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FIRST COME FIRST SERVED

Thanks to the generosity of a local hotel franchise, we have been blessed with an incredible number of hotel quality linen including, duvet covers, sheets, pillows and mattress pad sets. If you or someone you know is in need please join us Wednesday August 26 for a first come first served giveaway event or call (562) 599-1321 EX.1029 FREE COMFORTERS, PILLOWS, DUVETS, AND SHEETS FIRST COME FIRST SERVED AUGUST 26,2020 9am-2pm 1611 Pine Avenue Long […]

Housing Champions Advocacy 101 Online Workshop (Garden Grove)

  Are you interested in learning how to be a powerful voice in your community to help end homelessness in Garden Grove & across Orange County? Join us to explore: -How to find the information you need to be an effective voice for more supportive & affordable housing in your community -How to move supportive & affordable housing projects towards approval -How to avoid shouting matches & instead find/join with like-minded people to engage in […]

Bishop’s Gatherings 2020

Let’s Do Church Together! Let’s Do Church Together is the theme for the 2020 Pacifica Bishop’s Gatherings. What better time to collaborate than now, as we are all learning new ways to share the gospel with others in due to the pandemic. We will meet online by Zoom to discuss congregational and synod plans for ministry in the year to come. We will unveil Pacifica’s Strategic Plan for the work we can do together, highlighting […]

The Great California ShakeOut

International ShakeOut Day is always the third Thursday of October (this year: October 15). While COVID-19 has brought many uncertainties and challenges, one thing's for sure: ShakeOut is still happening this year! As always, you can hold your #ShakeOut drill when and where you want. You can choose another date or several dates, and include people in multiple locations (home, work, or school), perhaps through video conferencing. It's actually a good idea to practice earthquake safety in […]

LSS Riverside Virtual Walk to Fight Poverty

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER! Why We Walk Christine went with a friend to Lutheran Social Services in Riverside to get lunch, and before long offered to be a volunteer in our donated clothing department. That was her way of giving back. There was a culture of hope and acceptance at our pantry, and that’s exactly what Christine needed most. The oldest of three children, she grew up with her mother and stepfather, both of whom […]

Mission West Virtual Conference

We know that we are experiencing a time of upheaval and change greater than any in recent memory. Issues like a global pandemic, social unrest, and deeply polarizing politics are placing a heavy burden on churches and their leaders to respond faithfully. This often can lead to an increasingly inward focus or even ministry paralysis when it comes to meeting community needs with the mission of Christ. Rev. Dr. Tod Bolsinger, author of the popular […]

Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week

Please Visit Again For More Information As the holidays approach, people take time to consider what they’re thankful for and many choose to donate some of their time, attention, and resources to others. In that spirit of giving, each year the National Coalition for the Homeless and the National Student Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness sponsor Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week during the week prior to Thanksgiving. Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week is designed to […]

LSS Apple Valley Thanksgiving Distribution

Special thanks to Ascension Lutheran Church, Apple Valley for providing Thanksgiving baskets for our LSS Apple Valley Clients. Clients will receive a Thanksgiving Dinner with all the trimmings in addition to other requested items.

LSS Long Beach Thanksgiving Community Meal

In Partnership with Trinity Lutheran Church LB, US VETS & Long Beach Rescue Mission we will have our 3rd Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner. In light of the COVID restrictions, the event will be modified for contactless delivery. People will pick up their meal boxes. Guests will receive Turkey dinner with all the trimmings. Community partners and volunteers will all be recognized.

LSS Garden Grove Turkey Distribution w/Hyundai Motor America Fountain Valley

Our turkey distribution through our LSS Garden Grove area office, generously enabled by contributions from Saint Peter Lutheran, Hyundai Motor America, and our very own Thrivent Action Team, handed out 50 Thanksgiving grocery bags to those in need. We are grateful for our supporters and the opportunity to share the blessings.

LSS Estate Planning Workshop Series – In Advance!

LSS Southern California Estate Planning Series PRESENTED BY Joshua Anderson Estate Planning Attorney PARTNER/MCINTIRE ANDERSON Lisa Higginbotham Regional Gift Planning ELCA FOUNDATION Todays Topic - Advanced Healthcare Directives in the wake of a COVID Pandemic          An Advanced Healthcare Directive is extremely important.  But, while the title of the document seems complex, the content is straightforward.  Simply, this document has instructions about your medical care for when you are unable to make those decisions yourself, which […]

Turkey Give Away with the Fixins’

Sponsored by the Inland Empire Food Bank. DATE: Friday, December 18th at 9:00 A.M. LOCATION: Central City Lutheran Mission 1354 N. G Street, San Bernardino, Ca 92405 First Come, First Serve Click here to download the

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.
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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
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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!

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