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A GWOH Surprise from Peru!

By Rick Godby / October 4, 2021
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The Association Serving Alto Cayma (ASAC), as the executive armof Advent’s Peru Mission, takes great pleasure in reporting the following volunteer activities which took place during the 10-12 Sep 21 weekend of GWOH: On Friday, we had an activity with one of the service projects of our Salir Adelante (“Getting Ahead”) student group, entitled Cuidando […]

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Advent, Charlotte, Has Wide Reach

By Rick Godby / October 4, 2021
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God’s Work Our Hands at Advent Lutheran in Charlotte reached from local neighborhoods to the UNC-Charlotte Greenway to area first responders to the mountains of Peru. This year we were especially sensitive to COVID-19 concerns–the service events offered were either outside or ones we could do in our own “bubbles”. One unique part of Advent’s […]

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Morning Star Casts a Wide Net

By Rick Godby / October 4, 2021
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Jesus instructed his disciples to cast a wide net in order to do the work of God on Earth. At Morning Star Lutheran Church (MSLC) in Matthews, NC, we used God’s Work, Our Hands as an opportunity to cast a wide net with a variety of ways in which members could work together to embody […]

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Ascension’s Powerful Partnership

By Rick Godby / October 4, 2021
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In August, Hurricane Fred brought torrential rain and flooding to western NC and a few weeks later, Hurricane Ida made landfall in southern Louisiana, plunging New Orleans into darkness and causing catastrophic damage. Ascension, Shelby partnered with our full communion partner, the United Methodist Church, to fill flood buckets that are being distributed in areas […]

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St. Luke’s Says Welcome Home

By Rick Godby / October 4, 2021
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It was a great God’s Work, Our Hands Sunday! Partnering with Thrivent, St. Luke’s, Charlotte, created “Welcome Home” kits for Roof Above, Inc. to aid transitioning persons experiencing homelessness into secure housing. What a blessed day to enact God’s work using our hands, indeed!

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Friedens Assembles 150 Kits

By Rick Godby / October 4, 2021
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Friedens, Gibsonville, enjoyed joining the many Lutheran congregations across this church in celebrating God’s Work, Our Hands Sunday. After a reminder about why we gather to serve and a sub sandwich lunch, 17 participants put together 150 personal care kits that will be given for distribution in homeless shelters and food pantries in Greensboro and […]

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Wittenberg Gathers to Give

By Rick Godby / October 4, 2021
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When God’s Work Our Hands Sunday landed on Homecoming Sunday for Wittenberg, Granite Quarry, what did they do? Gathered on Tuesday, of course. For a Red Cross Blood Drive. Thanks for giving, Wittenberg!

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Lord of Life Packs Bags to Give

By Rick Godby / October 4, 2021
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For God’s Work, Our Hands Day of Service, Lord of Life, Garner, made Zoom Bags to pass out to anyone asking for money at our intersections. The bags had a t-shirt, nabs, granola bar, and bottle of water.          

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Joyfully Gathering to Serve

By Rick Godby / October 5, 2020
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The people of the NC Synod could easily have opted for the comfortable (even understandable) choice of curling up on our sofas with Netflix instead of participating in God’s Work. Our Hands. this year. But I celebrate that instead, Lutherans across the state chose to act with holy defiance by serving in our communities during […]

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With God We Can!

By Rick Godby / October 5, 2020
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In spite of challenges because of COVID-19, the partnership of With God We Can! has continued its commitment to feed people in our community of Rocky Mount, NC whose bowls are empty. We started canning on Sunday, July 19, 2020, about three weeks behind our 2019 start date. To date in 2020, we have canned […]

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