If you need assistance filing your taxes

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program generally offers free tax help to people who make $50,000 or less and need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation to qualified individuals in local communities. They can inform taxpayers about special tax credits for which they may qualify.  VITA sites are generally located at community and neighborhood centers, libraries, schools, shopping malls, and other convenient locations. Most locations also offer free electronic filing.  For more information or to schedule and appointment dial 2-1-1.

 

The Mitten Tree Report

We are at 92 items and counting… up! Let’s get to 100 items!!
Thank you all so much for your gifts to the mitten tree! the weather outside is cold cold cold, but lots of little hands are warm!

mitten tree

News from Roy and Rita Petersen

The Petersens were members of LPC before moving on to the mission field through Wycliff Bible Translators and then “The Seed Company.”  Many of you have supported them over the years with gifts and prayers.  From Rita’s note: Roy was just elected president of the American Bible Society Board and we will move to New York City as soon as we are able. The Mission of the American Bible Society is “to make the Bible available to every person in a language and format each can understand and afford, so all people may experience its life changing message”.  So you see our life mission remains the same; we want to promote God’s Word for all peoples.  Thank you for all those times you have been a support to us.

Love Kits

During the winter we collect personal care items to be sorted into LOVE kits for the Interfaith Partnership for the Homeless.  These kits are handed out to guests, who may come into the shelter with nothing at all.  If you travel and have collected small shampoo, conditioner and lotions, please bring them in!  We collect personal/small sized toothpaste, wash clothes, combs/brushes, toothbrushes and floss, deodorant, razors and shaving cream.  On February 16th we will have delicious soup and sandwich lunch and then make our LOVE kits.

From Reverend Elaine

Thank you – A childhood friend was just ordained and asked me, “Would you choose this work over again?”  My reply came without hesitation; there is nothing I would rather do.  And that is true; I love what I do, every day.  I find that while some days hold a heart ache or a loss, every day holds laughter and blessings.  Thank you for allowing me to serve God and God’s people here at LPC, I believe we are in our 17th year together!  And thank you for your support at Christmas time and beyond.  Your gift this year was very generous.  Mark and I notice and appreciate your prayers and concern for us, and for our household.  Even Sofi, the dog, feels the love.  We hope that the new year will bring peace, health and joy.  And for our church may the new year bring continued growth in mission and energy in worship.

Peace-Rev. Elaine        

A Thank You from Princeton Theological Seminary

Thank you – Your gift helps Princeton Seminary Scholarship Fund offer life-changing opportunities to students who might not otherwise be able to enroll, and be sustained in their work, study and prayer, as they fulfill their mission to bring the love of Christ into the church and the community.

Susannah Coleman, Director of Development

A Thank You from Peter Gregg

I just wanted to thank the church for sending me a care package as the semester came to a close. It was an incredibly thoughtful gesture and I’m grateful to be a part of such a wonderful and welcoming community.  Peter Gregg , Madison Wisconsin

 

Donate Special Occasion Greeting Cards

If you have Special Occasion cards that you are not going to use and would like to donate them to the church, we have a box in the Farley (Copy) Room and will put those cards to good use.  We use some and donate some to the shelter and to our local nursing homes.

Love Kits

During the winter we collect personal care items to be sorted into LOVE kits for the Interfaith Partnership for the Homeless.  These kits are handed out to guests, who may come into the shelter with nothing at all.  If you travel and have collected small shampoo, conditioner and lotions, please bring them in!  We collect personal/small sized toothpaste, wash clothes, combs/brushes, toothbrushes and floss, deodorant, razors and shaving cream.  On February 16th we will have delicious soup and sandwich lunch and then make our LOVE kits.