Upper Dublin Lutheran Church is committed to be a blessing to our community. The blessing happens when people find ways to care for others. We support active ministries that utilize the gifts we are given by God to serve others.
UDLC serves dinners to the homeless in Philadelphia every second Saturday of the month by cooperating with Chosen 300 Ministries which is run by Brian Jenkins, of Zion Baptist Church in Ambler. You can help serve the food outdoors (in summer) near Spring Garden street, or indoors all winter! We need volunteers to cook chicken dinners, brownies, etc, or assist in worship by signing up on the lobby poster any Sunday, or call the church office. Learn more about Chosen 300 here.
One House At A Time
One House At A Time (OHAAT) is a 501(c)3 organization that began as an outreach ministry in 1998 right here at UDLC. Our “Beds for Kids” program aims to provide children living under the poverty level who are forced to sleep on the floor, on sofas or crowded into a bed with family members with their own bed to sleep in. We know that poor sleep goes hand-in-hand with poor health and poor school performance. Last year we provided 550 children in the greater Philadelphia area with new beds. In 2014 our goal is 700 beds. Would you like to be part of this rewarding ministry? Learn more about One House At a Time.
Ambler Community Cupboard
This local outreach contributes staple household and food items regularly to the Ambler Community Cupboard and the Northeast Churches Community Cupboard at St. John’s Lutheran in Mayfair. Upper Dublin collects these staples on the first Sundays of each month in our lobby during worship. Donations are welcome at any time !
Interfaith Housing Alliance
Each August we host homeless families in our church while they get back on their feet. We provide meals, transportation, and a safe, friendly place for families to stay. We partner in this with Zion Baptist Church.
Parish Health Team
Promotes the physical, emotional and spiritual well-being of people within our congregation and friends of the congregation. Member RN’s give blood pressure tests once a month between Sunday worship services in the staff office.
On the first weekend in December, UDLC will host our second Meal Packaging event in partnership with Outreach, Inc. Kids Care. At our first event we packaged more than 57,000 meals, which were donated to Philabundance.
St. James School
UDLC members volunteer and donate to support the great work of St. James School, a faith-based Philadelphia middle school in the Episcopal tradition, committed to educating traditionally underresourced students in a nurturing environment. The school is a community that provides a challenging academic program and encourages the development of the moral, spiritual, intellectual, physical and creative gifts in its students.