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Volunteer Needed at Prairie Pointe & River Pines

The gift shop is now open for limited hours. We could use a volunteer on Tuesdays from 1-3:00 pm and one on Wednesdays from 1-3:00 pm. Contact Katie Zierden, Asst Administrator, at 715-598-7807.

- A volunteer is needed to pick up library books for our residents from the Altoona Public Library; there is a library card for Prairie Pointe/River Pines to use.

- For those who have a pet (with up to date shots and well socialized), many residents love pet visits!

- Card and Cribbage players are needed to play and to assist with these games.

- Residents enjoy social interaction, come in just to visit.

For the non-gift shop volunteering, Contact Karen Park, Activity Director, at 715-598-7807

Lunch with Grace Friends

Meet at 11:30 am. every 2nd Tuesday of the month at CANA BISTRO,Prairie Pointe’s café, for a tasty and reasonably-priced lunch. Salads, Soups, Sandwiches and Flatbread Pizza from which to choose. Coffee is

Crafters are getting Crafty!

The Craft Group is not exclusive. Everyone is welcome.
We meet Wednesday’s 10 am to noon -- on the 3rd floor – straight off the elevator, (past the choir room) at the end of the hall. We’ll have the coffee on!
Are you doing some Spring Cleaning? We can use things that can be
● Silk fall leaves and/or flowers.
● Silk Christmas flowers and/or greenery.
● Christmas wreaths or wreath forms.
● Old jewelry that can be repurposed.
● Fabric, blanket binding and/or yarn.
● Old sweaters, especially wool.
● Partially completed projects (with instructions please)
We also need new ideas for items you could use or would like to see on the
Note, anything you donate that cannot be repurposed or used by us will be
donated to the proper charitable organization.

Feed My People Needs

Feed My People has an urgent need for people to assist with picking orders in our warehouse for our partner food pantries. Shifts are flexible Monday – Friday during normal business hours. If you have a few extra hours please consider helping us out. For questions or to set up a time to come in, please contact Nick at 715-835-9415, ext 101 or email nick@fmpfoodbank.org.

Join Pastor Dean or Pastor Phil for Text Study

Time: Wednesdays at noon (bring a sack lunch)
Location: First floor lounge

Care Ministry

If you know of anyone who is hospitalized, homebound, or in need of a pastoral visit, you are invited to call the church office at 715-832-9713 for Pastor Phill or you may call Pastor Simpson at 715-222-3797 at any time if you wish to make an appointment for a visit.

Foundation Offers CPR Class

A CPR class is being offered at the Foundation on Nov 19 at 9 am and 1 pm for our ushers. There are several additional spots open for others who would like to take this class. Please contact the church office or Roger Shepler if you would like to be on the list.

Altar Flowers

Altar flowers are always welcome to honor a significant life event, to memorialize the life of someone, or to simply beautify our sanctuary.

Options are providing flowers from your garden, from the farmers market on Saturday, or from a local florist and arranging them in your vase or one available at the church.

Each Friday, between 3:00 and 6:00pm, cut flowers are available for buy one and get one free at Mays Floral and Greenhouse or $5.00 per generous bouquet all day Friday at Chippewa Valley Florist.

Floral arrangements can be ordered and delivered to the church by 4 Seasons Floral.

Please sign up for weekly altar flowers in the entry to the church or call the office to confirm which Sunday you are furnishing flowers and if they are in honor or in memory of someone or an event.

ADRC Services

Your Aging & Disability Resource Center offers evidence-based health promotion programs to help individuals met their health improvement goals, be it strength and balance training, healthy eating for better performance or weight management, chronic disease self-management, and more!
Strong Bones strength and balance training
Stepping On falls prevention workshop
Powerful Tools for Caregivers
Healthy Eating™ interactive nutrition and exercise program
Living Well chronic condition self-management workshop starts October 15
Healthy Living With Diabetes self-management workshop starts November 5
Register online at www.adrcevents.org, call 715-839-4735, 1-888-338-4636, tty: use Relay (711), or email adrc@co,eau-clarie.wi.us.
These are all excellent programs, facilitated by trained leaders. Participants learn to make incremental behavior change in a small group of supportive peers. They work! And most are FREE.

The crafters are in need of the following items for the sale:

  • Gently used toys (toys that would appeal to new grandparents)
  • Books
  • Plants and/or bulbs
  • Items for slightly used table (glassware, decorating items, jewelry, etc.)
  • Baked items: Lefse, cookies, bars and otherr baked goods

Items needed by November 1st.

No Clothing Please.


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