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CENTRAL LUTHERAN CHURCH

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Faith-Based
  • Homeless & Housing
  • Hunger
  • Race & Ethnicity

Location

6425 TYRONE AVEVAN NUYS, CA 91401 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

VISION: Striving to be: Accepting and Living in God’s Grace, Following Jesus Christ, Serving Others MISSION: PRAYER, PASTORAL CARE: Pray for & w/others to: overcome fear, cooperate w/one another; incorporate all in our community as children of God; be Where the Holy Spirit is honored thru our distinctive testimony. 2. REVITALIZATION: Attractive, Holy Spirit-focused church creating interest for individuals, families. 3. NEW MISSION: Connect w/community to encourage all ages & cultures to participate, serve, be empowered. 4. SOCIAL JUSTICE: Foster & help community as form of Worship; Accept all w/language, cultural, & economic difference programs & activities; address poverty & self-confidence; Provide welcome for Marginalized. 5. GREATER COMMUNITY: Engage w/all cultural, economic levels, community groups (schools, families, Councils, etc.); encourage business, government & other faith-based entities to help solve issues, be effective in ministry per Christ’s teachings.

Description

CENTRAL: A small, energetic community working in English + bilingually to empower our neighbors in Van Nuys through love and grace to be who God has made them to be.
January 1929 Central was a mission outreach & became a vital part of serving a wide range of needs through the depression and post-war Van Nuys. It flourished in the 50's-70's but lost its connection with mission, so dwindled.
NOW, for 15 years, hosted homeless services agencies & opened worship to marginalized folk, experiencing loneliness, disconnectedness, & personal trauma.
TODAY: Core of folks serve both persons experiencing poverty & hunger among the housed neighbors + persons experiencing homelessness.
Programs:
* Mobile Food Pantry -
* Basic English Classes (w/childcare);
* Women's Empowerment (w/childcare);
* Kids Community and Support
* Summer kids programs (camp onsite July 2020; Camp opportunities @ mountains late-July 2020)
* Faith & spiritual development-all ages
*WORSHIP for anyone - no limits.

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