Special/Additional Outreach Events
Hens for Hunger Project! (2016)
A church project to benefit the ELCA World Hunger Program!
In 2016, the ELCA requested every congregation to come up with a new way, in addition to what was being done, to raise funds to combat World Hunger. We at St. Abraham came up with "Hens for Hunger." We purchased day old chicks from a hatchery and hand raised them. The eggs were then sold (and eventually the hens) to the community. Over $400 was raised and all proceeds were donated to the ELCA World Hunger Project. We would like to thank Thrivent for supporting our project with seed money!
For our efforts, St. Abrahams was awarded at the Del-Md Synod Conference in June 2016 the "Holly the Fighting Hunger Hen Award" for the most creative way to raise funds to highlight and fight hunger and was referenced in the Lutheran Magazine.
Hurricane Relief (2017)
Helping our Neighbors in Need!
After the devastation of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma, St. Abrahams collected a special offering and was happy to donate $1,330.00 to Lutheran Disaster Relief Fund to assist those affected by these storms.
In addition, the congregation joined in a project from UMCOR and purchased, assembled, and sent 9 Cleaning Buckets filled with necessary items to assist the recipients in the initial cleaning up efforts to get their lives back to normal.