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Here's a sweet deal for you

Everyone benefits when youth share their treasures

For Sunday school youth at Milwaukie [Ore.] Lutheran Church, saving money has its sweet rewards.

The class that collected the most pennies for a stewardship project could do something special to their teachers. The 2- and 3-year-old class took high honors, so they gave their teachers beauty makeovers.
But for all the youth, the really sweet part of the deal was making hu man sundaes out of the Sunday school committee members.

Our hunger fund also benefited with a donation of $271.65. Many projects win when students give of their treasures:

At Ostmark Lutheran Church, Watkins, Minn., youth collected quarters in a 36-inch plastic tube. They sent more than $95 to the Lutheran Association of Missionaries and Pilots.

Classes at Sheyenne Valley Lutheran Church, Finley, N.D., ha ve collected pennies in a stewardship jug for four years. A children's center benefits from their gifts.

Everyone tithes at Faith Lutheran Church, Bellingham, Wash. The youths' offerings buy food and personal-care items for needy people. One year they gave funds to a new congregation that needed children's Christian videos.


Time's running out

The deadline for the 1996 design contest is Sept. 9. Rules are:

Draw a picture showing how you make new friends or make friends feel welcome at your church, home or school on an 81Ž2-by-11-inch piece of paper.

Neatly print in pencil your name and age, al ong with your church's name and address, on the back of your entry and send to: "Youngchurch," The Lutheran, 8765 W. Higgins Rd., Chicago, IL 60631-4183.


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