Social Concerns

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 .  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.

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.

The Good Shepherd Center
0n behalf of the Good Shepherd Center, we want to thank you for your continued support during a chal-lenging time in our history. We have seen increased demands for our services, yet our volunteers, board members and certainly you, our church partners, have stepped up! We appreciate your food drives, new-born clothing and care items, financial support and prayers.
As an update, during the past 90 days we have continued to execute our Long-Range Plan by installing new interior and external security systems, a new "Food Pantry” software system that allows us to be more efficient in managing inventory and provides better record-keeping for our clients and volunteers. We just completed our Fall Fund Raising program and we will announce those results soon. A focus on tight expense control and quality food are of importance. Helping us are partners that donate food which we pick up several times each week: Walmart, Little Caesars, Food City-Vonore and Tellico Community Market. A semi from Second Harvest once a month helps us round out our mission.
Tours! We would like to invite your church members, pastors, and mission team members to visit us at the Good Shepherd Center. We are open Monday-Thursday 9 am to 12:15 pm. Call us at 423-420-8888 to schedule a time to visit the center.
A new program has started on the 4th Friday of each month. We provide free food to anyone in Monroe County who is on any food assistance program or Medicare. The last two events have seen 100+ families served.
Lastly, we are always in need of volunteers for food and clothing distribution, client intake, administra-tion, public relations, IT/Website, data entry and general support. Call us. 423-420-8888.
Thank you again for all you do for those in need in Monroe County.

This week the need is for dish soap, laundry soap, toilet paper, and they also need diaper bags. Food is always welcomed. Please put your donations in the basket marked "Good Shepherd Center" in the lobby of the CMC. Thank you for your support!

 The Good Samaritan Center of Loudon County needs plastic bags of grocery store size or somewhat larger. The bags will be used to distribute food and possibly other items to Good Samaritan clients. Place bags in the Good Samaritan basket just inside the main entrance to the CMC. Thanks.

Requested contributions for January are: canned sloppy joe sauce, Hamburger Helper, toilet paper, toothbrushes and shampoo. Please bring your donations and place in the basket located in the CMC lobby. Thank you for your generosity to those less fortunate.

If you have extra dental supplies provided by your health insurance or dentist, they could be placed in the Good Samaritan basket inside the main entrance to the CMC to be distributed to Good Samaritan clients. Thank you.