LWML 80th Anniversary Celebration Service Project Updates
‘Teddy Bears Helping Children During Tough Times’
This story starts with Liz, lover of teddy bears. Over a period of 40+ years Liz has collected teddy bears. She recently wanted to share some of the many teddy bears with children who needed comfort. She learned that the St. Francois County Sheriff's Department in Farmington needed stuffed animals. They give them to children who need comfort in an unusual or stressful time that results in the involvement of law enforcement such as car accidents or other traumatic events.
As Liz was talking about taking the bears to Farmington, Donita offered to take them since she passed by this office almost every day. Donita was able to take her grandchildren Ayden, Andersen and Ava with her when she delivered the teddy bears to the sheriff’s department. The sheriff was very appreciative of the teddy bears and thanked the children and their grandmother for helping others with this gift. He also gave them a special tour of the facility. 😊
‘Toilet Paper Contribution’
Over 145 rolls of toilet paper were collected for St. Paul Lutheran High School during this special push for contributions. After the LWML meeting on 1/22/23, a group of the ladies posed for a fun picture. All TP was collected by TJ and transported to the high school the next day. 😊
We woke up to a 5 inch snow the morning of the rally! This kept a couple of us from bein able to get out of the driveway, but 6 of us were able to attend this wonderful event! We had a wonderful fellowship with our other LWML sisters in Christ, 62 total in attendance! The morning went something like this;
Thanks be to God!
Shine for Life-Baby Shower Bingo- May 15, 2022
We collected many needed baby and infant items that were given to the Parkland Pregnancy Resource Center that serves families in our area who need help. We enjoyed delicious refreshments and played many fun games of Bingo. This was a very successful and fun event for all ages! Praise be to God!
Giving to the Uplift Homeless Shelter in Farmington, MO -July 30, 2022
We provided a meal for all at the shelter that included lasagna, salad, breadsticks, and cookies. We also donated paper products. Those served expressed deep appreciation! Praise be to God!
Birthday Cakes for all TLC members 80 years and older-August ’22-July ‘23
We have provided all of our church members 80 years and older a special birthday cake and card in a fun birthday bag! We will continue this fun activity through July 2023. Praise be to God!
Undies Sundays- September Sundays 2022
We asked our congregation to help us collect at least eighty combined pairs of children’s underwear for the Ysleta Lutheran Mission. This organization provides relief and human care services while planning and nurturing missions in thirteen distinct communities in the El Paso/Juarez region. We mailed 145 packs of underwear and socks to the children in need! Praise be to God!
LWML 80th Anniversary Celebration & Oktober-Faith-Fest- October 9, 2022
We served more than forty-five people with brats, sauerkraut, German potato salad, other assorted dishes, cupcakes, and root beer floats. The food was great, and a fun time was had by all! Praise be to God!
Click on the link to our November '22 Trinity Times Newsletter for pictures of these past events.
Upcoming Service Project Plans 2022-23
We plan to: