The mission of REACH is to connect with our neighbors by connecting them to those in need around our community, city, and world.


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And together, what a difference we have made for our mission partners! Over the past 9 years, we’ve collected more than:

12 tons of food • 12,000 rolls of toilet paper • 25,000 school supplies •
5,000 other items such as coats, bed sheets, socks/underwear and cleaning supplies

However, due to COVID-19, we have decided to put our REACH efforts on hold for the next 12 months or until we are all able to move about without restrictions or fear of putting any of our neighbors in danger of transmitting the virus. We will however, be doing monthly Food Pantry collections for which we welcome your participation. Watch for the signs at our parking lot entrances and then either drop your donations at our front doors or bring them when our mission partner’s truck arrives.

Click the Save the Date option to view the currently scheduled upcoming events

October REACH Mission Project of the Month Was Huge Success!

You all were so generous that, quite frankly, we couldn’t keep up with the number of blankets you donated so we’ll have to wait a few days for MLM to provide an official count. The picture above was taken Saturday evening right before the 5pm service and all of the blankets that had come in prior to the weekend services hadn’t even been loaded yet! Then Sunday morning we received even more! And believe it or not, they’re still coming in! If you would still like to donate but weren’t able to make it this past weekend or forgot, please feel free to leave new King or Queen-size blankets on the shelves outside of room 103 or in the REACH barrel.

Save the Date For These Upcoming Events

  • October 10th/11th – Collecting brand new King and Full/Queen blankets for the MLM Christmas store
  • November 7th/8th – Collecting non-perishable food for the New Hope Food Pantry
  • December – listen for the announcement coming soon

November REACH Collection: Non-Perishable Food for New Hope

How We Accomplish Our Mission

Three various times each year, the REACH team will direct three different collections or campaigns benefitting three different mission partners. Each of the collections will endeavor to encourage each member to “touch something” that could include but not limited to:

  • Help design the campaign card/flyer/invitation
  • Assist with invitation assembly
  • Provide snacks/water for distribution and/or collection weekends
  • Help distribute invitations to our neighbors
  • Provide lunch for invitation distribution day
  • Help collect items provided by our neighbors
  • Assist with setup for item sorting event
  • Assist with the sorting event as a family/individual
  • Write thank you notes to our neighbors who donated items
  • Deliver the donated items to one or more of our mission partners
  • Do your own mini-REACH collection in your own neighborhood – distribute invitations in your own neighborhood, collect the items, send thank you notes to your neighbors who donated items
  • Join the REACH Leadership Team

You will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.
Acts 1:8

Christ Lutheran Church

11720 Nieman Road
Overland Park, KS 66210

Contact us at:

Care Needs 913.754.5812