sOCIAL cONCERNS mINISTRY

Heavenly Helpers

A Heavenly Helper is like an Angel sent to help you get things done that you don't know how to do or can't do yourself. CHRIST OUR SAVIOR  volunteers are willing to help those needing temporary assistance.Helpers honor a wide variety of requests like travel or small home repairs.  If you are someone, due to special circumstances, needs temporary assistance, that's where Heavenly  Helpers come in.If you have any questions about Heavenly Helpers contact CHRIST OUR SAVIOR LUTHERAN CHURCH 865-458-9407.


Can you provide a meal to someone in our COS family who needs our help due to illness or other short-term situations? If so, contact the church office to add your name to the list of those willing to help. You’ll generally be asked to do this only once or twice a year. And if you need a meal prepared for you, you can also contact the church office.


Labels for Education

Please keep saving labels and box tops  from Campbell's Soup products that say "LABELS FOR EDUCATION" and General Mills products that say"BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION." CAMPBELL SOUP LABELS HAVE A COUPON WITH THE BAR CODE TO BE CLIPPED. There is a basket to put them in the Christian Ministry Center Lobby. The proceeds from the labels will go to  FIRST LUTHERAN SCHOOL in  Knoxville.


Community Service Centers


A part of our Social Concerns activities is to support our local The Good Shepherd and the Good Samaritan Centers in Monroe and Loudon Counties.


**“April Showers” will be so much better for those in need if they have shampoo, soap and deodorant. Did you know that the people who benefit from your donations to the Good Shepherd Center range in age from babies to seniors! Therefore, the Center is in dire need of diapers size 6 and nutritional drinks such as Ensure and Glucerna. Thank you for your ongoing generosity to the Center and all the people they serve in Christ’s name.


Good Samaritan Center requested contributions for April are: dry beans, cereal and paper towels. Please bring your donations and place in the basket located in the CMC lobby. Thank you for your generosity to those less fortunate.


Mats and Totes for the Homeless and Needy

A box is now inside the front entrance of the CMC for the deposit of plastic bags to be used for the mats and totes. Those who are crocheting them freely take all you need. Good Shepherd of Madisonville can especially use the mats now (3'X6'). They prefer the longer handles on the totes so the people can carry them on their shoulders and/or their head.  



Backpacks for Loudon Co. Students

The Good Samaritan Center will again this year, distribute more than 900 backpacks filled with grade specific supplies to avoid teachers having to pay for them. If you would like to help with the project, they are $25 each and you can mail your check to: The Good Samaritan Center, 119 A Street, Lenoir City, TN 37771 or donate by credit card at: www.goodsamloudoncounty.org and specify Backpack Program. Thank You!