CCLM Sunday Night Suppers
Anyone wishing to contribute money for the CCLM suppers may do so by writing a check payable to FLC (memo: CCLM sup-pers).
Also, if you wish to be part of this minis-try, come to the kitchen at 1:00pm on the days we serve. Help cook, take food to CCLM and serve it up!!! A wonderful heart warming experience!!
Just a quick reminder that we will continue collecting a specific food item each month. We are asking anyone who wants to participate to please bring in your food to the church service.
For each month below, please bring in the following:
February - Pancake Mix and Individual Mac and Cheese cups
Thank you for your participation in this worthwhile ministry of First.
Ann Long, Social Ministry
First Lutheran also supports:
Central City Lutheran Mission
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Central City Lutheran Mission
1354 North G Street
San Bernardino, CA 92405
VOLUNTEERS HELP CREATE NEW HOME
FOR SAN BERNARDINO FAMILY OF 5
A vacant lot, a remnant from the Old Fire in 2003 that destroyed hundreds of homes in this city’s northeast corner, is being transformed into a three-bedroom, two-bath home by Habitat for Humanity of the San Bernardino area and its dedicated corps of volunteers.
The beneficiaries of this project will be Gus and Melissa Calderon and their three children, Arianna, 16, Isaac, 11, and Johnathon, 7, who along with friends and relatives are putting in 500 hours of sweat equity themselves to see the home finished.
Habitat for Humanity depends on organizations and individuals who donate their time, talent and even building supplies to help see this and other similar projects to fruition.
On Saturday, Feb. 7, eight volunteers, five of them from First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Redlands, were on hand Saturday to hammer, saw, measure and cut building materials as the 1,170 square-foot house with a two-car garage takes shape.
They continued to put the finishing touches on framing the rooms inside the house and install a thermal barrier on the roof in preparation for installation of roofing, wiring and insulation and other chores that precede putting up sheetrock and closing in the house.
First Lutheran member and Redlands resident Jeanne Fortier said “this is my fifth or sixth house. Allan (Griesemer) and I worked on the roof the last time.”
Normally First Lutheran Rick Miles is “one of the last ones in and the last one out” on Habitat homes because he specializes in phone and computer wiring, but he was present this day to help with nailing wood support beams and wall stud stabilizers.
Griesemer, another Redlander and First Lutheran member, was the dean of the group. “My work with Habitat goes back 15 or 20 years. I’ve been involved in helping build six or seven houses. I’ve been involved in all stages, including digging trenches.”
First Lutheran member Gerri Licke drove from her Corona home hoping to either get in on drywall installation or paint. “I like to paint,” she said. The house hadn’t progressed that far so she chipped in helping carry wood beams, holding nails for long-time volunteer Barbara Herold to hammer into the wood.
“My husband and I built our own home in Michigan. This is the third Habitat house I’ve worked on. I remember laying PVC pipe for the sprinkler system and along with (First Lutheran member) Liz Roberts providing meals to share with the workers,” Licke said.
Another First Lutheran member, Mark Wolkenhauer, kept busy installing long, two-by-four boards that will anchor the ceilings in the rooms, helped by Fortier who assisted him in measuring the cut for the lumber and raising the boards to the desired level.
“This is my first time working on a Habitat house,” he said.
The San Bernardino area chapter of Habitat for Humanity operates ReStore, a discount home improvement center at 25948 Business Center Drive in Redlands. It sells donated furniture, appliances, building materials and other home-related products. Profits from the sales help pay for Habitat home projects.
Habitat takes no profit from each home it builds for participating families as part of its mandate to serve low and very low-income families who meet federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) guidelines.
Other churches involved with Habitat for Humanity locally are Holy Name of Jesus Parish, First Presbyterian churches of Redlands and San Bernardino, The Rock Church and St. Bernardine’s Church.
To volunteer to work on the Habitat home, contact First Lutheran member Kathryn Davisson (909) 809-4285, who is the church’s liaison with Habitat for Humanity San Bernardino Area. Davisson works with Habitat to schedule dates and hours for First Lutheran volunteers.