“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” – Acts 1:8
At Victory we want to be intentional about fulfilling the command of Jesus in Acts 1:8 where He calls us to be His witnesses to Jerusalem (the congregation), Judea (our community), Samaria (regionally) and the ends of the earth (globally).
As part of our commitment to this command and our way of serving others and spreading God’s word, Victory provides outreach:
• Locally, Victory serves our community through Family Promise, I-HELP, Food Pantry, and Victory Quilters.
• Regionally, we support the Navajo Christian School and Mission in Rock Point, AZ
• Globally through Orchard Africa, Lutheran World Relief, and Samaritan’s Purse.
Twice a year we host families at Victory for a week at a time. The prep work starts about a month in advance of a host week. The leadership team coordinates sign up sheets for volunteer positions and meal preparations. Some like to cook or donate money to cover groceries, while others prefer setting up rooms or staying overnight with our guests.
Upcoming Host Weeks: November 12-19, 2023
Contact Kathy Michel or Bonnie Brehmer.
FOOD PANTRY HOURS – Mondays & Wednesdays, 9:00-11:30am
Utility & Rental Assistance call 480-654-4539. Appointment Required.
Leaving for the season and don’t know what to do with your non-perishable and unopened food? Drop it off in the Food Pantry bin during office hours or during weekend worship.
We meet the 3rd Tuesday and Wednesday of the month at 8:30am. Come when you can, stay as long as you can; everyone can cut, sew, pin and tie knots. You do not need to be a church or circle member to attend. Bring a friend! The quilts are donated to Navajo Lutheran Mission, Orchard: Africa and Lutheran Social Ministries. We typically break for the summer.
Call us at (480) 830-5024 to confirm dates.
I-HELP (Interfaith Homeless Emergency Lodging Program) is also part of Lutheran Social Services and it is a unique shelter model that provides homeless individuals with hope and opportunity for a better future by offering overnight shelter, meals, showers, case management, and connections to community services.
I-HELP Program at Victory
Victory hosts women the 2nd & 4th Wednesday and Thursday of the month.
– Night shelter
– Cold evening beverages, morning coffee and lots of bottled water
– Healthy & hearty sack lunch provided for the next day
– Cots, air mattresses & linens for sleeping
– Showers with soap, shampoo, lotion and towels provided
All new guests must complete a pre-screening interview before entering I-HELP. Please call for bed availability and to schedule pre-screening at 480-654-4539.
Navajo Lutheran Mission
The Navajo Lutheran Mission exists to connect diverse communities to the needs of the Navajo People by creating a safe environment where the values of education, culture, and spiritual formation are accessible to all people.
At the Rock Point Mission, we work to convey tools for living healthy, Christ-centered lifestyles. We are proud of the trust we have earned and sustained in the community and look forward to changing hearts and lives of future generations of individuals and families in Rock Point.
Our Mission: To humbly inspire the development of educational, cultural, physical, and spiritual well-being among the Navajo
Learn more: nelm.org
Lutheran World Relief
Victory Women support Lutheran World Relief by selling Fair Trade hand-made crafts, jewelry, coffee and tea. This is an opportunity for us to generate opportunity and income for small-scale farmers in third world countries.
When you buy Fair Trade products:
– Farmers and their communities benefit from sustainable sources of income, along with funding for things like clean water systems, health clinics and school expansions.
– We benefit not only from the purchase of quality products, but also in knowing that we made a real and lasting difference for farmers and their families around the world.
Fair trade is a movement toward a just exchange of goods. By making the choice to buy items that are fairly traded, you are taking a stand against global poverty and seeking justice for your neighbor!
Learn more: lwr.org
Operation Christmas Child
A project of Samaritan’s Purse, delivering the gospel of Jesus through gift-filled shoeboxes to boys and girls around the world.
Collection dates: October 28-November 19, 2023
Pizza & Packing Party! November 11, 2023 @ 5:00pm
Contact Maria & Mike Hurry at email@example.com
Learn More: Samaritan’s Purse
Orchard: Africa exist to equip the church to care for the vulnerable. We provide tools for leaders serving under-resourced communities to help them respond to poverty and injustice in their communities.
Their four programs are: Food & Agriculture, Care, Education and Ministry. The Church is the platform, programs are the tools and hope in Christ is the message.
Victory partners with Orchard: Africa donating materials, financial resources, and sending regularly volunteers in a mission trip to South Africa. Our most recent campaign was Own This Impact when we raised funds for the construction of an Impact Center.
Next mission trip planned for 2024. More details to come!
Learn more: orchardafrica.org