Christ Lutheran Church, is forming a networking and support group
opportunity for those affected by job loss.
We welcome anyone who is looking for a job, anyone making a career change,
and anyone soon to be laid-off due to downsizing. We also welcome those who
have been through a job loss in the past and would like to share their
experiences with others, and lastly individuals wishing to show their support
by networking with friends, neighbors, and business contacts.
This group plans to meet every other Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Our
first meeting will be held on April 17, at Christ Lutheran Church, 7809
Woodman Road. Please, let’s help our community. For more information,
call the church office at 804-266-5775.
In 1999 our food pantry began receiving referrals from Henrico county. It didn't take long before the church was no longer able to meet the county's high demand. Christ Lutheran's Pastor Eric Moehring then coordinated an initiative among other Lakeside area churches and pastors to form a larger food pantry that would be able to serve all those in need more efficiently. After two years of planning, LAMB's Basket opened in June 2002 as a non-profit organization (LAMB is an acronym for Lakeside Area Ministries Board). Donations and grants from churches, individuals, and organizations stock LAMB's Basket. It is run solely by volunteers. LAMB's Basket aims to provide food to families and individuals in Henrico county. Referrals are made by Central Virginia Food Bank, Catholic Charities, Henrico County Social Services, and the United Way. Information on employment is also available. Today LAMB's Basket is housed in a warehouse at 5612 Greendale Road. They can be contacted at (804)565-8007, email@example.com, or at their website at www.lambsbasket.org.
Each year our congregation opens their hearts by providing a meal to families in our surrounding neighborhoods who might otherwise be without on Thanksgiving Day. Members of our congregation provide us with the names of those who are suffering hardship. We contact the family and a time is arranged for them to come by church and pick up their meal. Our youngest Sunday school students and their teachers put a lot of time and love into decorating beautiful Thanksgiving cards to include with each meal. These cards give our recipients as much joy as the the meal itself.
- Adult and youth Mission Trips
- LEAD (Lutherans Engaged Against Disaster) working with Lutheran Disaster Relief agency
- CARITAS host for homeless guests
- Angel Tree for Christmas
- Scouts, AA, Al-Anon, Safe Harbor
- Appalachian Service Project