Bread & Roses
2nd Monday of Every MonthBread and Roses serves 130 to 175 dinners each night. Faith will be sending 3 volunteers on the 2nd Monday of each month. Serving time is from 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM. There is a very small parking lot behind the Bread & Roses building. The most available spaces will be on-street parking locations near the building. There is a signup sheet in the hallway by the library.
Bread & Roses 58 Newbury Street Lawrence MA 01840
Contact Barbara & Gary Payson at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Habitat for Humanity
2nd Saturday of Every Month, 8:30 AM - 4:00 PMFaith Member Tom Baird, a Habitat for Humanity Site Supervisor, has been lending his expertise to the Merrimack Valley Organization for many years. Our congregation supports this ministry by sharing our time and talents to build homes and build hopes for those families that have gone through the rigorous selection process to qualify for a Habitat for Humanity home. You do not have to be a building expert or have specialized skills to contribute to the projects. There will always be a job for you regardless of your skill level. Faith Members aged 16+ can volunteer the second Saturday of each month at any of the various build projects in the Merrimack Valley area.
Learn more about The Merrimack Valley Habitat for Humanity on our "spotlight" page. Contact Tom Baird at email@example.com to find out how you can help.
Located at 647 Andover Street in Lawrence, the Merrimack Valley Habitat for Humanity ReStore is a discount home improvement center. The ReStore sells donated new and gently used building materials, appliances, furniture and home improvement items at greatly reduced prices. It’s a great service to donate, reuse, and repurpose items that may otherwise end up in landfills. All profits of the ReStore, support our efforts to build safe and affordable homes in the Merrimack Valley.
The ReStore 647 Andover St Lawrence MA 01843
A to Z Ministry
Faith supports those in need not only locally, but also globally. Our fellowship with the Lutheran Church in Rwehanga, Zimbabwe and their community school, began in 2003. Ramson Gambiza (photo right) a member of Faith and the son of a Lutheran minister in Zimbabwe, began to share with us the story of his home church and the local school. Since then, Faith has sent school supplies and raised, through the generosity of our members and matching funds from Thrivent for Lutherans, significant funds to pay for building and repair projects at both the church and the school. Faith has also helped develop a sustainable chicken farm and set up a grinding mill to make it more convenient for folks to grind their corn.
The Gambiza Family
Lutheran Creative Living House
Faith Lutheran Church actively supports developmentally disabled adults in our community through the
Creative Living organization. Faith brought together
Lutheran Social Services of New England and the Creative Living organization in a partnership that
helped build the eight-person, full-time residential, Creative Living House in 2006. Both the Creative Living organization and the Lutheran Creative Living
House are adjacent to our church. Many of the residents of the Creative Living House participate in the ministries of Faith .
Throughout the year FAITH collects diapers, underwear and other items for social service agencies in Lawrence MA and money for Lutheran World Relief and World Hunger Relief, and participates in fundraising walks for hunger relief. Check this website or the church bulletins for current collection needs and times.
Hike for Hope
OctoberThis is one of several fundraising events to benefit the Lazarus House shelter for the homeless in Lawrence MA.
Christmas Gift Giving
DecemberDuring Advent, our outreach ministry provides hundreds of gifts for those in need through a Hat/Mitten drive and a Giving Tree that contributes holiday gifts for the homeless through Bread & Roses and Lazarus House in Lawrence MA and Ascentia Care Alliance (formerly Lutheran Social Services of New England). Program needs and collection times will be noted here and in the church bulletins.
Lazarus House Gift Trees