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ELCA World Hunger’s Global Farm Challenge is a year-long, youth-driven fundraising challenge to support the agriculture-related programs of ELCA World Hunger, our church’s ministry to end hunger and poverty. Many youth and youth groups will raise funds in advance of the 2018 ELCA Youth Gathering in June, and many will bring their offerings to the Gathering. At the Interactive Learning space in the NRG Center, youth and young adults will have the chance to participate in an unforgettable experience designed to immerse them in what it’s like to be a smallholder farmer around the world.

Now, thanks to generous friends of the ELCA, your gifts will go even further: All gifts toward the Global Farm Challenge will be matched – dollar for dollar – up to $515,000, so together we can raise more than $1 million this year to create healthier families, stronger economies and a future filled with hope.

To donate go to the ELCA website @www.elca.org/globalfarmchallenge and choose an gift!


Your donation will be used where it is needed most within the wider category of each gift you’ve selected. (For example, a gift of a fruit-tree seedling may support other sustainable development initiatives.) This allows our church to stay adaptive, flexible and effective in the work that we do. Because we seek to honor your generosity and keep administrative costs low, we do not track individual financial gifts to specific families or locations in the U.S. or abroad.

Global Farm Challenge Gifts:

Fish FarmOxen and PlowShare of Oxen and PlowHoneybees
Farming ToolsGoatPair of GoatsFruit-tree SeedlingFruit-tree Nursery




Welcome Inn is at Q’s Pizza

at 4841 Butterfield Rd. in Hillside!

Always the 4th Tues of each month.

Our next meeting is

Tuesday, Aug 28 at 6:00 pm


St. James Lutheran Paper Pantry is held the 4th Monday of each Month.  The only exception is In May 2018 which is May 21st due to May 28th is Memorial day and December is December 17th due to Christmas Eve being the 24th.  All are welcome.


 Upcoming Dates at St. James to save on your Calendar!  All services start at 9 a.m.


July 29th celebrates St. James’ 11th Anniversary space sharing with The Teviske Lithuanian Church!
Sept. 9th we are celebrating God’s Work, Our Hands Sunday. Come and join the fun!