Calvary's Quilters donated beautiful quilts to AVAIL spreading Christmas kindness to those who need it most. Pictured are some who helped with this wonderful endeavor.
Our Awesome Group Helped Pack Quilts and Kits for Lutheran World Relief!
Thank you to our helpers who gave time assembling boxes of blessings for Lutheran World relief! St John’s Lutheran brought their quilts and kits Monday, October 2nd adding to the blessings. These will be picked up Friday, October 6th to begin their journey of bringing God’s love to those who need it the most all over the world! - Pastor Jen
Our Sanctuary was Filled with the Beautiful Quilts and Kits for Lutheran World Relief!
On Sunday, October 1st our sanctuary at Calvary was just filled with all of the gorgeous quilts that were adorned on our pews and all of the personal/school kits by the alter. Pastor Jennifer said a blessing for all of these wonderful blessings that were made by our Calvary's Quilters and items donated for our kits. There were 153 quilts, 150 school kits, 150 personal kits, and 19 fabric kits. They will be packed up and shipped out to Lutheran World Relief. We thank everyone who gave of their time, talents, monetary gifts, and those who purchased items for the kits.
Calvary's Quilters are Honored for Their Dedication!
On Sunday, October 1st our Calvary's Quilters were recognized for all of their hard work and dedication for creating all of the beautiful quilts that they make for Lutheran World Relief and for AVAIL here in Antigo. Julie Kubiaczyk presented each of the quilters with a LWR quilt pin. Lynn Cerny was missing from the picture.
AVAIL Accepts Gifts from Our Calvary's Quilters
On behalf of Calvary’s quilters Jean Guse gifts AVAIL ministry 11 quilts, a blanket & personal care items donated by Calvary members. Avail will be giving a short presentation about the services they provide on Sunday, October 8th. - Pastor Jen
10th Anniversary of God's Work. Our Hands. Sunday.
Many parishioners from Calvary helped assemble the 300 school and personal kits for Lutheran World Relief during the 10th Anniversary of God's Work. Our Hands. Sunday. After assembling the kits, we enjoyed a pizza luncheon. We had great fun and fellowship!
We Thank God for Our Calvary's Quilters!
We give God thanks for Calvary’s Quilters, some of whom are represented here. 153 quilts will be sent to Lutheran World Relief efforts and 20 were donated to AVAIL here in Antigo. - Pastor Jen
Our Fall Kick Off Food With Friends Community Meal was a Great Success!
The fall kick off of our "Food with Friends" community meal was a wonderful success! Delicious Beef Burgundy over noodles was prepared by Melissa Ferg and we also had tossed salad, bread sticks, and many scrumptious desserts! We served over 140 people. Leftover desserts were taken to rescue workers. Leftovers will also be used to host luncheon for seniors in Birnamwood. Thank you to the many volunteers who brought baked goods, set up the fellowship hall, prepared, served, cleaned up and put our fellowship hall back together afterwards. Thanks be to God for this amazing night!
Our Giving Cupboard Will Touch Lives
Vicar Jennifer is such an inspiration to all of her members at Calvary and St. John's and to the community! Her idea to create a Giving Cupboard came to life at Calvary. She created this beautiful spot at Calvary where we can all be inspired to give from our hearts.
I have seen the need for God’s care to be felt in practical ways. A gas card for families traveling to medical procedures, self care items for weary young mothers, a small birthday gift for someone confined at home. The giving cupboard is now available if your heart is moved to extend the reach of God’s kindness during Vicar’s pastoral care visits thank you to all who gave during our noisy offering collection last month toward this effort. May God bless the givers and those who will receive in times of need. In God’s love, Vicar Jennifer
Mapleview Christmas Luncheon was Wonderful!
The Christmas luncheon at Maple View was wonderful! Delicious zuppa soup, (from community meal) left/right Christmas game, and funny joke cards had everyone giggling- the fellowship was heartwarming. one luncheon goer shared appreciation through her tears. We all sang a rousing song of “We Wish You a Merry Christmas.” The best part of Advent season are things like this! Thank you to Judi, Karen W, Karen C, and Paulette for serving. Thank you to everyone who donated goodies, soup & kindness to make this great day possible. Next event will be a Valentine party in Feb. which they are very excited about! - Pastor Jennifer
Calvary's Generosity and Love Shown for The Giving Tree
Members of Calvary are always so generous and loving to our community members in Langlade County. The Giving Tree helps families in need with Christmas gifts for their children. This year there were 335 families, 909 kids, and more than 2,700 gifts given for our children in need in Langlade County!
Thrivent Cans Hunger Challenge
We would like to thank everyone who donated to Calvary’s creative can structure that was designed by Lynn Cerny and constructed by Lynn and our other members of Calvary. We could not have done it without your support! With the donation of 1,038 pounds of canned goods, Calvary received the heavy weight trophy in the Thrivent Cans Hunger Event. Awesome job Calvary!! (This was the last can structure because as of 2023 this event was cancelled).
Crop Hunger Walk
CROPHunger Walks are community-based walk events held in cities and towns across the United States, raising funds to support the global mission of Church World Service (CWS), a faith-based organization transforming communities around the globe through just and sustainable responses to hunger, poverty, displacement and disaster. It was a beautiful day for the Crop Walk! These wonderful walkers were part of the 10,823 people who committed to being part of this great cause. Walkers raised money to benefit local food pantries. They also walked to help provide life-saving support like emergency food along with the seeds, tools and programs that will help families feed themselves in the future. Way to go walkers! Thank you also to those who sponsored them. - Vicar Jennifer
Foster Families Are Such A Blessing!
What a blessing to give so generously to families who open their homes to children in need of care. Mike Jewell from Foster Care Connect gratefully received the donated gift cards to local restaurants from Calvary Church. This will allow those providing foster care a chance to go out for a family meal with the children while patronizing our local eating spots. Thank you, Calvary for helping to show God’s love in our community! - Vicar Jennifer
Donations for Antigo Community Food Pantry
Holy and Faithful God, Be attentive to all who wait expectantly for your mercy in times of crisis, illness, fear, and grief. Answer them when they cry out to you.
You have clothed the saints in the light of Christ. Teach us to live in his ways until the great day when he comes to make all things new.
Our South African Family
Mahanaim Lutheran Church in South Africa Celebrates 140th Anniversary!
Blessings to our companion church in South Africa. Our Brothers and Sisters in Christ at Mahanaim Lutheran Church on Sunday, November 27th had a small event to celebrate their 140th anniversary. There are also plans for a larger celebration in the early part of 2023. Congratulations!!