Giving and Outreach
Our Community and Beyond
Serving at Antioch
Some of the ways to help our Antioch Community - Volunteer for the following: Altar Guild/Care of Communion, Coffee Nook Volunteer, Funeral Lunch Team, Spring Rummage Sale, Shepherding our Members with the Shepherd program, Worship Helpers - Acolyte, Ambassador, Assisting Minister, Communion Assistant, Greeter, Home Communion Minister, Reader, Usher. Please contact the church office to volunteer or for more information.
Ways to Help Others: Help our Farmington homeless families with one of our school supplies, or clothing drives; Fair Trade Coffee: Buy at our Coffee Nook Hour on the third Sunday of the month; Health Ministry - Give blood during our blood drives, Women Helping Women: various projects through our Antioch Women (WELCA), See below for groups to join or ways to help!
Please contact the church office to volunteer or for more information.
Join one of our teams!
Unlike council, you do not need to be elected, - just join in at any team meeting: Christian Education, Evangelism, Outreach / Social Ministry, Stewardship, Women's Planning / WELCA, Facilities, or Worship & Arts. See the calendar for team meeting dates, or call the church office for more information.
Quilt ‘n’ Share Group
Our quilting group meets once a month on the third Friday of the month at 10:00 am to make quilts and receiving blankets for Lutheran Social Services and other organizations such as the Navajo Lutheran Mission in Arizona, and the Farmington area homeless. They meet during the school year. Check the calendar page for current dates and times.
Angel Tree Ministry
We help people in need at Christmas time with our Angel Tree Ministry - In the fall, we put up Angel Tree gift posters in the church narthex. Members can adopt an angel, buy the gift, and return it to be donated to a shelter or other deserving organization. Look for details in the November newsletters.
St. Patrick’s Senior Center, Detroit
Every month, a group of people go to St. Patrick's Senior Center in Detroit to prepare lunch on the second Saturday. We donate the food, prepare it, serve it to Detroit seniors, and clean up. Meet at Antioch at 9:00 am to carpool downtown.
Days For Girls — You Can Make a Difference!
Days For Girls — You Can Make a Difference! Watch the calendar and newsletters for our next Antioch event. Do you want to help change the world for the better, one girl at a time? Help provide sustainable feminine hygiene products for girls who have no access to these products. “Days for Girls” is an organization that provides reusable/sustainable feminine hygiene products for all women around the world. These women and girls have no access to the products that we are accustomed to using. They have to resort to using rags (if they can get those), leaves, paper, or just hiding until their time has passed. YOU CAN HELP! Bring your sewing machine or your willing hands to cut fabric. This is a WELCA sponsored project. See www.daysforgirls.org for more information. For up to date information see: Facebook Days For Girls Farmington/Livonia MI Team
Our trained tutors help kids learn to read throughout the school year. Most people will agree that the ability to read is an essential skill for success in life. Many children by third grade do not have that skill. Antioch offers FREE reading tutoring to students in grades 2-4 and is open to all. Please call the church office for more information, to register, or to become a tutor. Tutoring begins again in the fall of 2017.
South Oakland Shelter (SOS) Helping the Homeless
Every year we host up to thirty homeless people from South Oakland Shelter for a week. Our host week next year is in March. How will you help?
SOS is a moveable shelter that goes from one church or synagogue to another throughout the year. In addition to providing a secure place to sleep, SOS provides homeless people with a daily breakfast, sack lunch, and dinner. The guests stay at the church from 7:00 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. daily for a week. In order for the program to succeed, we need well over 200 volunteers to work on a series of small tasks, each of which requires a time commitment of a few hours.