Goal: $5,000 ~ Progress: $1105
Each year, the WPLC community embraces the Lenten discipline of giving our financial gifts to those in need. And this year, for our Lenten project, we are supporting a variety of our ministry partners across the city and globe who are especially in need of support during the pandemic.
Through Lent and into Easter, you will be hearing about a different ministry partner each week during worship:
- WPLC’s Little Free Pantry (Ash Wednesday)
- The Night Ministry (week of Feb. 21)
- Trinidad Lutheran Church in Humboldt Park (week of Feb. 28)
- Lutheran Social Services of Illinois (week of March 7)
- Refugee One (week of March 14)
- Katie’s Closet at LSTC (week of March 21)
- Lutheran Disaster Response (Palm/Passion Sunday)
- ELCA World Hunger (the Three Days and Easter Sunday)
Our goal for this year’s Lenten Project is to raise $5,000 by Easter Sunday. Every gift given to one of the service funds during Lent will count towards the goal. To add an extra incentive, if we reach or surpass the goal, Pastor Jason and Vicar Bethany will dye their hair for one Sunday!
WPLC’s Little Free Pantry
Found outside the WPLC building, the Little Free Pantry helps anyone who is hungry or in need with non-perishable and personal items available anytime of the day and night. Since it was installed last year, there has been a consistent flow of items going out to folks in need and donations from community members.
The Night Ministry
The Night Ministry compassionately provides housing, health care, outreach, spiritual care, and social services to adults and youth who struggle with homelessness, poverty, and loneliness. On February 21st, Rev. Brittany sent WPLC a special message that can be seen below.
trinidad lutheran church
On February 28, 2021 join us during worship for an introduction to Trinidad Lutheran Church in Humboldt Park and their Community Meal Program. Then come to Virtual Fellowship for a conversation with leaders Jen de Leon and Eddie Rosa-Fuentes to hear how WPLC can deepen our partnership with them.
LUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICES OF ILLINOIS
On March 7, 2021 join us at Virtual Fellowship for a conversation with Jillian Madden from Lutheran Social Services of Illinois (LSSI) to hear about vital social services in Illinois, where there has been increased need during the pandemic, and how WPLC can further partner with them.
On Sunday March 14, 2021 tune into worship for an engaging video on Refugee One‘s vial work supporting refugees in Chicago.
On Sunday March 21, ,2021 join us for worship to learn more about Katie’s Closet food pantry at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago.
Lutheran disaster response
This Palm Sunday, March 28, 2021, join us for worship to learn about Lutheran Disaster Response , how they respond to crises all over this world and nation.
elca world hunger
Throughout Holy Week, from March 29, 2021 through April 3, 2021, join our Holy Week Celebrations where we’ll be highlighting the widespread impact of ELCA World Hunger.
Give a 100% tax-deductible gift
- Donate electronically on our giving site with bank account information, put the amount under the correct ministry partner
- Give with a credit card on our giving site, put the amount under the correct ministry partner
- Send us a gift on Venmo (note which partner to direct the funds)
- Send us a gift on Paypal (note which partner to direct the funds)
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