It's part of our mission statement, and it's part of our faith journey: reaching out to change lives. And what better place to start than our own backyard? Here are a few of our local outreach partners. Texas Winds Musical Outreach
Back on My Feet
Back On My Feet is a nationwide program to promote self-sufficiency in the lives of those experiencing homelessness. We are very pleased to have this important ministry as part of our congregation. The Dallas chapter of Back on My Feet uses our facilities monthly to host education programs on financial literacy, resume writing, interview skills, and more. For the last five years, Christ Lutheran Church has hosted the Back on My Feet Thanksgiving dinner, a holiday feast enjoyed by church members, Back on My Feet clients, and organization staff and volunteers.
The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) Meals on Wheels program provides hot, nutritious, freshly prepared meals five days a week to Dallas County residents who can’t provide for themselves due to illness, advanced age or disability. These meals contribute to the overall well-being of participating seniors, including those with chronic illnesses that are affected by diet, such as diabetes and heart disease, and those who are homebound.
Drivers pick up meals at 10:30 a.m. and deliver hot meals and smiles to 12-14 seniors each day. The daily schedule averages 300 routes and 200 drivers, of which half are volunteers. Many members of Christ Lutheran Church are active volunteers with the VNA Meals on Wheels program.
Mosaic is a faith-based organization whose mission is to advocate for people with intellectual disabilities and provide opportunities for them to enjoy a full life. The agency is an affiliated social ministry organization of the ELCA.
As an outreach partner with Mosaic, Christ Lutheran Church helps to support its mission in a variety of ways. We engage in seasonal projects like creating Valentine's gift bags for Mosaic residents and donating health and beauty items for its summer hygiene drive.
Our members also enjoy contributing to and attending Mosaic's annual fundraiser gala. And several of our members serve on Mosaic's Board of Directors and committees.
As an outreach ministry, the First Sunday Food Drive is a way for Christ Lutheran to collect food for the Mt. Olive Food Pantry, a ministry of Mt. Olive Lutheran Church in South Dallas. Our collections monthly assist many North Texans with the food they need. Please bring your non-perishable items to either service on the first Sunday of each month to contribute to this worthy cause. You may also give financially to the food pantry by writing a check to Christ Lutheran with "food pantry" in the memo line.
In addition to collecting food for the Mt. Olive Food Pantry, our members also volunteer at the pantry on the fifth Wednesday of the month. We pack and hand out sack lunches to homeless and hungry individuals on this date.
Texas Ramps Project
Texas Ramp Project is an organization that builds free wheelchair ramps at individuals’ homes. The recipients include clients from hospicefacilities, dialysis patients, and those who live alone and are unable to exit their home safely.
The Texas Ramp Project was founded in 2006 with the mission of establishing organizations throughout Texas-based on the practices of the Dallas Ramp Project. The Dallas Ramp Project was initiated in the 1980s by the Richardson, Texas, Kiwanis club and operated as a non-profit entity until December 31, 2012, when it merged into the Texas Ramp Project.
Today, Texas Ramp Project has branches in more than 20 Texas cities and serves clients in more than 100 counties across the state. Since 2006, the organization and its volunteers have built nearly 4,200 wheelchair ramps. All materials and tools are provided, and experienced builders assist with the work.
Texas Winds Musical Outreach
Texas Winds Musical Outreach takes live music out of the concert hall and brings it directly to people who have little opportunity to experience it. Our professional musicians perform over 1,800 concerts annually, reaching 135,000 individuals in North Texas nursing homes, hospitals and Head Start Centers.