40,000 Can Challenge & Weekly Update


Final Can Challenge Update ... 35,932!

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,

We are writing to let you know the results of this year’s Allegheny Synod Can Challenge. For 2017-2018 our total was 35,932 items collected. The delay in getting you the total is that we were waiting for final can counts from a few of our congregations. This is a little short of our 40,000 item goal, but still a great effort. This is something we should celebrate. Working together, you are caring for people across 7 counties and are touching countless lives.

We can truly rejoice at what God has been doing among us when we realize that over the last 4 year of the Can Challenge, you have collected 185,444 items for our communities. That is an example of the Holy Spirit using you, the Allegheny Synod, and making a positive difference in this world.

I thank you for being a part of this ministry and for your commitment to helping people in your community. Please continue throughout this year to care for the people of your communities by supporting the feeding ministries in your area.

May God continue to bless and keep you.

Bishop Michael Rhyne


40,000 Can Challenge

Your donation of non-perishable food items to the 40,000 "Can" Challenge will benefit local food banks and service agencies who serve the people in your community.

To participate, record how many non-perishable items are collected and call (814-842-1042) or email (office@alleghenysynod.com) the Synod office.

Results will be publicized through the Allegheny Synod 8C Facebook page, the Lutheran Letter, and weekly email updates to congregations.

Please click here for the 40,000 Can Challenge bulletin insert.