We work to share God's love and grace with one another, our neighbors, and our world by partnering with the ministries and non-profits listed below.

Do you have a suggestion for how Lord of Life may help and assist our local or global community?  Use our Ministry Idea form to submit your idea.  Open to all, you do not need to be member of Lord of Life to submit an idea.

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Local Partnerships

  • American Foundation for Suicide prevention

    AFSP is the nation’s leading organization bringing together people across communities and backgrounds to understand and prevent suicide, and to help heal the pain it causes. Individuals, families, and communities who have been personally touched by suicide are the moving force behind everything they do. We support AFSP through our Benevolence of the Month.

    If you are having thoughts of suicide please text TALK to 741741

    dial 800-273-8255

    or go to suicidepreventionlifeline.org.

  • Compass housing alliance

    The Compass Housing Alliance provides a wide range of services and housing options for homeless and low-income individuals and families in the Puget Sound region.  Lord of Life has had a strong connection with this ministry for many years.  Services offered on site by trained staff include counseling, case management, educational and support groups, child and youth programming, a computer lab/library, referrals and linkage to a range of community based organizations and veterans programs. Each year we provide quilts and send a financial gift through our Benevolence of the Month. 

  • Lord of life good samaritan fund

    This fund is used to assist our church family and others in our local community in times of need. The fund is entirely supported by your donations and is administered by a small committee at Lord of Life, including the Pastor.  If you have questions or a need, please don't hesitate to speak with the Pastor.

  • Lord of life preschool

    The Lord of Life Preschool has served the young children of the Renton Highlands for over forty years!  Learn more here.

  • Lord of life scholarship

    For over 30 years the Lord of Life congregation has been supporting the development of our youth through the Lord of Life Scholarship Program. Each year the number of scholarships and the amount varies depending on the number of applicants and the funds available. To date, 176 scholarships have been awarded. In each of the last two years the church was able to award six scholarships.  As a result of the generosity of the congregation and the thoughtful stewardship of the committee, scholarship amounts have slowly risen over the years and the funds held for the future have been maintained or increased each year. 

  • Luther's Table

    Luther’s Table in downtown Renton is a ministry of St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, supported by the ELCA and NW WA Synod. It is a gathering space and coffee shop/bakery by day and an arts/music venue/pub by night. Luther's Table exists to change the world by loving all people, fostering authentic community, and breaking down barriers through food, drink, the arts, and a spirit of generosity. We support Luther's Table by being clientele and through our Benevolence of the Month.

  • Reach

    REACH (Renton Ecumenical Association of Churches) is a coalition of churches and faith groups dedicated to offering themselves to each other and the Renton community in support of compassionate, healthy and sustainable ways of living together, and allying with and advocating for those whose dignity and worth is compromised through lack of resources. REACH is structured around two programs: the Reach Center of Hope, a day and night shelter for women and families, and the Renton Meal Coalition, which provides hot meals for anyone who needs them. We support REACH through our Benevolence of the Month and through food and other donations outlined below.

  • REACH: Center of hope

    The REACH Center of Hope is a 24 hr shelter for families experiencing homelessness. We partner with a number of agencies to ensure that our clients are accessing every avenue possible as they make their journey from homelessness to stability. They provide breakfast, lunch, and dinner; showers and laundry service; housing navigation; mail, phone, and computer service, a place to sleep, health care support, employment and education resources, and diversion service. We support the Center of Hope through the Benevolence of the Month and material donations.

  • Reach: renton meal Coalition - cereal sunday

    The REACH Meal Coalition is composed of two meal programs, warm-up breakfast and weekend dinners, provided to anyone free of charge, which work to fill in gaps in meal services provided by other various nonprofits in Renton.  

    On the first Sunday of each month we collect cold, non-sugary cereal to be used to feed the homeless during the daily breakfasts hosted by the Renton Meal Coalition. 

  • REACH: Renton Meal Coalition - Grace Feast

    A meal is provided each day of the week by the Renton Meal Coalition.  Grace Feast is a part of this important work in downtown Renton to offer a hot meal to those who are hungry.  In December of 2012 Michael Leifer approached Lord of Life with a request for a meal to be provided on Sundays – the only day at that time without one.  The Sunday Grace was birthed.  This meal is now provided by a variety of churches with a welcoming atmosphere and place for conversation.  Lord of Life provides meals and servers once a quarter.  Keep watch for opportunities to bring food items, cook, or serve.  Funds raised will be used to assist the Renton Meal Coalition in this work.  

