Announcement — April 17, 2016

Picture1.pngSELFLESS SACRIFICE EXAMINE AT LIFETREE CAFÉ Radical acts of sacrifice will be explored at Lifetree Café on Tuesday at 6:00pm in the café and Thursday at 1:30pm in the Pool House at Candlewood. The program—titled “Sacrifice: How Much Would You Give for Someone You Love?”— features a screening of The Red House, a short film depicting one woman’s unexpected sacrifice that changed the course of a young girl’s life in early 20th century China. “The Red House was a crowd favorite at the 2015 Lifetree Film Fest,” says Lifetree national director Craig Cable. “We’re excited to screen it now at Lifetree Café. This beautiful short film illustrates the very heart of sacrifice.”

NEW MEMBERS Today we have the joy of receiving new members into our congregation.  These joining today are: Steve Jones, Linda Lane, Lisa Powell, Klein Powell, Jennifer Simburger, and Carole Temple.  Welcome to New Beginnings Lutheran Church!  We look forward to worshipping and serving the Lord with you!

BULLETIN BOARD The bulletin board with pictures of NBLC’s members is needing an update! Please bring in an updated family photo or see Sally Roth and she will get an updated picture taken for you.

COMMUNITY MOTHER DAUGHTER SUPPER The LWML of Peace Lutheran Church, Thomasboro, will be sponsoring a Community Mother Daughter Salad Super Sunday, April 24, 2016, at 4:00 P.M. at the Thomasboro Community Building. A great program is being planned with the theme “Spring Into Style”. Our speaker is Mary Schenk, News reporter for the Champaign Urbana News Gazette and a Style Show by Missy’s Boutique of St. Joseph. So bring your mother, daughter, sister, best friend, etc. and join us for good food, fun and fellowship. Limited seating, please call 217-643-7472 for reservations. A free-will donation will be accepted at the door for the Northern Champaign County Food Bank in Rantoul.

HOPE FOR JUSTICE I (Melissa Hunsinger) will be running in the Christie Clinic Half Marathon on April 30 and I am partnering with WBGL & Hope for Justice to raise awareness for human trafficking. I love to run and I love supporting a good cause! This opportunity allows me to do both, with your help! The mission of Hope for Justice is to bring an end to human trafficking and slavery in our generation. Hope for Justice provides education; trains professions; investigate human trafficking crimes; advocates for victims; and provides quality restoration and reintegration services. WBGL is partnering with Hope for Justice in its mission to bring awareness to this important issue and engage in the fight to end it. If you are interested in supporting this great cause please consider donating today at http://www.imathlete.com/donate/MelissaHunsinger and please pray for me as I work towards crossing this adventure off of my bucket list!

CROCKPOT MEALS There are still crockpot meals available in the big refrigerator freezer in the kitchen. Please feel free to grab one as needed.

CARE PACKAGE TO AFGHANISTAN– SOC committee wants to support Keegan Wisehart and his company currently deployed in Afghanistan by sending a care package. Please bring hard candy (no chocolate), gum, nuts, chapstick, hand lotion, sunscreen, small packages of Kleenex, crossword or word hunt books, small notebooks, and short novels or inspirational books. We will mail this when we have a good collection gathered. Most of these things can be picked up at the dollar store.

ATTENDANCE for Sunday, April 10th was 75 and total offering was $2271.00.

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