2021 Mission Projects
LifeWise StL Holiday Market Set Up
LifeWise StL’s Holiday Market (formerly known as the “Christmas Shop”) will return this year to an in-person event, and you have an opportunity to help as a volunteer to set up the Market. The Holiday Market will serve approximately 200 families who have been active participants in programming there over the past year. All Covid-19 protocols with safe distancing and masks will be followed.
The Mission Team has 6 spots reserved from 12-3 PM on Saturday, Dec.4. to help transform a gym into a retail space. We will meet in the church parking lot at 11:30 am that morning and carpool to LifeWise. Volunteers will help with setting up tables and clothing racks and sort, price, and organize gifts so that shoppers can easily find what they are looking for.
Please sign up on the worship service Connection Card in person or online, or contact Jan McCurley to sign up at Janis.firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text her at 314-378-5504. Hope you will join us!!
Thank you, Jan McCurley, Risk-Taking Mission & Service Chair
November 1th to 21st, 2021
Our Lord’s Acre fundraiser for Missions is ready to roll, with many fine incentive gifts offered for your monetary donation.
The revised, official dates for the Lord’s Acre Campaign are Monday, Nov. 1-Sunday, Nov. 21.
If you have already sent in your donation or donated online at our website, that’s fine.
Please make sure to designate on your check memo line or in the online “notes” section which inventive gift you want for the amount you donated.
Or, if you DO NOT want a gift, please write “NO GIFT” on the line or notes section.
Here is the complete list of homemade or hand-crafted items offered for the Mission Fundraiser this year:
Donation of $20 = Unique handmade apron from Sharon Wersching
Donation of $40 = 1 batch of homemade Buckeye Brownies, Peanut Brittle, or a mixed batch from Ellen Hendrickson
Donation of $45 = 3-piece beautiful handmade doll outfit to fit 18’ (American Girl size) dolls from Sharon Wersching
- Donation of $50 = Beautiful, soft, handknit rose pink Scarf from Leah Richert
Donation of $50 = Quilted Christmas Table Runner from Leah Richert
Donation of $50 = Framed Needlepoint Santa Picture, red detail from Sharon Wersching
Donation of $50 = Kilim-style flatwoven wool bucket bag from Friend of Lord’s Acre
Donation of $50 = Fantastic slow-smoked boneless salmon fillet from a friend in the neighborhood (only 2 offered @ $50)
Donation of $50 = Custom-Designed Children’s Birthday Cakes from Maggie Milford
Donation of $60 = Tasty Nebraska Chokecherry jelly or syrup from Gene Morse
Donation of $60 = Custom Hand-knit wool socks (1 pair per color) from Becca Stevens
- Donation of $70 = Pendleton cross-body wool plaid small bag from a Lord’s Acre Friend
Donation of $75 = Multiple-wood inlaid cutting board, butcher block finished from Roy Day (2 available @ $75 each)
Donation of $100 = Famous homemade pie from Lettie Morse or Cindy Andrews
Donation of $120 = Yummy appetizers for one year, delivered quarterly, from Jan McCurley
Donation of $150 = Chili Dinner for 6 from Helen Fuller (Vegetarian or Meat)
- Donation of $175 = Handcrafted Birdhouse (only 3 available) from Gene Morse
Donation of $350 = Beautiful Handstitched Pink & Cream Quilt, queen-sized ,finished by Sharon Wersching & donated by Ellen Hendrickson
Donation of $350 = Beautiful Handstitched Green & Cream Quilt, queen-sized, finished by Sharon Wersching & donated by Ellen Hendrickson
- Donation of $400 = Riverlands Sanctuary Vacation Home – Weekend Stay (2 available) from Sandra Hoffman
Please help us make this year’s Lord’s Acre worth remembering!
Risk-Taking Mission Chair
Previous Mission Activities:
On September 24th, Carol Gilker will be presenting a piano program that includes a wide range of music from classical to old time hymns.
