SALT Spotlight: Cobleskill Zion Lutheran Church

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SALT Spotlight: Cobleskill Zion Lutheran Church

On January 21, 2016, Posted by , In SALT Spotlight, With No Comments

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The Cobleskill Zion Lutheran Church has helped SALT through use of their spacious building and generous donations of both time and program resources. The church is a Volunteer Reception Center (VRC) site, and their Finance Chair Judith Warner serves on SALT’s Disaster Preparedness Committee as well as on our Board of Directors. The congregation donated items and volunteer time for our Hope for the Homebound and Kits for Kids emergency preparedness kits.

The congregation holds food pantry and thrift shop programs, free lunches during school vacations, and a monthly free dinner for the community. They serve an average of 45 families once a month, plus provide Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter dinner baskets to 11 families. They use their building to host Boy Scouts Troop 5 (for more than 50 years!) as well as a Girl Scouts Daisy troop.

According to Judith Warner, “[The church is a Reconciling in Christ congregation] that welcomes the LGBT community and is eager to share God’s grace and love to all.  We invite all regardless of age, race, gender identity, sexual orientation, social or economic status, physical or mental capabilities.

Their space will operate in its capacity as a Volunteer Reception Center on March 3rd as SALT and the Schoharie County Office of Emergency Services stage our first full-scale VRC training exercise.

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