This year’s Fall ingathering for Cluster C (Jubilee), E (Tree of Life) and H (Three Rivers) will be held at Fredsville Lutheran Church in rural Cedar Falls from 8-11 a.m. on Saturday, November 3rd. A semi-truck will be parked in the parking area next to the street in front of the church. There will be help available to move the boxes. Do not bring any items before that morning. Reminder that LWR no longer accepts clothing.
On Sunday October 28th during worship the children will collect a Noisy Offering! So bring all of your loose change that is sitting on your kitchen counter, in your car, or on your dresser and throw it in to the metal buckets the children will pass! Let’s see how much noise we can make! The noisy offering is a challenge from the WinGS group to see if we can match or ever surpass the money they are raising to help pay for school lunch balances left unpaid at the end of the school year!
We need your clothing donations! All sizes, men’s, women’s and especially children and infant. Our reserve shelves are empty and the racks are looking thin. We do not need hangers; we have plenty of those. Donations can be brought to the church, Dike City Hall or New Hartford Library. Thank you for your support.
The Family Closet is open on the first and third Saturday morning of each month from 9:30-noon and the first and third Wednesday evening of each month from 6-7:30 p.m. Clothing is free to anyone.
The Fall Food Drive for the Dike and New Hartford food pantries will be
conducted from Sunday, October 29 through Sunday, November 19.
Remember to pick up extra items when you are at the store; then just drop
them in the grocery cart inside the north church entrance. Examples of items
Non-perishable food items – canned meats, fruits, vegetables, soups,
rice, pastas, cereal, peanut butter
Toiletries – shampoo, toothpaste, bath soap
Paper products – Kleenex, toilet paper, paper towels, hygiene products
Cleaning & laundry supplies – laundry soap, dish soap
Cash donations are also greatly appreciated. Both food pantries are affiliated
with the Northeast Iowa Food Bank and benefit from its bulk purchasing power.
Cash donations can be put in the Sunday offering plate with a note indicating it
is for the food drive. If writing a check, please make it payable to Fredsville
with a notation in the memo directing the money to the food bank. Donation
envelopes are available in the basket of the grocery cart.
The need is great; let our giving be even greater!!
Calling all members! We will be holding a church work day following worship and the “Adult only” Mission Trip meeting. There are a variety of outdoor projects as well as cleanup projects over at the villa that we would like to take care of as a church family. Lunch will be provided at 11:00 am and we will have all hands on deck following lunch to no later than 2:00 pm! Wear your jeans and work clothes to worship, bring some gloves with you to help pull weeds, clean out gutters, trim shrubs or use a broom etc… Let’s have some fun together and remember cleanliness is next to godliness!!!!
Please sign up so we know that we can count on you and your family to help and have plenty of food for lunch!
On Sunday, September 17th following worship Pastor Lisa will hold a meeting in the conference room for any adults interested in going on an adults only mission trip. Each year while planning the youth trips many adults have commented that they would be interested in having a trip designed for them. So this will be a meeting to find out who might be serious about a trip and to talk about where we might go and what we would like to do! Let’s dream and get excited! Fredsville adults it’s time to travel and do some mission work!!!!
Each Sunday during Advent, November 27th –December 18th, we will be collecting baby items during the offering. Diapers and new clothing items will be collected in celebration of the coming of the Christ child and the 2nd coming of Christ. Please remember a baby item to “fill the cradle”. The items collected will be donated to Fredsville’s Family Clothes Closet, the food pantry and the women’s shelter.
Don’t forget Fredsville is hosting a benefit breakfast on Saturday, August 13 from 7:30-10:30 a.m. in the DNH School multi-purpose room. Menu is scrambled eggs, sausage, fresh fruit and our own “signature” aebleskiver!!! Volunteers are needed Friday night at 6:00 to setup plus in many capacities on Saturday. Sign up on the clipboard in the gathering space or contact any committee member.
Watermelon Day Parade
Fredsville Lutheran Church will once again have a float in the parade and pass out freezer pops. The volunteers in the past have always had a great time sharing their creative talents and passing out freezer pops. Please watch for the details and sign-up sheets so you can share the fun!