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

"Feed the Need" Food Drives

Thank you, Atonement, for the wonderful donations of snacks for the children at Brookridge Elementary!          

February "Feed the Need" Food Drive
Saturday, February 18th, 9:00-11:00am

We will be collecting food and personal hygiene items for the college food pantries at JoCo Community College and KU's Lutheran Campus Ministry. Check out the flyer in bulletins beginning February 5th or email Ros!

JoCo IHN - Serving JoCo Homeless
Wednesday, February 15th, 5:00pm

JOCOIHN is an interfaith homelessness intervention program that helps restore stability to
 situationally homeless families in Johnson County. They have fed, housed, educated and empowered
hundreds of wonderful people, thanks to their network of 40 congregations and individual supporters.
Last year, more than 75% of their guests obtained permanent housing after 90 to 180 days with them.  
Atonement supports this ministry in a variety of ways, including bringing over supper for 10-12 people
once every eight weeks. Email Lyn Bowers to learn more or to help provide a meal on February 15th.

What's Up With The Good Faith Network?

On October 25th, we held our "Community Problems Assembly" where all network members were invited to attend and hear the progress made during the past year on the 2022 topics, Homelessness and Mental Health issues. Over 300 people were there to hear the updates, and voted to include Affordable Housing as our 3rd area to research in 2023. Research has begun on Affordable Housing, and research on the two 2022 topics will continue. New members are welcome to join the research teams for any of the three areas .

Network Members
Plan to attend our "Network Leaders Meeting" on Sunday, February 26th, from 4:00-6:00pm at Atonement!
You'll receive updates from our three Research teams and we'll begin planning for
the Nehemiah Action on Tuesday, May 2nd!

Project 1020 opened December 1st!

Project 1020 Cold Weather Shelter
Project 1020 provides shelter, support, and compassion to all adults experiencing homelessness while helping them utilize community resources to achieve their goals. It is also the only cold-weather shelter in Johnson County and is open December 1st - March 31st.
Atonement's Outreach Team offered up to $2500 in matching funds for donations made to Atonement for Project 1020! This Challenge went through Sunday, December 18th, and you generously responded with $8,872!!! The funds received will help to purchase warm clothing and support the work of the center. 
Provide a Meal
They commit to provide their guests healthy, balanced, filling meals, and appreciate all so much for helping them do that! Bring your fully-prepared meals to feed 45 – 50 Guests and volunteers to the shelter (9400 Pflumm, around back to the Southeast corner) in disposable containers by 5:30 p.m. on your selected night. 
Staff the Shelter
Volunteers to staff the shelter are also welcome!