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King of Glory supports local ministries through the annual benevolence budget within our Church in Society Committee. We communicate with our ministry partners to learn their needs and activities with our volunteers. If there is a ministry you feel passionate about, please connect with the leader listed below or click on the "I Want to Serve" button.

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King of Glory Ministries

Comforter Club

The Comforter Club meets at the church on the third Thursday of each month from 2:00 to 3:30 to make prayer shawls, hats/caps, scarves, lap robes, and baptismal blankets.   As they work on each piece, they ask God to bless it and bring peace and love to those who receive them.  It is a relaxing time  with friendly conversation and a lot of yarn and needles to share. If you knit, crochet or would like to learn, come and join in!  For more information, contact Jan Rollow at

Emergency Relief Team

King of Glory plans to serve as an Emergency Shelter for Dallas County/City of Dallas in the event of an emergency created by Mother Nature. We now have the opportunity to be a warming/charging station (daytime use only), and/or as an overnight facility. The City would provide all supplies needed for us to put our building to use for whatever need arises. How can you help? We are looking for King of Glory members to serve as volunteers to help when our facility is being used as a shelter. Obviously, we do not know when an emergency will occur, and how long it will last, but your help will be tremendous towards this effort. For more information, contact Valarie Remmers at  or 972-814-8801.

KOG Serve Team

The mission of the Serve Team is to provide service/volunteer opportunities for the congregation in our church neighborhood. Our initial investigation led us to Dobie Pre-Kindergarten School, a RISD school providing education on the pre-school level. To date, due to minimal parental support, we have addressed the needs that the principal and assistant principal have identified. We are always looking for additional volunteer opportunities for our members. For more information, contact Janet Follstaedt at

Dobie Pre-Kindergarten School

Dobie is a Richardson ISD school located in the church's neighborhood that educates 3 and 4-year-old preschoolers. Volunteer opportunities include reading to students, helping students with lunch, working in the library, and Valentine Goody Bags, Christmas Angel Tree Gift Cards, supporting the staff by performing administrative activities and by providing encouraging support such as Goody Bags and a Luncheon.

Backpack Challenge

King of Glory has a wonderful tradition of providing school supplies and backpacks to the 500 children at Dobie Pre-Kindergarten School. Our partnership with Dobie directly impacts the lives of some of the most vulnerable in our community, and we are thankful for our ability to partner with this amazing school!

Rebels With A Cause

Rebels with a Cause is a movement of people who are engaged in addressing issues of injustice through education, service, and advocacy. Rebels with a Cause envisions KOG as a vehicle to promote awareness of issues of injustice and offer opportunities for people to move into action. For more information, contact Sandra Knutson at

Partnering with our Community

Dallas Area Interfaith (DAI)

Dallas Area Interfaith (DAI) is a multi-ethnic, multi-issue group of diverse civic institutions in the Dallas metropolitan area. The purpose of DAI is to give ordinary citizens a structure through which they can negotiate effectively with the government and private institutions that affect their lives. For more information, contact Nancy Wolff at .

DME Exchange of Dallas

DME Exchange of Dallas, Inc. is a non-profit organization with a mission to provide durable medical equipment to those in need in Dallas County. KOG members can help in several ways. Unwanted or needed durable medical equipment (DME such as wheelchairs, walkers, shower chairs, etc.) can be taken to the Shiloh Road address so it can be recycled, sanitized, and given to individuals who have few or no resources to obtain needed equipment. Additionally, DME Exchange offers volunteer opportunities on-site at the Shiloh Road address. For more information, contact Betty Hersey, Executive Director, at 214-997-3639.

Family Gateway

Family Gateway's downtown facility currently houses 31 families on a transitional basis, with plans to increase that to 40 families in the near future. Family Gateway also oversees a two-year sliding scale voucher program for homeless families moving into their own apartments. In-kind donations of clothing and household goods (but not food) can be delivered to the Casa View Thrift Store, or see the website for donation bins located around the metroplex. Credit vouchers for items received are given to Family Gateway to be used by its clients when they shop at the thrift stores. For more information, contact Tina Larson at

In The City For Good

A handful of King of Glory volunteers have been assembling simple hygiene kits complete with basic items for distribution to 240 inner-city families each week with help from our partner organizations, Miles of Freedom and Park South YMCA, along with food supplies provided by the North Texas Food Bank.  Other hygiene kit distributions are also held periodically at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church's food pantry, the Cornerstone Clothing Closet, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center, and at the Irma Rangel Young Women's Leadership High School, all in the Fair Park area of south Dallas.  This is a simple but essential resource to families in the neighborhood, who may not have easy means of transportation to grocery stores that are miles away.  For more information, contact Terry Kittleson at , Katy Kittleson at , or David Pederson at .

