During the month of July, Trinity Lutheran Church is collecting gallons of water for use at the Franklin Avenue Mission in Flint. Members, guests, and friends from the local community are invited to bring unopened, sealed gallons of water to the church throughout the month of July.
Each week, the Franklin Avenue Mission serves hundreds of meals to individuals and families on Flint’s East Side. As the city of Flint still lacks clean water, the Franklin Avenue Mission uses 20-40 gallons of fresh water each week for cooking, coffee, lemonade, tea, etc. These donations of water will help Franklin Avenue continue to connect with its local community through their meal ministry affectionately referred to as the “Franklin Avenue Diner”.
A goal of 500 gallons of water was chosen in commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation. It was on October 31, 1517 that Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the doors of the Castle Church in Wittenburg, Germany. Luther’s 95 Theses were quickly printed, re-printed, and distributed widely sparking the Protestant Reformation.
Each week this page will be updated with the latest progress toward our goal of 500 gallons of water.
|Weekly Update (as of 7/17/2017):|
|284 Gallons Donated|
|216 Gallons until goal|