At OSLC, we are embarking on a new project to supply and package “Baby Care Kits” to Lutheran World Relief (LWR). These kits will then be distributed by LWR to those most in need as part of Project Promise, the same program to which we send our school kits and our quilts. Our goal is to create at least 15 full baby care kits that will be included with the quilts and school kits that will be shipped in May 2018.
How you can help:
LWR has provided clear instructions on what items should be in each kit. (They must be sensitive to the many laws regarding imports to various countries.) At OSLC, we’re hoping to make it easy to participate.
Starting this Sunday, March 4, you’ll find a ‘clothesline’ display in the Narthex. Simply pick as many items as you wish to purchase/contribute, sign up for them on the signup sheet, and return the item(s) to OSLC. We’ll have a “Baby Care Kit” container outside of the Church Office, so you can turn in the items whenever you have them. The deadline will be Sunday, April 29.
If you have any questions, please contact either Wendy Manganiello, Kari Jo Grant, or the church office. Thank you for your generosity!
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.
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, 2017-2018 Schedule
Friday evenings Dartmouth students prepare and serve meals to combat hunger in the Upper Valley. Weekly attendance at these “Students Fighting Hunger” community dinners averages around 30 people. As we support the student’s ministry, we continue to support the community meals at LISTEN in White River Junction and encourage you to do so. Dinner is served at 5:00 p.m.
Calling all cooks to provide a meal the 1st Wednesday of every month for the residents of Dismas House. Up to 3 people are needed each month to make an entree, salad and dessert. The meal can be cooked at home or at Dismas House. Dinner starts at 6 p.m. For more information please talk to Irma and Woody Graf, Kyle Mattson, or Gisela Jones Jones after worship or call the church office. The residents at Dismas House are former prisoners who are trying to make a new start in their lives. All are non-violent offenders.
“Living in community accomplishes the Dismas House mission of reconciliation. Community is fundamentally about relationship and it is precisely the relationship between the offender and their community that is broken, first by the crime committed and subsequently by the resulting incarceration. In reconciliation, wholeness is restored to the former prisoner and to society.” (read more at www.dismasofvermont.org )
Sitting down for a common meal with the residents at Dismas House is of mutual benefit to the ones who provide a meal and the ones who partake of the meal. Give it a try!