Manager’s Message: Let’s Give Thanks

Dear Lutheran Charities Friends,  When was the last time you stopped to give thanks that Lutheran Charities exists? Despite our fast-paced lifestyles coupled with this ever-shifting time in our churches and country, thousands of people in Southeastern Pennsylvania communities find themselves invested and rooted in Lutheran Charities’ mission and message. Along with pastors, synod leadership [Read More…]

Reformation 500: Quotes and Notes

As we commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation in October, Lutheran Charities takes this express opportunity to share some of our favorite quotes from Martin Luther and several interesting notes that you may not know about the Reformation.  The movement that Martin Luther sparked in 1517 would influence the history of the world.  Quotes:  [Read More…]

Lutheran Charities Month is Riding High!

Inaugural Community Day and 24th Bike Steeplechase Happening Sat., Oct. 14  The countdown is on for our inaugural Community Day & 24th Bike Steeplechase happening rain or shine, on October 14, 2017 from 7:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.  It will be a wonderful celebration at Green Lane Park, Morrow Pavilion, 2150 Green Lane Road, Green [Read More…]

Spotlight: Carol Hammarberg, Former Lutheran Charities Steeplechase Bike Ride & Walk Coordinator

With a lifetime of experience in the field of social work administration, Carol Hammarberg has been involved in adoption, foster care, and refugee services, including teenage foster care of unaccompanied youth from Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Cuba and Haiti and working with refugee families at Lutheran Children and Family Services. A change in direction brought her [Read More…]

Newsmaker: Lutheran Settlement House ‘Sows Seeds of Community’

Reprint of an article by Erin Arvelund that appeared in the Sunday Philadelphia Inquirer, 7/9/2017  A lush vegetable garden grows at 1340 Frankford Ave. in Fishtown, part of an experiment that has young people and older ones get down in the dirt together, digging weeds, plucking beans, and picking lettuce.  It’s a senior-teenager endeavor that [Read More…]

Chef’s for Silver Springs November 3, 2017

The tenth anniversary Chefs for Silver Springs benefit dinner will be held on Friday, November 3, 2017 featuring the phenomenal and award winning, Chef Greg Vernick! Chef Vernick and his wife Julie own Vernick Food & Drink in Philadelphia where he serves honest, no-fuss plates. Chef Vernick has earned countless accolades, including from Food & Wine, Bon Appétit, and Philadelphia Magazine. Notably, The Philadelphia Inquirer’sCraig Laban [Read More…]

Lutheran Settlement House “Attend The Man Can Rally & speak out against domestic violence

Save the date for #MenCan2017! Mark your calendars for our Men Can Rally to Prevent Domestic Violence. Speakers, performers, food, music, resources, and more! We’ll see you on October 11, 11am at Board Game Art Park [Read More…]

Meet LC Board of Directors Member the Rev. Mark Wimmer

The Rev. Mark Wimmer is vice president for church relations with Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries. He has been a member of Lutheran Charities’ Board of Directors since last fall. Rev. Wimmer is responsible for the integration of Diakon’s service with its role as an entity of the church. He maintains relationships with a variety of [Read More…]

Manager’s Message: How Can We Help?

By Barbara Stechert HOW CAN WE HELP? Every Sunday I unwrap a present. The present is God’s gift to me in the form of a Lutheran congregation. Earlier in the week I plug the name and the address of the church I am scheduled to visit into my Google Maps app and visually trace the [Read More…]

What’s the Meaning of the Reformation 500 Logo?

This logo takes many elements from Martin Luther’s seal, which is the most recognizable symbol for Lutheranism. It was common in Luther’s day for people to create a seal or coat of arms for their families, and that seal told the world what the family cared about or did for a living. It’s no surprise [Read More…]

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