Social Ministry

“Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’ The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’”
Matthew 25:37-40 (NIV)

Social Ministry is Gloria Dei’s opportunity to extend God’s love beyond the walls of the church. Those who participate in Social Ministry can find rewarding opportunities to give back to the community throughout the year.  Here are just a few; new shoes for Project Heart, Annual Pet Blessing, Adopt a Family, Food Drives, Backpacks for Selah Freedom, Pajama Drive, 12 Days of Christmas and Souper Bowl of Caring.

If you would like to participate make sure you check the Social Ministry calendar to see current events.  You can also sign up for our eNews which will keep you connected to any Social Ministry happenings.


THANK YOU to all those who donated shoes to this year’s collection. We collected 44 pairs of shoes for Project Heart.

The shoes will go a long way to help kids facing homelessness to put a “fresh” foot forward in the upcoming school year.Shoes delivered to Project Heart.





At least two dozen pets and 20 humans participated in our annual Pet Blessing last Saturday. Thanks to everyone who helped make it possible and to those who donated to Under Dog Pet Rescue, whose director joined us.

Here are a few of  the partners Social Ministry works with to help spread God’s love:

Blue Butterfly Family Grief Center

Our Daily Bread

Safe Children’s Coalition

Selah Freedom

Project Heart