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God’s Work. Our Hands.

This is a difficult time for so many. On “God’s work. Our hands.” Sunday, we come together to ease the burden of those in need by celebrating who we are as the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America – one church, freed in Christ to serve and love our neighbor. It is not exclusive to Lutherans but an opportunity for everyone to share in the commitment to love our neighbors and restore our communities. We are […]

Long Beach Gives

Save the Date September 23, 2021 for the third annual Long Beach Gives event. A 24 hour online giving day, #LongBeachGives was designed to inspire individuals and businesses in or community to make a difference in the exemplary work of the 150+ local, participating nonprofits.

LSS Riverside Walk to Fight Poverty

For more than 30 years, Lutherans and other people of faith have come together to support the work of Lutheran Social Services of Southern California through the annual Walk to Fight Poverty. Join with me and many others in supporting LSSSC programs in Riverside by participating in our Walk to Fight Poverty on Saturday, October 2nd at 8:00 AM.

LCMS Pastors Conference 2021

Engage A Changed World Our world isn’t just changing - it CHANGED! While Jesus, the Word, the Sacraments, and the hope of His Gospel are the same yesterday, today, and forever, the challenges we face to ENGAGE with our broken world call us to new ways of thinking and serving. The 2021 Pacific Southwest District Pastors’ Conference will address this critical moment in Christian history with presentations by home-grown PSD practitioners who will lead us […]

Theoasis 2021

Save the Dates - October 18 to 20, 2021 for Theoasis 2021 in La Quinta A joint church leaders’ event (a theological oasis): Rostered leaders, professional lay church staff, youth leaders, church administrators, office managers, outdoor ministry leaders, worship leaders… ALL are welcome! Please save the dates of Monday, October 18 to Wednesday, October 20, 2021 to be with us for Theoasis at the Embassy Suites in La Quinta! Please note: this is one day […]

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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