We help communities grow stronger.

At the heart of LSMNJ’s Community Engagement is the understanding that we are each called to love and serve our neighbors.

We believe that:

  • All congregations have strengths and resources but can benefit from additional support and encouragement.
  • Community engagement involves mutual respect, as well as a recognition and affirmation of the heritage, culture, and customs of both community and congregation.
  • A ministry of community engagement focuses on empowerment and self-determination in response to community needs.

What is Community Engagement?

Through our community engagement programs at LSMNJ, we support congregational ministry by:

  • Creating congregational links with LSMNJ programs;
  • Helping congregations develop new outreach/engagement initiatives or partner with existing programs in their community;
  • Mentoring congregations through resource development;
  • Offering grant funding and other resources through Lutherans Feeding Friends to assist worship communities that are feeding their hungry neighbors; and
  • Providing networking opportunities for the sharing of information and ideas.

For more information about LSMNJ’s Community Engagement, contact Beth Gebhart at 609-699-4133 or bgebhart@lsmnj.org.

Food Pantry at LSM Camden

Donate your non-perishable food items to LSM Camden and help feed the hungry in our community!
We are in need of the following items for our food pantry:

  • Mac & Cheese
  • Canned Fruit & Vegetables
  • Boxed Potato & Rice
  • Tuna
  • Sauce & Pasta
  • Peanut Butter & Jelly
  • Cereal
  • Crackers
  • Shelf Stable Juice & Juice Mix (non-refrigerated)
  • Personal Care Products: toothpaste, bar soap, shampoo, laundry detergent, female hygiene products, diapers and wipes
  • Paper Products: toilet paper, napkins, paper towels
  • Gift Cards to Shoprite and Walmart

For more information or to set-up a time to deliver items, contact Craig Roscoe,
856-281-4649 or croscoe@lsmnj.org