Social Action Committee

Council Members: Becky King & Kathryn Whitacre

The Social Action Committee is responsible for helping “Making Jesus Known” outside of the walls of Community of Christ Church. As part of our partnership with Salem Lutheran Church, members of the church go to Salem on the third Tuesday of the month to help with cooking and distribution of free meals to 250-300 people! Wayne King spearheads this project. He also delivers the food items that the congregation has donated…large cans of vegetables, big bundles of spaghetti noodles, as well as smaller food items, and personal hygiene items such as bars of soap and toothbrushes. We also collect food items for the Whitehouse Food Bank. Community of Christ sponsors a local American Red Cross Blood Drive held at Church, three times a year. Annette Merritt is our point person for the blood drives in addition to a core of trusty volunteers who help her out.

We are also involved in Lutheran World Relief Projects. We are currently involved with the Quilts and Kits ministries. Quilts for Children and Families is a project we do that can be used as warm bedding, simple tents, or floor coverings for those coping with poverty, disaster, conflict, and more. This project is organized, by Rose Ackerman. Although there are several “Kits” projects, at this time we specifically focus on the School Kits. This is a project that allows us to help equip a child with the supplies they need to keep learning even in crisis. We collect items from a list provided by Lutheran World Relief and place them in a backpack to be sent overseas. Currently, a Chair is needed for this project. If you would like more information about these two projects or other projects LWR offers, please visit If you would like to become involved in helping here at Community of Christ with one or both of the projects we currently support, please contact the church office. Thank you!