- News Releases
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- Living Well Days for Professional Church Workers
- Seeds of Hope Award Events
- President’s Circle Retreats
- Health Clinic Convening – June 2012
- 2013 LCMS Convention Morning Walks
- Grantee Feature Stories
Issue #97 — May 2012 eNewsletter
Rick’s Reflections … Viva TACO!
Our annual President’s Circle Retreat took place earlier this month in San Diego, California. This event is always a highlight for me. It’s an opportunity for our donors to come together to be updated on the seeding work they are supporting, to grow personally by exploring topics of common interest, and to enjoy Christian fellowship anchored in devotion and prayer. Read more
Wheat Ridge Awards its First Burst Project Grants
Wheat Ridge Ministries recently awarded two grants through the new Burst Project Grant Program totaling $8,841. Burst Project grants are one-time grants for a human care ministry project designed and led by young adult leaders in the Lutheran community. Learn more
They’ve Got a Garden Growing Where?
Like most children her age, 4-year-old Lily Samuelson loves to play in the sandbox and dig into the dirt to search for new seedlings in her garden. But, unlike most, Samuelson’s playground is 75 feet above the ground—on top of Trinity Lutheran College’s parking garage. Read more about our current grantee making an impact in the Everett, Washington, community.
Bethlehem Dance Troupe Touring the Midwest
Wheat Ridge is pleased to share news of a very special Bright Stars of Bethlehem experience coming up in early May. “Room for Hope,” a Diyar Dance Theater production, will be touring in four Midwest locations. The Diyar Dance Theater is a volunteer, Palestinian, co-ed youth dance troupe that is comprised of 60 talented and committed dancers. Learn more. Wheat Ridge is a significant encourager of the ministries of Bright Stars of Bethlehem and provided seed grants for the initial development of the Dar al Kalima Academy and Health and Wellness Center.
Underage drinking is the nation’s largest youth drug problem, killing 6.5 times more young people than all other illicit drugs combined. The May edition of Health Notes shares helpful information for parents and youth about teenage drinking. Thanks to Marla Lichtsinn, RN, MPA, CIC, Parish Nurse for sharing Health Notes with Wheat Ridge Ministries! Access Health Notes…
Engaging the Aging Spring Edition Now Available
Wheat Ridge is pleased to make available the Spring Edition of Lutheran Senior Services’ Engaging the Aging, a quarterly newsletter targeted toward pastors and older adult ministry in their congregations. Read Engaging the Aging…