This is not your mother’s yard sale! Church and community come together to recycle, reuse and share furniture, clothing, household items, books, jewelry, toys and more. This MASSIVE yard sale raises about $30,000 each year. All the proceeds go to organizations serving those in need. The yard sale is held the last Saturday of September from 10 AM – 4 PM and Sunday from 12 noon to 4 PM. The 2017 Yard Sale will be held on September 30 and October 1.
Food and Hygiene Pantry
In an effort to help our neighbors, church members and friends donate food, hygiene and cleaning products at worship each Sunday. At the end of the month we bag and deliver these items to residents in HOUSING UP apartments. We welcome in-kind or cash donations and volunteers of all ages. Contact our Food Pantry Volunteer Coordinator, Anne Dwiggins, firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to get involved.
Lutheran GrACE works to reduce the stigma of HIV/AIDS everywhere, particularly within the ELCA. It is an all-volunteer organization comprised of members from Christ Lutheran and other Lutheran churches in the Metro DC Synod. Past efforts have included
- Sponsoring HIV testing throughout DC
- Sponsoring a booth and participating in the 2012 World AIDS Conference in Washington, DC
- Sponsoring two HIV+ youth leaders from Washington, DC at the 2014 World AIDS Conference in Australia
- Visiting Metro DC Synod congregations to discuss what congregations can do to tackle the stigma surround HIV and to become positive, welcoming communities to those affected by HIV/AIDS.
Housing Up (formerly Transitional Housing Corporation) was founded by volunteers in 1990 through a partnership of Christ Lutheran Church, Samaritan Ministries of Greater Washington and Community Family Life Services. Today it is a nonprofit that provides housing and comprehensive support services to over 600 homeless and at-risk families so that they can transform their own lives. Members of Christ Lutheran serve on the board and volunteer through the Adopt-an-Apartment Program (AAP). The homeless families entering Housing Up’s Partner Arms 2 (transitional housing) have few or no furnishings. We adopt apartments by providing gently-used furniture and household items for the incoming homeless family. We also provide food to residents of Housing Up apartments through the food and hygiene pantry.