This Sunday at BLC

January 20, 2019

Please Note:  After this article was submitted, the 30-Hour Famine was postponed due to the anticipated winter storm. LYFE and LYO are working on rescheduling for early spring.

This weekend, BLC youth will be participating in the annual 30-Hour Famine, an opportunity to raise funds and awareness for world hunger. Hopefully, while their stomachs may be empty, their minds and souls will be filled by the experiences they will share.

This year’s participants will be learning, worshipping and serving in a variety of ways. These include learning about other cultures, preparing snack bags for Ronald McDonald House families, and participating in activities that address hunger locally and globally. This Sunday, participants will be breaking their fast with congregation members during the Faith Formation Luncheon immediately following the second service.

There is still time to help participants reach the $450 donation goal for World Vision and ELCA World Hunger, supporting malnourished and impoverished communities globally! You can donate to World Vision, and support BLC’s team, online at 30hourfamine.org (search for “LYO at BLC”) or by texting “30HFGIVE” to 44888.

If you’d prefer to support ELCA World Hunger efforts as part of the 30-Hour Famine, please make checks payable to “BLC” with “30-Hour Famine” in the Memo line or select “30-Hour Famine” as the giving type on Tithe.ly. You can also donate at the 30-Hour Famine table in the Narthex in between services. Cash donations are also accepted (please just indicate “30-Hour Famine” on the envelope). Thank you for your support!

As a past and current 30-Hour Famine participant, I can personally attest that meaningful connections with God and others are made and awareness raised to the needs and gifts of communities that might otherwise be painfully overlooked by society for lack of resources. Please take a few moments to talk with 30-Hour Famine participants about their experiences, either during the luncheon, on Sunday morning, or at a later date, and consider taking part in this transformative weekend next year.

   ~ Katie Kreutter, Director of Faith Formation

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