  • Salvation Army Renton rotary Food bank

    In an effort to support those in our community who are hungry the Outreach Ministry collects food items year round to be delivered at the Salvation Army Renton Rotary Food Bank.  Each month over 1,500 families visit this facility and need our help!

    The following items are always in short supply and welcome donations:

    • Rice
    • Pasta
    • Canned Fruit
    • Canned Vegetables
    • Canned Tuna
    • Canned Beans
    • Peanut Butter
    • Breakfast Cereal
    • Simply bring your items to church and leave them in the blue basket in the Nathex! 
  • Vision house

    Vision House was founded to reach and support single moms with kids at risk of ending up on the streets.  They have been providing transitional housing with support services for the past 30 years to help families experiencing homelessness move from crisis, to stability and self-sufficiency.  The ministry has grown from serving two single mothers and their kids at one time to now serving over 300 families a year, supporting single mothers, single fathers, and two-parent families.  We support Vision House through our Benevolence of the Month and material donations.

Global Partnerships

  • living water

    On the first Sunday of the month we collect spare change for Living Water. We pool our coin donations with two other churches and, when $500 is collected, it is sent to Operation Hope in Swaziland, South Africa. Operation Hope uses the money to buy and install a Jojo, a large above-ground "rain barrel", at the home of an impoverished family that does not have running water and are unable to walk the long distance to get water from a well or watering hole. Look for the tin bucket on the way into the sanctuary≥

  • Lutheran World Relief

    LWR is a non-profit organization that works with local partners to provide lasting solutions to poverty, injustice and human suffering around the world.  In 2019, LWR directly helped 39,937, 702 people in 41 countries via 139 projects.  LOL assists in this effort through our Benevolence of the Month, making quilts and donating items for and assembling baby care kits and backpacks of school supplies.

  • LWR: Quilts

    One way we support the work of Lutheran World Relief is by sewing quilts and making kits to be sent around the globe.  You can join us by purchasing items for the kits or working with the quilting team.  Watch the bulletin boards, newsletter and The Weekly to find specific quilting days or items we are currently collecting. When you make and send a Quilt, you are not only comforting someone you have never met, but providing an object that is useful in ways you probably never imagined. In addition to being a cozy, clean new bed cover, it can be:

    • a baby carrier, tied around a mother’s back;
    • a market display, spread on the ground and piled with vegetables;
    • a sack for transporting those goods to market;
    • a sunshade;
    • a shawl;
    • and most importantly a constant reminder that someone, far away, cares a lot. 
  • LWR: school kits

    Why school supplies? To the children who receive School Kits, these supplies mean the difference between getting an education or not. Public school is usually free, but in the places where LWR works, even a few required supplies, like pens and paper, may be more than many families can afford. And when parents can only afford to send one of their children to school, girls rarely get priority…yet the education level of mothers has the biggest impact on development.

  • LWR: baby kits

    A Baby Care Kit from LWR is like a promise. It says to that baby, your needs will not be neglected by this world. You matter to us. When you send Baby Care Kits, you provide encouragement by welcoming these little ones into an international community that cares.

  • Maasae girls Lutheran secondary school, Tanzania

    MaaSAE Girl's Lutheran Secondary School was founded to provide an opportunity for secondary education for the daughters of the Maasai and other semi-nomadic people of Tanzania. Today, 360 girls from mostly rural backgrounds are part of this nurturing and supportive educational community. In 2020, MGLSS celebrated  its 25th anniversary, and in that time more than 800 girls have graduated from the school. Most of these graduated have gone on to achieve college education, surpassing the educational level of 97% of Tanzanians.  Among their graduates are doctors, nurses, teachers, architects, city planners, wildlife conservation specialists, pilots, and more.  These young women are using their education to build a better Tanzania for future generations. We support the MGLSS through the Benevolence of the Month.

  • Pine lake academy, Kenya

    Pine Lake Academy is a Preschool through 8th grade school located in the town of Kodera, Kenya. Funding for PLA is secured through sponsorship of students, coordinated by Pine Lake Covenant Church in Sammamish. We sponsor four children who attend PLA through our Sunday School and Vacation Bible School offerings and our Benevolence of the Month. For $360 per year, a student receives two meals a day, school uniforms, books and supplies and most importantly an education.