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SNAP Challenge: Eating well comes at a cost

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Good Tuesday to you,

I’m looking forward to this coming weekend, when we’ll take on the SNAP Challenge. During the week that follows, we’ll shop for nutritious fruits and vegetables with limited amounts of money. Through that exercise, we’ll discover how difficult it can be to eat healthily when you lack the money to buy foods that are good for you. Bruce and Alice McCain, pictured above, are the organizers.

I’ve posted the money amounts in the "SNAP Challenge" tab on the navigation bar on this page to give you an idea. Sign up on the bulletin board or give me a call if you’d like to participate.


Rachel Pritchett, office administrator

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Back from talks on Namibia relationship

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Good morning, everyone.

I am fresh back from an annual ELCA Namibia Network consultation at churchwide in Chicago. Some 12 participants from the Southwestern Washington Synod, Northeast Iowa Synod, New Jersey Synod and the Metropolitan Washington, D.C., Synod meet with leaders of the ELCA Global Mission Unit to strategize next steps in the companion relationship we have with the three Lutheran church bodies in Namibia.

Our conversation was full of energy and passion, and I believe we got a lot accomplished. This coming Sunday, Nov. 12, I’ll present an adult-education hour on the relationship following worship. I hope it gives you a flavor of what working in global mission feels like, and perhaps you’ll be interested to participate, as well. See you then, I hope.

Here are some of the others in the group, from left to right, Kathryn Tobias, Metro D.C. Synod; Shirley Wutcher, First Lutheran Church of Duluth, Minn., and Deacon Linda Walker of the New Jersey Synod. Pictured on the home page, left to right are the Rev. Joelle Colville Hanson, Kate Koob and the Rev. Rhea Evanson, all of the Northeast Iowa Synod. I call them the Iowa mafia.


Rachel Pritchett

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