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Social Ministry News

Siloam family — we are receiving contributions to help defray the $3200 cost of tickets for two sons of our Siloam family. Marcia, the mother, has learned that they have received visas for travel to the United States, but she does not have the financial resources to purchase the tickets. Since coming to the US after 4 years in a refugee camp in Kenya, she has rented an apartment, found a full-time job, achieved her GED and is attending Nashville State for a degree in nursing, all of this despite having recently being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Marcia has been with us several times in worship. If you are able to help, please note “Travel” on your check or envelope. You can imagine Marcia’s excitement to have her family together again. Thank you for your generosity.

Buena Vista SchoolThe Buena Vista fourth grade classes are planning their year-end trip to the Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga. The school is asking for donations to cover the transportation cost which is approximately $1,000. If you are interested in helping, please write a check to Buena Vista School and give it to Lisa Kafader or place it in the offering plate any Sunday in March. Thank you for your contributions.

Room in the Inn at First Lutheran Church: We need one more volunteer to prepare dinner for Room in the Inn on March 18th. Please consider providing this meal. The sign-up board is located in the Gernert Room. Contact Tricia Gordon or the church office any questions.

Habitat for Humanity Build: This year’s Build, sponsored by Thrivent, is requesting volunteers on April 27th. Due to the rain, the date has changed. If you can help, contact Jerry and Crystal Balthrop or the church office.

Kroger Cards: If you have not already linked your rewards card to First Lutheran please go to the Kroger website and link you card. Our NPO number is 88518. This must be done every year for us to receive credit.