Feed The Need in Mendota
The third activity of our Feed The Need project, Backpack Blessings, is underway and will continue through the summer months. Volunteers met after worship last Sunday to pack 70 bags of food and fun items for local children in need. Volunteers are needed on distribution days: Saturday, June 17th—9am to noon; Saturday, July 15th—9am to noon; and Saturday, August 19th—9am to noon. Please contact Valerie Kreiser at 815-866-4946 to sign up to help with these distribution days.
St. John’s Barnyard update -- As of today, our congregation has "purchased" 245 chicks, 32 honeybees, 37 goats, 26 pigs, and 5 cows. All of these animals will be donated to the ELCA’s God’s Global Barnyard. Thank you for your outstanding support of this effort to feed hungry people worldwide.
Our quilting ladies have been working on “Walker Bags” for residents of area nursing homes. They are also making them available to members of our congregation. You will find a basket full of these colorful and handy fabric bags in the Narthex. Please feel free to take one for yourself or someone you know.
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