Social Concerns

CLC coordinates the following services within the community and throughout the world to assist those in need….”God’s work, our hands”.

Food Pantry:

There is a large collection box in the narthex for donated food items and pet food which volunteers bring to the Ecumenical Food Pantry housed in First Presbyterian Church, Northport.  The pantry is open Monday through Thursday from 10 to noon and is available to all needing food.

Clothing Drive

We run two clothing drives each year to donate much-needed clothing, shoes, pocketbooks and linens to the Long Island Council of Churches at their Riverhead outreach program.

Sandwich Brigade

Join the sandwich brigade and help spread God’s love between 2 slices of whole wheat bread the 3rd Tues. of each month at 4 pm to support the soup kitchen at Mercy Inn, Wyandanch.  Volunteers and donations of bread and cold cuts are welcome as approximately 150 sandwiches are delivered each month.

Pennies for Peanut Butter:

The first Sunday of each month, peanut butter donation jars are available to collect pennies and coins to help eradicate childhood hunger in Sub-Saharan Africa and the Philippines.  A dietary supplement based on peanut butter, soy milk, vitamins and minerals is economical, requires no refrigeration and is more effective than conventional methods to save children’s lives.

Penates Women’s Shelter

A collection box is available in the narthex for trial-size toiletries, dental supplies and cosmetics for a women’s shelter in Suffolk County.  These women often leave potentially dangerous situations with little and welcome these items.

Eyeglasses

A collection box is available in the narthex for unneeded children’s and adult’s eyeglasses and sunglasses which are donated to the Lion’s Club which refurbishes the glasses and distributes them to people in need.

Angel Tree

Each Advent a Christmas tree is erected in the church narthex with angel tags stating gift wishes from local children and their families.  CLC members have the opportunity to purchase these items and share their blessings.

HIHI…..Huntington Interfaith Homeless Initiative:

CLC joins other Lutheran churches in supporting the Huntington Lutheran Respite Center at Gloria Dei in  Huntington Station on Tuesday evenings from Thanksgiving through the end of March.  Volunteers cook dinner, serve meals, help set up beds or supply lunch the next day  for our homeless neighbors.