Thanks to the faithful support of our congregation and community we were able to send a check for $5,867.00 from this year’s Mission Fest to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Malawi. The money this year will all be put toward food security. We also have collected $854.72 in noisy offering in just the first 6 months of this year. Our St. Philip family is made up of truly generous people.
We are looking forward to a change in our fundraising for 2018. Our 2017 Mission Fest fell on a different date due to the Lenten/Easter season. The weekend that was chosen just happened to be a very busy event weekend in Roanoke and then we were also blessed (!?) with rain. In spite of all this we still were able to host a successful event. We know you all appreciate what a big undertaking our Mission Fest turns out to be, soooo, the GM committee has decided that we would host two smaller fundraising events in 2018 – one in the spring and one in the fall. More information will be coming after January 1. We are hoping these two events will be just as successful and that everyone can find a place where they can help out.
The Global Mission team is also hoping to plan another Mission Trip to Malawi late next summer. Our trips are always faith building as we strengthen our relationships with our brothers and sisters in the ELCM. If you think you might be interested in joining us or just have questions to ask please see Pastor Kelly or Kathleen Radtke.