Serving in our Community
We strive to make a difference by boldly sharing God's grace with the world, changing individual lives and entire communities, and finding a sense of purpose as we live out our mission to be Generous in Service and Giving.
King of Glory supports local ministries through our annual benevolence budget managed by our Church in Society Team. CIS communicates with our ministry partners, learning about their needs and connecting them to our church community. 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.
|Comforter Club||KOG Serves Team|
|Emergency Relief Team||Dobie Pre-K|
|Rebels with a Cause||Backpack Challenge|
PARTNERING WITH OUR COMMUNITY
King of Glory Ministries
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 .
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.
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, we have addressed some of the needs identified by the principal and assistant principal, but there is always more to be done (see Dobie Pre-K below).
For more information, contact Janet Follstaedt at
Dobie Pre-K 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 providing encouraging support such as Goody Bags and a Luncheon.
Schoolyear Volunteer Opportunities:
Teacher Appreciation - Show your appreciation to the Dobie teachers and staff by taking treats to teachers and staff on a periodic basis.
Math Buddy - Work with the 3 and 4 years old students on counting, recognizing colors, and recognizing shapes. Sessions are 15 minutes each and conducted in an open area with two children.
Laundry - The school provides a blanket for the students' nap time and each blanket is washed once a week.
- Donation of detergent – Dobie uses hypoallergenic detergent pods free and clear of dyes and perfumes. If you wish to order from Amazon, the school recommends Amazon Basics Laundry Detergent Pacs.
- Laundering blankets – Currently, teachers or their assistants have to come in early, stay late, or leave the classroom to launder the blankets.
If you are interested in any of these opportunities, please contact Janet Follstaedt at
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 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) 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 Myron Knudson at
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'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
A group 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.
Check out this video from Miles of Freedom and the Park South YMCA (organizers of the food pantry at the Park South Y) and In The City For Good where they discuss their work in Dallas.
For more information, contact Terry Kittleson at , Katy Kittleson at , or David Pederson at .
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 families in need throughout 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 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." It is a non-profit organization that encompasses the 14 zip codes within the Richardson ISD, including areas in Dallas, Richardson, and Garland. Founded in 1985, Network is a non-denominational organization with a mission to care, coach, and empower neighbors in need as they seek an improved quality of life and long-term independence. Programs include basic needs assistance, a mobile food market, and stabilization programs including career services, adult education, childcare support, programs for youth and seniors, and a mental health program.
For more information, contact Sonya Holht at or follow on Facebook.
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 .
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.
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
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
- Stocking their pantry/refrigerator
- Meeting the families at the airport and transporting them to their new home
- Providing bicycles and computers to help the refugees meet their goals of finding work and learning English
- Providing baby supplies for first-time mothers, aiding with the adjustment to motherhood in a new culture
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 become a “prayer warrior” for our ministry.
For more information, visit our webpage or email
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 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 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 .