We are excited again to partner with The Christmas Store Toys For Children and our trees are up!
The Christmas Store exists to provide the gift of new toys at Christmas to children in low-income families by engaging volunteers in meaningful community service. Following the instructions of Jesus, The Christmas Store is designed to help families in the towns and cities of southern Wake County who are in need during the holidays.
Please take a tag (or 2!), purchase your item(s), and return them unwrapped with their tags by December 3. Gifts can be placed under the trees in the Narthex and Family Life Center.
For gift idea lists by age and gender, visit The Christmas Store's Amazon page. Gifts can also be purchased through Amazon and sent directly to the store.
You can volunteer to assist on the days of the store (December 8, 9, and 11). To volunteer, sign up through their website.
For more information, visit The Christmas Store – serving southern Wake County children (christmasstorenc.com).
This outreach to the blind community provides a monthly fellowship dinner for those who are blind or visually impaired on the last Friday of each month from 5:30-7:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall. Volunteers provide transportation, prepare and serve food to guests, and help set up and clean up.
Contact: Annette Langefeld-Kennedy
The Coffeehouse, a monthly social event for adults with special needs, is held on the 2nd Friday of each month from 7:00-8:30 pm (except December) in the Family Life Center gym. In 2022, we celebrated our 20th year hosting Coffeehouses!
Volunteers help make these nights special from beginning to end for over 150 attendees by volunteering to set up, greet guests, serve refreshments, and clean up. Volunteer Sign Up: bit.ly/3kqoHGN. Please come and help us make our special needs adults feel our Christian love!
Click HERE to learn more about The Coffeehouse at Resurrection and at other churches.
Contact: Brenda Peterson
Gateway Women’s Care is a local pregnancy resource ministry offering compassion, hope, and non-judgmental help to women and men facing unplanned pregnancy. Gateway is dependent on the generosity of our community to provide services cost free for its clients. They receive no government or taxpayer aid. The annual baby bottle fundraiser is held in conjunction with Sanctity of Human Life Weekend.
Habitat for Humanity, Lutheran Coalition
Volunteer as part of a team in home construction for families in need.
The Lutheran Coalition brings 10 Wake County churches together to strengthen relationships while serving families in need of affordable housing. The current Lutheran Build is in the neighborhood of Flower’s Place in Knightdale.
The Wall Build and Kick-Off Ceremony happened in October, time to start. Resurrection's Build Days are Saturday, November 18 (15 volunteers), Saturday, January 27 (7-8 volunteers), and Saturday, March 9 (5 volunteers). Sign Up: http://vhub.at/lutheranbuild
No experience necessary; there will be jobs for everyone with a serving heart. Click here for the RLC Habitat Photo Gallery.
To see pictures of the current build, click here. For details, Lutheran Coalition | Habitat for Humanity Wake County (habitatwake.org). If interested or have any questions, reach out to Tim Hiteshew, Lyle Malotky, or Bill Boyer.
Contact: Tim Hiteshew
The Hometown Support Program pairs services members, veterans, and their families or other primary caregivers with extensively trained Stephen Ministers serving as Hometown Support Volunteers (HSV).
Contact: Faith Shaw
Resurrection partners with several local agencies to provide support. Volunteers are needed for year-round special events and collections.
Contact: Jan Boyer
Meals on Wheels Wake County
Deliver noontime meals to Cary area elderly and shut-ins.
Mission Team Outreach
Resurrection partners with several agencies, local and abroad, to bring help, hope, and service to people in need. One partner is the Lutheran Church Uganda where together we serve the people in various parts of Uganda.
Contact: Ron Bostick
During this annual event, we provide numerous acts of service for our church, community, and country. We begin with breakfast in the Family Life Center at 8:00 am, and most activities are completed by noon. There are many opportunities available for all ages to participate. Nursery care provided. Some of the activities will be at RLC and others off-site.
In the past, activities included Habitat for Humanity, Lutheran World Relief care packages, card making, quilting and sewing, and much more. You will find the full listing closer to the date of event.
Contact: Jan Boyer
Safe Families for Children
Safe Families for Children creates extended family-like supports for desperate families through a community of devoted volunteers who are motivated by faith to keep children safe and keep families intact. There are a variety of ways to serve including General Supporters, Host Family, Family Friend, Family Coach, and Resource Friend.
If you are looking for a truly rewarding and challenging experience, consider becoming a Safe Families Host Family. You will make a lasting impression on a child in need and possibly change the trajectory of a family in crisis. Host Families serve as the backbone of the Safe Families movement. Without families opening their homes and opening their hearts, we could not care for vulnerable children in our communities.
Contact: Dan and Jennifer Shaltanis
Sleep in Heavenly Peace
Sleep in Heavenly Peace builds beds for families who do not have the means to provide beds for their children. Volunteers help build, deliver, and assemble beds in homes under the direction of SHP team leads.
Contact: Sandy Nigg