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February 2018 Newsletter Is Now Available!

Feb 2, 2018

nside This Issue - From Pastor Steve Bogie, Parish News & Notes, Worship Plans, Worship Leaders, Prayer Ventures and Calendar of Coming Events ~ C…

Menomonee Falls Lutheran Church Facility and Grounds
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America God's Work. Our hands.

Lutheran Church Serenitas Prayer Garden

The Serenitas prayer garden, at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, offers a quiet place of reflection and prayer. This dazzling biblical flower garden is both beautiful and informative. The Gloria Dei memorial garden provides awe inspiring beautiful scenery for any floral admirer. During your visit you can learn where the plants in the garden came from, as well as their significance in the Bible. Flowers of many varieties are present, filling the air with peaceful, fragrant aromas.

Walk along the trails of our prayer garden through the flower and prairie area along the labyrinth path to discover truly beautiful wonders the Lord has put upon the Earth. Our serene floral garden brings peace to the mind and heart. All are welcome to visit the Serenitas prayer garden.

View the photos of magnificent memorial gardens at the Serenitas Garden in Menomonee Falls.

Donald Hignite Memorial Library

The Donald Hignite Memorial library is built with a nautical motif. The Donald Hignite Memorial Library includes 16-inch actual solid brass portholes, custom designed and built door, curved planked walls with brass bolts, arched beam ceilings with 8-foot simulated skylight, solid 9-foot butternut log serving as the ship’s mast, and a custom brass sculpture of the Ichthys, the Christian fish symbol hanging over the main archway. The Menomonee Falls library at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church serves both the church and the community in the enlightenment and discovery of the different aspects of the Christian life, through hard and soft covered books, reference books, and taped recordings. It offers a delightfully unique learning atmosphere.

View our Menomonee Falls Donald Hignite Memorial Library gallery to experience the wonders of this one of a kind library.

Mt. Meru Coffee Kiosk

Mt. Meru Coffee is available for purchase at the kiosk in the narthex of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church ELCA. These coffee kiosks benefit low income farmers in the Meru Diocese of Tanzania. Buying coffee from the Mt. Meru Coffee Project helps children afford schooling and families in need to receive healthcare. The mission of the Mt. Meru Coffee Project is to improve the quality of life of the needy and develop a relationship between coffee drinkers in the US and Meru Coffee farmers. Various coffee products are available for purchase at the kiosk on church grounds.

Visit the Meru Coffee website for more information.

Milwaukee Food Pantry Drop Off Collection Areas

Donating to Milwaukee area food pantries is made simple with our convenient donation locations. Various local food pantry drop-off areas are available in the narthex of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church ELCA. Menomonee Falls food pantry accepts nonperishable food items to assist in feeding the hungry in the Waukesha area. School supplies and personal care products intended to be delivered to St. Hyacinth’s Catholic Church may also be dropped off in the narthex of Gloria Dei. Milwaukee food pantries are always accepting donations year round. We are more than happy to handle any donations you have to offer. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

Milwaukee Al-Anon Family Recovery Program

Al-Anon Milwaukee is a recovery program for families who have been affected by loved ones who suffered from alcoholism. Anyone who has been affected in their lifetime is welcome, even if the loved one has already recovered from their addiction. Sharing experiences and stories among a group of peers gives hope, strength, and courage to everyone affected. Al-Anon provides the Waukesha area with healing process for people affected by another’s addiction. This support group meets at Gloria Dei in Menomonee Falls.

Visit the Al-Anon Southeastern Wisconsin website for more information on dates and times of our meetings.

Milwaukee TOPS Weight Loss Support Group

The Take Off Pounds Sensibly club is a nonprofit weight loss support group and wellness education organization. TOPS has been helping the Milwaukee area lose weight since 1948. Support groups in Waukesha encourage people to reach a goal together. Members share weight loss tips and success stories to provide for a welcoming atmosphere. Encouraging and supporting others at our meetings will help you and those around you lose weight and achieve their goals. Our support group offers affordable weight loss solutions to keep you and your family healthy. Visit the TOPS website to learn more about our meeting dates and times.

For Milwaukee area social service and activity information contact Gloria Dei Lutheran Church to become involved.