Mt. Olive Food Pantry

The Mt. Olive Food Pantry is run by the Mt. Olive Lutheran Church and three additional Lutheran churches from North Dallas. Together, they provide meals for the homeless and food for the needy families in the community. Many who receive these services are children.

In the City For Good and King of Glory Lutheran Church provide funding for food donations and volunteers to this important charity. The two partnered with Trammell Crow Company to remodel the church basement into a bright, updated environment for both clients and volunteers. For more information, contact Katy Kittleson at .

Network of Community Ministries

Network responds to human needs by giving assistance with the goal of helping individuals achieve long-term independence; its mission is "caring, coaching and empowering neighbors in need as they seek an improved quality of life."
For more information, contact Sonya Holht at  or follow on Facebook.

North Dallas Shared Ministries

North Dallas Shared Ministries is a cooperative effort of 52 congregations that combine resources to efficiently deliver effective and appropriate assistance to Dallas' poorest individuals and families. For more information, contact Ernie Davenport at .

Outcry in the Barrio

To transform the crime and drug infested neighborhoods of South Dallas-Fair Park through the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Outcry In The Barrio returns former addicts to their neighborhoods to help others.

Park South YMCA

The Park South Family YMCA is about people of all ages, races, religions, and incomes. We exemplify our mission "to put Christian values into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all." For more information, contact David Pederson at

Refugee Resettlement Ministry

The Refugee Resettlement Ministry offers resettlement services to incoming refugee families, helping them integrate into the workplace and culture of the U.S., with the ultimate goal of achieving self-sufficiency. Ministry activities could include:

  • Furnishing a comfortable apartment for arriving families
  • Initially stocking their pantry/refrigerator
  • Meeting the families at the airport and transporting them to their new home
  • Ongoing help with medical requirements, registering children for school, helping to understand and manage transportation options, finding employment opportunities
  • Familiarizing the family with their new surroundings

These families are typically coming from very dire circumstances to a new, strange land where they must learn a new language, new customs/culture, and much more, and they must do it quickly so they can be self-sufficient within three months.

We do these things because our Lord has commanded us to “welcome the stranger” (Hebrews 13:2). The experiences these families have endured to get here are heart-breaking, but helping them maneuver through their new life here is heart-warming. How can you help?  Join us in person as we welcome a family OR donate “gently used furniture/bicycles/laptops” to the ministry OR just become a “prayer warrior” for our ministry. For more information, contact John Mathis  or Beckie Robinson at

Richardson Area Interfaith Habitat (RAIH)

King of Glory has been a member for decades and partners with Dallas Habitat for Humanity to help transform families, revitalize neighborhoods, and work together to build a better Dallas! For more information, contact Jed Gifford at or follow on Facebook.

The Texas Ramp Project is an all-volunteer organization that provides free wheelchair ramps for low-income older adults and others with disabilities. Volunteers have built 22,000 ramps for people all over the state, including 5,700 in the Dallas area. King of Glory has sponsored the Dallas and statewide organization since 2001, and KOG members are among its most committed volunteers. You can join a build team at any time; no special skills are required. We also need volunteers to assist with marketing, videography, web design, database, grant writing and reporting, research, administrative and secretarial work. For more information, go to www.texasramps.org or contact Gary Gatzlaff at .

Upbring

Upbring is inspired by their long-standing commitment to being nurturing supportive forces for good in the lives of children and families. They honor the past while promising a commitment to the future to break the cycle of abuse. Upbring works to serve children and families in need throughout our community. King of Glory works with them to provide meals for Thanksgiving for the Upbring Foster families; then, we sponsor the Angel Tree, which helps families have Christmas gifts for their children and the children in Foster care. For more information, contact Rachel Chewakin at .

VNA Meals on Wheels

VNA Meals on Wheels provides hot, nutritious, freshly prepared meals five days a week to Dallas County residents who cannot obtain or prepare meals for themselves due to illness, advanced age, or disability. These meals contribute to the overall health and well-being of participating seniors, including those with chronic illnesses and frail seniors who are homebound. For more information, contact Paul & Vicki Cleveland at be .

 

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