Monthly Missions


Each month, New Covenant Lutheran Church focuses on an outreach to help those in need locally or around the world.  Listed below are the current and upcoming Monthly Missions along with updates from our completed Monthly Missions.

Current Mission

September 2022

Back in 2020 at the beginning of the pandemic, New Covenant Lutheran Church created the Help1Another fund to help those at church and in the community impacted by the pandemic or just needed a little help. The fund started with approximately $4,800 and in the past 2 years we’ve spent $4,675 to help others. For the month of September, we are accepting monetary donations to replenish our Help1Another fund.

You can make a monetary donation online by clicking the Donate Now button below and donating to the Help1Another fund or you can drop your donation in the Sunday offering or mail your donation to the church office – 15152 N. Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard, Scottsdale, AZ 85260 (indicate on check or envelope Help1Another).


Upcoming Missions

October 2022

For the month of October, New Covenant Lutheran Church will be collecting canned chicken and canned tuna for the Paradise Valley Community Food Bank.

November 2022

Thanksgiving Boxes

December 2022

Christmas Angel Tree


Completed Missions

August 2022

For the month of August, New Covenant Lutheran Church will be collecting items for Baby Dream Kits. Arizona Helping Hands provides Baby Dream Kits filled with hygiene products to help infants in foster care settle into their new home comfortably. We will be collecting the following items:

  • Baby Wash & Shampoo (7-13 oz.)
  • Diaper Rash Treatment (4 oz.)
  • Brush & comb set
  • Teething Toy
  • Baby Bib (size 6 M+)
  • Baby Washcloth

UPDATE: We collected enough items and monetary donations to assembly 50 Baby Dream Kits for Arizona Helping Hands. Thank You!


July 2022

New Covenant Lutheran Church will be collecting monetary donations to purchase bottled water for Grace Lutheran Church’s Heat Respite program.

UPDATE: Thank you! We have collected $1,926 for Grace Lutheran’s Church Heat Respite program.


June 2022

For the month of June, New Covenant Lutheran Church will be collecting toilet paper and paper towels for the Vista del Camino food bank in Scottsdale.

Update: You exceeded all expectations by donating 443 rolls of toilet paper, 94 rolls of paper towels and 231 lbs of pet food and miscellaneous food items. We also collected $175 for the food bank. Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!


May 2022

New Covenant Lutheran Church will be collecting monetary donations for the Grand Canyon Synod’s Growing Generosity Appeal.  New Covenant Lutheran Church has committed to raise $2,500 to help plant seeds for Lutheran Campus Ministry and new & emerging ministries. 

Campus ministry provides a Lutheran presence on college campuses.  Approximately one-third of those participating in campus ministry have never been part of a Lutheran church. Campus ministry provides an invaluable opportunity to reach young people who are yearning for connection and meaning.

With demographics changing and people in our synod becoming younger and more diverse, we must shape our ministries to be meaningful to this wider audience. Emerging ministries involve efforts to meet these changing needs. Funds raised for emerging ministries will provide additional seed money to support these ministries as they grow and prosper, especially as we emerge from the pandemic.

Update: We have currently collected $1,212 towards the Growing Generosity Appeal for the Grand Canyon Synod. Thank you to all that have donated.


April 24, 2022

For ONE WEEK ONLY, New Covenant Lutheran Church will be collecting beans, rice and flour for Casa de la Miseracordia run by Sister Lika.  If you would like to make a monetary donation, it will need to be made via cash or check to New Covenant Lutheran Church and can be delivered to the office or put in the offering box (indicate on the check Casa de la Miseracordia) . 

Casa de la Miseracordia is a shelter in Nogales, Mexico that provides shelter, safety and community for women, children and men who are waiting to seek asylum in the U.S. Sister Lika sees that everyone is included in the care of the property, inside and out. Families cook meals each day, while men provide security around the property. Still, others clean the facilities and tend the grounds. Children assist the adults in growing food in the gardens. Women and young people weave, sew and watch over the youngest children. Sister Lika coordinates with the Ministries of Education and Health to oversee the teachers, nurses and doctors who minister to the residents of the shelter. There is a constant need for food and supplies to sustain the families. This is a profound and meaningful ministry that we are in a position to support. The Grand Canyon Synod helps support this mission through a program known as Cruzando Fronteras.

UPDATE: You rose up to meet our one week challenge by donating 169 lbs. of rice, 133 lbs. of flour and 166 lbs. of beans. Many THANKS for your generosity.


Lent Outreach (March/April 2022)

For Lent 2022, New Covenant Lutheran Church will be collecting baby blankets for Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest (LSS-SW). LSS-SW holds an annual baby shower for new and expecting mothers that they support. Our goal is to collect 75 baby blankets.

