Thanks Children’s Ministry Volunteers! In this issue
☺ Thanks Children’s Ministry Volun-
We’re more than half way To make the Youth Ministry pro- teers!
through the Sunday School year gram even more dynamic, more
☺ Nursery News
so we would like to recognize all volunteers are needed for upcom-
Children’s Ministry volunteers. ing activities. Please contact ☺ Spring Calendar
Volunteers really make the min- Sheri Wahlin or Margo Gramling ☺ Children’s Ministry Thrift Sale
istry happen by leading classes for more information.
☺ Sparks Family
and service projects, manning Volunteer
☺ Heifer Project
the nursery, leading Youth
Group and every other task re- ☺ Special Care Fleece Blanket Project
lated to coordinating these ef- • Heifer Project
☺ Children’s Garden
forts. • Fleece Blanket project
If you are a volunteer, your • Thrift Sale
energy, expertise and love en-
• Children’s Garden
riches each child in our program.
Heifer Project Sparks Family Magazine
The Sunday School chil- show for our Brothers and Looking for a great Christian magazine to
dren will begin our annual Sisters in Malawi. share with your kids? Take a look at Sparks
Heifer Drive for our We invite the congre- Family Magazine. Published quarterly, it fea-
friends in Malawi. The gation to join with the tures stories, drawings, wordfinds and family
children will collect and Sunday School children to activities. The magazine follows many of the
count money, vote on ani- contribute, pass the milk stories we cover in Sunday School.
mals and track the pro- jugs and track our pro- They are supplied by WELCA and FREE to
gress toward their goal. gress. you. Sparks Family replaces the “Davey and
Last year, we raised a ELCB Sunday School and Goliath” publication. You will find your copy in
total of $1,050 to pur- Ann and Erin Arneson the Fellowship Hall.
chase a heifer, a pig, a
water buffalo, trio of rab-
bits and a flock of chick- Volunteer Childrens’ Ministry Co-Coordinators
ens. WOW!! It is an awe- Margo Gramling 715-861-3266 and firstname.lastname@example.org
some show of love and
Sheri Wahlin 715-720-1570 and email@example.com
support ELCB continues to
Sunday School Bi-Annual Thrift Sale
Friday and Saturday, June 9 and 10
Save the Date!
Spring Calendar Are you getting a head start on Spring cleaning? Save
February 20 Cookies for Fellowship and donate your gently used items to the Sunday
Service Project School Thrift Sale. Pre-priced gently used items only
February 27 The Centurion’s Servant will be accepted the week of the sale.
March 6 Jesus Blesses the Children
March 13 Fleece Blanket Service
Due to disposal costs, electronic items will be accepted
Preparation on a limited basis with donor information attached so
March 20 Fleece Blanket Service that it may be returned if items do not sell. Proceeds
Project from the sale will benefit the Children and Youth Min-
March 27 Jesus Heals Two Blind Men istry program.
April 3 Holy Week
Volunteers are needed for set up, manning tables and
April 10 The Empty Tomb ‘
April 17 Spring Clean-up Service
tear down on Saturday. Please contact Sheri Wahlin
Project for more information at 715-720-1570 or lau-
April 24 No Sunday School firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 1 The Sower
May8 Breakfast for Sunday School
Green Thumbs Nursery News
Needed! Volunteers are waiting patiently to welcome
your young child to the nursery located in
We are looking for green
the basement during worship. The nursery
thumbs to volunteer to tend
is a fun and safe place to play while you
the Children’s Garden from
participate in service without distractions.
May to September. The Chil-
dren’s Garden comprises two
The nursery is stocked with age-
flower beds on the north side
appropriate toys, activities and snacks to
of the church in the outdoor
make the hour pass enjoyably for your
worship area. Volunteers are needed to water
youngster. You will need to sign your child in
and do light weeding for annual and perennials
and out each Sunday. So please come down
2- to 4-times per week depending on the
to meet the volunteers and take advantage
weather. Contact Sheri Wahlin for more in-
of this wonderful resource.
There is a Garden of the Soul, Within this Garden of the Soul
Where God plants loving seeds Fruits of the Spirit grow;
That faith and grace will nourish And they produce new seeds of love
Into blooms of loving deeds. Which you and I can sow.
—Peggy Ferrell, Prayers and Poems