Faith Lutheran Church, Murphys CA
Operation Christmas Child
Operation Christmas Child is a project of Samaritan's Purse. We honor Jesus, the Christmas Child, by reaching out to children around the world. Each November, we pack simple gifts into shoe boxes and pray for each box to bring God's message to hurting children around the world. These shoe boxes are collected and shipped to destinations overseas where people are living in refugee camps, natural disasters, extreme poverty, orphanages.
After the excitement of the shoe box gift, each child is invited to learn the Word of God, and learn to read their own Bible in their own language. In Jesus' words, "Whoever welcomes one such child in my name, welcomes me." (Matthew 18:5)
Calaveras CROP Walk
Each autumn, Faith Lutheran joins with other Calaveras County churches and service organizations in the CROP Hunger Walk to support Church World Service and local food banks and pantries.
Homelessness Task Force
Faith Lutheran participates in the Calaveras County Homelessness Task Force, and stocks a cabinet of supplies that might be needed by those who lack shelter.
Building a Home for HOPE
In 2021, Faith is renovating the little red "Mitchler House" to be a two-bedroom residence. When completed, we will lease the house to Sierra HOPE of Angels Camp for their Permanent Supportive Housing program, serving persons who struggle to remain housed because of physical or mental disabilities.
Murphys Senior Center and Food Pantry
Faith Lutheran is a partner with the Murphys Senior Center on our campus, as well as housing the Murphys Food Pantry.
During the pandemic, the Pantry is open on Wednesdays and Thursdays, 11am-12:30pm.
Lunch to go is available on Thursdays, 12-1.