Gloria Dei is involved in community outreach regularly throughout the year. Our goal is to bring the love of Jesus Christ outside of our walls and into our immediate community and beyond.
India Company Drill Instructors at Camp Pendleton
About four times a year, we provide food for the drill instructors of India Company and their families at Camp Pendleton. The drill instructors have just finished up another round of boot camp with new recruits and have been away from their families for several weeks. This picnic is their point of reuniting, and we help them relax and have a fun day.
Alternatives Medical Clinic
In Escondido, we support Alternatives Medical Clinic. Alternatives Medical Clinic provides medical services and education that strives to empower men and women to make life-affirming choices for pregnancy and sexual health.
We support Alternatives through:
- Annual baby shower in January
- Baby Bottle campaign during Lent
- Walk for Life
- Annual fundraising banquet
Circle of Mercy
Our Circle of Mercy group considers the needs of individual members and also works with the Fellowship board for meals for the sick.
We also support the Wolf Family in Kenya and the Conrad family in Mexico through our offerings. This year, we have also supported Timothy Lutheran Seminary in Papua New Guinea.
Mercy At Christmas
At Christmas time, we support homeless families in Escondido through a supplies drive for Interfaith Community Services. We may also choose a family in need in the neighborhood to support with gifts and the hope of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.