Salem Lutheran Church believes that serving others is one of the most important ways to serve God. Through Community Service, we can give back to those less fortunate than ourselves.
Our Mission Group collects donated items and prepares “Care Kits” for members to distribute to those in need. Items such as toothbrushes, bandaids, socks, and bottled water are part of those kits.
Our Free Little Christian Library is located on the corner of Gravois and Lakewood, in a high traffic area. We stock the library with Bibles, devotional books, adult and children’s books for our neighbors to take and we pray that th to help develop and support our neighbors’ faith. We also supply Lutheran Hour Ministry pamphlets on grief, cancer, depression and more.
Salem has a strong relationship with the Affton Christian Food Pantry. We have ongoing collections, where items change monthly based on the Pantry’s needs. Our members participate in a facility clean-up once a month. Recently Salem wrote a grant through the Lutheran Foundation to support the needs of the Affton Christian Food Pantry with a $5,000 financial gift.
During the entire month of May, we are collecting donations of the Pantry’s MOST NEEDED ITEMS:
- Dry Pasta
- Meal Supplements (side dish-type items)
- Dry and Canned Beans
- Canned Meats (chicken, ham, Spam, stews, chili, etc.)
- Pasta/Tomato Sauce
- Laundry Detergent
- Toilet Paper
- Personal Hygiene Products and Household Cleaning Products
We have a large red bin in our lower level lobby designated for donations of these items.
Please know that the clients of the ACFP are very grateful for these donations.