Special Offerings are taken once a month to benefit different local, national and international charities
Hearts and Hammers of South Whidbey
A local non-profit organization that brings together hundreds of volunteers annually to help repair and rehabilitate homes of those who are physically or financially unable to do the work alone.
Missionary Lyda Pierce
Lyda supports the development of Hispanic/Latino ministries throughout the conference, while focusing particularly on the lower Yakima Valley
Photojournalist Paul Jeffrey
LUMC also supports Paul with a salmon dinner benefit in the Fall every year.
As a senior correspondent and photographer, he has filed stories from more than 65 countries in Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa, and Asia, writing about everything from hurricanes to healthcare, from massacres to indigenous rights, from refugees to ecumenism.
Friends of Friends Medical Support Fund
A community-supported organization dedicated
to raising and disbursing funds for uncovered medically related expenses
to people on South Whidbey who are unable to pay these costs themselves.
Habitat for Humanity Island County
Part of a global, nonprofit housing organization operated on Christian principles that seeks to put God’s love into action by building houses, communities and hope.
The HUB is an after-school drop-in program offering social and recreational activities for middle and high school youth in a safe, supportive setting. It was started over 20 years ago by LUMC and is now a stand alone organization. They meet in the church basement.
The Holiday House is a project designed to ensure every child has a chance to experience the joy of the season. Each year a “store” is created where income eligible families can shop for special toys and gifts for their children.
OTHER ORGANIZATIONS LUMC SUPPORTS
Global Child Nutrition Foundation:
LUMC member Gene White co-founded the GCNF.
As the Foundation’s President, she travels to many countries helping establish school feeding programs for some of the world’s poorest children.
(Escuela de la Calle, School of the Street.) A special elementary school for homeless or very poor children, “street kids,” established in Quetzaltenango, the second-largest city in Guatemala. The school is part of an independent, non-profit organization.
Good Cheer Food Bank:
LUMC collects food the first Sunday of every month and in the spring and summer there is a Garden Exchange table. Extra flowers, veggies, and fruit from gardens are brought to church on Sunday and people exchange lovely homegrown food for money that is donated to Good cheer.
Need to find a gift for those who already have all they need? Early in December, after worship, local, national, and international charitable organizations set up tables in the Fellowship Hall. Folks can donate in their giftees name or purchase an item.
On cold nights when the temperature falls under 35 degrees the Fellowship Hall is open between 6pm and 8am for folks to spend the night out of the cold. Meal, bedding, warmth and breakfast.