At Christmas 2023, Lutheran World Relief recognizes Our Saviour’s help for children around the world

2023 Christmas Fair

2023 Quilts and Kits for LWR

On Sunday, October 10, 2023 our sanctuary was filled with 57 beautiful quilts plus school bags, baby care kits, personal care kits, and fabric bundles which we have made during the past year. These were dedicated at our worship service and have been sent to Lutheran World Relief for distribution to those in need around the world.

Dedication of quilts and kits for LWR

2022 Christmas Fair

Thanks to all who made our annual Christmas Fair on December 3 such a great success. We raised over $1600, which has been matched by a generous donor to give a total of $3200. Thirty percent will be divided among Padres Hispanos of Ossining, the Darajani Secondary School in Tanzania, and ELCA Good Gifts to buy farm animals for those in need around the world.

2022 Quilts and Kits for LWR

On August 28, 2022 we blessed the quilts and kits we have made during the past year for Lutheran World Relief to be distributed to those in need around the world. Our gifts include:
  60 quilts
  60 personal care kits
  45 school bags
  24 fabric bundles
  14 baby care kits

Support for Lutheran World Relief

We are pleased to support Lutheran World Relief through monetary donations and regular shipments of hand-made quilts, health kits, baby care kits, and school bags. On May 31, 2022, Rev. Tim Krick of LWR visited us and described where our gifts go and how they are used.

Quilting group with Rev. Tim Krick from LWR and Pastor Johnson

Our quilting group meets each Tuesday morning at 9:00 a.m. in the church basement to make quilts for LWR. Please join us. All are welcome and no quilting experience is needed.

Humanitarian Aid for Ukraine

Recently we have collected donations for humanitarian aid to Ukraine through LWR. At the Croton Summerfest on June 5, we auctioned a beautiful hand-made quilt and collected $383 for Ukraine. This amount was doubled by a gift from a generous congregation member. Our donations for Ukraine now total $14,131. We will forward any additional donations we receive to LWR.

Booth at Croton Summerfest with auction of a quilt for aid to Ukraine through LWR
Caroling near the church in 2021
Who needs a sleigh if you have a motorcycle

2021 Pop-up Christmas Fair

Our Pop-up Christmas Fair on December 4 was a joyous event. We contributed $300 from the fair proceeds to the Croton Caring Committee to support their Holiday Food Basket Program and an additional $300 to Darajani Secondary School in Marangu – Kilimanjaro, Tanzania to help with school repairs.

  • Quilt to be raffled 2021

2021 Quilts for Lutheran World Relief

On July 11, 2021 we held a special celebration and coffee hour showcasing our contributions to Lutheran World Relief. During the previous year, our Christian Crafters group sewed 30 quilts to be donated to LWR for distribution around the world. One quilt was auctioned to raise funds for the purchase of supplies to make more quilts next year. In addition to the quilts, we have donated a large number of school kits and health care kits to LWR.