Our Social and Community Ministries are a way that we reach out to our neighbors in time of need. A “Re-Sell-It Shop” is operated at Risen Christ, making available donated items for people to purchase at a cost often not more than a handling fee. Historically, 90% of the funds donated are given for work beyond our church budget for such efforts as Street Reach Ministries, North Strand Helping Hands, The American Red Cross, Scholarship assistance and assistance in a personal disaster in people’s lives. Food is gathered the first Sunday of each month for North Strand Helping Hands. Our pastor makes regular spiritual care visits on those in the hospital who request such a visit. Our school children raise dollars with their chapel offerings for support to individual needs as well as global initiatives such as the Malaria project in Africa jointly led by our Lutheran Church and the United Nations. We support our regional and national church body in our joint mission and ministry.