Monday, September 20, 2010

What's Happening at Benito Montoya?

What's Happening at Benito Montoya?  Thank you for asking.  There is a lot to tell you.  Since school began in February (the school year in Honduras runs from February to November), attendance in grades 1st thru 6th has grown from 40 to 54.  Why the increase?  Word is out that a nutritious meal is served for lunch at Benito Montoya.  More kids are coming to school!  This is exactly the purpose of the Lunches for Learning mission.  It works!

There's More...   Last month, Gerard deJong organized a Lunches for Learning presentation at his corporation and raised enough donations with employee grants to build a kindergarten at Benito Montoya! The mud hut the students were using as their classroom can go back to being the school's kitchen.  Meals can be cooked at the school again and will not have to be carried over the rocky terrain.

Growth at our school means growth in our commitment.  Here are some ways you can help:

  • Designate Lunches For Learn on your offering envelope or use Messiah's Online Giving Program
  • Donate handcrafted items to the Handmade Market on October 23rd.
  • Do your Christmas shopping at the Handmade Market
  • Designate your Thrivent Choice Dollars online to Lunches For Learning.  If you have questions about this talk to Lois Graff
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48 Days to the Work You Love

48 Days to the Work You Love [Book]

48 Days to the Work You Love by Dave Miller Class to be held at Messiah starting Tuesday, October 5th and running for 12 weeks. This well organized curriculum will outline a step by step process that is highly acclaimed to help organize and achieve career transition. The class includes a chapter on Spiritual Gifts and how they relate to the work you do. Great for anyone returning to the work force after extended time away or anyone who wants to change careers. Career Kits include CD’s, Workbook and Text book $45.00 (on line cost is $65 plus shipping). Contact Barbara Azzam or the Church Office (256) 721-0041 to sign up and get the discounted price for the Kit. This class is open to the public as well as Messiah members.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Wednesday Night Cafe

Wednesday night marked the first "Wednesday Night Cafe" of the season for Messiah Lutheran Church. Wednesday Night Cafe is a Fellowship event that is conducted each Wednesday night from 5:30 - 6:30 PM in Parish Hall of Messiah Lutheran Church.  Everyone is welcome. For the low price of $3 per person or $15 max per family you can get a delicious meal and hang out with some great folks. The menu for each upcoming Wednesday Night Cafe is posted on the Wednesday Night Cafe Page of Messiah's Website.

The money raised from this year's first Wednesday Night Cafe is being donated to support the Walk to Defeat ALS. $329 was raised on Wednesday Night to support this great cause.

If you would like to learn more about Wednesday Night Cafe, please contact the Church Office, or Dorothy Seitz, the event's coordinator. We look forward to sharing dinner with you next Wednesday Night.

PS. The editors of the Messiah Lutheran Church Website appologize for the excessive use of the word "Wednesday" in this blog article, but there is no way to describe a great event like the "Wednesday Night Cafe" without using the word "Wednesday" excessively.