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Christ the Servant Lutheran Church

The Rev. Dr. Phillip A. Carl

2320 Hunters Woods Plaza, Reston, VA  20191

703-860-1757

ctselca@gmail.com

www.christserves.org

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Fellowship House

The Hunters Woods Fellowship House is a living facility for seniors and low-income residents.  It is part of the Lutheran based Fellowship Square Foundation.  Located just two doors from CTS, we consider ourselves “in partnership” Fellowship House.  We serve monthly lunches to the residents and often include them in our special activities such as picnics on the plaza.  Some of the residents worship with us on Sundays and Pastor Carl is on-call for the chaplain whenever he is absent.

Food Pantry and Tuesday Lunches

We also keep a well stocked food pantry for anyone who needs it – no questions asked.  Members bring canned and boxed goods.  “Food For Others” (a Northern Virginia food bank) also supplies food.  Last year we helped over 670 people.

Every Tuesday at noon, we host a meal for the homeless and food insecure in the narthex.  This gives our local homeless population a chance to grab a hearty meal and meet with a representative from Cornerstones to help with any needs they might have.

Many thanks to Ledo's Pizza, Buffalo Wing Factory, and Jersey Mike's in the Hunters Woods Shopping Center for their generous contributions to our Tuesday lunch outreach!

Other Service and Partnerships

Pastor’s Discretionary Fund: Pastor Carl is frequently asked for help with food, rent, lodging, medical bills, and other needs.  Members of our congregation regularly contribute to the Pastor’s Discretionary Fund.  Distributions from the fund are strictly confidential.

Women’s Homeless Shelter: N Street Village in Washington, D.C., operates a shelter for homeless woman.  We serve a lunch there on the first Saturday of each month.  We welcome new volunteers.

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Cornerstones is a nonprofit organization that promotes self-sufficiency by providing support and advocacy for those in need of food, shelter, affordable housing, quality childcare, and other human services.  CTS has a seat on their board and we include them as part of our regular benevolence.

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Gifts of Hope is an annual Christmas opportunity for members to provide for the daily needs of individuals and to help a variety of social service and church-related agencies locally and overseas.

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Our annual SERRV sale makes fair trade items available to members.  SERRV uses the proceeds to provide training to artisans and farmers in product development, consumer trends, technical skills, quality control, shipping, and exporting.

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Christ the Servant also works with the Fellowship Square Foundation, which offers older adults and people with disabilities well-managed, safe, and attractive apartment living at four locations in the Washington, D.C. area where they would otherwise be unable to find affordable housing.

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