Serve at Love of Christ: The life of our church, our worship, and our programs would not happen every week without our incredible volunteers! There are opportunities to serve helping in our front office, greeting folks on Sunday mornings, sharing your musical gifts with the congregation, helping with Vacation Bible School, and many, many other ways to serve.

Serve Our Local Community: We are blessed to be a blessing and making a difference outside our walls is an important part of values we hold as a community of folks following Christ. We work with numerous local organizations in the valley to provide relief and resources for our neighbors.

Serve the World: Being a part of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America gives us a unique opportunity as a church community to reach out to our neighbors beyond our borders.

Ministry Partners

- Local -

We have partnerships with Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest to provide support to people in need through the I-Help program. We also partner with Habitat for Humanity, Grace Lutheran Church in downtown Phoenix, Family Promise, House of Refuge, Lutheran Food Banks of the East Valley, local schools to help families in need for Christmas, Boys/Girls/Cub Scouts, Matthew 25 prison letter ministry, Sleep in Heavenly Peace, and our Preschool to offer a Fall Festival for the community.

- ARizona and the world -

We have partnerships with Lutheran Advocacy Ministry Arizona, the Navajo Mission, and support for the ELCA's Lutheran Fund for Leaders and Lutheran Campus Ministries. We also partner with Feed My Starving Children to pack meals for children in need. Being a part of a larger, global church, we partner with ELCA World Hunger and ELCA Lutheran Disaster Response to provide aide for those in need.
Opportunities to serve:

Sleep in Heavenly Peace: 
There are over 3,500 children in the valley who are on a waiting list at Sleep in Heavenly Peace, and are currently sleeping on an air mattress, sofa or on the floor. Let's pitch in and make sure kids in our community have a place to lay their heads at night. SHP now has 326 chapters in the US, as well as chapters in Canada and Bermuda. SHP is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. (Federal ID: 46-4346568) "In Arizona, we have built and delivered more than 3,200 beds, while nationally, we expect to hit 50,000 this year," said Joe Genovese, SHP's chapter president in Phoenix. “If a child needs a bed, we want to make sure they get one. No kid sleeps on the floor in our town!® “

1. Join us in delivering beds to children: Mesa Hub Deliveries usually occur on the 3rd Saturday of the month. Upcoming delivery dates are: February 17, March 16, April 20, May 18, and June 15. Please let us know if you are volunteering and click the corresponding buttons below to complete the Volunteer form and waiver to participate.
2. Join us in building beds—we welcome all ages, however we kindly ask that any youth under the age of 12 be accompanied and monitored by an adult. Sleep in Heavenly Peace has a new warehouse and workshop with everything set up for bed builds. Bring your family and friends. Please let us know if you are volunteering and click the corresponding buttons below to complete the Volunteer form and waiver to participate.
3. Provide twin size bedding—sheets, pillows, blankets, mattress protectors are all needed. (Collection boxes are in the COC and Sanctuary entries.)
4. Join us in sewing twin sized flannel blankets for the beds. Simple and easy sew or non-sew patterns are available.

On April 20th, a few volunteers from Love of Christ helped to deliver 19 beds by three teams of folks from the Mesa delivery hub. Jan Barnett also contributed 19 fleece blankets which were used for the bedding portion of the delivery and included books, sheets, and mattress protection donated by the congregation during the Lenten donations. Thank you to everyone who participated!

Questions about serving?

There are many ways to serve with Love of Christ. Please contact us using the form below for specific inquires with how you may be involved.