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Bill Fritcha Memorial Award, Seeking Nominations for 2019

New Haven has a long and proud tradition of volunteer service. Now more than ever, volunteers are renewing their commitment to help others and make new connections that bring us closer together as families, neighbors and communities.

Recognizing and honoring volunteers sets a standard of service, encourages a sustained commitment to civic participation, and inspires others to make service a part of their lives. The Bill Fritcha Memorial Award recognizes individuals who have achieved a certain standard – measured by the number of hours of service over a 12 month period, or cumulative hours based over the course of a lifetime. The Bill Fritcha Memorial Award was established in 2011 to recognize the valuable contributions volunteers are making in our communities and encourage more people to serve. Mayor Terry McDonald created the Bill Fritcha Memorial Award as a way to thank and honor individuals by their demonstrated commitment and example; and to inspire others to engage in volunteer service.

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POSTED: 01/24/19 at 2:54 pm. FILED UNDER: Business, Church, Entertainment, News, Schools

Wednesday, April 10, 2019… 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

New Haven Community Center, 7500 SR 930 East Fort Wayne, IN 46803

Sponsorships are available. For more information call the Chamber Office at (260)749-4484

Vendor Booths are available, $80 per booth space for Standard Business, $50 per Booth space for Non-Profit

For more information call the Chamber Office or email: info@newhavenindiana.org

POSTED: 01/24/19 at 2:49 pm. FILED UNDER: Business, Church, News, Schools

As the needs for assistance increase, the New Haven Food Bank is asking for your help to provide for families in need. The food bank is continually in need of cereal, soup, crackers, peanut butter, canned fruit and other canned food items, toiletry items and other nonperishable items. The economy might be strong, but there remain neighbors who are food deprived and need your help! The NHFB also provides winter coats for needy clients!!

Donations may be dropped off at Emanuel Lutheran Church in the shopping cart or on the table located in the west entrance of the church, at New Haven City Hall in the lobby of both the Police Department and City Administration or at New Haven Chase Bank Lobby.

Thank you for your support of this mission which serves those families within our community. For more information, please contact Emanuel Lutheran Church at 749- 2163

POSTED: 01/06/19 at 2:33 pm. FILED UNDER: Church, News

POSTED: 12/08/18 at 12:11 pm. FILED UNDER: Church, News, Real Estate, Schools, Sports

New Horizons Fellowship is accepting donations of gently used school-age children’s clothing for back to school ministry. You can drop clothes off on Monday, Thursday, Friday or Sunday from 8 to 12 and Saturday from 10 to 12. You can call and leave a message to arrange a pickup of your clothing at 260-749-0422. We will be giving these clothes and school supplies away to students in early August. Thank you!

POSTED: 06/03/18 at 10:27 am. FILED UNDER: Business, Church, News

New Haven Days for Girls Team Ambitious Goal:800 – 1000 Kits

Eighteen women from New Haven, Indiana gathered at Emanuel Lutheran Church on April 24th to learn how they can volunteer for the Days for Girls Team. The women ages 13 – 70 heard about their first goal of making 800 kits for Kenyan girls and women. Cheryl Brockmann, active volunteer for Point of Grace School, Kisumu, Kenya, explained the DFG kits which will be given out to POG students and other young women reached by the 80+ deaconesses that serve more remote parts of Kenya. Also present, was Deaconess Lorna meeker, who with her husband, Pastor Dennis Meeker, founded POG which serves 736 students and assists the community. Ten women carefully traced, measured, and cut fabric at the first Cutting Night, May 14th . The next day eleven women met to sew and surge fabric at the first Sewing Day both at Emanuel, New Haven, which has sent a mission team to Kenya for the last 8 years. Currently more than 50,000 people volunteer around the globe reaching more than 116 countries. Days for Girls is a 501(c)3 based in Bellingham, Washington which began in 2008 with volunteers. Their website states, “We’re turning periods into pathways. Days for Girls increases access to menstrual care and education by developing global partnerships, cultivating social enterprises, mobilizing volunteers, and innovating sustainable solutions that shatter stigmas and limitations for women and girls. Together, we’re creating a world with dignity, health, and opportunity for all. Our movement has reached more than one million girls and counting! With your help, we can reach Every Girl. Everywhere. Period.” For more information about Days For Girls visit their website daysforgirls.org

You can help. Prayer support is essential. Time given to cut, sew, assemble, etc., would be appreciated. Donations of 100% cotton cloth (dark colors with designs preferable), thread, wrapped travel bars of soap, washcloths and underpants girl’s sized 10, 12, 14, 16 and women’s sized 5, 6, and 7 are needed. If you would like to help – please contact
Cheryl – brockmanncheryl@gmail.com

POSTED: 06/03/18 at 10:24 am. FILED UNDER: Church, News

Emanuel Lutheran Church Rummage Sale, 800 Green St, New Haven.

April 19, 9:00 a.m.- 7:00 p.m. and April 20, 9:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m., outside sales at 8:00 a.m.

