Friday, June 14, 2013

News You Can Use

For Your Church Newsletter
From Lutheran Community Services              July 2013
-Prepared by Steve Tindall

Editors: This information is prepared for church newsletter editors, secretaries and pastors. Your help in getting the word out is appreciated and will help LCS achieve its mission of “Sharing God’s blessings by helping others in need.” Comments about timing or content are welcome. Contact Steve Tindall ( 302 654 8886.

Prayers Appreciated

Eight years ago, LCS began inserting prayers or
affirmations in the bags and boxes of food we 
distribute. Sometimes we wonder if they are being read. The other day at the Bridge of Hope grocery club in Wilmington’s Southbridge area, one of the participants double checked her bag to make sure that a prayer was there. She said that she really enjoys the prayers, keeps that month’s up on the refrigerator, replaces it when the next month’s prayer arrives, and saves all of them in her bible. Quite an endorsement! Prayers are posted on our blog:

Volunteer Goes Back to Work

LCS values its volunteers a great deal, because without them we could never help as many people as we do. Our volunteers come from all walks of life and volunteer for lots of different reasons. Not many people realize that one of our goals in the volunteer program is to provide a place to learn skills that can help prepare volunteers to enter or reenter employment. We recently heard from one such volunteer who had searched for and found a job. “I cannot thank you or all the nice people at LCS enough for helping to ease my transition back into the workforce. I honestly could not have gotten this job without you…. I come home at the end of the day relaxed and with a feeling of accomplishment, rather than feeling dead tired, overwhelmed and hopeless like I did five years ago…. It really feels like I may have struck gold.”

New Online Tools! Last year LCS introduced online registration for the Walk Run. This year we’re outdoing ourselves! As soon as you register you get your own fundraising page. You can:
  • Personalize your page and use it to set a personal fundraising goal
  • Send the link to your friends and family for easy sponsorships
  • Track your online sponsorships and the checks and cash you take in
  • Link to your Facebook page to keep your sponsors updated about your goal

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