Christ Lutheran has been part of CARITAS (Congregations Around Richmond Involved to Assure Shelter) since its beginning. Congregations involved in this mission commit to hosting a group of up to 35 homeless individuals for one week out of the year. The ministry involves not only providing shelter, but meals and other basic services. Members of the congregation help set up cots, provide breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks. We also provide laundry services, showers, personal hygiene items and other basic services. At least one of our members volunteers as the church’s overnight representative to ensure the entire process runs smoothly.
The CARITAS schedule varies each year and is typically announced a month or two in advance to allow time for volunteers to sign up for service.