First Lutheran member, Jan Christensen, has donated some of her photographs to be sold at the Gifts of Hope market by the middle and high school youth going on accompaniment trips next summer. Money raised will provide scholarships for youth who want to go, but do not have the financial means to cover the costs. Money will also be used to provide donations to the communities the youth will be serving, which are Puerto Rico and the Native American Reservation in Lake Traverse, South Dakota.
The market will be full of gifts that continue giving! Make your shopping list and stop by the market on Saturday, December 1, from 5:00-6:30 pm, and Sunday, December 2, from 9:00 am-1:00 pm in the Commons. Cash or checks only, please, as we cannot accept debit or credit cards.
At First Lutheran, we are a community of disciples of Jesus Christ working for the transformation of the world. Throughout our history, we have remained committed to drawing on our Lutheran (ELCA) tradition of using meaningful worship, content-rich learning and warm hospitality to care well for our congregation, the surrounding community and the world.