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"Faith exists so that each Disciple will Know Jesus, Grow in His Word, and Share His love with all."

OUTREACH PROGRAMS

Join us in serving our friends and neighbors in Chippewa Falls and the surrounding communities. Faith Lutheran Church offers many ways for you to serve the Lord by helping others.

Faith Lutheran Church has made its presence known and served the Chippewa Falls community during its 50 years of history in the following ways:

  • Food stand at the Northern Wisconsin State Fair
  • Election polling place for Chippewa Falls' Wards 6 & 7
  • Participation in the Chippewa Falls Christmas Parade
  • Participation in the Chippewa Falls Pure Water Days Parade
  • Charters Boy & Girl Scout troops and monthly pack meetings
  • Hosted the Home Hospice Bereavement Service for Chippewa County
  • Facility is rented to local organizations
  • Emergency location for Southview & Halmstad Elementary Schools

Our OUTREACH PROGRAMS

Women of Faith/LWML

Women of Faith / Lutheran Women's Missionary League (LWML)

This group is responsible for serving wedding and funeral meals, making quillows for graduates, recognizing members on Mother's and Father's Day, quilting for Lutheran World Relief and local community needs, working at the Bethesda Thrift Store, collecting monetary gifts for the missions of the LWML, making noodles, and organizing the hot dish committee. The women are also responsible for several events throughout the year including the Palm Sunday Bake & Craft Sale, Caring & Sharing, Christmas Bazaar, Homemaker Luncheon, Election Day Bake Sale, and LWML Rally.

Learn more about the LWML.

Agnes Table

Agnes Table

A project of the Chippewa County Council on Homelessness and Hunger, Agnes Table serves meals to our less fortunate neighbors in Chippewa County. Faith Lutheran began its involvement with serving Agnes Table in 2007 and has committed to serving six meals a year. We call upon our congregation for 12-15 volunteers to prepare and serve each of the meals.

BLOODMOBILE

BLOODMOBILE

A division of the American Red Cross, the Bloodmobile relies on Faith Lutheran Church to host two or three blood drives each year. We call upon our congregation for volunteers to assist with recruiting donors and collecting the blood donations.

Faith has hosted the bloodmobile for over 20 years.

Easter Journey

Easter Journey

Since 2008, our congregation has opened its doors to the community in presenting seven scenes from the life of Christ, beginning with His baptism and ending with His resurrection. The cast is comprised of congregational members, and the event is open to the public.

Clothing Giveaway

Clothing Giveaway

Our congregation has been responding to the need for clothing in our community by hosting a clothing giveaway at the end of August. This is a family-themed day of fun, including fire trucks, music, face-painting, crafts, and snacks.

Clothing leftover from this event is donated to the Chippewa Closet, an agency dedicated to providing clothes for the needy.

Backpack Donations

Backpack Donations

During late summer, quarters are collected weekly from members attending worship for the purchase of backbacks filled with necessary supplies for the needy children in area schools. The schools' guidance counselors distribute the backbacks to the students.

Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest

Since September 2002, our congregation has hosted a meal for the community-wide Oktoberfest celebration held at the Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds in Chippewa Falls. Our church contracts to serve the meal for royalty and sponsors of the Oktoberfest festivities. The event requires 15-20 volunteers and is a excellent way for our church to gain exposure in the community.

Homeless Donation Drive

Homeless Donation Drive

In October, our congregation gathers winter clothing for the Pilgrim Street Ministry to aid homeless people in Eau Claire. Our efforts in supporting this ministry also include packaging care kits which provide personal hygiene to the homeless.

Turkey Dinner Drive

Turkey Dinner Drive

In November, the members our our congregation support local families in need by collecting food donations of dinner items to make a Thanksgiving meal. Generally the food box consists of a turkey, potatoes, cranberries, cans of vegetables, buns, and a boxed dessert. The boxes are submitted to Chippewa County Social Services for distribution.

CARE MINISTRIES

Shut-In Visitation Team

Provide spiritual care for the shut-in disciples of our church by joining this team. Regular visitation of those who are unable to participate fully in the community is an important part of our ministry at Faith Lutheran Church. Since 1998, lay people from our congregation have visited our shut-in members.

Hotdish Committee

Provide care and concern for those who have recently been hospitalized or had a severe illness. As a member of this team of lay people, you will visit the family's home and deliver a hotdish and dessert. The food donations are supplied from a donations list that is available from the church office.

Card Ministry

Send cards to people who have been hospitalized or have had surgery. A card may also be sent when a disciple is celebrating a milestone such as a birth, wedding, or special birthday. Prayer requests or recommendations of the congregational members are the source of recipients for this care ministry.

Hospital Visitation Team

Visit disciples of Faith Lutheran who have been hospitalized. Upon special training by the pastoral staff, you can become a lay person able to provide spiritual care to members of our congregation recovering from surgery or illness. Visitation team members are given assignments by the pastoral staff.

MAKE a DONATION

Bring to church and deposit any of the following items in the receptacles in the cloakroom.

  • Food Pantry Items (non-perishable)
  • Campbell’s Soup Labels (whole label – do not cut through UPC portion)
  • Milk Caps (both Kwik Trip & Kemp’s)
  • Gordy’s Receipts (up to 6 months old)
  • Used Portals of Prayer
  • Used Stamps (generously trim from envelope)
  • Used Eyeglasses
  • Large Pieces of Fabric (including drapes and linens)