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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

Please vote for New Haven Food Bank


PLEASE HELP NEW HAVEN FOOD BANK: Your votes are needed!

This year New Haven Food Bank is again competing for the most votes as Allen County’s favorite non-profit.

Last year, with your faithful help, NHFB placed third. Let’s be first place this year.

Please vote ONCE EVERY DAY for NHFB through the end of  September.

Below are directions:



CLICK: Vote Now

CLICK: Allen County

SCROLL down the nominee list

CLICK: Vote Now

CLICK: NEW HAVEN FOOD BANK and enter your email address in the strip.


Remember to have each family member with their own email address vote once daily for NEW HAVEN FOOD BANK

POSTED: 08/16/17 at 2:31 pm. FILED UNDER: Church, News

Garage sales are right around the corner and if your sales are anything like ours you will have some items leftover afterwards. New Horizons Fellowship is willing to accept any gently used, school-age children’s clothing to give away before school starts in the fall. You can drop the clothes off on July 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29th from 10 to 12. The address is 1330 Werling Road.

NHF is not selling the items but will be giving them away to any students in need of clothing before school starts. We may even make arrangements to come and pick them up. You can contact us at 749-0422 or office@newhorizonsfellowship.net

POSTED: 06/05/17 at 8:24 am. FILED UNDER: Church, News, Schools

Now Offering Before/After School Care and New Facilities

Central Lutheran School, located at 900 Green St, has announced that they will offer before and after school care for the 2017-2018 school year. The before and after school care will be available for all students who are enrolled in preschool through 8th grade at Central Lutheran. The school is also on schedule to open a new Early Childhood Center and Gymnasium for the 2017-2018 school year. The project at Central Lutheran School includes 16,430sf addition and 18,966sf gym expansion. Enrollment is currently open to the community. Families interested in enrolling can contact the Admissions Counselor, Mrs. Kelly Beverly, at 493-2502 ext. 337. Classes are filling up quickly for next school year!

About Central Lutheran School

Central Lutheran School has been a part of the New Haven community since 1952. Central serves over 400 students and offers classes for students in 3-yaer old preschool through 8th grade. For additional information about the building project or information about enrolling your child, go to www.cluth.org or call us at 260-493-2502.

A view of the East side of the Early Childhood Center

Gymnasium: The gym will contain a high school sized basketball court, two side courts, seating in the bleachers for 400, a stage for drama production and concerts, 4 locker rooms, restrooms, storage, and an athletic director’s office.

A view inside one of the early childhood classrooms

Central Lutheran



POSTED: 05/02/17 at 3:24 pm. FILED UNDER: Church, News, Schools

Father’s Day 5K – Saturday, June 17, 2017

Celebrate Father’s Day weekend by running for your Father or in honor of your Father (or Father figure). Bring the entire family for a fun morning of activities, including a Kid’s Fun Run before the 5k. After the race enjoy a pancake breakfast with your family. It’s a great opportunity to run for someone you love. If you have a heart to help but cannot join the race, volunteer opportunities are available. Proceeds from the event will benefit the ministries of Associated Churches.

Advanced registration is $15 for ages 15 & Under and $25 for ages 16 & up. A family maximum of $80 is available for families with two adults and multiple children. Late registration is $30 for ages 16 & up.

Each runner will receive a commemorative dog tag and a t-shirt. Awards will be presented to the top male & female runner in each age group category. Advance packet pickup is available on Friday, June 16th from 8am to Noon and 4pm to 6pm at Associated Churches, 602 E. Wayne Street.
*Register by June 9th to ensure a t-shirt.

  • 7:30am – Registration begins on site
  • 8:00am – Kid’s Fun Run begins on site
  • 8:30am – Fathers Day 5K begins on site

POSTED: 04/01/17 at 1:13 pm. FILED UNDER: Church, Entertainment, News