Calvary's Quilters Made Quilts for the Victims of Kentucky Tornados
Kindred Lutheran Parish Work Together for Our Community and World
Members from St. John's Lutheran and Calvaryteamed up this year to generously help donate their resources and skills to make quilts and provide school kits, baby care kits, personal care kits, and sewing kits for Lutheran World Relief Effort and for our local community. St. John's Lutheran provided 8 baby care kits, 24 personal care kits, 8 quilts, and 15 school kits. Calvary provided 18 sewing kits, 140 personal care kits, 101 quilts, and 136 school kits. The combined total was 26 baby and sewing kits, 164 personal care kits, 151 school kits, and 109 quilts. In addition, Calvary was able to give 10 quilts to AVAIL in Antigo and 10 quilts for the refugees at Fort McCoy. A BIG THANK YOU to everyone in our Kindred Lutheran Parish churches that helped to make this happen!
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.
"God's Work. Our Hands." Sunday, September 13, 2020
Members of Calvary looked a little different than last year with our masks on, but we enjoyed participating in "God's Work. Our Hands" Sunday on September 13th. What a joyous day it was as we tied fleece blankets for the Foster children in Langlade County and picked up Veterans' flags in the cemeteries in the Antigo area. Thank you Thrivent for assisting us financially with being able to purchase the supplies for the fleece blankets! We were so glad to have Jennifer Sosinski and her daughter, Rachel, lend a hand. Jennifer is from the Wittenberg area and is a Lay School graduate and candidate for the TEEM Program. The TEEM certificate program provides alternative preparation for those who will provide pastoral ministry in emerging ministry contexts throughout the church. Jennifer led our worship service on Sept 13. The gathering after service gave people the opportunity to learn a little more about Jennifer and her family.
Calvary Youth Ring Bells for Salvation Army
CROP Hunger Walk
What a great group from Calvary – they really did WALK the TALK to feed the hungry. 25% of the funds raised remain in Langlade County and are directed to our local food pantries in Antigo, Elcho and White Lake. Members/friends/family of Calvary took part in the CROP Hunger Walk on October 3, 2021. 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.
Calvary's Quilt Squad
For 2019 our Calvary's Quilters worked on their beautiful one of a kind creations for 400 hours (plus hours spent sewing at home by members). In that time they made and donated 11 baby quilts to AVAIL, 60 quilts. 8 sewing kits to Lutheran World Relief, and 2 lap quilts to The Bay at Eastview. In addition, they also donated $400.00 to be put toward heating bills at Calvary. Way to go Calvary's Quilters!
The South African Visit...
Lutheran World Relief Efforts!
Members from Calvary assembled 92 personal care kits, 38 mission quilts, 2 sewing kits, and 100 school kits that will be sent for Lutheran World Relief Efforts. Thank you to everyone who helped donate and assemble items for this tremendous campaign! Thank you also to Thrivent Financial and our members who were Action Team Leaders of Thrivent Financial that helped use those funds to purchase some of the items. Thank you also Julie Kubiaczyk for doing an amazing job as chairperson for Social Concerns Ministry and thank you Larry Poltrock for delivering everything to the delivery site in Wausau! On September 27, 2020 our lay minister, Edd Hill, blessed the quilts and other items that will be donated to Lutheran World Relief.