• Josh Linman

Making A Difference This May

Many of you have asked if there are specific ways you can be helping people in need during this time and I’m so thankful for that. In times of crisis it can be easy to circle the wagons and only think about protecting and caring for ourselves. As people of faith, we live trusting that God will provide for us…which frees us to provide for others. 


Way back in March we posted an article with ideas on “How to Love Your Neighbors During COVID-19” Check out those ideas if you haven’t and continue reading for more ideas to bless your neighbors and our world in this time.


7 Ways to Bless Your Neighbors

Check out this helpful sheet with 7 simple, fun, and family-friendly ideas for blessing your neighbors.


Hagar’s House Dinners 

The awesome folks at Hagar’s House continue to house homeless families in this crisis and are in need of more groups to serve dinners. Perhaps you could cover the cost of a meal from a local restaurant and have it delivered to Hagar’s House. Details here.


Make masks

Many of you have asked if there are specific ways you can be helping people in need during this time and I’m so thankful for that. In times of crisis, it can be easy to circle the wagons and only think about protecting and caring for ourselves. As people of faith, we live trusting that God will provide for us…which frees us to provide for others. 

1. T-shirt masks

2. Sew masks


Thrivent Member Action Grants

If you are a member of an insurance organization called Thrivent you have access to some options for making donations to The Common Table directly as well as funds you can use to support local non-profits. Carolyn Landress wrote an explanation of the donation options here.


Spark Hope

We have already raised more than $2100 for the Spark Hope campaign benefitting the Hagar’s House kitchen renovations and women in Haiti. Learn more and donate here.


Date Night

With all the time spent at home and out of our routines, one of the most important people to show some love to is your partner! Here are a few date night ideas from the hosts of an awesome podcast called Love or Work. Check out the Date Night ideas here.


What ways are you finding to make a difference? Share in the comments below!

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Decatur, GA 30030

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The Common Table is a mission congregation of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

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