At SHLC, our mission is to be a servant church, reaching out to share our joy in the Good News of our salvation in Jesus Christ. The Lord has led us to become involved in a variety of mission projects, spreading The Word and helping people in need both far and near.
For additional information on any of SHLC’s mission projects please contact us via the “Contact Us” tab.
Rev. John and Maila Davies
We are blessed to be a small part of the great work that God is doing on the other side of the globe, in Papua New Guinea, through bible translators Rev. John and Maila Davies. SHLC members contribute funds, are prayer partners with school teachers, and even help create Bible storybooks for the more than 1,000 Kobon, Haruai and Minimib students attending Living Word Schools and learning to read the New Testament in their own language.
Dr. Kristen Schmaltz – Compassion Evangelical Hospital
SHLC members support the work of Dr. Kristen Schmaltz, medical missionary at Compassion Evangelical Hospital in Guinea, West Africa. Whether she is saving a premature infant’s life, reading The Bible with on-site construction workers, or brushing up on her Pular (the local language) while visiting with friends, Dr. Kristen is always hard at work in God’s Kingdom!
Members of SHLC collect and personally distribute hats, gloves and socks to residents of Plainfield in December.
We also feed those in need who come to the Plainfield Y for dinner on a quarterly basis.
In addition, a scholarship is awarded annually to a graduating Plainfield High School senior, and a graduating Bernardsville High School senior.
New and gently used coats are collected for those in need in the Morristown area.
School supplies are collected to be added to back packs which are given to children in need in the Morristown area.
We collect NEW blankets (twin size), bath size towels, and pillows during the Lent Season for homeless veterans. Items are dropped off in designated boxes at SHLC to be delivered to the veterans through the VA hospital around Easter. Watch for more info as the Lent Season begins.
Each week our SHLC Sunday School students support orphaned and disabled children in southeastern India by contributing to Christ-centered Bethania Kids homes and centers. In addition our congregation generously supported Bethania Kids through their “Tour Of Love” event.
Samaritan’s Purse – Operation Christmas Child
At Christmas, SHLC members of all ages fill shoe boxes with gifts and send them off to Samaritan’s Purse for distribution to children in need around the world.
Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML)
The Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML) is the official women’s auxiliary of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. For over 65 years, the LWML has focused on affirming each woman’s relationship with Christ, encouraging and equipping women to live out their Christian lives in active mission ministries and to support global missions.
SHLC’s LWML provides Mite Boxes to its members. Based on the Biblical account of the widow’s mite (Luke 21:1-4), the mite box is intended for regular contributions of “mites” – offerings above and beyond the support given to congregations and the LCMS. Mite Box contributions fund district and national mission grants and implement the LWML program.
Lutheran World Relief
Lutheran World Relief (LWR) affirms God’s love for all people by working with Lutherans and partners around the world to end poverty, injustice and human suffering. SHLC members help to achieve LWR’s mission in the following ways:
– Quilts: SHLC’s quilters usually meet the 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month at 9:30 am in the Conference Room to plan, layout and sew quilts for LWR and Orphan Grain Train.
The Food Bank Network of Somerset County
SHLC members assist The Food Bank Network of Somerset County fulfill its mission of distributing food and providing other basic human needs to those less fortunate in our community in the following ways:
– Throughout the year we collect non-perishable foods in bins provided in our gathering area.
– At Thanksgiving and Christmas we collect frozen turkeys.
– On general election days our Women’s Guild is able to raise funds for the food bank by hosting a bake sale.
Interpretation for the deaf and hearing impaired is provided at special services.