ELCA Hunger Appeal – provides financial resources to help the hungry of the world. (FLC members make donations through their blue offering envelopes.) The congregation focuses periodically on one country or area of the world that is in special need of hunger related gifts like Haiti or the African continent. Did you know that the ELCA World Hunger Appeal is one of the highest rated non-profit food agencies in the world?
FLC Scholarships – There are two scholarship opportunities at FLC:
- Melissa Speich Memorial Scholarship Fund – Promoting the Advancement of Health, Nutrition and Physical Well-Being
- Martin Luther Christian School Scholarship – Promoting Christian Education for elementary-age students
Good Samaritan Fund – provides assistance to travelers (not residents) going through Stoughton that have special needs. Vouchers can be given to recipients to purchase gas, food and lodging that is needed on an emergency basis. Almost all of the churches have such vouchers available.
Jail Chaplaincy - provides spiritual care to inmates at the Dane County Prison through financial support of Chaplaincy services.
Lutherdale Bible Camp - is an important part of the confirmation experience. Among other things, Lutherdale Bible Camp: It builds relationships among the confirmation students, strengthens faith and provides faith models with the adult counselors, camp staff, church leaders and pastors.
The camp works on the campers’ self esteem and confidence through High and Low Ropes, courses, games, canoeing, swimming, crafts, music, experiential Bible study, camp style worship, caring for farm animals and great food.
Lutheran Social Services – is an agency that provides all kinds of specialized ministries including indivdual counseling, adoption services, addiction recovery groups, etc.
Lutheran World Relief – is sponsored by several Lutheran synods. While the organization provides all kinds of assistance to the needy around the world, FLC has especially participated in Lutheran World Relief ’s clothing drive and their collection of school kits used in refugee camps and adult literacy classes. The current school kit list is available (here). Items are collected through the month of September each year.
Skaalen Sunset Home – is a non-profit corporation supported by a number of area Lutheran Churches. Nursing Care, Assisted Living and Retirement Communities are all a part of Skaalen’s ministry
SToughton Area Resource Team (START) – is an ecumenical organization that is supported by local churches and other secular groups. Residents who have difficulty paying rent, utility bills or other obligations are welcome to call 608-577-5650. Offices are located at the United Methodist Church of Stoughton.