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Quote of the Month

"Volunteers do not necessarily have the time, they just have the heart."

- Elizabeth Andrew



Volunteer Opportunities
Our Savior Lutheran Church would not be able to do all the wonderful things we do for our members, our neighbors and our community if it weren't for the dedication of our volunteers. These people offer their time and talents to benefit the community and this congregation in His name.

Volunteer opportunities are available for special events, on a weekly basis or just whenever you think you have time to spare. Please call your lay minister or the church office if you are interested in volunteering. The phone numbers can be found inside the front cover of the weekly bulletins.

We Need You
Our Savior is a busy place! It provides us all an opportunity to benefit from a variety of programs and services including spiritual development, personal growth, and community involvement.

We need YOU to give us a helping hand to make this happen!

YOU can make a difference.

Thank you.

Messages of Thanks From Those "YOU" Have Helped

This is a letter that was sent to Our Savior Lutheran Church concerning the community garden we started on York Street.

Dear KGCB Mini-Gran Recipient:

On behalf of the Keep Genesee County Beautiful Board of Directors, we wish to offer our heartfelt thanks for your participation in the 2013 Keep Genesee County Mini-Grant program. As the reports are being submitted, we noticed some amazing results with projects. We thought you might like to know some of the numbers:
  • Over 840 volunteers put in 6,100 hours on your projects
  • The value of those volunteer hours is $114,170
  • Over 1,700 perennials, 1,00 vegetables and almost 400 trees and shrubs were planted
These results are wonderful, and what a difference it makes in our Genesee County communities!

Many projects suffered from weather and difficulty obtaining and keeping volunteers, but most of the project leaders prevailed and the gardens came through with flying colors.

We look forward to working with you again in the future. The next round of grants will be announced February 2014 and notifications will be sent by mail. We are also planning our Annual Conference for March 8, 2014, and hope to see you there.

Thank you again, and we wish you a wonderful holiday season. See you in the spring!

Karen West
Lead Consultant/Director

* If you would like to say thank you to someone from Our Savior for helping you, please leave a note at the church office or send an email to us at oslflint@oslflint.org.

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Property Beautification
We are looking for anyone who wants to show up to church a few minutes early each Sunday and pick up paper and other debris that has blown onto the Our Savior Lawn and into the parking lot. We also, need help on Tuesday mornings, weeding the flower beds and doing other work around the church (inside and out). If this sounds like something you would enjoy doing, please contact the Board of Property.

Group and Board Volunteer Opportunities
Youth Group: We are looking for people to help with the Youth Group Meetings, Junior Youth Group Meetings, and Sunday School Kids extra events. If anyone is interested in helping in any of these areas, call Angel Roberts.

Property Board: We are looking for people to help around the church on Tuesdays starting at 9:00 a.m. All-year-round, we need help with cleaning and light maintenance. If you want to help keep our church beautiful, come out any Tuesday morning and we will put you to work.

The Alter Guild: We are looking for volunteers to learn what we do and help out. Anyone who is interested in learning how to become an Alter Guild please contact Bert Roof or call the church office.

The Hat Lady
The Hat Lady has been knitting since last winter... making stocking caps in all colors and sizes. The hats are just $5 each. The proceeds from these cute covers support the "Show Me The Way" (Blind Ministry). However, if you know someone in need and you don't have the means, we will gladly give you one for free. Thank you for your support.

Hurley Medical Center - Courtesy Coach
Hurley Medical Center is looking for qualified people who can make a difference in our Courtesy Coach, Surgical Lounge and Greeter Program.

As a volunteer you will provide valuable services for patients, visitors, and staff --services which might not otherwise be available (ie. greet and guide visitors, keep families informed, raise monies for hospital endeavors, listen and provide comfort, provide a warm hug...)

For more information on this opportunity, please call Hurley Medical Center, Lisa Hasselbach, Volunteer Director at (810) 257-9152 or via email at lhassell@hurleymc.com

Habitat for Humanity
Genesee County Habitat for Humanity is a Christian housing ministry, affiliated with Habitat for Humanity International, but controlled locally. It is made up of people who volunteer their time and work to provide decent, affordable homes for persons who could not otherwise afford to buy a home. Habitat is financed through donations of money and materials. Houses are sold at no profit, and no interest, typically over a 20 year period.

Contact Wayne Bailey or the church office for more information on how members and friends or Our Savior Lutheran Church can help with a Habitat for Humanity project.

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Perscripiton Help for the Uninsured
Local Grocery Store to Help Uninsured Cover the Cost of Prescriptions

Health Access is collecting receipts from VG's to help low-income, uninsured individuals access prescriptions. VG's will donate a percentage of the total of all receipts that we submit to Heath Access, and we will utilize it to help with the purchase of prescription medications for those who are unable to pay for the prescriptions.

If you shop at VG's, or you know someone who does, please save your receipts to help us to help the community.

The receipts may be mailed to:

RxHealth Access
1428 W Court St
Flint, MI 48503

This is an on-going project - there is no deadline to submit receipts. The more receipts collected, the more people who will be helped --no receipt is too small! If you have any questions, please feel free to call Marcy Buren, Director of Health Access, at 232-4200.

Free and Easy Way
to Raise Funds for OSL

This is going to be the easiest thing we've ever asked you to do! We just signed up with GoodSearch.com and now every time you search the internet or shop online, a donation will be made to "Our Savior Lutheran Church - Flint."

Here's how: GoodSearch.com is a Yahoo powered search engine which makes a donation to us each time you do a search. Join the rest of our community in using these sites to help us easily raise money for our mission. Get started by clicking the "Show Your Suppor" button on our profile page: Our Savior Lutheran Church - Flint!

Also, GoodShop.com works with more than 2,500 stores (including Target, Apple, PetSmart etc..) and every time you purchase something on-line, a percentage will be donated to us! And, even more exciting, GoodShop.com also offers over 100,000 of the most up-to-date coupons and free shipping offers so you can save money at the same time. It's win win!


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