On the third Sunday of every month, our members go through their pockets and purses for spare change, empty the coin jar from the kitchen counter, and clean the loose change off the dresser in anticipation of Grace Lutheran's popular "Joy-full Noise Offering."  Our ushers take a few extra minutes before our regular offering to collect this special offering of coin donations in two large metal coffee cans.  This special offering is given to various charities each month to help make a difference and bring joy to peoples' lives.  The resulting noise of coins filling the metal cans is truly "Joy-full" and our ushers enjoy shaking the cans as we fill them up.  It's amazing how a little bit of loose change from everyone adds up! 

Joy-full Noise Offerings 2022
      January 15, 2022  Adelaide's Place  $92.15
      February 20, 2022  Grace Stitcher's  $138.25
      March 20, 2022  Lutheran Disaster Response - Eastern Europe  $210.94
      April 17, 2022  Sister Jean's Kitchen  $83.78
May 15, 2022  Lutheran Association of Missionaries and Pilots  $74.98
June 19, 2022  Grace Place Ecumenical Food Pantry, Local Community  $149.10
July 17, 2022  Habitat for Humanity, Pleasantville  $88.39
August 21, 2022  Atlantic City Rescue Mission  $87.48
September 18, 2022  Covenant House  $140.64
October 16, 2022  Seaman's Institute, Port Newark  $133.62
November 20, 2022  Somers Point Police Sunshine Fund (Holiday gifts for children in need)  $119.38
December 18, 2022  Humane Society of Atlantic County  $97.55

Joy-full Noise Offerings 2023
January 15, 2023  Ranch Hope  $92.71
      February 19, 2023  Lutheran Disaster Response (Turkey & Syria Earthquake)  $177.51
March 19, 2023  Funny Farm Animal Rescue, Mays Landing, NJ  $148.97
April 16, 2023  Sister Jean's Kitchen
May 21, 2023  Atlantic City Rescue Mission  $162.37
June 18, 2023  Human Society of Ocean City  $99.27
July 16, 2023  Habitat for Humanity  $118.00
August 20, 2023  Lutheran Disaster Response (Hawaii)  $192.93
September 17, 2023  Big Brothers Big Sisters of Atlantic and Cape May Counties in Northfield

Our Joy-full Noise Offerings are donated to help support:

           Atlantic City Rescue Mission

          Sister Jean's Kitchen

          Lutheran Association of Missionaries & Pilots

          ELCA World Hunger

          Lutheran Disaster Response

          Habitat for Humanity

          Doctors Without Borders

          Covenant House (Atlantic City)

          Seaman's Institute

       Adelaide's Place

          Grace Stitchers

          Grace Place Ecumenical Food Pantry

          Camp Crossroads

          Hosts for Hospitals

        Humane Society of Atlantic County

     Humane Society of Ocean City

     Funny Farm Animal Rescue, Mays Landing, NJ

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Atlantic and Cape May Counties