Luther Memorial Lutheran Church

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Worship including Holy Communion at 10:00

Christian Formation Classes at 9:00

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Luther’s Lunch at 12:05:

A Community Meal at THE WELL

Join us for fellowship and a free meal, Fridays, 12:00 noon until 1:00 p.m., beginning September 8 

THE WELL is located at 670 Tom’s Creek Road (GPS address),

50 yards from the intersection with Prices Fork Road, on the left,

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Blacksburg Refugee Partnership

The Bible calls us to extend to hospitality to the stranger.  The Blacksburg Refugee Partnership (BRP)  is doing just that.  Would you like to help?  You can volunteer by taking the volunteer survey.


 

CHANGE FOR CHANGE IN NOVEMBER 2018

WILL BE DONATED TO

CHRISTMAS OUTREACH FOR VICCC

Christmas Outreach will support tuition assistance for families who have children attending Valley Interfaith Child Care Center (VICCC).   The goal of VICCC is to provide high quality affordable, educational and nurturing, care for young children (ages 0 to 5) of income eligible working families in the New River Valley.  The mission of VICCC is to provide support for the low income working population of the New River Valley as they strive to become more self-sufficient. Did you know that in the New River Valley alone, 1 in every 5 children lives in poverty?   Out of 46 childcare centers in the area only VICCC provided care exclusively to low-income children.  With the average cost of non-subsidized childcare reaching over $700 per child per month, a low-income family’s average income of $1200 simply does not allow for a non-subsidized child care center.  I have the pleasure of serving on the board for VICCC.  I have had a chance to get to know the staff and met some of the clients.    This program allows people to be able to work and better themselves.  Many of the staff are also able to continue their education while working at VICCC.   I personally feel this is a valuable program for our community and encourage our congregation’s continued support.   

We had extremely successful fundraising effort in 2016.  We raised $5,037.17.  We were able to provide $180 in tuition reimbursement and financial support to 25 low income families whose children attend Valley Interfaith Child Care Center.   I would like to challenge the congregation to raise $6000, so we can provide the $220 to 25 families this year.  

We also plan on providing cookies and a book for each child at the center.  The center serves about 50 children including an after-school program.   VICCC also provides the same book each month to each child as part of their curriculum.  We would like to sponsor one month of this book at a cost of $180.   In order to reach our goals, we need to raise $5680.  I feel confident that we can meet this goal to help the children of low income working families.   We will kick off the fundraising at the congregational dinner on November 19th.  We will take donations through Sunday December 10thth.    If you would also like to provide cookies, those need to be delivered to the church on the 10th of December, so we can put them in individual bags for each child.  I would be glad for a couple of volunteers to help me place the cookies in bags on the 10th.  I would like to thank everyone who continues to support this fund raising effort.                                                                                                                                                                                         

 


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