NA—Grace, Charlotte, N.C., celebrated its 40th anniversary on Feb. 27.
Mount Calvary, Redding, Calif., hosted a Blessings of Marriage dinner on Feb. 12. Twenty-five couples attended, and teens in the congregation served the meal.
St. Paul, Beverly Hills, Fla., presented its first graders with their first Bibles as gifts from the congregation during its worship service on Feb. 6. Pictured with the students is their teacher, Beth Plath. St. Paul reports that the students came to school on Monday talking about how they spent time reading their new Bibles on Sunday afternoon.
One hundred fifty youth from the South Atlantic District joined together in February in Gatlinburg, Tenn., for a weekend of fellowship and faith-strengthening activities.
Bethlehem, Richland Center, Wis., a WELS home mission, was awarded “Nonprofit of the Year” in its community. Dan Lewig, Bethlehem’s pastor, says, “We’re proud and humbled for the community to recognize us in this way. It definitely tells us that our efforts of reaching out and making a difference in our community by sharing the love of Jesus is on the right track!”
During the months of January and February, Good Shepherd, Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., collected non-perishable food items and toiletries for two local food pantries. As items were collected, Good Shepherd’s students arranged the items in creative ways.
Zion, South Milwaukee, Wis., dedicated its new worship facility on Jan. 30.
The district reporters for this month are: AZ-CA—Michael Schroeder; NA—Ian Headrick; SA—Newlin Schafer; SEW—Matthew Schaewe; WW—Brett Brauer.
Volume 109, Number 04
Issue: April 2022
- WELS news briefs: June 2023 - 2023/05/31
- WELS podcasts: Small Talk - 2023/05/31
- District news: June 2023 - 2023/05/31