Venturing Report Annual Meeting 2017
Prepared by Sue Lisowski
In February I mailed care packages to 6 of our students living away on campus. (I did not send any to those living at home or out of the country.) Included were: cookies baked by Marcia Thorpe, candied pretzels, other snacks, Valentine’s Day candy and a chocolate-scented stuffed Easter bunny, and some little things like post it notes and pocket packs of Kleenex. There was also a copy of the church calendar and the annual parish report booklet, as well as the little pamphlet with daily Bible readings for the year and a note of encouragement for their studies this semester. I think they all arrived in time for Valentine’s Day and I heard the students were excited to get them. It seems to make more sense to send a care package in winter, before Lent, rather than at Christmas when the students usually were only on campus for a couple of weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas.
This year I hope to do a better job of keeping in touch with our students at various points throughout the year. I welcome help from anyone so inclined, and if anyone else would like to take over this ministry, let me know. And if you have a college student and have not submitted their address, please do so. Email addresses would be nice also, for quick updates.