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.
The adopt-a-family Angel Tree will be is now up in the narthex. More than half of the gift tags reamin, please consider taking an ornament or two, buy the present, return it unwrapped, with the tag from the tree attached, to the church by December 17, and help bring Christmas joy to a family in need.
Our annual Shoe Drive for Project Heart 2023
We collected 53 pairs of shoes! They will be given to children in the Manatee County foster care system to help them get off to good start in the upcoming school year.
Picutred: Barbara Bohner, Beth Hauck & Pastor Doug
Our annual Pajama Drive 2023
We collected 94 pairs of pajamas for Manatee County Safe Children’s Coalition! The collection benefits children entering the foster care system.Photo: Beth Hauck Social Ministry Chair and co-chair Barbara Bohner
Adopt a Family 2022
A couple dozen four-legged family members were blessed at our Annual Pet Blessing on November 19. Food, pet accessories, and over $140 were donated for the Cape Coral Animal Shelter to support their efforts to help those impacted by Hurricane Ian. Thanks to all those who helped and participated!