We cannot be Christ’s disciples if we only minister to those in our congregation so we reach out to others in various ways.  Our “outreach” includes:

  • 5th Sunday offerings to assist local, national & international organizations including in 2021: January – Grace Lutheran Food Pantry, May – Camp Mack, August – Whitley County Salvation Army & Brethren Disaster Ministries, and October – Whitley County Energy Assistance Fund;
  • Regularly we…
    • collect 2-cents-a-meal offerings to support the Global Food Initiative of the Church of the Brethren the last Sunday of each month (link below);
    • collect non-perishable food items for local food pantries and homeless shelters;
    • collect quarters for Camp Mack (link below);
    • collect special offerings through the Church of the Brethren including One Great Hour of Sharing (March), Pentecost Offering (June), Mission Offering (August), and Advent Offering (December) (links below);
    • collect eye glasses given to the Arcola Lion’s Club which are then distributed around the world;
    • host an annual dinner to raise money for the Amanda Musser Camp Mack Scholarship Fund which is used to help local kids go to summer camp at Camp Mack (link below).

Amanda Musser

Global Food Initiative

Camp Mack


One Great Hour of Sharing


Mission Offering


Advent Offering




Pentecost Offering






 Matthew 25:35-36

35 for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, 36 I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.’

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