We are "stronger together!" Our community's success depends on making sure everyone feels welcome.
Food Backpacks 4 Kids
Agnus Dei is a distribution and collection site for the Food Backpacks 4 Kids Program. Volunteers meet on a weekly basis during the school year to fill backpacks for area school children who need access to nutritious and easy to prepare food on the weekends. Food donations are always welcome, current needs are:
Hearty soup, canned chicken, tuna, l lb. pasta, pasta sauce, chili, instant oatmeal, granola bars, mac'n cheese, instant hot chocolate packets. We currently are serving 60 students each week that school is in session. Your donations keep our cupboard stocked!
Dining for Women
CHANGING THE WORLD ONE WOMAN, ONE GIRL, ONE DINNER AT A TIME
Dining for Women’s mission is to empower women and girls living in extreme poverty by funding programs that foster good health, education, and economic self-sufficiency and to cultivate educational giving circles that inspire individuals to make a positive difference through the power of collective giving. The Gig Harbor Chapter of Dining for Women meets monthly on the third Thursday at 12:00. Women are invited to share a meal, learn about the featured program of the month and contribute directly to that cause.
God's work, Our hands Sunday
"God’s Work. Our Hands." is the dedicated day of service for our larger church body, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. We participated this year with two projects. We began with a clothing drive, amassing a collection of children’s underclothing which will be distributed to students in need in our school district. We sorted and assembled the clothing in packages for distribution. A second project was tying fleece blankets for Lutheran World Relief. As you can see by the photos we wore our bright yellow t-shirts imprinted with “God’s work. Our hands.” on the front and Agnus Dei on the back
ELCA World Hunger
From health clinics to microloans, water wells to animal husbandry, community meals to advocacy, gifts to ELCA World Hunger make it possible for the ELCA to respond, supporting sustainable solutions that get at the root causes of hunger and poverty. Agnus Dei has a long history of supporting causes that will help bring an end to hunger in our local community and worldwide.
Each month our Human Concerns Team chooses an area of focus for our congregation. One month it was providing a water well, another month it was a coat drive for the Tacoma Rescue Mission. In January we held a Toilet Paper drive for FISH, our local Food Bank.
Quilting for Lutheran World Relief
Quilters meet on the 2nd Monday and the 4th Tuesday of each month. Quilts are distributed through Lutheran World Relief.