In addition to piano, Carol has recruited singers for solos, small groups, and for leading congregational singing.
As always, DONATIONS ARE WELCOME. All donations will go to the International Institute of St. Louis to assist Afghan Refugees who will be settling in our area soon.
Mark your calendars for Friday, September 24th at 7:00 p.m. You won’t want to miss this opportunity for a delightful evening of music to benefit a worthy cause!
Mission Through Music, will also be streamed live to our Website and Facebook page for those who are not able to attend. And can be watched after the event is finished.
You may also donate to Mission Through Music 2021 on our Website by clicking on GIVE and choose the fund, Mission Through Music 2021.
Christmas in July
We will celebrate Christmas in July on the 25th!
You are invited to bring gifts to our Worship Service which will be donated to the
St. Louis Crisis Nursery in St. Louis (Gravois location).
This has been an extraordinarily difficult year for parents of young children, and the supplies at the Crisis Center are significantly depleted.
Follow this link for their Wish List. https://www.
Either send your gifts directly to the Crisis Center through the Amazon link,
or bring them to church at 10:30 am on Sunday, July 25th and place them under the Christmas Tree!
Food and Hygiene Drive for
Webster-Rock Hill Ministries
Drop off donations on our church parking lot Mondays and Wednesdays June 7-June 23, 11 am -1 pm;
& two Saturdays in June, 6/12 and 6/26, from 4-6 pm.
Volunteers are needed to be part of a team of 2 people staffing a drop-off donations table.
Donate urgently needed items to our donation site any of those days in June,
or place them in the Elevator Lobby collection bins if you can’t make a drop-off day.
Current Needs are:
Hand soap and hand sanitizer
Personal hygiene items, such as women’s sanitary products, adult diapers, toothpaste, deodorant, etc.
Canned food items – meats & canned vegetables
Dry food items (beans, rice, cereal, etc.)
Any questions? Please email Jan McCurley at Janis.email@example.com
Food Drive for LifeWise STL in April
Our goal is 800 items (please see the shopping list below)
Beginning April 1, food can be dropped off in the collection basket marked “LIFEWISE” in the elevator lobby
Each Saturday in April there will be a Collection Table set up on the parking lot from 9 am to 6 pm so our neighbors can donate to the collection
We also need volunteers to staff our collection table set up on the parking lot.
Please sign up to volunteer for one or more shifts by contacting Jan McCurley at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Jan at 314-378-5504
Shift times are 9-12, 12-3, and 3-6 each of the four Saturdays.
Suggested Donations For LifeWise Grocery Collection are listed below. Copies are also available outside in the yard box close to the Ted tree.
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almond butter, canned tomatoes canned tuna cashew butter, cereal
dried beans – black ,pinto– red
flour, grits, oatmeal, rice – brown or white
pasta – whole wheat, regular
chicken breasts, fish filets, ground beef, ground chicken, ground turkey
Fruits & Vegetables
fresh , frozen
almond milk, butter, cheese, coconut milk, eggs, soy milk, yogurt
Grocery Store Gift Cards
February Diaper Drive for LifeWise STL
During February, the month of love celebrations,
show your love for our community’s underserved children
by donating baby/toddler diapers (any size) and baby wipes to LifeWiseSTL
The most consistent need for, LifeWise STL’s daycare and client families, are disposable diapers and wipes
A “collection bin” will be on our parking lot from 9am to 6pm:
Mon, Feb. 15
Wed, Feb. 17
Mon, Feb. 22
Wed, Feb. 24
Please tell your friends and neighbors about our drive,
and join them in dropping off your donations on those days.
Drop off your donations on those days at 600 N Bompart Ave, Webster Groves MO 63119
Donate to the “2021 Diaper Drive” on our website under the GIVE button
Warm Clothes Donation for, InExcelsis
Fill a full-sized yard bag with warm clothing and blankets and drop them off at the church.
These will be delivered to the clients of InExcelsis.
Or drop off warm clothing at your local Clothing Donation Box