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Bethlehem Day of Service

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Join us for an online program that celebrates the power of community. Speakers include Holy Trinity’s Pastor Ingrid Arneson Rasmussen, sharing stories of mutual aid during last summer’s unrest, and Dr. Sahondra, CEO of the Lutheran healthcare system in Madagascar, highlighting the impact of this year’s (deferred) service project of assembling newborn kits.

Location:

Livestream

Date:

February 6 @ 10:00 am - 10:40 am

Age:

All Ages

Event Information:

Hosted by Bethlehem women for the last dozen years, Bethlehem’s Day of Service is an annual February event where we gather as a community, connecting with each other as we share the joy of serving. Like so many things, it will look a little different this year. But we still have the opportunity to help welcome some babies into the world! 

Join us on February 6 for an online program celebrating Bethlehem’s annual Day of Service. Speakers include Holy Trinity’s Pastor Ingrid Arneson Rasmussen, sharing stories of mutual aid during last summer’s unrest, and Dr. Sahondra, CEO of the Lutheran healthcare system in Madagascar, sharing the impact of this year’s service project. Join us, and be inspired by the power of community to lift us up.

We wish we could be gathering in person to assemble kits, but we’ve decided that it just isn’t safe to do so yet.  We’re expecting that we will be able to gather in the spring/early summer for a special extra Day of Service Part 2. More to come on that as plans unfold. In anticipation of our in-person event later this year, we will continue to collect items for the Newborn Kits (see below). Gently-used items are welcome, as are financial gifts! You can now give directly to Women’s Day of Service via Realm.

Newborn Kits 

  • 1 regular-size bath towel (approx. 52” long) 
  • 1 regular washcloth (please not microfiber) 
  • 1 bath-size bar white Ivory soap In original packaging 
  • 1 baby receiving blanket 
  • 1 newborn stocking cap Small, babies heads are approx. 14” around 
  • 1 newborn cotton t-shirt or onesie Size 0-3 or newborn 
  • 2 cloth diapers (Gerber Pre-Fold are great, or see back of card for t-shirt diaper info) 
  • 2 diaper pins 
  • 1 pillowcase (to wrap everything up in) 

Gently-used items are welcome, as are financial gifts! 

Check out our online registries:

Target: tgt.gifts/BethlehemLutheranTwinCities

Amazon: amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2NBOHRHG9IVO8?type=wishlist

Cloth Diapers for Newborn Kits

Cloth diapers can be made out of recycled men’s t-shirts. T-shirts should be white or light-colored (writing on the shirt is fine), and at least 50% cotton so they’re absorbent. Donate your old t-shirts and we’ll turn them into diapers! 

As t-shirts are donated, we make up packets of six cut and pinned t-shirts, ready for sewing. Contact Ann to pick up or drop off at her house.

Contact Ann Senne or Kim Dickey with any questions.

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