VOLUNTEER AT KOUNTZE MEMORIAL
By living out our mission to Worship, Grow, and Serve, we seek to be a “City-wide Church with a World-wide Ministry”. Members of Kountze Memorial live out their faith by regularly participating in a wide variety of service and outreach events and activities, some of which are listed below. If you are interested in participating in any of our outreach ministries, please speak to a pastor or contact the church staff at 402-341-7761 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Food Pantry and Pantry Garden
The Pantry’s mission is simple: feed the hungry. Over the course of the past two decades, the Food Pantry at Kountze Memorial Lutheran Church has evolved from a little closet of food into a well-built weekly operation, with more than 70 volunteers serving an estimated 1,200 guests each month. Volunteers and donations are always appreciated, especially at our Pantry Garden. The pantry is open weekly on Mondays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Healing Gift Free Medical Clinic, LLC
The Healing Gift Free Clinic, LLC, opened its doors to the public on Feb. 25, 2010 and is an all-volunteer, free health clinic serving those in need of medical care, empowering them towards the health of the body, mind, and spirit. Currently, the clinic is open on Thursday afternoons, from 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. and provides basic medical and referral services.
The Kountze Memorial Lutheran Church Endowment Fund extends and enhances the mission of outreach of the church beyond and apart from the programs, ministries, and work of the congregation normally supported through regular offerings and pledges. Capital improvements, community and synodical ministries, national and global ministries, and Kountze media ministries are specific benevolence and outreach purposes of the fund. Naming the Kountze Memorial Endowment Fund in your will or as a beneficiary of an insurance policy is a gift that continues beyond your lifetime, as the Church fulfills its mission of outreach and service around the world.
Our congregation has committed to “Going Green” as part of our focus on both hospitality and stewardship. We are currently seeking members who are interested in serving on the Going Green Task Force. Participants meet regularly to discuss ways we can reduce our carbon footprint and the waste we generate and also sponsor annual neighborhood clean-up events.
Prayer Shawl and Sewing Groups
The Prayer Shawl group meets regularly to knit or crochet shawls, bless them and give them to those going through a difficult time. The Sewing Group puts together quilts for Lutheran World Relief.
Following the example of Jesus Christ, Stephen Ministers provide a haven where our members in need of compassion and healing can receive it in a confidential way.
W-ELCA (Women of the ELCA)
The Women of the Church, participate in monthly circle meetings for Bible study and fellowship, serve food at funerals, weddings, anniversaries and other special events, share in a variety of service projects, and much more.
Military Family Support
The Kountze Military Family Support Group helps support families whose loved one is in active military or soon will be in active military service.
Supports Missionaries abroad, Disaster Relief efforts, Refugees, Alternative Gifts, Fair Trade products, and more, truly making Kountze Memorial “A City-wide church with a World-wide Ministry.”
More than 30 years ago, our church leaders had the vision to provide safe housing for the elderly. The facility, located at 2669 Dodge Street, just two blocks north of Kountze, has 51 apartments for senior citizens with limited income.