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 any 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 or four 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 which include putting together School Kits for children in Third World countries. 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. Quilts for Children and Families is a new project that is just being organized, spearheaded by Ruth Ackerman.