Social Ministry

TRINITY LUTHERAN SOCIAL MINISTRY

Living in God’s amazing abundance, we invite you to share the gifts bestowed upon you with those less fortunate.

Laramie provides ample opportunities for Social Ministry, including several volunteer possibilities, donation centers, and food banks.

Please consider donating your time, resources, and gifts to some of the following organizations, who go above and beyond their call of duty to provide much needed resources to those in our community.

To learn more about how you can get involved, please contact Sharon Leder at leders@gvsu.edu

INTERFAITH-GOOD SAMARITAN

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Interfaith-Good Samaritan is a charitable, community-based, 501(c)(3), not-for-profit organization that cooperates with other agencies and organizations to assist women, men and children in emergency situations. Financial assistance is limited to families and individuals in Albany County, Wyoming.  Interfaith is always looking for volunteers and food donations.

Trinity Lutheran Church has blue donation bins setup for Interfaith-Good Samaritan in the North Lobby of the Sanctuary.  The bins contain a list of all donations accepted by Interfaith-Good Samaritan.

For more information, visit Interfaith-Good Samaritan’s website: http://interfaithgoodsam.com/

LARAMIE SOUP KITCHEN

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Located in the lower-level of St. Matthew’s Cathedral, Laramie Soup Kitchen is a soup kitchen and small food pantry in Laramie, Wyoming. They provide hot lunches Monday through Friday from 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. and their doors are open from 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.


Though they are closed Saturdays and Sundays, they provide sack lunches on Friday for the weekend. 

Food is free to all, no requirements needed or questions asked. Families Welcome.

On average they serve between 50 to 70 people for lunch. They believe hunger hits more than the stomach and they are committed to creating a community that feeds the stomach as well as the soul.

Trinity Lutheran Church has blue donation bins setup for Laramie Soup Kitchen in the South Lobby of the Sanctuary.  The bins contain a list of all donations accepted by the Laramie Soup Kitchen.

For more information, visit Laramie Soup Kitchen’s website: http://www.laramiesoupkitchen.com/

FAMILY PROMISE OF ALBANY COUNTY

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A brand new organization getting started in Albany County of Wyoming is Family Promise.  Family Promise’s mission is to help homeless and low-income families achieve sustainable independence through a community-based response.

There are several opportunities to volunteer one’s time and resources with this established national organization that is new to Albany County.

Trinity Lutheran Church is a proud host church of Family Promise!

For more information, visit Family Promise’s website: http://familypromise.org/

THRIVENT FINANCIAL & ACTION TEAMS

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THE THRIVENT WAY

Our mission statement guides us in all we do.

We are a membership organization of Christians, and our members are our owners.

Our purpose is to serve our members and society by guiding both to be wise with money and live generously.

We believe that all we have is a gift from God and that generosity is an expression of faith.

We succeed when our members, their families and their communities thrive.

We value our relationships, so we will: Be trustworthy in character and competence, and Act like owners and treat each other as owners, and Live balanced and generous lives.

Trinity Lutheran Church participates with Thrivent on several community endeavors throughout the year.

For more information, visit Thrivent’s website: https://www.thrivent.com/

LUTHERAN WORLD RELIEF

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Lutheran World Relief is a non-profit organization that works with local partners to provide lasting solutions to poverty, injustice and human suffering.

Recent contributions from Trinity Lutheran were sent to Lutheran World Relief’s partner, Hope for Angola, in the Democratic Republic of Congo.  The shipment of School Kits donated by Trinity Lutheran will help children who have survived domestic abuse and who are particularly vulnerable in addition to being trapped in chronic poverty.

For more information, visit Lutheran World Relief’s website: http://lwr.org/