Worship at Gloria Dei will resume July 18 at 5pm & July 19 at 8:15am, 9:45am and 10:30am

A Word from your Pastors about Volunteer Opportunities

Dear Gloria Dei members and friends,

As you know, the needs in the Sioux Falls community are continuing to rise. Workers have been laid off from their jobs, families already living on the margins can easily fall through the cracks, and homeless and impoverished communities are faced with even more precarious situations. We continue to remain in touch with the needs of our community as best we can, knowing that these needs are always a moving target.

First of all, we want you to know that your Gloria Dei staff and Council have, at this time, agreed to keeping our commitments to our general offering ministry partners at 100%. That means that every time you give an offering, you are ensuring that our ministry partners are receiving 100% of the commitment we made at our annual meeting in January. We hope to keep these commitments steady, so please remember Gloria Dei in your offering if you are able. Give online at gloriadei-sd.org/give  

Second, we know that there are volunteer needs in our community right now. We’ve been cautious about asking you to volunteer, knowing how rapidly and easily this coronavirus spreads. In some ways, voluntarily staying at home is one of the most impactful ways to love and serve your neighbor right now. Volunteer organizations are doing their best to implement safe and sanitary volunteer conditions using CDC guidelines. We are in touch with many of them and have curated a list of ways you can serve right now. We have things you can do at home or while you do your regular shopping. We also have volunteer needs that would require serving at a location around other people. We cannot take responsibility for the risk that you incur when volunteering at these places, but we believe they are doing their very best to keep volunteers safe and healthy.

If you would like to serve, whether from home or by giving your time somewhere, please send an email to Pastor Chris at chris.zuraff@gloriadei-sd.org

If you’d like to give to a particular cause, but don’t know the best way to do so, you may also email Pastor Chris.

Thank you for continuing to live out your faith in Jesus Christ and living out the great commission to “GO therefore!”

God bless. Be well!

Your Gloria Dei Pastors

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