Annual Report Preparation

I know it is hard to believe, but the end of the year is rapidly approaching and it is time to start preparing our Annual Report.   OSLC’s various groups and committees each write a report for our Annual Report.

The deadline for reports is Wednesday, January 2nd.  When you submit your report, please format the subject line “2018 Annual Report – Name of Your Section” and send it to office@oslchanover.orgThis will help me see and find the report in the flurry of messages that will be arriving.  (If you want to submit your report early, that is fine, but please do send your report on time – there is a short window for compiling the reports, proofreading, editing, finding and adding photos and getting the document ready for the congregation’s review in advance of the meeting.  It is very important that I receive your report on time.

Please use the template provided.  I’ve placed the template and additional resources to help you online at http://www.bit.ly/oslc-annual-report-resources The resources include:

  • Last year’s report so you can see a sample (and get some help in case you develop writer’s block)
  • OSLC’s core values to help you frame your writing (as noted in the template)
  • Newsletters we published in the past year to jog your memory about various happenings.
  • If you want to look at the Sunday bulletins, you can find those archived at http://bit.ly/oslc-eBulletin.

If you have photos that you would like to include in the report, please send those as well.

Thank you for all of the good work you do throughout the year!

The Rev. Lauren Heywood, Ordained October 20th. Thanks be to God!

Paul and Wendy Manganiello attended the Reverend Lauren Heywood’s ordination in Philadelphia on Saturday, October 20th. They shared with us photos from the day and words of gratitude from Pastor Lauren.  Lauren worshiped with us and served the OSLC and community while attending Dartmouth.

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Thanks be to God!

Ongoing Vigils in Manchester are Making a Difference. Help Ensure A Powerful Presence.

Participation in ICE Vigils is Making A Difference! 

See a special thank you for your support here.

Help Ensure the Powerful Presence Continues at Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) which continues to ask immigrants without documents to return for check-in meetings in Manchester, sometimes with airline tickets in hand. Our presence has made a difference in slowing down deportations especially for 60+ Christian Indonesians who came to the US many years ago. The next vigil will he held Tuesdays  December 4 and December 18. Vigils are from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. at the Norris Cotton Federal Building, 275 Chestnut Street, Manchester. Carpool departs from the CCBA at 7:15 a.m..  We will return to the CCBA by 11/11:30 a.m. Please signup here.21367040_1617111501654177_4618948390388660212_o

 

Disaster Relief Quilting Schedule

You can reach out to people in their time of greatest need with a strong message of hope — you are not alone.  Join us as we assemble simple quilts.

2014-01-20-student-participating-in-mlk-quilting-at-dartmouth-campus-ministry-photo No experience or equipment is needed. Volunteers stay as long as they like – an hour, two, or more.  Quilting takes place at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 5 Summer Street in Hanover (on-site parking). Continue reading Disaster Relief Quilting Schedule

Wilfred, Our Godson in Tanzania

We recently received this update on Wilfred, our Godson in Tanzania.  Godparents for Tanzania provides scholarships for fifty young Tanzanians to attend secondary school, vocational training, college, and university. Through this program, we are sponsoring Wilfred. We have also received a letter from Wilfred, posted on the bulletin board at church.

Wilfred 2018-06 Wilfred Thomas Erro Sankais 19 years old. He is a Form 6 student at Vunjo Secondary School, a Lutheran boarding school on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro, near Moshi.

In his advanced level secondary studies (Forms 5 and 6), Wilfred is focusing on three subjects: history, geography, and English. English is Wilfred’s third language. His first two languages are Iraqw (the language of his tribe) and Swahili (the national lanugage of Tanzania). When we met with Wilfred in June, we were impressed with the improvement in his English over the past year. Continue reading Wilfred, Our Godson in Tanzania

Bread for the World, 2018 Offering of Letters

This Temple Talk was delivered by Paul Manganiello at Our Savior Lutheran Church on Sunday, June 3, 2018.

Our Savior Lutheran Church and Campus Ministry (OSLC) is Covenant Church in the national Bread for the World (BFW) movement. This Sunday is the annual Bread for the World Offering of Letters.

BFW is an Ecumenical Christian advocacy organization working to reduce extreme poverty and hunger, and great progress has been made to reduce extreme poverty and chronic hunger both here in the US, and abroad. Continue reading Bread for the World, 2018 Offering of Letters