Circle of Friends Disabilities Ministry
Circle of Friends ministry offers fun events and fellowship for people with developmental disabilities such as intellectual disabilities, cerebral palsy, autism, and related disabilities. They typically meet on a quarterly basis.
If you are a parent or caregiver of someone with developmental disabilities, click here for more information about our program and how you can participate. An Application and Release Form is required by all participants.
Habitat for Humanity
LCR is part of the Lutheran Coalition for Habitat. Annually we contribute time and talents to build new homes for deserving Cobb County families. Builds take place March – May.
Meals on Wheels (MOW)
Every Wednesday we take on a Meals on Wheels delivery route to delivers meals and dry goods to low-income and/or limited mobility seniors around Cobb County.
Ministries United in Service and Training (MUST) is a faith-based organization dedicated to providing services to people in crisis while maintaining their dignity. MUST offers emergency shelter, transitional housing, meals, groceries, clothing, job readiness and placement, substance abuse counseling, financial assistance, children’s programs, community support groups, access to free health care and affordable housing.
MUST meals: LCR is on the rotation to prepare and serve meals monthly at the Elizabeth Inn. We collect dry food all year long to keep the food pantry at MUST well stocked. We also work with Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church to provide a Sunday lunch several times a year. Monthly we host a Sunday Celebration at the Elizabeth Inn that combines scripture, music and sharing for LCR hosts and MUST residents.
Project Linus / Knitters for Peace
Project Linus is a non-profit organization that distributes handmade blankets to seriously ill or traumatized children in hospitals, shelters or social service agencies. These blankets provide a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children otherwise tumultuous circumstances. Supply drives and blanket tying gatherings are held throughout the year, and annually we bless the blankets before sending them out into service!
LCR’s community garden impacts so many parts of our community! From the preschoolers who learn about growth and food, to the special needs adults with Circle of Friends who gain confidence and all the volunteers who plant, weed, and care for our garden. The produce is donated to the Sandy Springs Community Assistance Center’s Food Pantry.
Youth Empowerment through Learning, Leading, and Serving, Inc. (YELLS) empowers youth to rise as active, healthy, and productive servant-leaders within their communities. LCR supports the work of this organization on Franklin Gateway.