Community Outreach

 

2016 efforts to combat hunger BY THE NUMBERS…

21,000 meals purchased & packaged for Kids Around The World
4,565 pounds of food delivered to the Rock River Valley Food Pantry (RRVFP)
$842.45 raised through the Souper Bowl of Caring for RRVFP
400 meals (approx.) packaged & delivered to the Rockford Rescue Mission
271 jars of peanut butter (and 2 jars of jelly) collected for the RRVFP

 

Salvation Army Bell Ringing

Thank you everyone who participated in this annual campaign. Our Savior’s continues to be a strong supporter of the Salvation Army bell ringing campaign.

 

 

2016 Year in Review

We are excited about the year ahead, and the plans and programs underway and coming up to help us grow in our relationships with Christ and each other. With that said, this past year truly lived up to our mission: Connecting to God, faith and people. Our commitment to support service agencies, schools and the greater Lutheran church on a local, national and worldwide level has never been stronger. Here is a partial list of outside organizations (and events) that utilized the OSLC facility in 2016:

AARP • Alpine Lutheran School • Alzheimer’s Support Group • Boy & Girl Scouts •
Children’s Home + Aid • Ecumenical Taizé Service • Foster Care Alliance • Life Line Screening •
LOMC Swing Choir • Luther College Orchestra • Lutheran Social Services of Illinois (LSSI) • Magicians Club •
Maud Johnson School • MELD • Michael Day Master Recital • NAMI • Northern Illinois Synod •
Rock River Valley Blood Center • Rock Valley Children’s Choir • Rock Valley Master Chorale •
Rock Valley College Adult Ed (ESL classes) • Rockford Area Lutheran Ministries (RALM) • Rockford Lutheran Schools •
Rockford Police Department Safety Camp • Rockford Symphony Orchestra • Rockford Wildcats •
Vegetarians in Motion • Winnebago County Citizen Corp Council (VRC Mock Drill) • Youth Connect

Our list of mission partners also was solidified last year, and we’re already looking to expand this list in 2017 with the addition of ALS Support Group and Mosaic. 2016 partners included:

Becca’s Closet • “Build a Bear of Love” (local hospitals) • Carpenter’s Place • CASA • Children’s Clothes Closet •
CROP Walk • Gideons International • Habitat for Humanity • Kids Around The World • Lifescape Community Services •
Lutheran Partners in Global Ministry (LPGM) • Lutheran World Relief • LSSI Prader-Willi Group Home •
One Body Collaboratives • LSSI • Maud Johnson School • PA Peterson • RALM • Remedies Renewing Lives •
Rock House Kids • Rock River Valley Food Pantry • Rockford Park District • Rockford Reachout Jail Ministry •
Rockford Rescue Mission • Rockford Rivets • Rosie’s Birthday Club • Salvation Army • Walter Lawson Home

Without the generosity and faithfulness of our members, strong pastoral and lay leadership and a hard-working staff, this level of outreach simply could not be accomplished. Thank you, all, and may God continue to bless the work of Our Savior’s.