Orphan Grain Train

LWML will be volunteering at the Orphan Grain Train warehouse at 427 N Shady Bend Rd, Grand Island, on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month. You may come anytime between 10:00 am to 2:00 pm and stay for any amount of time. They are open Monday - Friday 10 am - 2 pm. Volunteers are always welcome to sort clothes and box them. Please join us.

Remembrances of Past Community Work

Throughout the years, the members of the church showed their faith by helping their neighbors without being asked. Be it a young family with a baby that was born with several challenges, a neighbor taking the child for several hours so the mother and father could work with the other children, or other jobs that needed to be done. One time, a wife or mother was in the hospital, and the church ladies organzied a plan so meals were brought in and the small children were supervised. If a farmer was injured, sick or passed away, the men came in and planted or harvested the crop so the family would have an income. No money was expected, except a "thank you" and a handshake or a hug.

In the late 1920's and through the 1930's, part of the Ladies Aid met for some Christian fellowship and to quilt. The ladies were Christine Lautenschlager, Rose Lepin, Clara Rewerts Schroeder and Mary Louse Spiehs. They did not quilt for anyone but themselves. They only quilted late in the fall, winter and before the spring started. The quilts were pieces, meaning the women made all the clothes for their children, the scraps were used for quilts. The piecing was done in the evenings to help them relax.