Living Faith Lutheran Church
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
God's Work. Our Hands.

Stream Cleanup - Fall 2012

Every six months, Living Faith Lutheran cleans a one-third mile stretch of the Rock Creek tributary that runs near our church. It's part of our partnership with the City of Rockville's Adopt-a-Stream Program. During this year's fall clean-up - on Nov. 10, 2012 - Living Faith volunteers pulled more than 200 pounds of trash from the stream and its banks.

Stream Cleanup - Fall 2012

Prepped & ready with our cleanup leader

Prepped & ready with our cleanup leader

Doug prepares to work the stream bottom

Doug prepares to work the stream bottom

Derek - in the thick of it

Derek - in the thick of it

Sam on a mission!

Sam on a mission!

Steve commands the south-bank cleanup

Steve commands the south-bank cleanup

Cynthia works the north bank

Cynthia works the north bank

A humbling discovery

While cleaning the stream's south bank, our crew found backpacks full of photographs, personal items and sensitive documents; they told the story of a family that had fallen on very hard times. After thoroughly drying all that we had found, we turned the backpacks and their contents over to Rockville police. It was a humbling reminder of how much human suffering exists everyday in our own neighbhood - suffering that our church strives to address every day though our charitable giving and ministries.

A humbling discovery

Morning's bounty - more than 200 lbs of trash!

Morning's bounty - more than 200 lbs of trash!