New City Parish Gospel Ensemble and SignLent Prophets

Inner-city Gospel and Mime

Song selections will include traditional church hymns infused with a gospel flair and contemporary gospel hits. The choir has resounded within churches of various denominations and at ELCA Synod assemblies, conventions, convalescent hospitals, banquets, special holiday services, city-prayer events, and regional youth gatherings. NCP itself is a coalition of eight Lutheran congregations serving South Los Angeles, Inglewood and Compton and the diversity of people found there. Click here to learn more about New City Parish

Woven Image

Celtic, Folk & Jazz

Members of Woven Image are Carole Parmeter Dyer, Tom Parmeter Dyer and Alan Cook. Together, Carole and Tom Parmeter Dyer have produced four CDs – “Songs of Hope and Healing” and “Songs of Hope and Healing,” Volumes II and III, with Trinity Lutheran Church in Oakland and “Let Peace Fill the Earth,” with the Interfaith Council of Contra Costa County – and with Alan Cook, “Woven Image,” a self-titled recording of their folk band’s music.

Pastor Nate & Damaris

Christian Hip Hop & Global Multicultural Praise

Pastor Nate grew up rapping in church from a young age, but as a teenager he fell into a life of addiction and other destructive behaviors. Through God’s grace and love he was able to turn around and follow after Christ, eventually becoming a minister, he now seeks to share that same grace that saved him to others through his ministry and music. Click here to visit his website.

Chris Winn, Nicholas & Kathleen Preston (Pacific Symphony members)

Classical/Operatic and Praise

Chris Winn is Music Director at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Fullerton. For these concerts he will be joined by Nicholas and
Kathleen Preston.

Ambassadors are short-term volunteers who open doors for our organization in the community, introducing new people at our bi-monthly Fostering Community Care event. These are one hour awareness events only (no solicitations are made) to expose people to the great work of LSS Community Care. To become an Ambassador here are your responsibilities:
  1. 1 – Attend at least one Fostering Community Care event during the calendar year
  2. 2 – Host or invite and bring 10-15 guests to one Fostering Community Care event within 3 months of your attending one yourself.
  3. 3 – Inform your invited guests of what the Fostering Community Care meeting will be about, and let them know that they will receive a follow up call from the organization
  4. 4 – Ambassadors will complete their commitment after bringing 10-15 persons within the 3 month time period. An Ambassador has the option to complete after one term, continue for another 3 month term or move into another role on the team.
Become an Ally

Allies are community members who want to be in a supportive, intentional, befriending relationship with an individual or family working to get out of poverty.

Other ways to help the Southern California Family Support Initiative
  • Be an Ad-Hoc Ally – share your special skill or talent
  • Be a member of your local Community Leadership Team
  • Assist with weekly Child Care/Children’s Programs
  • Be a Community Spokesman – talk about the initiative and recruit others to join
  • Financially Sponsor a Family Leader
  • Facilitate/assist with Training Our Leaders and Allies
  • Behind-the-scenes work – internet research, graphic design, writing
We are actively seeking individuals and groups to be a part of our on-going mission to serve those in need. LSS administers over 50 specialized programs and services throughout the Southern California region. Contact your nearest LSS Center to hear about the local opportunities they have available.
Be a positive role model
Give back to others and help change lives
Transform communities
Spend your time doing something rewarding
Meet new people
Have fun
Learn new skills, share your talents, build your resume

The life you change most – may be your own!