Weekly News from Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry
NBA Legend Cooks & Serves Meals at Men's Shelter

Former NBA star & Cleveland native Charles Oakley at
LMM's Men's Shelter at 2100 Lakeside 

Basketball great Charles Oakley made a special visit to our Men's Shelter at 2100 Lakeside! The Charles Oakley Foundation has partnered with PlayRobinhood to #OakOutHunger in cities across the country. Oakley is originally from Cleveland and said stopping home to feed residents of the shelter was a must. He prepared breakfast, lunch and dinner -primarily himself- and served meals to shelter residents, as well!

Check out media coverage from the day here:

Fox 8 Cleveland:   NBA legend and Cleveland native Charles Oakley serves 1,000 meals to the city's homeless
LMM Celebrates Founder's Day

Rev. Richard Sering, the founder of Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry
The inaugural LMM Founder's Day was a great success! Current and former LMM staff, LMM Board members and friends gathered to honor our late founder, Rev. Richard E. Sering, on his birthday, February 4th. We spent the day reflecting on stories from the first decade of LMM's existence and appreciating how far the agency has come thanks to his leadership and influence. 

We not only honored Rev. Sering, but multiple other instrumental individuals who were right there with him during the early years of LMM. Ms. Dorothea Lyons, Rev. Erling "Slip" Helland and Dr. Richard Hansler were all honored with portraits created by local artists. Multiple others were welcomed into the LMM 'Founder's Circle' with a formal pinning ceremony.

Thank you to those who attended, including the many who came from other parts of the country to celebrate. Check out the photo gallery for Founder's Day photos. Happy Birthday Rev. Sering and Happy Founder's Day!
LMM on WKYC's 'We The People' 

WKYC 3News' Leon Bibb, Tiffany Tarpley, LMM Employment Specialist Annie Holden and Men's Shelter at 2100 resident Maurice Anderson

Resident at the Men's Shelter at 2100 Lakeside, Maurice (Mo) Anderson, was featured on WKYC's 'We The People' alongside LMM Employment Specialist, Annie Holden. Mo & Annie discussed the poetry program at the shelter and Mo read a poem he wrote called, 'This Poem Belongs to You.' Couldn't see it live? Watch the broadcast here.
Have You Read Our Annual Report?

In case you missed it, the Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry 2018 Annual Report is available on our website!

Learn more about LMM's accomplishments and community impact in 2018 and some of the agency's goals moving forward. Check it out here.

Stay tuned for the 2019 Annual Report...
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