Luther Memorial Lutheran Church
600 Prices Fork Rd. Blacksburg, VA 24060
"A Reconciling in Christ Congregation"
We are a caring and compassionate community, growing as Christ's disciples. Dedicated to worship, study and prayer, we address social concerns, both locally and globally, and welcome people of all sexual orientations and gender identities.
Worship Services at 8:30 and 11:00 a.m.
Sunday School for all ages begins at 9:45 a.m.
work day canceled--rescheduled for next saturday, weather permitting
CHANGE 4 CHANGE IN OCTOBER
OUR RECIPIENT IS BREAD FOR THE WORLD
According to the Economic Policy Institute, "The United States stands out as the developed country with one of the highest poverty rates and yet has one of the lowest levels of social expenditure." The statistics are depressing: About two-thirds of all food stamp (SNAP) participants are children, elderly, or disabled. Half of black children under the age of six live in poverty. Half of retirees are considered "economically vulnerable," because they have less than $10,000 in savings.
Confronting the problem of hunger can seem overwhelming. Bread for the World (http://bread.org) strives to end hunger by encouraging everyone, including our government representatives, to do their part. Bread for the World is a Christian voice which lobbies Congress to end hunger at home and abroad. There are many ways to educate yourself and our government representatives on hunger issues through Bread for the World’s newsletters, hunger and poverty fact sheets, and research papers. All of these resources are available for free on their website.
October’s Change for Change will be donated to Bread for the World to assist them in their ongoing efforts to educate the public about hunger issues and to encourage our representatives to fight hunger here at home and abroad.