The Social Action Ministry Team is a group of volunteers that participates year-round on behalf of MLC to facilitate, foster, and maximize the collective efforts of our congregation to serve others in need.

They would love for you to join them on one or a number of different projects.  Here is a sample of some of their many activities:

    • Prepare & serve food donated by the MLC congregation at Jonathan’s Place operated by Homeward Bound
    • Renovate rooms and outdoor spaces at the Brown House for families at the emergency shelter operated by Homeward Bound
    • Provide back-packs filled with school supplies for children of low-income families served by Ritter Center
    • Sponsor the Breakfast Burrito Bake to make 100+ burritos for the residents of the Homeward Bound Family Center
    • Organize the “Angel Tree” at Christmas for families in need
    • Conduct food drives multiple times a year for the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank & Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary students
    • Support the involvement of MLC with the Marin Organizing Committee (MOC) which works for the common good on numerous projects such as advocacy for just-cause housing ordinances and a permanent shelter for the homeless coupled with necessary services
    • Respond in special areas of need as they arise

If you are interested in helping with any of the activities listed above or would like to learn more about the work of this wonderful ministry team, please contact Jim Bedilion, Pastor Tom or the church office.

Each year MLC allocates funds (derived from members’ giving) to organizations engaged in social action.  Our Social Action Ministry Team is responsible for making thoughtful decisions about the allocation of these funds to both local & global organizations.

Partial List of Organizations or Projects We Support


  • Homeward Bound Homeless Services (Jonathan’s Place & Brown House)
  • Casa Buena Home Key Project (new housing for homeless families)
  • San Francisco Night Ministry
  • LIRS – Lutheran Immigration Relief Service
  • Mt. Cross
  • Vivalon – (Whistlestop Senior Services)
  • SF / Marin Food Bank
  • Firefighter support for the California Fires
  • Trader Joes cards for PLTS students with food / supply insecurities
  • Safeway Gift Cards for students / families at the Marin Community School
  • Ritter Center – Backpack and Angel Tree drives
  • Good Gifts – Lutheran World Relief (cook stoves, water purifiers, chickens)
  • Lutheran Disaster Relief (multiple benevolences to help fire victims,tornado victims, hurricane victims, Haiti disaster relief)