Memorial Church yard clean-up:
Thursday, May 6th, 2pm
Saturday, May 8th, 10am
Bring a rake.
Camp Michigamme Work Bee – May 15
We'll be running around clearing trails, and deep cleaning buildings. We can find jobs that are suited for any age or physical ability that would like to volunteer. We will also allow overnight stays for those who travel far and are in need. We'll be providing lunch, and everyone is asked to bring a mask. We are also looking for some skilled laborer volunteers for big projects. Skill sets in Carpentry, Plumbing, Excavation, and Tree Removal are all in high demand.
Hope at the Inn Elmer’s Brat Sale
Friday, May 21 10 am — 4 pm
Thursday, May 20 2pm - 7pm
Friday, May 21 8:30am - 2pm
Saturday, May 22 8:30am - 11am
Scrap Metal Drive – May 21-31
Acceptable Items Include:
- Stoves, Dryers, Appliances, etc.
Not TVs or refrigerators though.
- Lawn equipment (lawn mowers, snowblowers, tillers)
- Metal piping, sheet metal, siding
- Car parts (i.e. rotors/springs/doors)
- Filing cabinets, metal desks
- Steel doors, garage doors, & metal tracks
- Copper piping/fixtures
- Brass doorknobs/household items
- Air fittings
- Soffit & Fascia
- Strings of Christmas lights
Book Drive for Malawi, Africa
The Mission Committee was made aware of a need in Malawi Africa. The following is some information about a children’s book drive that the Mission Committee has voted on to support. It was sent by good friends of Pastor Cathy who are Joann Schmidt and Roy Schwarz. There is a bookshelf in the front entryway to drop off your donations. Pastor Cathy will deliver the books downstate in June so hopefully we will have a nice collection to send. Monetary donations are also being accepted to help defray the costs for shipping the books to Malawi so this would be another way to support the book drive if you don’t have books.
BOOK DONATION REQUEST-FOR SHIPMENT TO MALAWI, AFRICA
We manage a family project, Extend A Hand, that ships books to primary (grades 1-8) and secondary (grades 9-12) schools in Malawi. These schools have absolutely NO books in the classrooms. If you are cleaning out unused kid's books please donate to the church.
Appropriate books include:
Books featuring children of color
Primary non-fiction: A,B,Cs, animals, colors, shapes, numbers, math, nature
Secondary non-fiction: biography, history, sports, How-to, nature, math, science, atlas, cultures
Primary fiction: Beverly Cleary, Magic Schoolbus/Treehouse, and especially I Can Read books
Secondary fiction: Classics, Harry Potter, Newberry Award winners, Shakespeare, graphic novels
National Geographic Periodicals
Non-appropriate books include:
Encyclopedia sets, Outdated books, College textbooks
Topics to avoid: religion, witches, vampires, supernatural/paranormal, high-school romance, American history, Western holidays (Valentines/Thanksgiving), winter & snow, Disney characters