Pastor John and the members of the Church Council feel it is important that the church’s five boards – the Boards of Education, Elders, Fellowship & Mission, School, and Trustees – each begin providing a brief, written report of its activities to the congregation on a quarterly basis. The purpose of these reports is to provide useful information to the congregation, and we need your feedback to ensure we meet this goal. After reviewing the reports, please contact Judy Morton with any questions, comments, or suggestions.
Board of Fellowship & Missions Quarterly Report - August 2018
What is the main purpose of this Board?
The main purpose of the Board of Christian Fellowship and Missions is to promote community involvement, including administering a variety of activities. Our current Chair of this Board is Susan Wilschetz, a trained DCE of our LCMS synod.
This summer we organized Operation Backpack, where we provided over 70 backpacks and school supplies to Westminster Elementary School in Venice. We also gathered for Wednesday evening potluck BBQs in Marina del Rey during August.
This fall we will be reaching out and helping the Village for Vets, an organization that runs a Safe Parking Lot for homeless veterans. We will be assembling a truckload of donated food into dinner sacks for this worthy organization. We are also coordinating with St. Joseph’s Center and Peace4Kids. These events are outlined in the Sunday bulletins. Another opportunity being explored for First Lutheran is to offer weekly meeting space for an AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) group which could provide further service opportunities for our congregation.
Big thanks to Missy Palka for her efforts in coordinating these outreach efforts. Many other members, including Laura and Dave Rusch, Judy Morton, and Barbara Goetz have helped make all these events happen.
Please contact Susan Wilschetz with your ideas and willingness to serve: Email The4wlshtz@aol.com or call (619) 694-6180.
Previous Board Reports
Board of Elders Report - July 2018