Outreach Ministry News

He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. 
Micah 6:8


Volunteer Opportunities for YOU!

"Christmas in July" 
Benefiting MLM's 2024 Christmas Store!

Each July we support MLM and their annual Christmas Store, as they work to serve hundreds of families in metro KC at Christmas time.
The tree will be up beginning July 6-7; you are invited to take one (or more!) tags from the tree, purchase the item(s) new,
and place them under the tree by July 31st. Any questions – please email Bette Croes at becroes@sbcglobal.net.
Most needed items:
· Children’s Coats 2T
· Women’s Coats (XL-4XL)
· Men’s Coats (2XL-4XL)
· Blankets (King and Queen)
· Small Kitchen Appliances (No Toasters or Hand Mixers, Please)
· Men’s, Women’s, and Teen Gifts
· Pots and Pans
· Men’s Undershirts (MultiPacks, All Sizes)            

MLM Sack Lunch Packing Party!
Saturday, June 29th, at 9:30am in the Sunshine Room

MLM distributes @750 sack lunches each month across the KC Metro area - and they rely on our Lutheran congregations to help!
The Outreach team is providing all the supplies for 500 sack lunches - YOU can be one of the 20 people to help pack.
Sign up at the green Outreach table, click on the link below, or email Ros today.

LGBTQIA+ Ministry Update

Pride Month

Our thanks for the 19 Atonement members and visitors who participated in PrideFest
June 7-9 at Theis Park in KCMO! We, with members of 7 other ELCA congregations, had the opportunity to visit with so many who attended the event, providing
support, encouragement, and acceptance.

2024 Central States Synod Assembly

At our Synod Assembly June 7-8, delegates overwhelming passed a historic resolution
to become a Reconciling in Christ (RIC) Synod. You may read the press release
and hear Bishop Susan Candea's comments by clicking on the link below.