Our Community

Bethlehem Inn

Contact: Barbara Novelli at lbnovelli@bendbroadband.com 
Location:   3705 N Hwy 97, Bend, OR 97701 
Our Bethlehem Inn Service project provides a meal for the homeless once a month for people staying at Bethlehem Inn.  We have taken a multi generational approach to this project using youth, children and their families and any member of our church to cook the meal and serve the meal on the first Sunday evening of each month.  

Santa Marta

Contact: Cindy Hossick at the hossicks@gmail.com
For over 10 years we have supported the Santa Marta Orphanage in Mexico.  We hold a Brunch and collect Free Will offering to send to the Orphanage to support their latest project.  This year we will be helping them build a new High School classroom. We are excited because 24 members of our Congregation will be traveling to Santa Marta to help with this building project.

Layettes

Contact: Linda Bradshaw at lindabradshaw40@gmail.com or  541-382-7182
For over 10 years we have supported the Santa Marta Orphanage in Mexico.  We hold a Brunch and collect Free Will offering to send to the Orphanage to support their latest project.  This year we will be helping them build a new High School classroom. We are excited because 24 members of our Congregation will be traveling to Santa Marta to help with this building project.

Quilts

Contact: Linda Bradshaw lindabradshaw40@gmail.com or  541-382-7182
The quilt group meets on the third Tuesday of the month at the church.  We piece the tops at home and bring them in to back and tie. We make large 60″ X 80″ quilts for LUTHERAN WORLD RELIEF and smaller crib-size quilts for giving at infant baptisms and for the layettes. All are welcome to join us from 9:30 until 2:00 on  Quilt Day. We have fabric in our closet to help you get started.

Backpacks

Contact: Linda Bradshaw lindabradshaw40@gmail.com  or  541-382-7182 or  Susan Ohrt at Skay.@gmail.com or 541-306-6150

We collect school supplies  when the sales start in mid July to late August, to use in backpacks for LUTHERAN WORLD RELIEF.  These backpacks along with the large quilts are blessed in mid-October and sent to Portland the last week-end in October for the Fall Ingathering of LWR projects.

The Women of Grace First (WELCA) purchase the backpacks and we invite the congregation to help us purchase the supplies. A list of supplies will be available near the entrance in July.

Family Kitchen

TIme: 3rd Thursday of every month-dinner service
Contact:  Roni Bjovik for more information at 541-419-7091 
Our Mission: to serve anyone who needs a nutritious meal in a safe and caring environment. Family Kitchen is all about teamwork. THANK YOU!
We could not do the work we do without the help of our volunteers. From local companies to other non-profit organizations and churches to the general public, we have hardworking and dedicated teams who are helping us serve nearly 60,000 meals this year.Grace First Lutheran prepares and serves a dinner once a month with the help of volunteers from the congregation. Our commitment is on the third Thursday of every month. More than 100 meals are provided to the hungry.

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