Beyond Local includes not only global but national, regional, etc.
Lutheran World Relief
Lakeridge Lutheran directly supports the good work of LWR in two ways:
- Fair Trade: On the second Sunday of each month following worship we offer for sale coffee, chocolate and other Fair Trade products to help local and overseas farmers earn a living wage.
- Quilting: For many years Lakeridge Lutheran quilters have created hand-made quilts—over 100 per year! These quilts are provided for people in need at home and abroad.
This ministry began among Lutheran churches in the Lynnwood/Edmonds area (see link). Lakeridge Lutheran is one of several congregations in South County that has developed our own Living Water project. Spare change given consistently and generously has totaled over $12,000 so far, for clean water projects in Tanzania, China, and Iowa, among others.
Lutheran Disaster Response
Katrina. Haiti. Chile. These are some of the natural disasters to which we have contributed funds for Lutheran Disaster Response.