At LCI a commitment to Social Justice is one of our core values and a way in which we share Christ's light daily. Here are some of the ministries we are engaged in (full list under construction).
Home Building Mission To Mexico
LCI has partnered with Amor Ministries since 1993 to build homes in Tijuana Mexico for families in need.
Amor Ministries' primary goal is to provide adequate shelter so that families can stay together and build a foundation for their futures. Amor strives to show God's love through tangible acts of service and it is the goal of the LCI Mission Team to do the same.
Over the course of a one week volunteer commitment, the team builds a simple home for a low income family. Families apply for homes and then need is prioritized by a board of local community pastors. Join us in this ministry of sweat, hard work and love by contributing to the Mexico Mission trip or joining our building team.
For specifics about our LCI trip, we have:
OR contact Ellen Kolarik via email or phone 530-756-6278.
Race & Faith Adult Forums
We meet on the first Sunday of the month at 9:30 a.m. in the church library to learn about how issues of race intersect with our faith. More details can be found here.
ELCA Advocacy Alerts
All are invited to sign up for ELCA Advocacy Alerts.
On the right side of the page, toward the top is the Advocacy Alerts box with a blue "Sign Up Now" box. This takes you to a form. You can sign up for the ELCA National Advocacy Network (at the top of the list) and/or the Lutheran Office of Public Policy - California (toward the bottom of the list).
Click here for information about the 2020 census in both English and Spanish.
Interfaith Rotating Winter Shelter
LCI is partnering with Davis Universal Methodist Church for the 2020/2021 version of the Interfaith Rotating Winter Shelter (IRWS). As you know this year we are NOT rotating. Rather, IRWS is working with the City of Davis to house 48 unsheltered high Covid risk individuals in 24 apartments in town for 6 months. The city has secured funding for the apartment funding and the promise of wrap around services. It is hoped that some of these individuals may develop the skills to remain permanently housed after their 6 months in the program.
Our congregation is tasked with furnishing one 2 bedroom apartment for 2 people, providing a weekly food box for dinner supplies, and 2 volunteers to be trained by IRWS to meet with our resident guests 2-3x a week on an electronic platform.
Many of you have already pledged to donate cash. THANK YOU!!!! Please write a check to LCI and put IRWS the comment line. Mail your giving to the church office (as you would your regular giving) or to Paul Kolarik 1759 Mariposa Circle, Davis 95618 who is acting as the counter while the office is closed.
With your generous donations, we are ALREADY better than halfway to a completely furnished apartment. Please click on the following real time list where you can add your name and additional items for donation. Remember that "used but in good condition" is fine.
If you have items to donate which duplicate items already given - please add them to the bottom of the list under "Extras to be Shared with Other Congregations". I am happy to collect duplicates to be used in other apartments sponsored by other churches.
To volunteer for training as a "Friendly Visitor" (no in person contact required!!) OR to help with the weekly food boxes - click on the link below to sign up. Note that if you can shop for food but don't feel you can cover the cost of the the grocery items, we will have funds available from cash donations to help out.
Thank you for Sharing Christ's Light during these dark days of Covid.