_DSC8785Hanging in our pantry is a framed poster from Church World Service paraphrasing Isaiah 58.  It reads:  I want you to share your bread with the hungry, open your homes to the homeless poor, remove the yoke of injustice and let the oppressed go free.”  Together, we seek to follow these words.  For the past decade, Jim has lead the State College CROP walk efforts, which has raised over $200,000 to alleviate hunger worldwide. During the same time span, he has also chaired the Social Ministry & Outreach ministry team at Grace Lutheran Church, which coordinates Grace’s participation in a wide array of outreach ministries to the community outside the church walls.  Grace actively supports the local women’s shelter, Operation Christmas Child, Interfaith Human Services, STOP Hunger Now, and Out of the Cold, a coordinated effort between local churches to house and feed community members who are homeless.  An advocate and champion for persons with disabilities, Ellen coordinates and teaches the Disciples Class, Grace Lutheran’s Sunday school class for adults with intellectual disabilities.  She is also a co-founder of Scraps & Skeins, a community creative reuse store which serves as a job development program for adults facing mental health challenges.