King’s Local Food Pantry: The Kings Local Food Pantry provides interim relief of food and assistance to those residents living in the Kings Local School District. To find out more information, visit their website at www.kingslocalfoodpantry.org.
Building Hope in the City (BHITC): BHITC is a Lutheran organization that seeks to restore urban communities by intentionally sharing Christ and connecting God’s people in service throughout various parts of Ohio. The local BHITC–Cincinnati chapter sponsors various ministry outreach opportunities in several Cincinnati urban communities. Ongoing volunteer opportunities are listed below and include the following programs:
Kid’s Church Urban Family Learning Center (UFLC) Tutoring
“Heartfelt Tidbits” – Refugee Resettlement Ministry
Other volunteer opportunities and servant events periodically occur throughout the year. To find out more, visit the BHITC website at www.bhitc-cinci.org, or watch this YouTube video: http://youtu.be/aaZlrF8xwTo.
Thrivent: Thrivent is a Lutheran-based company that offers insurance and investment products to members, plus provides funding and assistance to various community and global social service organizations. This service group organizes and encourages congregational involvement in various Thrivent-sponsored fund-raising and community service events throughout the year, plus handles the distribution of KOK-designated Thrivent funds. The team welcomes project suggestions for future consideration. Suggestions for KOK congregational or Warren County projects should be educational, mission, and/or evangelical in nature. To find out more information, visit their website at www.thrivent.com.
Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML): LWML is an LCMS women’s auxiliary that encourages and equips women of all ages to live out their Christian lives in active mission ministries and to support global missions. Activities include: mission-focused projects, Bible study and fellowship, regional/national seminars and conventions, and providing financial support for various missions. To find out more information, visit their website at www.lwml.org.
Federation & Women’s Auxiliary: The Cincinnati Federation of Lutheran Churches and the associated Women’s Auxiliary are local LCMS mission organizations that provide assistance and financial aid to the Federation chaplains and deaconesses serving in the Cincinnati area. Federation ministries include: hospital and institutional ministries, college campus ministries, The Bridge Ministry, and Parish Nurse Program. The Federation sponsors a yearly Reformation service. The Women’s Auxiliary sponsors additional projects throughout the year. Federation news and events are published in the “Cincinnati Lutheran” newspaper. To find out more, visit their website at www.cincinnatilutheran.org.
Lutherans In Africa: There is a severe shortage of trained pastors in Africa. In America, the Lutheran Church has 1 pastor for every 376 members. In Tanzania, for instance, there is 1 pastor for every 3,500 members. By training Africans to be teachers of the faith, Lutherans In Africa (LIA) is able to help fill the need for pastors and further spread the Gospel, allowing God to work through His external Word. Through teaching, translating, and training, LIA is equipping pastors to meet the needs in Africa. Learn more and support this this important ministry at: www.lutheransinafrica.com.