Congratulations Trever Johnson on your graduation from High School.
Thank you to all who have helped in some way in the garden at church. Roger has spent numerous hours expanding the garden and getting it ready to plant. Roger and Marilyn put up a new fence around the entire garden. Bill and Jen have helped till and prepare the garden for planting. Laura and Kaylee helped with the initial planting. There will be plants to set out soon, weather permitting. Please let Roger know if you can help.
Roger and Juli, volunteer in the garden, are asking for large rectangular planters (totes) to use in the garden. They do not have to be new or in great condition. If you have some sitting around you are not using and are willing to donate them to the garden at All Saints Lutheran Church, contact Roger (563.343.1886) or leave them between the church building and the shed. Thank you!
Financials: The 2020 average monthly amount budgeted for Undesignated Donations (Anticipated) for Ministry Investment is $7,667. You donated $7,363.00 in April. Also $1,325.00 was donated to the Food Pantry in April.
You donated $40.00 to mortgage reduction in April. Since inception, a total of $89,632 has been donated to the (Happy Hearts – Hopeful Future) debt reduction campaign.
The mortgage balance was $ 138,186.73 as of 04.30.2020.
Important Upcoming Dates (dates are subject to change due to Covid-19)
Forum: The forum that was scheduled for Sunday, March 22 will take place later, date still to be determined. At the forum titled “Vision for the Future” we will discuss what lies ahead for All Saints Lutheran Church.
Semi-Annual Congregation Meeting (Note date change): The semi-annual congregation meeting will be Sunday, July 12, 2020.
Royal Ball Run Update
Royal Ball Run for Autism volunteers recently met to ask the question so many of us are asking, “what are we going to do?” How can we continue to support our families, support children on the autism spectrum, and continue to raise awareness and funds without a race? Without a carnival?
One thing is certain. We all knew we still needed to do something. If nothing else, our kids have taught us what it means to persevere, and we want to be sure we can continue the momentum of support and acceptance we have generated over these past 9 years.
On Friday, June 19, when we would have traditionally held our annual Royal Ball Run Carnival, we are looking to hold a “drive-in” celebration of our kids and will be announcing details soon.
You can buy RBR shirts online thru June 7th! Royal Ball Run for Autism Store! Our 2020 race merchandise store is now live! Order race or our popular volunteer shirts by June 7 to be “registered” for our virtual race on June 20.
Our goal is to ensure you receive your shirt(s) by that date so we can all share pics of our 1 mile, 5K or 5 mile on-your-own races that morning (June 20) to celebrate the 1 in 59 children diagnosed with autism.
100% of all proceeds on our race merchandise will support Royal Ball Run’s efforts to support and celebrate individuals with autism in the QCA.
So we’re sending this letter with the hopes you’ll join us again in 2021 for our 10th Annual Royal Ball Run or elect to still support our virtual events or the Autism Resource Fair we plan to host at the Waterfront Convention Center on October 17 from 9 am – 12 pm.
We are grateful for the support you have provided in the past and are grateful for any commitment you can still make this year or next. In the end, our goal is to simply see our kids be accepted, celebrated, and embraced for all the royally amazing gifts they bring to our community and your support as always, helps us get there.
Food Pantry and Clothing Closet: The food pantry will remain open, but we will give guests their box outside. The food pantry continues to be extremely busy. Thank you to all who continue to volunteer their time for this ministry. The clothing closet will be closed until further notice.