Members and friends of Atonement Lutheran Church, 1900 Westfall Road, Brighton, collected new socks for children, women and men during October to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.
On Reformation Sunday, Oct. 29, the total number of socks collected was announced to be 720 pairs. A “sock blessing” was offered by the Rev. Gail Swanson during the children’s message Nov. 5. All socks were delivered to Saint’s Place, in Pittsford, to be used in their clothing ministry for refugees.
Other activities held by the church to honor Martin Luther and to commemorate the 500th anniversary included a tree planting and dedication, a German Fest potluck dinner, weekly special music and an evening of conversation between Lutherans and Catholics titled, “Where Do We Go From Here? God’s People Together for the Next 500 Years.”
The ELCA-member church has one worship service at 9:30am on Sundays. Visit atonementrochester.org for more information.