Service is at the heart of who we are at WHLC and the third part of our mission statement: Invite + Grow + Serve. At WHLC, there are plenty of ways to get involved, and share your talents to invest and serve the awesome community around us!
Shelter Meal: Did you know Central Iowa Shelter and Services serves over 2,000 individuals a year? These individuals are provided with a safe place to sleep, warm meals, and a variety of services. WHLC serves the evening meal on the 11th of each month. You can help by providing food or by volunteering to serve the meal. There is a sign-up sheet in the narthex. Please place donated items in room 127 in the refrigerator or on the counter. Please contact Dana Leahy, our coordinator for the shelter meals, if you have any questions about providing food or serving a meal! You can find out more about the shelter here.
Family Promise: WHLC is one of the many churches partnered with Family Promise, an awesome program dedicated to helping homeless families here in Des Moines. Twice a year, WHLC hosts Family Promise at the Gathering House, a building located next to Faith Lutheran Church in Clive. Members sign up to prepare and serve food, act as an overnight host, or help schedule rides for people in the program! Sign up sheets can be found in the Narthex in the weeks leading up to our next host week! Jamie Charlton is our current coordinator for the weeks we host Family Promise. You can find out more about Family Promise at their website!
Mosaic: WHLC is blessed to call some members of Mosaic part of our church family. We offer volunteer opportunities to sit with these residents each week at our Saturday evening service, and 10:45am Sunday service. Find our more about MOSAIC here!
Community Meal: We have a community meal every Wednesday at 5:30pm during the school year, and anyone is welcome to come for a delicious meal! Every week, we have one person act as the head cook, while others can sign up to help serve the dish of the week and clean up afterwards. We love feeding people at WHLC, and it’s one of our most beloved ministries. There is a paper sign up sheet in the church kitchen!