Our Mission Statement
Living 4 Giving (L4G) is a group of Christians from Trinity Lutheran Church of Dover, New Jersey. L4G encourages the church membership to be aware of societal needs by providing various opportunities to serve within our church, local, and worldwide communities. This can be in the form of service, tangible items and/or monetary gifts.
God's Work. Our Hands.
"God's work. Our hands." Sunday is an opportunity to celebrate who we are as the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America-one church freed in Christ to serve and love our neighbor.
Service activities offer an opportunity for us to explore one of our most basic convictions as Lutherans: that all of life in Jesus Christ - every act of service, in every daily calling, in every corner of life - flows freely from a living, daring confidence in God's grace.
Congregational Time and Talent
What gifts do you have to share with TLC? How can you give of your time and talent? By filling out the Time and Talent Sheet in October, you can get involved and share your time and talent with TLC.
Alternative Gift Fair
The Alternative Gift Fair is held every other year in November just in time for Christmas shopping. There are varying tables set up - in the past we have had Make-A-Wish, The Seeing Eye, Habitat for Humanity, Faith Kitchen, Food Pantry, Edna's Haven, etc. set up tables where you can donate in someone's honor or memory. Also, we have items sold at the Fair that are handcrafted. It is a way for you to shop with intention for ethically-sourced wares.
Traditionally held near Valentine's Day, our project usually is a tangible item that can be donated to a group in need. Last year, we collected for our Health Cabinet which gives out items such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, soap, etc. This coming year, we plan to hold our project in January to spread out the love to a month where we don't have a project.
On Superbowl Sunday TLC holds "Souperbowl Sunday" and the congregation collects non-perishable food items for our Food Pantry. The collection has become a friendly competition between people that sit on the left and right sides of the church pews or different services.
Each Lenten season we choose a project to dedicate our time and talent to.
For Mother's Day a project is chosen that revolves around women's issues. We celebrate all women in our lives who have made a difference by giving free cards to those that need them.
Similar to Mother's Day, on Father's Day we choose a project that revolves around men's issues. We celebrate all the men in our lives who have made a difference by giving free cards to those that need them.
Sometimes the need arises and we are ready for the call. We will add in projects as warranted. Last year, we participated in the Bishop's Challenge which raised money to purchase 5 cows for world hunger!