Yesterday was the first service day for our accompaniment team in Savannah, GA.
Youth participant, Will Niebuhr, shared, “My work group (the Samoas*) volunteered with our host church to help with Operation Christmas Child. We helped a woman, Becky, prepare and assemble shoe boxes full of gifts. Inside we put toys, stuffer animals, coloring books, utensils and soap. We prepared a few hundred boxes and assembled 31 boxes for boys. Around 3:00 pm we were released for showers and free time. Our group went to the Savannah River boardwalk to shop and eat. Some of the shops visited were a souvenir shop and a candy shop with pralines. We ate dinner at a nice seafood restaurant named, Tubbys. After dinner we returned to the church to get ready for the next day.”
The other work group (the Tagalongs*) worked with the City of Savannah helping to paint Miss Pat’s home. They had a great day of work and service and enjoyed a beautiful sunset over the river.
*The work groups are named after Girl Scout cookies because Juliette Gordon Low, the founder of Girl Scouts, started the organization in Savannah.
At First Lutheran, we are a community of disciples of Jesus Christ working for the transformation of the world. Throughout our history, we have remained committed to drawing on our Lutheran (ELCA) tradition of using meaningful worship, content-rich learning and warm hospitality to care well for our congregation, the surrounding community and the world.