Drop off any purchases of baby blankets in the church narthex on Sunday.

UPDATE: Thanks to all who participated in our Lent Outreach. We collected over 120 blankets (18 – swaddles, 70 – receiving, 35 – play/tummy time & 2 – throws) and $1,098 to purchase 28 diaper bags. We were also able to give 2 Pack ‘n Play cribs, stroller, car seat, diapers, etc. from other donations.


February 2022

New Covenant Lutheran Church along with the School has reserved 50 spots for a packing session on Saturday, Feb. 12th from 4:30 p.m. – 6:15 p.m at Feed My Starving Children. Registration is closed for the packing session.

We are also collecting monetary donations for FMSC during the month of February. Our goal is to raise $2,000 to provide a pallet of food to feed 22 children for 1 year.

UPDATE: On Feb. 12th, our mighty group of 23 individuals packed meals towards the total of 63 boxes for the packing session. The meals that we packed were shipped to the Philippines through Children’s Hunger Fund and to Thailand through Venture.

We also collected $2,405 to provide 26 children with food for 1 year. Thank You for your generosity!


January 2022

For the month of January, New Covenant Lutheran Church will be collecting new packages of men’s and women’s underwear for the homeless served by Grace Lutheran Church in Phoenix, AZ.

For men, the preference is for dark colored boxer briefs in sizes M, L, XL or XXL. For women, the preference is for underwear or boys shorts in sizes 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 or 10.

Drop off any purchases of underwear in the church narthex on Sunday.

UPDATE: Thank you for your generosity. With your monetary donations of $390 plus the donations dropped off at church, we gave 380 pairs of underwear and 53 pairs of socks to Grace Lutheran Church in Phoenix, AZ for their outreach to the homeless.


December 2021

Our December Monthly Mission is a Christmas Angel Tree to support 4 families with 15 children through the Vista del Camino Center and 5 seniors through Scottsdale’s Senior Centers.

Update: Thank you for making our Christmas Angel Tree a success again for 2021. We collected $1,332 in monetary donations plus gifts for the children and seniors. Each child was given toys and clothes from their list. The seniors received gifts from the specific list.

We also blessed 152 quilts made by the two quilting groups led by Pat Andrews. 31 quilts were given to the children, parents and seniors adopted by New Covenant Lutheran Church, 49 quilts went to Child Crisis Arizona, 30 quilts were given to the Crisis Center group home and 45 quilts were given to Scottsdale’s Senior Centers.


November 2021

New Covenant Lutheran Church is collecting food and monetary donations for Thanksgiving Food Boxes to give to families in the Scottsdale community. We are supporting 4 families with 15 children through the Vista del Camino Center and 5 seniors through Scottsdale’s Senior Centers this Thanksgiving.

Update: Thank you for your generous monetary donations and food to provide Thanksgiving meals to the 4 families that we adopted through Vista del Camino and 5 seniors through Scottsdale’s Senior Centers. We collected $1,376. The extra money donated will be used for the Christmas Angel Tree since we are supporting the same families and seniors for Christmas.


October 2021

New Covenant Lutheran Church has reserved 40 spots for a packing session on Saturday, Oct. 30th from 4:30 p.m. – 6:15 p.m at Feed My Starving Children. Registration is required and you can register by clicking on the button below. For more info from FMSC on packing during COVID-19, go to https://www.fmsc.org/.

We are also collecting monetary donations for FMSC during the month of October. Our goal is to raise $2,000 to provide a pallet of food to feed 22 children for 1 year.

Update: On Oct. 30, our small, but mighty group packed 10 boxes towards the total of 62 for the packing session. The meals that we packed were shipped to Convoy of Hope in Cuba and Haiti.

We also collected $2,405 to provide 27 children with food for 1 year. Thank You for your generosity!


September 2021

New Covenant Lutheran Church will be collecting new towels, new queen-size sheets and monetary donations for refugees that are helped through Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest (LSS-SW).

A refugee is someone who must flee their homeland in order to be safe. They cannot return home, or they are rightly afraid to return home due to violence or persecution. The top countries that LSS-SW receives refugees from are: Iraq, Somalia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Syria, Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Myanmar/Burma, Rwanda, Burundi and Eritrea. For more information on how LSS-SW helps refugees, go to LSS-SW Refugee and Immigration Services.

You can drop off the new towels and/or new queen-size sheets at the church office during the week or in the church before or after the Sunday Service.

Update: During the month of September, you dropped off 20 queen size sheet sets, 64 bath towels, 32 hand towels and 91 wash clothes. You also donated $1,000 to be used by LSS-SW for refugee services. THANK YOU for your generosity!