2014 CROP WALK
Benefitting Church World Service and Maine Township Food Pantry
Sunday, October 19,2014
Messiah Lutheran Church has been selected as the HOST CONGREGATION this year, so the CROP Walk will be kicking off in our beautiful new Friendship Place! Also, we will be partnering with Hope Korean Church, who has approached us about providing music for the CROP Worship before the walk, and also a pot luck dinner following the walk! Details are still being worked out, but we are very, very excited about this opportunity to partner up to fight hunger!
David Swanson and Trudi Handzel have “walker” packets for those who wish to participate. If you’d like to pledge, see a walker, or you can donate online by Googling “Niles Park Ridge CROP Walk.” The first result takes you right to the Niles/Park Ridge Page. Click “donate” and then “support a TEAM” and select “Messiah Lutheran Church.”
Another way to contribute is to visit the Park Ridge Chipotle on October 16th, from 5-9pm. Mention Crop Walk or bring in flyer, 50% is donated when a Crop Walk is flyer is presented at checkout. Flyers are available in the narthex.
THE RETURN OF THE YOUTH SPAGHETTI DINNER!
Saturday, October 25 from 4-7pm
Missing for a couple years due to construction, etc., we are VERY excited to welcome this tradition back to Messiah!
Proceeds benefit the Youth Group, and will go toward the 2015 Youth Gathering. This event will be held in the Fellowship Hall, but we might do a little something in the Friendship Place as well. The event is followed by a lockin at the parsonage.
REFORMATION OCTOBER 26TH
We invite everyone to wear red to celebrate Reformation Sunday. We may even be visited by special guests Martin and Kate Luther!