Neighborhood Task Team

The Neighborhood Task Team is an outreach program at First Lutheran
Church that is focused on getting to know and helping our neighbors in
the community around our church. Our mission is “Sharing God’s Love In
Our Community”.

All are welcome to participate in our events.You do not need to be a
member of our committee or our church. Please share any ideas that
you may have of ways that we can connect with and serve our
neighbors.

Back to School For Neighborhood Kids
On August 25, 2018 the NTT held the Second Annual Back to School event. The NTT hosted approximately 85 school-aged children and their families. The children received 5 pairs of underwear, 3 pairs of socks, 2 camis for girls, Thrivent t-shirts, school supplies, books, and snacks. We had 19 helpers from our church who welcomed, chatted with, and assisted our neighbors. Our neighbors stayed around a while as they enjoyed their snacks. We were asked questions about the next Laundry Day and if we have clothing for adults. Connections are being made. A group of children who attended the event came to the church service on Sunday August 26. We pray that we will see them again. Thank you, the congregation, for your support of this outreach event that made it possible. You are loving and generous, models of Christ.

 

Coming up:

Harvest Home In-gathering
Sunday October 14, 2018
Please plan to share the bounty of your table with others through the Meals on Wheels program. The following food items are needed: medium noodles, macaroni, spaghetti, spaghetti sauce,
sugar (5 lb bags), brown sugar, canned fruit, cake mixes, cake frosting, ketchup, canned vegetables, instant white rice, low salt chicken broth, cookies and grapenut cereal. Monetary donations are also greatly appreciated. Donations can be brought to the sanctuary on Sunday October 14 or deposited in the Harvest Home box located in Memorial Hall beginning September 23. Please place any monetary contributions in an envelope marked for Meals on Wheels.

 

Combination Event
Saturday, November 10, 2018
12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
This event will include a Laundry Day, Shoe Distribution, and a Hats, Scarves, and Mittens giveaway.
Please continue to keep those quarters rolling in. Our goal is again to have 60 packages of $5.00 worth of quarters for this event. We are accepting shoe donations and hats, scarves, and mittens anytime. You may leave your donations in Memorial Hall. Many volunteers will be needed for this outreach. The Neighborhood Task Team would love to have you join us for this event. You will enjoy meeting our neighbors. Guaranteed. Contact Mary Gotwald or Nancy Fricke.