for NOVACO families.  NOVACO  helps victims of domestic abuse.

Gifts of Hope is an annual Christmas opportunity for members to provide for the daily needs of individuals and to help a variety of social service and church-related agencies locally and overseas.

Our annual SERRV sale makes fair trade items available to members.  SERRV uses the proceeds to provide training to artisans and farmers in product development, consumer trends, technical skills, quality control, shipping, and exporting.

Care of Members: Our Spiritual Health Team regularly monitors the needs of individual members and responds accordingly. Our Care Coordinator brings together outreach to the homebound, families in crisis, and special needs.

Hospitality Teams: Five creatively-named teams (“Serving Sisters,” “Are You Being Served,” “Kitchen Krew,” “Three Wise Women + 1,” and “Holy Hosts”) prepare and serve food for midweek Advent and Lenten dinners and special occasions such as baptisms and new member receptions.