Social Ministries would like to thank everyone who donated items and their time for our annual Newborn Kits project. We assembled 229 kits and delivered them to Global Health Ministries. Newborn kits help mothers in developing countries celebrate the birth of their child, and provide needed items to welcome their baby into the world. Healthcare works who distribute these kits also use them to encourage women to seek prenatal care, offering them as gifts if a mother visits a clinic before delivery, or chooses to deliver her baby at a health care facility. These kits help facilitate relationships resulting in better outcomes for both maternal and infant health.
Next year we need to include 2 cloth flannel diapers and 2 diaper pins in each kit. It will take over 200 yards of flannel to make enough diapers. We need your help. For those of you who have fabric stored for all those future projects check to see if you have flannel to donate. Or purchase a few yards to donate for diapers. We ask for fabric lengths of a yard or more. It takes a ½ yard for each diaper made. A marked collection basket will be near the main office by the food donation bin. Join us for our diaper sewing nights this summer. Our first night will be on Monday, June 15th at church. We will begin around 6:30. Bring your sewing machine if you have one, and scissors, rotary cutters, and cutting mats. Speak with a member of Social Ministries for more details.
Starting this month we will be highlighting a different Ministry Partner each month that our congregation works with and supports in our local community and around the world. Every week our ministry and our resources reach out and impacts people’s lives beyond what we usually see on Sunday mornings.
Christus Victor has been a partner with 360 Communities since it originally began as the Community Action Council. A significant portion of your offerings goes to support the work of 360 Communities through our benevolence budget. We also support 360 Communities with food and money donations.
360 Communities provides hope and support to people by engaging communities to prevent violence, ensure school success and promote long-term self-sufficiency. Christus Victor offers support by giving to the Lewis House, a shelter for women experiencing sexual and domestic abuse. The Lewis House provided safety and services to over 3,000 women and their children last year alone!
We support the Rosemount Family Resource Center with both our benevolence dollars, as well as weekly donations for the food shelf and the March Food Drive. The Family Resource Center provides immediate aid to individuals and families and gives them access to resources to help them reach long-term self-sufficiency. Each year, more than 13,500 people benefit from this vital service.
Your weekly offerings and your donations of food and money make a huge difference in the lives of our hurting and struggling neighbors in partnership with 360 Communities! Thank you for your generous and faithful giving!
Rev. Peter Harrits is the Director of Bega Kwa Bega, overseeing the overall work and partnership between the congregations of the St. Paul Area Synod and the Iringa Diocese. Pastor Peter will be preaching and after worship will be sharing insights and updates on the dynamic partnership that Christus Victor is also actively involved in.
We hope you will join us for worship and the education/fellowship following worship on Sunday, June 21! This will give us all a broader understanding of our partnership as we prepare to send Pastor Kent and Paula Nierengarten to Tanzania in August to strengthen our relationship with our friends of the Mlowa Parish and the Iringa Diocese.
It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s the CV Super Sale! The set up for this year’s Garage Sale begins Sunday, August 2nd. The sale will take place Friday, August 7th and Saturday, August 8th. But that week we will need some superheroes to help us out! Specifically, we’re searching for leaders in the following rooms/sections: gardening/tools/auto, seasonal, women’s clothing, office supplies, and sports. Go here to access the Sign-Up Genius site and sign up: Super Sale 2015 Signup
Please contact Carrie Peterson at (952) 994-6014 or Hailey Glewwe at (651) 485-9423 with any questions.
Sunday, July 19th – Thursday, July 23rd
6:30 – 8:30 pm
Optional meal served at 5:30pm – $3.00 / meal
VBS Sunday Worship July 26 9:30am – Concert Finale & Family Picnic at 10:30am
Many Adult Volunteer Opportunities available
Fees are payable at the time of registration – see registration form for amount details.
ALL CHILDREN ARE WELCOME AT VBS