Serving together is what Southwood is all about!

We believe God is already at work in our community. This has led Southwood to partner with organizations in the transformational work that is happening all around us. Southwood joins in that work by equipping and empowering our congregation to serve our neighbors in the Lincoln area. 

You are invited to join us in serving. There are a variety of opportunities available for individuals, groups and families throughout the year.

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A Message from Bishop Scott Johnson

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Lutheran Disaster Relief

How We Serve

Food Distributions

Southwood partners with the Food Bank of Lincoln

  • Mobile Food Distributions
    • Southwood Parking Lot  First and Third Tuesdays of each month 3:15 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Palmyra 9th & G Parking Lot  Second Saturday of each month 10:15 AM - Noon
  • In-School Food Distributions
    • Backpack Program at Saratoga Elementary School
    • Food Markets at Lincoln Northeast High School

Southwood also partners with Tabitha Meals on Wheels to deliver boxes of food monthly.

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Serving Meals

Southwood volunteers help prepare and serve evening meals at:

Another opportunity to deliver meals is available through the Tabitha Meals on Wheels program.

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Southwood Garden

You'll find the garden on the southeast side of the church property.  Each year volunteers help grow produce that is donated to the Food Bank for distribution in the community.

There are opportunities to work in the garden from June - October.  Volunteers plant, weed, harvest and transport produce throughout the growing season.  

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Health Clinics

Clinic with a Heart serves people who are uninsured and underinsured through a ministry of healthcare. Southwood volunteers support the clinics on the 3rd Tuesday and 3rd Thursday every month.  There are roles for health care providers as well as non-clinical volunteers.

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Food Donations

Southwood supports the Eastridge Pantry with food donations. Non-perishable food items and household supplies can be brought to the shopping cart by Southwood Central. 

Suggested items are:

  • Baking Supplies (sugar, flour, cooking oil)
  • Ready to Heat/Eat Soups or Meals
  • Boxed Cereal
  • Condiments
  • Canned Fruit
  • Snacks (crackers, trail mix, granola bars, cookies)
  • Instant Oatmeal
  • Pancake Mix
  • Bath Soap
  • Shampoo/Conditioner
  • Body Lotion

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