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Days of Serving: May 18-20, 2018

Here are the projects we have so far! More to come soon:

1) Knit & Crochet for Kids
We’ll be reaching out to children in our community this year. We’ll focus our skills on making hats and scarves for children and then donating them locally. Any child-size pattern is fine. We’d like to make sure the hats and scarves are very warm, so consider that when picking out yarn and patterns. And if you are using yarn from your stash, remember that holding two strands together doubles the warmth, especially if you are using a larger size loom, needle or crochet hook. If you enjoy knitting or crocheting, please join us—drop by any time between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 19, in Bartz Hall. Children age 9 and up.  Children must be accompanied by an adult that can help them if needed. Clarisse Moss, Coordinator  Register Now

2) Pack Rats
Pack meals for sending overseas at Feed My Starving Children, 1072 National Parkway in Schaumburg. Labels bags, fill and weigh bags, or pack bags in boxes and move them to storage. Friday, May 18, from 6:00pm – 7:30pm. Ages 5 and up. Register by Sunday, May 13. Our unfilled reserved spaces will be released to the public at the end of the day on Sunday, May 13. Isabel Peterson, Coordinator  Registration Closed.

3) Community Threads
Lend a hand at Community Threads upscale resale shop at 250 W. Rand Road in Arlington Heights on Friday, May 18, from 4:00pm-7:00pm or Saturday, May 19, from 10:00am-1:00pm. Ages 10 and up; ages 10-15 must be with an adult on a 2/1 ratio. Mary Mayo, Coordinator   Register Now

4) Baskets of Promise
Put together personal care kits from donated items for Lutheran World Relief. Personal Care Kits are shared with people who have lost everything from a natural disaster or life-threatening violence. Saturday, May 19, after the 5:00pm service. Max:  5 people.Cheryl Bokelman, Coordinator  CLOSED - Maximum has been reached.

5) Songs of Joy
Join our own God’s Special Friends group in serving residents of the nearby Lutheran Home. Led by Pastor Klopke, this group of adults with developmental disabilities will sing simple, fun songs for elderly residents.  By adding our voices, we double their joy . . . and our own! Families are welcome! Sunday, May 20, from 6:00pm to 7:00pm. Meet in the Hearthstone lobby of the Lutheran Home, 800 West Oakton Street, Arlington Heights. Pastor Paul Klopke, Coordinator  Register Now

6) Bookworms
Good things happen when kids and books connect! This project serves kids at Westgate Elementary in Arlington Heights, our partnership school for Kids Hope mentoring. Two options for serving: 1. Donate a book from Westgate’s wish list. Click here to order. When ordered through the wish list, the book goes directly to Westgate, identified as coming from St. Peter. If you wish to buy the specific book elsewhere, or have a gently used copy to donate, drop it off at the church office with a note identifying it for Westgate. 2. Come to Westgate, 500 S. Dwyer, Sat. May 19, 9am to 11:30 am, for hands-on serving. You’ll help process new books, make book repairs, and otherwise assist their librarian. A great way to share your love of reading! Deb Kresnicka, Coordinator   Register Now

7) Food & Family
For 10+ years, Timothy’s Ministry has helped the homeless with a potluck lunch, friendship, Bible study and other support. In recent years, they’ve been meeting in St. Peter’s cafeteria every other Sunday afternoon. On May 20, we have the opportunity to host their luncheon for 150-200 people. You can serve by dropping off main dishes, salads, and/or desserts at the Bartz Hall entrance (11:15-12:45 pm). Better yet, come with or without food and be part of the  family for the day. Help with set-up (11:15-12:15 pm), join their 12:15 pm worship, serve lunch (12:45-2:00 pm) and help clean up (2:30-3:30 pm). Clothing can also be donated. Read about Timothy’s ministry and get menu ideas, http://timothysministry.org. This is a great way for families to serve together, see the homeless as individuals, and enjoy food and fellowship with them. Deb Erdmann, Coordinator  Register Now

8) Thanks! First Responders 
Here’s a chance to thank our local fire fighters and police officers who put their lives on the line to serve us. Come and make a thank-you card, note or letter on Sunday, May 20, anytime between 10am and 1pm, in room 126 (middle school hallway, past the chapel). Great for all ages and abilities, and a great family projectWe’re also seeking 5 people to deliver the cards and cookies to the Arlington Heights police and fire departments one day between May 21-24. Karrie Lachmann, Coordinator   Register Now

Also, our Encounter families are doing their own BDOS project for the Palatine Food Pantry.

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May 2017