$2.00 bag sale on April 20

POSTED: 03/14/18 at 10:40 am. FILED UNDER: Business, Church, News, Schools

On Friday and Saturday, March23rd and 24 th , once again, the cafeteria at Wyneken Memorial Lutheran School, 11565 N US Highway 27, Decatur, Indiana, will be full of activity: as we plan to pack 80,000 meals, at our annual event, to benefit the Pack Away Hunger campaign. Pack Away Hunger is a nonprofit organization offering a meal with superior nutrition. The Nutri-Plenty™ meal contains Mathile M+ Micronutrients™, a scientifically-proven blend of 21
vitamins and minerals shown to help alleviate and also reverse the effects of micronutrient malnutrition in young children. The Nutri-Plenty™ meal also contains a healthy mixture of rice, soy, vegetables and flavorings, which is easy to prepare, requiring only a pot, boiling water and a spoon. This meal remains easy and safe to transport, and culturally acceptable worldwide. If you would like to know more about this non-for- profit organization, you can go to their website, www.packawayhunger.org.

Seventy-five percent (75%) of the meals packed will remain in Adams, Wells, and Allen Counties. We have several food pantries in the community that have expressed interest in receiving the meals, as well as, after school back pack programs. The remaining twenty-five percent (25%) will be distributed internationally to the country of Haiti through an international partner network. The need for these meals is just as great now as it has been in past years. If you are interested in donating funds to help offset the $21,600 needed to make our goal, please make your check payable to Pack Away Hunger and mail it to: Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Friedheim, Attn: Pack Away Hunger, 10653 North 550 West, Decatur, IN 46733. Checks should be mailed no later than Saturday, March 10th.

On Friday, March 23 rd , we will have 250-300 student volunteers, from several local elementary schools, working in fellowship together during the day to pack meals to benefit others in their communities Students participating in this volunteer effort are from Bethlehem Lutheran School, Ossian, Central Lutheran School, New Haven, Emmaus Lutheran School, Fort Wayne, St. John-Emmanuel Lutheran School, Monroeville, and Wyneken Lutheran School, Decatur. On Saturday, March 24 th , we will need 230 volunteers for our packing that day. The morning shift will be from 9:00– 11:30am and the afternoon shift will be from 1:00—3:30pm. If you belong to an organization or club, (such as National Honor Society or 4-H), that encourages community service hours, this event is the place for you! We will be providing forms to record your volunteer hours for those who need them. This event is also a wonderful opportunity for parents, (and grandparents), to volunteer with their children and to work on a project together. Once again, as in the past few years, we will be visited by some special guests, during the afternoon shift (1:00—3:30pm, to meet with our young volunteers and for picture opportunities. Whether you are 8 or 80 or somewhere in between, there is a job for you! If
you would be willing to volunteer, please contact Dawn Buuck by email at zionfrdhm.pahunger@gmail.com or by telephone at 260-724- 7952, by Saturday, March 17th. For updates and additional information, please check out our Decatur Pack Away Hunger Facebook Page.

Once again, thank you for your assistance in promoting this event. Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Friedheim 

POSTED: 02/21/18 at 7:49 pm. FILED UNDER: Church, News

Share the Warmth Coat Program in New Haven

The winter months are right around the corner and the New Haven Food Bank is sponsoring the “Share the Warmth Program” in New Haven. Program volunteers are reaching out to all residents for donations of gently used winter coats so they can be distributed to those in need. All winter coats will be offered again this year at no charge to food bank families who need assistance. Winter coats are sought from area donors each fall to replenish the supply in an effort to share the warmth in the community. Coats are now being collected through the end of winter. Winter coats of all sizes are needed – from infant sizes to adult size 5x. The Food Bank is asking that all donated coats have working zippers, buttons, or snaps.

Donations may be taken to the following locations:
• 3Rivers Credit Union
• Chase Bank (New Haven & Georgetown locations)
• Emanuel Lutheran Church
• IAB (New Haven branch)
• Martini Lutheran Church
• New Haven City Hall

This program was very successful last year as more than 200 winter coats were given to New Haven area residents through the New Haven Food Bank. The Food Bank will allow residents to select one coat of their choice beginning November 1st. Coats will be available for distribution each Tuesday through the end of February from 9:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. at Emanuel Lutheran Church, located at 800 Green Street in New Haven. For more information, please contact Emanuel Lutheran Church at 749-2163 or Food Bank Representative, Tom Kneller at 749-0895.

POSTED: 10/25/17 at 11:31 am. FILED UNDER: Church, News

Central Lutheran School

Dedicates New Facilities on October 8

Central Lutheran School invites the community to join in a Service of Dedication on Sunday, October 8 at 2:00pm in the new gymnasium.

In 2014, Central moved forward with a plan to add a new gymnasium and an early childhood center. Central broke ground in August of 2016. The Early Childhood Center, including eight classrooms, an activity room, a conference room, a kitchen, and two teacher workrooms, opened its doors to students on the first day of school on August 16, 2017. Also included in Central’s expansion is a new school administration area with four offices, new reception space, and an updated, more secure front entrance.

The new gymnasium is now complete, and Central Lutheran School is celebrating with a Service of Dedication on Sunday, October 8 at 2:00pm in the new gymnasium. All classes, preschool through 8th grade, and many Central Lutheran alumni will have the honor of participating in this special service. The community is welcome and encouraged to attend. Central Lutheran School is “Thankful for our Heritage, Committed to our Future”.

POSTED: 09/19/17 at 10:29 am. FILED UNDER: Church, Schools