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Grant Supports Awning, Food Ministry

By Catherine Fink / February 16, 2022
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Our Father, Greensboro, with the generous support of an NC Synod Peeler/Casey grant, was able to install a retractable awning above the double door area of God’s Garage, their food pantry program which serves several thousand visitors from the SW Greensboro area annually. The awning provides protection to volunteers as well as offering shelter for […]

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Showing the love of Christ

By Rick Godby / June 22, 2020
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Lori Failla, member of Our Father, Greensboro, knew she wanted to find an outreach where she shared food and fellowship with people. Failla retired to NC from Columbus, OH with her husband in 2016 and the congregation’s feeding ministries called to both of them. The couple shares their time weekly at Our Father’s Thursday Morning […]

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Sharing God’s free gift of grace

By Rick Godby / June 15, 2020
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Ascension Lutheran Church in Wilson held its second annual Oktoberfest Celebration on October 13, 2018, which turned out to be a beautiful day weather-wise, making for a wonderful event. The first Oktoberfest was done as part of the 500th Reformation Anniversary Churchwide Celebration and was so well received we decided to do it again. Both […]

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Food for Thought feeds children

By Catherine Fink / June 8, 2020
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Jamie recalls a very bleak day when all she had to feed her children was ramen noodles. Like many low-income parents in Rowan County, she was having trouble making ends meet on job and child support income of just over $1,000 a month. When she learned about the Food for Thought program at her daughter’s […]

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Kure Memorial’s Sunday Lunch

By Catherine Fink / March 2, 2020
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Sunday Lunch. It’s the meal of the week that is a bit special. For some of us, it was the big meal after church; a time to gather without other activities imposing on the time together. However, for hungry folks in Carolina Beach, Sunday means no other area food kitchens/providers are serving. Sunday Lunch is […]

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Niner United groups serve, grow

By Rick Godby / February 17, 2020
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Puerto Rico Mission Fifty-one students from UNC Charlotte’s Lutheran campus ministry, Niner United, traveled to Puerto Rico in March 2019 to help with rebuilding efforts from Hurricane Maria. While we were there, we focused on the physical, mental, and spiritual needs of the communities we partnered with. The students served, grew in the faith, and […]

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Garden beds and partnerships

By Rick Godby / June 17, 2019
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Saint Peter’s in Salisbury began a garden ministry in 2015. The congregation sits on about 13 acres of land. There are many people in the congregation who have a good knowledge of farming and gardening. We also understand that part of God’s mission is that the hungry be fed, so it seemed to be a […]

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Stephen Ministry a great success

By Rick Godby / May 20, 2019
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In June of 2017, Bethany, Hickory, submitted a Peeler/Casey grant for the purpose of developing a Stephen Ministry for the congregation. The Stephen Ministry would better equip Bethany members to offer care to their own members who are “struggling through a difficult time in life—experiencing grief, divorce, job loss, chronic or terminal illness, or some […]

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Emmaus Men Mentoring host museum day

By Rick Godby / April 1, 2019
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The Emmaus Men Mentoring Program is a part of the ministry of Emmaus, a mission congregation of the NC Synod. The program was designed to address the unique needs of African American boys in the West Charlotte Community. Thanks to a Peeler/Casey grant, Emmaus Men Mentoring hosted a community learning day at the Levine Museum […]

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Beds and cots for “The Lodge”

By Rick Godby / March 19, 2019
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Beds and cots for “The Lodge” In 2017, a Peeler/Casey Grant was awarded to the Fayetteville Area Operation Inasmuch to help purchase forty beds for a men’s transitional housing program, “The Lodge,” and to purchase twenty cots for an emergency shelter that operates when temperatures fall below freezing or when there’s a natural disaster.

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