Churches United for the Homeless
Churches United is a recipient of food donated through the areas “Fill The Dome” project. This is a fun filled family experience where volunteers are busy stacking, sorting and organizing the shelves with a great quantity of non-perishable food items. There are bins located throughout the church where donations of non-perishable foods can be dropped off.
A.C.T.S. – The Atonement Crisis Team in Service
This small group has worked on mission trips around the US to date: Hurricane Katrina relief, Colgate, ND, Northwood, ND and Wadena, MN. Most importantly, we share the love of Jesus Christ with victims of disasters through our actions and prayers. Participants with the love of Jesus and a willing heart to do His good deeds are always welcome. You don’t need any experience, just a helping heart.
Emergency Food Pantry
There are three bins located throughout the church that you are welcome to drop off donations of non-perishable food items in at any time. The items get delivered regularly to the Fargo Food Pantry. A special push for donations is done each year in November, which is national hunger awareness month.
Needed: clothing, hygiene items, food, household items. Atonement gathers these things year round and delivers them regularly to the YWCA Women’s Shelter.
Day of Bread
This annual event features the Fargo-Moorhead area’s largest homemade soup buffet! Held on the first Thursday of November, it has raised over $1,500 each year from the proceeds of the soup and sandwich lunch that is served from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Proceeds go to local hunger relief agencies such as the YWCA, Dorthy Day House, The Salvation Army, Churches United, and others.
Rebuilding Together Fargo – Moorhead works to fix safely and health of homes of low-income families in our community with an emphasis on helping the elderly, people with disabilities and Veterans.
Habitat for Humanity
In the summer, Atonement gives hands-on support to the Apostles’ build project. We provide volunteer worker on six days during the build as well as financial support. All levels of experience are welcome!
Cribs for Christ
This ministry reaches out beyond our church into the community to help families who are unable to purchase a crib for their newborn. A quilt made by our weekly Quilting group, the Piecemakers, bedding and a children’s Bible completes the gift package given to these families. We work closely with the nurses at the Fargo Cass Public Health who refer these names to us-there is quite a demand in our community for this assistance. Volunteers are needed to purchase cribs and also to deliver cribs to families. Each crib placement is approximately $200.
There are 5 ways to get involved with Cribs for Christ:
- New Opportunity: We are looking for a group of volunteers, from various ages, who are interested in offering continued support and guidance for some of the mothers/couples. This group would be called upon to provide a second visit, greet mothers as they visit Atonement, call to check in, send a card of encouragement, etc.
- Drop off infant clothes to the church office.
- Volunteer to be on the prayer team.
- Volunteer to be on the delivery team.
- Donate financially toward the purchase of cribs, mattresses, sheets and Bibles.
For More Information, please contact Jeff or Kristie Hensel at 701-237-4818 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Salvation Army
Atonement has partnered with the Salvation Army in their successful Red Kettle drive. Atonement youth and adults cover over eighty hours of bell ringing each year!
Prayer Shawl Ministry
Do you knit or crochet? Are you looking for a ministry of prayer and care for others? The Prayer Shawl Ministry may be a way for you to reach out with love and care to others who are hurting or who may need a special blessing. Many, many people have been comforted and felt loved through this ministry.
Piecemakers is the name of the group that meets weekly on Wednesdays to make quilts. Quilts are donated to anyone who is in need of warmth as well as to the YWCA shelter, Dorothy Day House and Churches United for the Homeless shelter, and are sent around the world through Lutheran World Relief. Donations of material, batting and financial are always welcomed. All are welcome to help sew or tie the quilts.
Atonement Families helping Atonement families celebrate Christmas. Support financially and/or with shopping/wrapping.
Lend a Hand
Lend A Hand is a opportunity to financially assist Atonement family and friends through a medical crisis. Funds are dispersed through Atonement pastoral staff. Financial gifts are needed to support this fund.