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Baby-kit group meets Wednesday

Hi everyone,

Just a reminder that you are invited to a meeting of the Baby Kit Committee, taking place from 12:45 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, in the fellowship hall. No previous experience is necessary. Participants will create the kits from the donations of clothing, diapers and other necessary items for babies in families in the farthest corners of the world. Lutheran World Relief is the organizer. See you there.


  • Rachel Pritchett
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Bethany awards $10,500 to 17 entities

Greetings everyone,

Bethany Lutheran Church has a rich and vibrant history of supporting entities that further its mission. One way it does this is a yearly distribution of awards from its Endowment Fund. The Bethany Council on Sunday endorsed these gifts for 2017 totaling $10,500.

Coffee Oasis, $650

Compass  Housing Alliance, $500

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America’s hunger appeal effort, $1,000

Helpline House, $1,000

Morrow Manor, Poulsbo, $200

Support for Bainbridge’s liveaboard community, $500

Lutheran Community Services’ RSVP program, serving seniors, $1,000

Lutheran Peace Fellowship, $100

Bethany AED (Defibrilator) supplies, $300

Martha and Mary, $1,000

Neighbors in Faith, a program to increase understanding of different faith traditions, $500

NK Fishline, $750

NK High School Choir, $300

Paulinum Lutheran Seminary of Namibia, $500

Rachel Circle, $200

Reform Ride for Refugees, $1000

Church of Steadfast Love at the Compass Center, $1000

I have the honor of delivering the award to Paulinum Seminary in coming weeks, when I will visit the Lutheran church bodies in Namibia that support the seminary. I am grateful to the Bethany Endowment Committee for its generosity. Pictured are women in Namibia rejoicing our the companion relationship with the ELCA in 2010.

 - Rachel Pritchett

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