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White Socks – Not the Baseball Team!!

The Franklin-Waverly Military Group has been busy meeting twice a month to sort, package, and mail 50 boxes to the troops. The QAC Class baked cookies and sent them to the troops for Easter and the troops were quite surprised with the home-made touch.

In July (JUST IN TIME FOR BACK TO SCHOOL SPECIALS) we wanted to see how many pairs of men’s white cotton socks could be collected and sent to the troops. We took these donations for the first two weeks in July, and then delivered them to the Support Troops Group.

We would like to thank everyone for their donations to a very worthwhile project. We are sure the troops appreciate everything that is done for them.

Lunch Bunch for Kids!

Our church is participating in a mission project this summer that consists of businesses, community leaders, and educators from the Northwestern and Waverly school districts. The C2 Coalition – connecting communities – is a nonprofit group that is part of Prevent Child Abuse Illinois.

Sack lunches will be provided to the children in the Northwestern and Waverly school districts on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the summer.  Our church provided sack lunches to 100 children on Tuesday, July 11 and another 100 sack lunches on Thursday, July 13. Each sack lunch needed a sandwich, fruit/vegetable, snack, and drink. The sack lunches were then picked up by delivery drivers on the dates above.

Members of the congregation participated in this mission project in the following ways:

  • Cash donation for the purchase of lunch items
  • Purchasing individual size 100% juice
  • Purchasing individual size fruit cups
  • Purchasing fresh vegetables – carrots, celery
  • Purchasing fresh fruit – apples, bananas, oranges, grapes
  • Helping to prepare the sack lunches on Monday, July 10 and/or Wednesday, July 12

This mission project is led by Karen Brehm Dennis and Brandi Paluska for the Northwestern and Waverly school districts with hopes of expanding in the future to the Franklin and New Berlin school districts. Other projects are on the horizon through the C2 Coalition group to assist families in need.

Other organizations participating in the Lunch Bunch for Kids project are Cross Church, Northwestern Elementary Teachers, NW Green Machine 4-H Club, Blooming Grove Church, and Waverly First Baptist Church.

Sunday School Perfect Attendance Recognized!!

Pictured in the slider above are those (minus the photographer) who received Sunday School Perfect Attendance Awards on Rev. Amy Brook’s final Sunday with us on June 18, 2017. These individuals gained recognition for their commitment in learning and knowing Christ in a range of years from Year 2 (Tucker Brown) to Year 39 (Maxine Keltner).

Our New Pastor’s First Sunday!

The congregation and many visitors welcomed Pastor Mark Milhouse, wife Peggy, and Cedric in worship on Sunday, July 9th.  After the worship service, the congregation greeted the Milhouse’s in a gathering for punch and cookies provided by the Pastor Parish team.

In the coming days Rev. Milhouse will be attending a Listening Tour of four scheduled gatherings. These gatherings are an opportunity for those who attend our Sunday School and Worship services to meet the Pastor in an informal small group setting. Pastor Mark will be driven to each location, and provided with an individual scribe to take notes – allowing him to ask and/or answer questions and to be able to focus on the answers, views, and identities of those present at each location. The youth have been invited to participate in the fourth gathering.

All are Welcome in the name of Christ!