Category Archives: Social Ministry

Social Ministries November Council Report 2014

Food Pantry: Ellie reports that the Food Pantry has been serving several families and she and her helpers are getting ready to prepare Thanksgiving Baskets and Christmas food baskets for seven families. Larry Mohr was able to get a donation from Meijers that will provide turkeys for each family. Children from St. Peter School will be helping to pack the boxes. Ellie and her team will be purchasing fresh fruits and vegetables to go in the food baskets and Laurie Flegler is making bread or rolls. Continue reading

Social Ministry Council Report October 2014

Food Pantry: Ellie reports that the Food Pantry has been serving several families and she and her helpers are getting ready to prepare Thanksgiving Baskets and Christmas food baskets for families. Donations of food or cash would greatly help with this. Cash donations can be marked for the Food Pantry and put in the offering plate on Sunday.

Soup Kitchen: The next date for a soup kitchen is Saturday, December 6th. This one will also feature the Giving Room. Christine is coordinating the program and will need volunteers to help prepare and serve the meal. Sue is organizing the Giving Room.  Articles in the November newsletter and Sunday bulletins will provide information for members.

Blood Drive: The Red Cross is asking us to strive to have at least 25 donors at each drive. We continue to work toward that goal, in August we had 28, this month we had 24 people come and 18 pints were donated. The next drive is scheduled for December 17th.  I met with Bri from the Red Cross to talk about ideas for marketing our drive.

College Boxes: Kyle & Kendra, Dan and Stephanie, and Travis and Alison have agreed to chair this project and we have three people already signed to bake. I am still looking for more bakers and for people to send in names and addresses of college students.

Theresa Silm, Social Ministry Coordinator

August 2014 Social Ministry Report

FOOD BANK – Ellie Camburn continues to do a wonderful job coordinating the St. Peter Food Bank program. She is assisted by Al and Renee Schmitzer and Larry & Pam Mohr. The Food Bank is in place to serve both St. Peter members and community members in need of assistance for food and or non-perishables. Names and personal information regarding individuals who utilize the food bank are always confidential. Continue reading

Social Ministries Council Report, June 2014

Soup kitchen – September 6, 2014 is our next date to serve at Christ Lutheran’s soup kitchen. We will be bringing food items to help stock their pantry. This is greatly appreciated as the resources the soup kitchen had relied on in the past have dwindled.  They are also looking for Saturday kitchen managers.  Our sister church is in need.  Can we help fill in some gaps?  We may want to discuss as a council donating pantry items on a monthly basis.  I discussed, with Theresa Silm, my desire to continue working as the St. Peter contact for the soup kitchen. Continue reading