COACHING GOLF WITH THE HIGHLAND FRIENDSHIP CLUB
Highland Friendship Club Special Olympics golf team will practice Tuesday evenings (June 19-September 18) from 6-7:30 p.m. at Highland National Golf Course. The team uses the practice putting green and driving range and typically has time to play the first three holes on the executive 9 course. There is no cost to volunteer coaches to play. Athletes, unified partners and coaches must compete in an area tournament to be eligible to compete at state. The area competition will be Monday, July 30, at Hidden Greens Golf Course in Hastings. The state competition will be Sunday, Sept. 23, at Oak Marsh Golf Course in Oakdale.
Interested? Want more details? Contact Highland Friendship Club Special Olympics team head of delegation Julie Anderson at email@example.com or 651-628-9631.
LSS ANNUAL IFTAR DINNER
Thursday, May 31
7:30 pm Registration
8:00 pm Program and Prayer
9:00 pm Dinner
Iftar is the traditional breaking of the fast that is done from dawn to dusk every day during the holy month of Ramadan. After hours of no food and water, people gather together to feast and connect. Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota’s Refugee Services is honored to share the faith tradition of many of our newly-arrived refugee families, and we are delighted to invite members of the greater LSS community to join us in building bridges of friendship.
The program includes guest speaker Hamse Warfa, an author, social entrepreneur and systems leader. He is the founder and principal of Tayo Consulting Group LLC, a professional services firm focused on poverty solutions. Hamse is also the co-founder and executive vice-president of BanQu, a software technology company on a mission to eradicate poverty by connecting the unbanked to the global economy through a secure, portable, digital economic identity platform.
To learn more and purchase tickets, please visit www.lssmn.org/iftardinner/. Registration closes Friday, May 25. For questions, contact event coordinator Emily Stamp at firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-969.2309.
LUTHERAN WORLD RELIEF ADDRESSES NEEDS IN SYRIA
Families in Syria are struggling under the weight of ongoing conflict. Even as violence and fighting continues, many have little or nothing to help them survive. Lutheran World Relief is mounting a response in Eastern Ghouta, an area of Syria that has been largely cut off from humanitarian aid. Will you give a gift today to help us reach families with essential supplies they desperately need? Your gift will truly help some of the most vulnerable people in the world right now. Please give as generously as you can, and please continue to pray with us for families in Syria, and elsewhere in the Middle East.
To donate, visit: donate.lwr.org/campaign/middle-east-crisis
Or find a link to donate on Grace University Lutheran Church’s Facebook page (not Grace Evangelical’s page…that’s not our official page).