Outreach

Outreach Programs at Gloria Dei

Our outreach programs at Gloria Dei consist of our Generosity USA food pantry, Metro Lutheran Ministries (MLM) and our Clothing Closet. If you want to volunteer your time and efforts to helping those going through tough times, read below on how you can help!

Advent 2022

Advent Bags
Advent Bags

Advent One | November 27 – December 3

November 27th—-a box of cereal      28th—-jar of peanut butter      29th—-instant potatoes      30th—–canned fruit      December 1st— box of mac and cheese      2nd—–canned tomatoes      3rd—–canned tuna

Advent Two | December 4 – December 10

December  4th—-jar of apple sauce      5th—-can of beans      6th—-can of corn    7th—-2 boxes of jello      8th—-bar of soap      9th—-washing detergent         10th—deodorant

Advent Three | December 11 – December 17

December 11th—-toothpaste      12th—-toilet paper      13th—-paper towels 14th—-spaghetti sauce      15th—-box of noodles      16th—-two cans of soup  17th—-mixed veggies

Advent Four | December 18 – December 23

December 18th—-box of crackers       19th—-bag of rice      20th—-box of oatmeal      21st—-instant milk      22nd—-bag of beans      23rd—-box of Ritz crackers.

Advent Prayers
Advent Prayers

Advent One | Prayer

Stir up your power and come, O Lord, open our hearts to hear you call to care for others who struggle for the basic needs of life.  Amen.

Advent Two | Prayer

Stir up your power and come, O Lord, as Mary was obedient to your call, may we too be obedient to hear you call to care for those who are in need.  Amen.

Advent Three | Prayer

Stir up your power and come, O Lord, as the shepherds were amazed at the voice of the angels, may our amazement and willingness to do you will bring good news to the poor.  Amen.

Advent Four | Prayer

Stir up your power and come, O Lord, the darkest street let your light in our hearts and in our deeds.  Amen. 

Generosity USA & the Gloria Dei Food Pantry

Each year at the end of August, Generosity USA hosts a charity golf event at The Deuce Golf Club located off of Tom Watson Parkway in Parkville. Any members or guests at Gloria Dei are able to sign up to participate in this fun day-time tournament where they can play 18-holes of golf with their friends and compete for amazing prizes.

Generosity USA

Through fundraising efforts, Generosity USA has been able to bring awareness to the homeless community in our county and feed many of those in need. In our humble beginning, our support allowed organizations to serve 300 hot meals over the Holidays. Today, through your generous support we are able to provide 4,000+ hot meals each month, purchase groceries for over 300 families on a monthly basis and support the educational needs of our youth by working closely with our local school systems and social workers.

Where the Money Raised from the Tournament goes:
Where the Money Raised from the Tournament goes:

Gloria Dei Food Pantry opens its doors to those in Platte and Clay county who are in need of food. The money raised from the golf tournament helps to bring much needed food items to our church for these food drives. Whether it’s non-perishable items or fresh produce, we give our time and efforts to those in our community who need it most. Our doors open at 7:00 -9:00 AM on the first and third Saturday of each month. Curbside pick-up only! For more information on our Food Pantry, contact the church office at 741-3150.

Metro Lutheran Ministries (MLM)

MLM is a coalition of 50 KC Metro Lutheran congregations enabling low income people to meet basic needs, recover self-sufficiency and regain hope. The MLM program provides support for individuals in need of financial and personal assistance. Here are some of the ways that the MLM program can help out people in the KC metropolitan area:

  • MLM provides millions of pounds of food to be given to those in need each year.
  • Food and hot-breakfast programs are offered each week.
  • Grace Homes for people who are chronically mentally ill and chronically homeless.
  • Permanent housing for hundreds of homeless families.
  • Employment help through the Chael/Dykman Education Center.

If you would like to know more about MLM or are interested in helping families in need, please contact Jim Glynn below or (816) 931-0027. We appreciate any of those who help.

Gloria Dei Clothing Closet
Gloria Dei Clothing Closet

At Gloria Dei, our clothing closet and all of the garment donations are given to The Gathering Place located at 5001 Independence Ave., Kansas City, MO 64124. The clothing donated is given to individuals and families in need. If you would like to donate to our clothing closet, place the items in the donation bins outside the church office.

Outreach Ministry Team

January - December

Serving monthly lunches at the Gathering Table (formerly Children’s Memorial Lutheran Church).

February

New sock & underwear drive at the Park Hill Student Clothing Center.

March - April

MLM’s Annual Feed the Hungry Drive

May

Diaper Drive at Children’s Mercy Hospital.

June - July

Summer Reading Program at Chinn Elementary.
Back to School Fair at Platte County UCS.

August - September

Food Drive: Gloria Dei Food Assistance Program

October - December

Blanket Drive and filling Christmas Stores with MLM and Platte County UCS.