Organizations


Braille/Large Print Group: For decades the Lutheran Braille Workers gathered at Concordia on Tuesday mornings and print a "Lutheran Hour" sermon or devotions in Braille for shipment to interested persons throughout the world. It was quite an interesting and labor-intensive process from blank sheets to bound books packaged for shipment all over the world. The finished product, braille-books were collected, wrapped in plastic for shipment, boxed, sealed and addressed per countries’ regulations (which can vary). Finally they would be shipped, delivered, and enjoyed by sight-challenged people across this vast world.

Since 2015, due to changes in technology that benefit sight-challenged people, our wonderful group of Concordia members give regularly of their time and talent to produce something similar to the previous Braille, but now it is in “large print” form. Our Large Print Ministry members continue to produce a wonderful finished product that offers the Gospel message of Jesus Christ to sight-challenged people around the world.

LWML (Lutheran Women’s Missionary League): This group meets monthly on Sunday mornings at 9:00 a.m. Our LWML supports special events at Concordia and other area Lutheran congregations. They host the annual International Food Festival and mail student “care-packages” to our college students. They support various missions.

Sewing Circle: These devoted ladies meet twice a month on Wednesday mornings making quilts and prayer blankets for various helping organizations around the world.

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Love the Hungry: (formerly Kids Against Hunger-Louisville) is centered on a faith-based principle that “…our love should be more than just words and talk; it must be true love, which shows itself in action.” (1 John 3:18) Their goal is to engage volunteers of all ages in a meaningful hands-on experience that enables them to take action to end hunger. Much of Love the Hungry’s success can be attributed to a mission-focused partnership with Concordia's daughter church, Resurrection Lutheran Church.

Love the Hungry is the only full-time organization of its kind serving Kentucky and Southern Indiana and has the capacity to host both small groups and large packaging events at the LTH Packaging Center. Love the Hungry also extends its reach by supporting mobile events in communities throughout the region.

In an effort to provide the most nutritious meal possible, Love the Hungry has partnered with Pack Away Hunger (Indianapolis, IN) and the Mathile Institute for the Advancement of Human Nutrition (Dayton, OH). Volunteers of all ages assist in packaging the Nutri-Plenty™ Meal, which is fueled by Mathile M+ Micronutrients™, a scientifically-proven blend of 21 vitamins and minerals shown to reverse the effects of micronutrient malnutrition in young children.

Love the Hungry’s nutrient-rich meals are donated to Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO’s) worldwide with an emphasis on reaching the world’s most vulnerable children. Although their primary target is children in developing countries, 15% of the total meals packaged are provided to Kentuckiana agencies to assist local families in need. More than 19,000 volunteers have participated in Love the Hungry packaging events – producing more than 4 million meals.