City of Bellaire
Faith Lutheran Church has been a member of the Bellaire neighborhood since 1946. As a neighbor, we support the City of Bellaire and participate in city events including the annual City of Bellaire July 4th Parade and Bellaire Recycles Day. Our musical ensembles are seen presenting music around the town and our Faith Lutheran Day School children recently sang at the 2010 Bellaire City Council induction ceremony.
HISD Elementary Schools
Through Mission Houston’s “Whole & Healthy Children” Initiative, members of Faith Lutheran Church volunteer at nearby Gordon and Shearn Elementary schools as reading mentors. The majority of children who attend these two HISD schools, live at or below the poverty level. Mentors are paired with a child at the beginning of the school year and then meet with this child once-a-week during school hours to practice reading. In addition to serving as reading mentors, Faith Lutheran volunteers have helped with campus beautification projects, including the construction of a beautiful wooden deck at Gordon Elementary. For more information about Mission Houston and the “Whole and Healthy Children” Initiative, please visit www.missionhouston.org.
Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity is founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a simple, decent, affordable place to live in dignity and safety. Through the years, Faith Lutheran Church members have volunteered on several Habitat for Humanity job sites helping build homes for those in need in and around the Houston area.
Recovery Programs & Counseling
Faith Lutheran Church supports several recovery and counseling programs that meet regularly on our church campus, including Alcoholics Anonymous, Cornerstone Recovery, PDAP, and Samaritan Counseling. For more information and program links, visit the Recovery Groups page.
Please visit the Faith Camp page.
Board of Social Ministries
Let Christ be known by being a neighbor to all people in need of help and hope; striving to create congregational awareness and interaction with the communities mounting spiritual, social, physical and mental demands.
– Mission of Board of Social Ministries
The Board of Social Ministries accomplishes their mission by scheduling a variety of events and drives throughout the year and encouraging congregational and neighborhood participation through:
- Blood Drives (held quarterly)
- CCSC Back-to-School
- CCSC Jingle Bell Express
- Habitat for Humanity
- Krause Center
- Mental Illness Awareness
- NAMI Walks
- Souper Bowl of Caring
- Special Lenten Projects
The Christian Community Service Center (CCSC)
The Christian Community Service Center (CCSC) is an award-winning, community-based, nonprofit organization that serves the needs of the inner-city, southwest Houston community. The mission of the Christian Community Service Center is to serve the poor, hungry, disabled and otherwise needy while respecting their religious, ethnic and cultural differences. CCSC was created out of faith, and founded in the belief that we are all called to help all God’s children heart-to-heart and hand-to-hand. CCSC was incorporated in 1980 and since that time has grown to encompass a coalition of 43 local churches united in service, including Faith Lutheran Church.
Faith Lutheran Church members actively support the mission of CCSC by contributing financially and donating generously to a variety of food, clothing and special needs drives that are held throughout the year. Faith Lutheran Church serves as the host site for CCSC’s large and popular “Back-to-School” event. The annual Back-to-School event, which is held in our Faith Center gymnasium, provides school supplies, school uniforms, shoes and gently worn clothing to over 6,000 underprivileged children and their families every August. Each year, Faith Lutheran Church members also lovingly make beautiful doll cradles and quilts to be distributed at CCSC’s annual “Jingle Bell Express” along with many other toys, books and monetary donations.
Many of our church members also volunteer regularly at CCSC Emergency Services, Gethsemane Food Pantry, and the Sunshine Resale Shop. For more information about the vital and life-changing services provided by the Christian Community Service Center, please visit www.ccschouston.org.