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Social Ministry News

Buena Vista Elementary School
First Lutheran is providing Thanksgiving meal bags again this year for Buena Vista families. There will be a list of the requested food in the shopping cart in the Nave along with empty bags. The food needs to be returned to the shopping cart no later than Nov. 16th.

Salvation Army Angel Tree
We are participating again this year. You can pick up your angel starting on November 9th and gifts must be returned by November 30, 2019. The sign-up sheet will be located in the Nave and all gifts must be turned in (unwrapped) to the dining room, down in the basement.

Second Harvest Food Bank
The Second Harvest food donations weighed in at a respectable 195 pounds. Fill up the shopping cart again and we’ll donate once more! Thank you for this!

Youth Encouragement Services (Y.E.S.)
There is a new organization that has contacted our church. It is called YES (Youth Encouragement Services) . YES is a Christ centered nonprofit that gives 150 inner city kids a safe place to go every day. They are looking for volunteers to pair with kids enrolled in after school programs with a mentor. It is in a down town location. The contact person is Kenna Healy at 615-315-5333. There is additional information on the social ministry table. Youth Encouragement Services Website

Inspiritus (formally Lutheran Services)
Inspiritus is looking for candy donations for a service project to be held on October 31st. Please bring any individually wrapped candy to church and put it in the bin under the social ministry table. Inspiritus Website

St. Paul’s Christmas Party
The Christmas Party at St. Paul’s is scheduled for December 21st from 10:30-
12:00 pm. Please mark your calendars. More information to come.

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.