Neighbor Network

Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment.  And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’”—Matthew 22: 37-39 (NIV)

 

At FELC, we are encouraged to “Love Jesus. Live your call.”  What does this mean for us and for our congregation?  How might we better live our calls – both individually and collectively? 

Introducing, “Neighbor Network.”  Quite simply, Neighbor Network is an important way FELC connects people’s need to serve with others’ unmet needs.  It’s a direct and joyful response to God’s love for us and Jesus’ command to love our neighbor.  It’s also an ongoing, year-round extension of “God’s Work. Our Hands.”

Who is a Neighbor?  A neighbor is anyone other than ourselves. A neighbor is a person, independent of place.  Neighbors are the people within and beyond the walls of our buildings; they are part of our congregation as well as part of our community.  Regardless of their connection to FELC or any faith community, each is loved by God and deserving of our love, too.

What does Neighbor Network do?  It provides FELC with the focused and practical means to live our calls by:

  • Gathering and organizing our volunteers’ interests, capabilities and capacity to serve.
  • Identifying and capturing people’s unmet needs.
  • Coordinating delivery of volunteers’ services to satisfy these needs.

Through FELC’s Neighbor Network, we’ll build and deepen relationships through service; provide volunteers with the means to live their call; increase our individual involvement and collective impact; increase community social connectedness; and experience joy in abundance – as we work together, help others, and share in God’s intended community.

Hey Neighbor!  
Want to Get Involved?

I could use a hand! 
I have a project or a need that I could really use some help with. Connect with Neighbor Network. 

I can lend a hand! 
I’m interested in helping out with a project or a need. Connect with Neighbor Network. 

 

Upcoming Events:

5th Sunday Project & Potluck: Mar. 29, 2020

Meet up with your neighbors as we work on a small service project and 
then enjoy fellowship and potluck meal. The March service project will be 
creating Personal Care Kits for Lutheran World Relief (LWR). 
Please consider donating any of the following items:

  • Light-weight, dark colored bath towels
  • Full Size soaps
  • Adult size toothbrushes (in original packages)
  • Study Combs
  • Metal Nail Clippers

Please bring a dish to pass- Sign Up Here!

For more information on LWR, click here

Spring Yard Clean Up - Saturday, May 2, 2020

Many of you have expressed interest in helping our neighbors 
with yard work. Spring is here and some of our yards could use 
a little clean up. If you would like some assistance with your yard, 
please let me know. If you are interested in helping in a yard or two, 
then plan to work with your neighbors on a day of Service day,
Saturday May 2 (weather dependent). Please share this event with your neighbors. We are happy to serve any yards in the area. Click here to sign up your yard or lend a hand! 


Ongoing Service Opportunities 


Serve Locally


Do you want to get involved in volunteering outside the walls of First English? Here are some places you may consider serving: 

Echoes, A Christian Thrift Store                                                                                        


Serve Globally


Lutheran Disaster Response 

  • LWR Baby Care Kits
  • LWR Personal Care Kits
  • LWR School Kits
  • LWR School Kit String Bag Pattern