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Seizing a good idea

St. John Lutheran Church, Williston, Ohio, was inspired by The Lutheran's "Two months out" column in March that featured making corsages from mosquito nets for Mother's Day, with proceeds going to the ELCA Malaria Campaign.

Its board of Christian community life raised $1,000 by doing the same thing in May. On Father's Day, they made paper barns with a note inside the door that said a donation had been given in the father's name to the ELCA's God's Global Barnyard.

The barns brought in even more money, including an additional $300 from Thrivent Financial for Lutherans.


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