Lighting the World with Love

Ben Smith, president of the Tallahassee Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, says this year’s Light the World with Love campaign is all about members of his faith working side by side with local community organizations and churches to render service to those in need. “Light the World with Love is an organized effort to bring people together to serve people in our community – neighbors and friends. This is a wonderful time of year when people have an increased focus on helping others. Light the World simply helps us do that,” he said.

By |2021-12-13T15:19:13-05:00December 13th, 2021|Categories: News, Service|Tags: , , |

Stake members respond to call for volunteers in Louisiana

Members of the Tallahassee Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints joined more than 2,000 other volunteers in Louisiana this past weekend (Sept. 17-19) as Hurricane Ida relief efforts continued for the third week.

By |2021-09-21T04:51:39-04:00September 21st, 2021|Categories: General, News, Service|Tags: , , , |

LDS missionaries pitch in at Ability1st center

TALLAHASSEE – Missionaries from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints spend most of their time teaching the gospel – but they also devote regular hours to service in the community. Missionaries serving in the Tallahassee Stake – which includes congregations in Tallahassee (7), Thomasville, Cairo, Quincy, Crawfordville, Perry, and Madison—have found such an opportunity with Ability1st, the Center for Independent Living of North Florida. LDS Missionaries on a completed ramp The nonprofit organization provides support services and equipment, information, and advocacy to people with disabilities so they can live independently. One of [...]

By |2021-08-06T11:04:52-04:00December 1st, 2020|Categories: News, News Release, Service|Tags: , , |

Feeding the hungry a year-long process for local non-profits

TALLAHASSEE – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints believes feeding the hungry is a core responsibility – not just during the holiday season, but throughout the year. The Church works closely with community-based organizations to get food produced on Church farms, orchards, canneries, and ranches distributed to people in need. Whether the effort is “farm to table” food production and distribution, or working to distribute the community’s surplus food, area organizations are laboring to feed those in need—especially as the holiday season approaches. And those needs have only increased as Covid-19 continues to take [...]

By |2021-08-06T11:05:24-04:00November 30th, 2020|Categories: News, News Release, Service|Tags: , |

Helping Hands program puts service first

At the core of beliefs held by members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is a willingness to serve other people. The Church’s Helping Hands program is the fulfillment of that belief. Lane Wright, left, and Josh Matson of Tallahassee team up in cutting a downed tree. Whenever a hurricane or other natural disaster occurs, Helping Hands volunteers don those ubiquitous yellow t-shirts and head off to points in the Southeast to render service to those in need. “It’s Christian faith put into action,” said Mark Llewellyn, a leader in the [...]

By |2021-08-06T11:06:55-04:00October 20th, 2020|Categories: News, News Release, Service|Tags: , , , |

Alabama first responder finds himself on the receiving end of assistance

Church members from Tallahassee area join Helping Hands effort DAPHNE, AL -- James Johnston, a police officer in Gulf Shores, Alabama, is usually on the giving end of assistance to the public. Saturday and Sunday, relief workers from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ Helping Hands program were at his home, clearing trees and doing general cleanup – and he found himself on the receiving end of community service. Members of congregations in Tallahassee, Thomasville, Cairo, Quincy, Crawfordville, Madison, and Perry spent the weekend in Daphne. FIRST RESPONDER - Gulf Shores, Alabama [...]

By |2020-10-31T16:00:28-04:00September 29th, 2020|Categories: News, News Release, Service|Tags: , , , |
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