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Trunk-or-Treat Volunteer Sign-Up

Come one, come all, to TVLC’s Trunk-or-Treat on Sunday, October 27 from 5:30-7:00pm! Wear your costumes and enjoy cupcake walks, free food, live music, fun games, and a photo contest. Trunk-or-treating will begin at 6:15pm. To sign up your trunk or help with the...

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Mental Health Minute: OBSESSIVE-COMPULSIVE DISORDER (OCD)

Mental Health Minute: OBSESSIVE-COMPULSIVE DISORDER (OCD)

By: Dani Kolsrud, Mental Health Rep   As the name implies, this mental illness has two parts: obsession and compulsion.  The word obsession implies a “gotta have it” and “gotta do it” scenario.  Taking “obsession” a step further, as it applies to (OCD) mental...

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Baby Hats Ministry

Baby Hats Ministry

By: Vickie Denning, Communications While training midwives in poverty-stricken areas in Africa, Sandy Buffington observed that putting hats on newborns led to higher survival rates. In 2008, Sandy and her husband, Buff, launched a ministry that networks people across...

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Hi. My name is Jim and I’m an Alcoholic.

Hi. My name is Jim and I’m an Alcoholic.

By Jim Menne as told to Vickie Denning   Looking back, I realize my AA journey began in 1953. I was in the Army and I began drinking — over-drinking — with my buddies on Saturday nights. After my Army stint was up, I returned home and began making nightly rounds...

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A four-year-old asks “Where is God?”

A four-year-old asks “Where is God?”

By: Vickie Denning, Stewardship   The little girl sat huddled into herself on the floor during chapel. Her eyes darted this way and that … looking … looking. She had stopped listening. She just wanted to know, where was God? The leader had said they were in God’s...

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TVLC Food Ministries: Do they really matter?

TVLC Food Ministries: Do they really matter?

By: Vickie Denning, Stewardship   When I was 17, I visited the home of a new friend. The single-parent home was well-kept and looked much like my home. The parent was at work, so when it was mealtime my friend and I went to the kitchen and opened the cabinets....

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Bishop’s Letter: God Please Bless America

Bishop’s Letter: God Please Bless America

By: The Rev. Deborah K. Hutterer, ELCA Every year, the President of the United States determines the number of refugees that can be admitted to the country. This is called the Presidential Determination, and is set in early October for the upcoming year. Since taking...

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ELCA Churchwide Assembly Elects New Secretary

ELCA Churchwide Assembly Elects New Secretary

By: ELCA​   MILWAUKEE – Sue Rothmeyer, a deacon who serves as executive for administration with the Office of the Secretary, was elected secretary of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) by the 2019 ELCA Churchwide Assembly. She is a member of...

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Mental Health Minute: BIPOLAR DISORDER

Mental Health Minute: BIPOLAR DISORDER

By: Dani Kolsrud, TVLC Mental Health   BIPOLAR DISORDER: BI—TWO, AND POLAR—SINGLE DIRECTION The very definition of the two words in the mental health diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder indicates a conflicted situation! It is an illness which manifests in two...

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