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LWR Kits – Each year we provide about 100 School kits and 100 Personal Care kits to Lutheran World Relief. You can provide items, help assemble and pack kits and/or help deliver the kits to the shipping point. Assembly and packing usually takes place in October. Contact Patty Oates.


Quilters – Help make quilts for Lutheran World Relief! Quilts can be used as a blanket, a shelter or a container for personal possessions. Help sew, assemble and pack quilts. Donate fabric or old sheets for quilt backs. This activity takes place all year round. Quilts are packed and shipped in October. Contact Joanne Hagen.


Adopt-a-Family Bell Tree – Take a bell from the tree, buy a gift for someone in need. The Bell Tree goes up right after Thanksgiving. Watch for more information. Contact Patty Oates.

Farmer House – This is a small group home housing three ladies with developmental disabilities. All of their care is provided. What they need from us is basically to befriend them – read stories, play games, etc.  Contact Caran Hoffman.

Pathways in Compassion – Approximately half of all the people in nursing homes have been essentially abandoned. They have no visitors and no one to advocate for them. This ministry will create a partnership between St. John and one or more local nursing homes. Volunteers will visit residents on a regular basis, developing a relationship with them. Training is available.  Contact Gilda Bingham.


Compassion Communication Center – A new ministry is beginning! Currently there is a shortage of people to provide care in nursing homes and group homes. This is partly because organizations don’t cast a vision of the missional value of the work. We hope to cast a missional vision of people being God’s hands and feet by doing this kind of work. Watch for more information.
Contact Kevin O’Brien.

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