Fellowship and Service Opportunities

2023 VBS

It’s amazing how you have ideas for VBS and wonder, how can this work, but it does. We had some awesome people from our church and the UCC church willing to help.


Two weeks before VBS we started to decorate Luther Hall and saw the plans that Donna Cassarella had come to life. Making a food truck out of cardboard, big enough to fit the TV in it!  Ice cream cones on the poles and turning the Blessing Booth into an ice cream booth. A place for the music and the daily lessons of the day and a craft area. It was a wonderful thing to watch our ideas come together.

 We had 23 children, 10 older helpers, and many adults each day. Each day the children had a Bible Lesson by Pastor Michele and music by Linda Snyder, different crafts by Janet Brady, and games led by Sherry Grenzberg. Daily snacks were planned and provided by Dorlene Van Horn and the UCC church next door.

 At the closing program on Friday, we showed the parents what their children learned during the 5 days of VBS. Just watching the children having fun and the excitement to show their families the songs they had learned was such a great feeling.  At the end of the program, everyone was invited over to the UCC church for a picnic lunch. The children took home the bag of crafts that they made. We would like to thank everyone who made this year’s VBS happen.

God is Great, God is Good!



Prayer Shawl Ministry

All are welcome and join the ladies are willing to teach how to knit or crochet.  They make baby blankets, lap blankets and prayer shawls.

The ministry meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at 9:30 a.m.

Food Pantry

On going collection for the Valley Food Pantry are welcome.  Items requested are tomato products (sauce, paste, diced, stewed, crushed), pasta,  juice, tuna, peanut butter, jelly, soups, canned vegetables, canned fruit, crackers, and wrapped snacks.  Paper products, such as paper towels, napkins, paper plates and toliet tissue are always appreciated. 

Please make sure all the products are within the expiration date.

Your generosity is appreciated!  

Evangelical Lutheran Church In America