Community Ministries

"'You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.'  This is the greatest and first commandment. 

And a second is like it: 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.'"

Matthew 22:37b-39

"Angel" Tree

We act as Christmas Angels for several local families in need.  Each member of the family makes out a wish list.  The members of Celebration then have a month to fill those wishes.

Bring One

The second Sunday of every month, members bring non-perishable food for the food pantry at Good Hope Lutheran Church in Garden City.  The food pantry sometimes has special requests for items, which is communicated to the congregation.


Any non-perishable food donations are greatly appreciated, monetary donations are also accepted, Please make checks payable to Good Hope Food Pantry. This program helps many families in the area, food distributions are held twice a month, providing there are enough donations to do so. If you have any questions concerning this program, please contact Greg or Gloria Tapper.

Box Tops for Education

We give the box tops for education to the local schools.  If you are not already collecting them for your children or grandchildren, please clip them for us.  Place them in the basket on the communication board.  For information on this organization, select the photo to the left.

Days for Girls International

We are collecting girls underwear and washcloths for this great cause.  Days for Girls International provides feminine hygiene kits to girls in developing countries.  Missionary and medical teams distribute these kits. For more information, select the image to the left.

Gleaners exist to provide households with access to sufficient, nutritious food, and related resources. They accomplish this through collaboration, efficient operations, education, and innovative solutions to achieve a hunger-free community in southeast Michigan.  Gleaners is a vital link between available food and those who need it most. Celebration volunteers to help sort and package food at the Detroit warehouse.

Hamilton Elementary School

The Wayne-Westland Community Schools Literacy Corps initiative is geared toward improving student literary.  This initiative has been designed to improve student learning by engaging community volunteers to help young people develop a deeper appreciation for their own learning.

Thanksgiving Baskets

We make boxes with the fixings for Thanksgiving dinner for 20 families through the Bolde Center.  The congregation members donate the food required except for the turkeys, pack the boxes and deliver to the Bolde Center for distribution.

Veterans Donations

Clothes, warm items and baby shower gifts are collected for men and women veterans.  We also receive requests for items in special need.

Warming Tree

Warm winter items are collected for local shelters and schools.  We get requests for hats, gloves, mittens, boots, scarves, coats.

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We continuously add one time service projects, for example:

Bag Lunches for the Homeless in Detroit

Boots for school children in the area.

Snuffle Balls for Michigan Humane Society

Additional Service Projects

ELCA Advocacy

As the ELCA, we believe God is calling us into the world to serve together.  Through our direct service, we aid immediate needs before us.  Through our advocacy work, we impact systemic ling-lasting change.

Information that will educate and equip you to be a more effective advocate can be found at these locations:

Domestic Advocacy

International Advocacy

Environment Advocacy

UN Advocacy

An advocacy toolkit can be found here: Toolkit

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39375 Joy Rd.   Westland, MI


Celebration Lutheran
Church, ELCA


39375 Joy Rd.

Westland, MI  48185

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