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Legislation #: 100054 Introduction Date: 1/21/2010
Type: Special Action Effective Date: 1/31/2010
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBERS FORD, JOHNSON, SKAGGS, GOTTSTEIN, RILEY, MARCASON, SHARP, CURLS, SANDERS BROOKS, CIRCO AND JOLLY
Title: Recognizing Gloria Dei Lutheran Church on its 50th anniversary and expressing appreciation for its Holiday Assistance Program providing over 17,000 meals in 2009.

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1/20/2010 Filed by the Clerk's office
1/21/2010 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 100054

 

Recognizing Gloria Dei Lutheran Church on its 50th anniversary and expressing appreciation for its Holiday Assistance Program providing over 17,000 meals in 2009.

 

WHEREAS, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church (“Gloria Dei”), located at 5409 N.W. 72nd Street in the Northland of Kansas City, Missouri, is a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America with over 600 members in its congregation and recently celebrated its 50th anniversary in December 2009, having been officially organized on December 6, 1959; and

 

WHEREAS, during the past 50 years, Gloria Dei has continued expansion of its church facilities in the Northland to serve as a place for doing God’s mission; and

 

WHEREAS, Gloria Dei’s motto, “Together with Christ, We Care”, is vividly demonstrated in its missional programs: serving meals once at month at Children’s Memorial Lutheran Church in Northeast Kansas City and running a clothing program at this church; participating with Harvester’s in the “Back Snack School Program” so children at Chinn Elementary receive proper nutrition on the weekends; providing school supplies each school year for Northland children; establishing a community garden on its property; providing food for food pantry programs; and establishing the Holiday Assistance Ministry Program; and

 

WHEREAS, Gloria Dei’s Holiday Assistance Ministry Program was first established in 2004 and served approximately 350 holiday meals in its first year; and

 

WHEREAS, in 2009, the Holiday Assistance Ministry Program over the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays (even with the Christmas Eve snowfall!!) served or provided groceries for over 17,000 holiday meals and 125 families received gifts for their families; and

 

WHEREAS, Gloria Dei’s members provided over 2,000 volunteer hours of time for the Holiday Assistance Ministry Program to demonstrate God’s love for each individual; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and City Council hereby recognize and congratulate the members of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church on its 50th anniversary; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council in testimony thereof and that a copy hereof be presented to Pastors Neil and Sacia Vik with the appreciation of the Mayor and Council for Gloria Dei’s missional programs for the citizens of Kansas City, Missouri, especially the growing and successful Holiday Assistance Ministry Program.

 

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