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.
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.
You can make a monetary donation online by clicking the Donate Now button below and donating to the Monthly Mission 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 Homeless).
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 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 February. Our goal is to raise $2,000 to provide a pallet of food to feed 22 children for 1 year.
Lent Outreach (March/April 2022)
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.
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.
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!
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!
New Covenant Lutheran Church will be collecting monetary donations to support Lutheran Disaster Response. Lutheran Disaster Response brings God’s hope, healing and renewal to people whose lives have been disrupted by disasters in the United States and around the world. When the dust settles and the headlines change, Lutheran Disaster Response stays to provide ongoing assistance to those in need. For more info, go to Lutheran Disaster Response.
Update: You generously donated $700 to Lutheran Disaster Response. Thank You!
New Covenant Lutheran Church will be collecting monetary donations to support the Navajo Evangelical Lutheran Mission in Rock Point, AZ. For 65 years, the Navajo Lutheran Mission (better known locally as Rock Point Mission) has partnered with the Navajo people to be an outpost of love and hope. Every day, the 100% Navajo staff feed the hungry, prioritize learning for grades K-6 and focus on fulfilling basic community needs. We teach the way of Jesus, listen to one another, help one another and stretch our capacity to become the people that God needs in this time and place. For more information on the Navajo Evangelical Lutheran Mission, go to www.nelm.org
Update: Thank You! Because of your generosity, we collected $3,400 for the Navajo Evangelical Lutheran Mission.
New Covenant Lutheran Church will be collecting monetary donations to purchase bottled water for Grace Lutheran Church’s Heat Respite program. There is also a 40% match on our giving to help pay for delivery costs this year.
Update: Thank you! You generously donated $5,390 to Grace Lutheran Church’s Heat Respite program. This included $1,000 to pay for delivery costs and $1,000 for Grace Lutheran to purchase 2 large swamp coolers to cool down the area where the homeless were provided with snacks and water.
New Covenant Lutheran Church will be collecting hygiene items and monetary donations for Nourish Phoenix. Hygiene items can be dropped off at church before and after the 9 a.m. Sunday Worship Service. Hygiene items include shampoo, conditioner, body wash, deodorant & sunscreen.
Update: Thank you! You generously donated $700 in monetary donations to Nourish Phoenix. We also received the following hygiene items.
- 165 oz body wash
- 38.2 oz shampoo
- 38.2 oz conditioner
- 8 sticks of deodorant
- 2 tubes of sunscreen
- 3 toothbrushes
- 1 floss
- 11 travel size soap bars
- 8 travel size shampoo
- 12 travel size conditioner
- 16 travel size body lotion
New Covenant Lutheran Church will be collecting monetary donations for Scottsdale’s Beat the Heat program for low-income, home bound, isolated or disabled seniors. Those individuals who are enrolled in this program are visited by Human Services staff and provided a care package consisting of a re-usable bag, drinks, snacks, toiletries, note pads and pens, a book of stamps, and a $35 grocery gift card.
Update: Because of your generosity, we collected $1,820 for Scottsdale’s Beat the Heat program. Thank You!
Lent (February/March) 2021
New Covenant Lutheran Church will be collecting monetary donations to purchase $25 gift cards for Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest (LSS-SW). Our goal is to purchase 50 gift cards.
Because their programming is very much in transition with COVID-19 and funding, LSS-SW is requesting $25 gift cards from Walmart, Fry’s & Target for their clients. Gift cards can be used by all their programs – foster families to refugee families to new parents to the homeless transitioning into a new apartment to seniors.
Update: We were able to purchase 69 $25 gift cards from Walmart, Fry’s & Target for LSS-SW. Thank you for your generosity.
New Covenant Lutheran Church will be collecting monetary donations for Nourish Phoenix (formerly known as ICM Food and Clothing Bank).
Update: Thank you for donating $980 to Nourish Phoenix.