Comfort Dog Ministry
We are a Comfort Dog ministry congregation with our own Comfort Dog named Luke. The Comfort Dog mission is to share the Mercy, Compassion, Presence and Proclamation of Jesus Christ to those who are suffering and in need. We are affiliated with the Lutheran Church Charities National program. Comfort Dogs are led by trained handlers of our congregation who are the bridge for building relationships, showing compassion, bringing joy and mercy to people in such places as assisted living homes, homebound settings, hospitalizations, schools, special needs, bereaved, homeless programs, etc.
We are part of the Lutheran Coalition for Habitat for Humanity. As a congregation, we have participated in several builds and are always excited when a new one begins. We love getting together and working with our hands, but more importantly, we love to use the gifts that God has given us to help people who are in need. Watch the website for more information about future builds.
This ministry is about feeding the hungry and homeless in downtown Atlanta, showing them Christ’s love and care. On various Saturday mornings during the school year, the Jesus Hands group prepares 100 sack lunches and delivers them to the people in need under the overpasses and on the streets in Atlanta.
Monthly Food Collection
On the first Sunday of every month we have a food collection to support one of our local charities. Food donations rotate monthly between North Fulton Community Charities (a local food bank) and Lutheran Services of Georgia. (assisting vulnerable populations).
There are times when every one of us experiences life difficulties – loss of a loved one, job loss, hospitalized, disability, imprisonment, loneliness, spiritual crisis, divorce, cancer, and many other challenges. Stephen Ministers provide one-on-one Christian care to people in our congregation and community who experience difficulties in their lives. Stephen Ministry is a confidential ministry. The identity of those receiving care and everything they discuss with a Stephen Minister remains private.