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The Outreach Ministry invites the community to worship God, publicizes events and activities, conducts special events of interest to those who may be seeking a church family, encourages our members to welcome visitors, and attempts to help visitors find common ground with our members in their journey of faith. The members of the Outreach Team bring a diverse tool bag of skills into use as they pursue this ministry. These include, but certainly not limited to, verbal skills. copy writing, graphic arts, computer skills, audio or video expertise, light carpentry, sewing, hosting the information table, and an actively engaged imagination. Whether you are the outgoing gregarious type or prefer working behind the scenes, you will find plenty of opportunities to use your talents in the Outreach Ministry.
ATONEMENT BIBLE STUDY
"As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another," Proverbs 27:17 NIV
The Atonement Men's Group was formed to gather and meet for Bible study, perform service projects, assist other ministries, and share Christian fellowship. We strive to create a mutually supportive environment where men work together toward common goals.
This group is open to all men. Meetings are held the 2nd Friday of each month at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom. Please contact Detlev Aeppel if interested.
Faith Action Coordinating Team (FACT)
The Faith Action Coordinating Team (FACT) is the Atonement Lutheran Church advocacy group serving those in need by doing God's Work with Our Hands. We are committed to the advocacy guidelines provided by the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA).
As members of the ELCA, we believe that we are freed in Christ to serve and love our neighbor. God uses our hands, through our direct service work and our voices, through our advocacy efforts, to restore and reconcile our world. Through faithful advocacy, the ELCA lives out our Lutheran belief that governments can help advance the common good.
ELCA advocacy works for change in public policy based on the experience of Lutheran ministries, programs and projects around the world and in communities across the United States. We work through political channels on behalf of the following biblical values: peacemaking, hospitality to strangers, care for creation, and concern for people living in poverty and struggling with hunger and disease.
In its very first social statement, "The Church in Society: A Lutheran Perspective," from 1991, our church committed to "work with and on behalf of the poor, the powerless and those who suffer, using its power and influence with political and economic decision-making bodies to develop and advocate policies that seek to advance justice, peace and the care of creation."
Meetings are held on the 3rd Friday of each month at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom.
ATONEMENT LUTHERAN CHURCH COLUMBARIUM
In 2014, a beautiful 80 niche columbarium was installed in the northeastern side of our property. A columbarium is a place for the respectful storage of funeral urns containing cremated remains.
This columbarium is primarily for the inurnment of ACTIVE and INACTIVE members as well as approved others. So far a total of ten niches have been reserved.
The Columbarium Ministry team is continuing work on the development plan for the columbarium site. In the future we hope to install fencing, landscaping, lighting, a director, archiving, and a handicap friendly access path. These improvements are contingent on funding primarily generated by niche reservations.
Please contact the office for more information.