Our Saviour Lutheran Church
Our Saviour Lutheran Church
Dallas/High Shoals Christian Social Ministry (DHSCM) Monthly Food Drive
DHSCM is currently requesting the following items and desperately needs ALL non-perishable donations:
They also need clean, used grocery bags, will accept toiletries and gently used clothing donations.
Monthly Mission Emphasis
In addition to collecting non-perishable items for the Dallas/High Shoals Christian Social Ministry, each month OSLC emphasizes a different ministry with opportunities with which the congregation can engage through prayer, service, and giving. Each organization bears witness to the love and mercy of God.
The Mission Emphasis for May is Habitat for Humanity (Gaston County). The vision of Habitat International is "a world where everyone has a decent place to live" and their mission is seeking to put God's love into action to bring people together to build homes, communities and hope. Habitat Gaston shares this vision and mission and their guiding principles are to demonstrate the love of Jesus Christ, focus on shelter, advocate for affordable housing, promote dignity and hope and support sustainable and transformational development.
Habitat for Humanity Gaston County has an open-door policy: All who believe that everyone needs a decent, affordable place to live are welcome to help with the work, regardless of race, religion, age, gender, political views or any of the other distinctions that too often divide people. In short, Habitat welcomes volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds and also serves people in need of decent housing regardless of race or religion. As a matter of policy, Habitat for Humanity International and its affiliated organizations do not proselytize. This means that Habitat will not offer assistance on the expressed or implied condition that people must either adhere to or convert to a particular faith, or listen and respond to messaging designed to induce conversion to a particular faith.
Habitat of Humanity of Gaston County was affiliated in 1988 and built its first home in 1989. Since its founding, Habitat-Gaston has steadily increased its building capacity. The organization has moved from building individual homes to building blocks and has developed plans for an entire Habitat neighborhood. Habitat’s work on McArver Street and in the Parkdale Community exemplifies the impact that the organization wants to make all over the county. Working with faith, corporate and community partners.
For 30 years, we have been working with the faith community, and with corporate and community partners to complete 116 homes in Gaston County: 78 in Gastonia, 19 in Belmont, 8 in Mt. Holly, 3 in Cherryville, 2 in Bessemer City, 6 in Dallas, and 2 in Lowell. Through the Habitat of Humanity International tithing program, Habitat-Gaston has built over 400 houses in Honduras. We encourage you to become involved in our mission to provide decent, affordable housing. Getting involved can happen in many ways. Which way is right for you? Here are a few examples:
As the Mission Emphasis for May at Our Saviour, you are encouraged to pray for Habitat organization, its staff, volunteers, and those who receive a home. There are some of our members who have volunteered with Habitat to help in the construction of homes. We encourage you to consider volunteering. Also donations will be received in our offerings during the month of May. Give cash in an envelope marked Habitat, or by check to Our Saviour Lutheran Church with Habitat written on the memo line. Thanks to all who give generously to the ongoing work of the Lord in our community and around the world in addition to your weekly tithe. God loves a cheerful giver.
Habitat for Humanity – Gaston County, 31st Anniversary
Phone: 704-864-6536 FAX: 704-864-3139
Physical Address: 1840 E. Franklin Blvd. Gastonia, NC 28034
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1584, Gastonia, NC 28053