Gloria Dei Lutheran Church is a mission minded congregation. We support local, regional, and international efforts to reach out to those in need. These are some of the opportunities we work with each year.
Faith Into Action is a nonprofit agency dedicated to working with older adults and the disabled throughout Monroe County. Volunteers provide services such as transportation, grocery shopping and delivery, errands, telephone reassurance and medical escorts. For more information on our services or to become a volunteer, please call 608-372-0939. Click here to join them on Facebook >
Although our mission team has not traveled to Haiti recently, they remain active offering financial support to our mission partners through Harvest International. A huge rummage sale and bus parking for Cranfest offer an opportunity to get to know many people and support our international mission work.
Hunger Haven is our food stand on the grounds of the Grand National Tractor Pull and the Monroe County Fair every summer. This is a great opportunity for members to CONNECT with the community and raise funds for special projects and mission work.
Gloria Dei participates in the 4th of July, and Holiday Parades. Decorating the float and walking in the parade is all part of the fun!
Neighbor to Neighbor Food Pantry is our local food pantry. Gloria Dei supports their efforts with special food drives, collecting donations on a regular basis, and volunteers who work at the Food Pantry.
Members of Gloria Dei provide a weekly worship service for residents of this assisted living facility. It’s an opportunity to worship with Christians who aren’t able to get to their own congregation.
Community Table is a community effort to provide a healthy meal once a week for those who need the nourishment and fellowship. The Masonic Temple provides the facility and various community organizations provide the meal and the manpower on Mondays from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Lutheran World Relief is an international organization that Gloria Dei supports with collections of health kits and school kits for those in need overseas. Our Quilting Group also ships more than 100 quilts overseas annually! Click here for a link to Lutheran World Relief www.lwr.org .
This community-wide project is completed with several of the local Tomah churches working together to ring bells for the Salvation Army at local grocery stores.
Families First is a local non-profit organization that supports emergency needs of members in community. Gloria Dei supports this worthwhile organization with special offerings.
We often have wheelchairs or walkers to share with community members in need.
Dozens of families within Gloria Dei support children in other countries through Compassion International, “Releasing children from poverty in Jesus’ name.” Visit their site to learn more at www.compassion.com
Second Harvest Mobile Foodpack is held the first Tuesday of the month. Neighbor for Neighbor Food Pantry coordinates volunteers for this monthly mission project. It is held in the Gold Building at the Fairgrounds. Please come at 3:30 p.m. and plan to help for about 2 hours.
Mission Trips are one of Pastor Scott’s passions. He can usually be found planning a youth mission trip for the summer and an adult mission trip for the winter. Talk to him about how you can get involved!
“It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists and some to be pastors and teachers, to prepare God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.” Ephesians 4:11-13