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.
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.
You can donate online by clicking the Donate Now button below and donating to the Monthly Mission fund or mail your check to the church office – 15152 N. Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard, Scottsdale, AZ 85260 (indicate on check or envelope Monthly Mission).
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.
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.
Our December Monthly Mission is a Christmas Angel Tree to support 5 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 2020. We collected $3,242 in monetary donations plus gifts for several of 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 143 quilts made by the two quilting groups led by Pat Andrews. 30 quilts were given to the children, parents and seniors adopted by New Covenant Lutheran Church, 13 were given to Vista del Camino families, 35 went to Child Crisis Arizona, 57 were given to Scottsdale’s Senior Centers and 8 quilts were saved for 2021.
New Covenant Lutheran Church is collecting monetary donations for Thanksgiving food boxes to give to families through Vista del Camino. We are supporting 5 families with 15 children and 5 seniors this Thanksgiving.
Update: Thank you for your generous monetary donations and food to provide Thanksgiving meals to the 5 families and 5 seniors that we adopted through Vista del Camino. We collected $1,615. The extra money donated will be used for the Christmas Angel Tree since we are supporting the same families and seniors for Christmas.
Feed My Starving Children
New Covenant Lutheran Church has reserved 20 spots for a packing session on Saturday, Oct. 17 from 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. Registration has closed for the Saturday packing session. For more info from FMSC on packing during COVID-19, go to https://www.fmsc.org/get-involved/volunteer
We are also collecting monetary donations for FMSC during the month of October. Our goal is to purchase a pallet of food which costs $1,866.
Update: Thank you for supporting FMSC during our October Monthly Mission. We collected $2,152 dollars which is more than enough to purchase a pallet of food. We were able to feed 24 children for a year.
On Oct. 17, our small, but mighty group packed 12 boxes towards the total of 68 for the packing session. Those boxes went to Risen Savior Missions in the Philippines.
Lutheran World Relief – Beirut Blast
On August 4, 2020, a warehouse at a port in Beirut, Lebanon exploded taking many lives and destroying entire portions of the city.
Before the explosion, Lutheran World Relief (LWR) had been working in Lebanon reaching out to poor Lebanese families and large populations of Syrian and Palestinian refugees to overcome the challenges of the country’s ongoing economic crisis.
Unfortunately, the blast destroyed three of LWR’s 40-foot shipping containers, which were stored in the port and held more than 22,000 LWR Mission Quilts, 100 cartons of School Kits, 300 cartons of Personal Care Kits and 125 cartons of Baby Care Kits that were being prepared for distribution to an estimated 24,550 men, women and children who were already in great need. The quilts and kits in these container are given to LWR by Lutheran churches through out the United States.
In September, New Covenant Lutheran church will be collecting monetary donations to help replace the quilts and kits that were lost and to help the people of Beirut, Lebanon.
*Information taken from LWR website
Update: Thank you for donating $640 to help those in Beirut, Lebanon impacted by the explosion.
New Covenant Lutheran Church will be collecting monetary donations for the Food Bank at ICM.
Update: Thank you for donating $1,113 to the ICM Food & Clothing Bank.
New Covenant Lutheran Church will be collecting monetary donations to purchase bottled water for Grace Lutheran Church’s Heat Respite program.
Update: Thank You for donating a little over $3,000 to help the homeless have water because of Grace Lutheran Church’s Heat Respite program.
New Covenant Lutheran Church will be collecting monetary donations for Vista del Camino Food Bank.
Update: Thanks to you, New Covenant Lutheran Church collected $1,045 for the Vista del Camino Food Bank to help those in need in Scottsdale.
For the month of May, New Covenant Lutheran Church will be collecting monetary donations for the Help1Another fund. This fund will be used to help members of the congregation and community who are struggling financially because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Update: Because of your generosity, New Covenant Lutheran Church collect $4,450 that can be used to help members of the congregation and community who are struggling financially because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Thanks!