Faith and Spiritual Life: Good Works

Lutheran volunteers return from mission

Eight youths from Light of the Cross Lutheran Church in Bothell recently returned from their second mission trip to Tecate in northern Mexico led by youth leaders Penny and Phillip LeFavour. Participating in the trip were Sara Lloyd, Brian LeFavour, Kaitlyn Carlson, Sara Hanson, Jordan King, Danielle Hanson, Alyson Payne and Catie King.

During the trip the volunteers helped with a variety of tasks, including repairing roofs and homes in Tecate that had been damaged from floods. They also held Bible school classes for local children and supported their host family, who lost its patriarch while the group was there.

Frank Teyechea died at the age of 60, leaving behind his wife Anna and their five children. Teyechea was the mission service project coordinator who worked alongside Tecate residents, helping them prepare concrete slabs and wood so homes were ready to work on when volunteers arrived to help.

This year, the youth purchased materials to stucco the outside of the Ramos home to provide insulation for the cold winter and hot summer months. They also added awnings to cover doorways to prevent flood water and rain from seeping in. Last year, they helped add a new room to the house.

At the Teyechea house, the volunteers repaired damage done to the home from severe rain and flooding. They also painted and added bunk beds.

Upon their return, the volunteers shared stories, pictures, songs and experiences with the congregation. To raise money for their trip, the group held car washes, rummage sales and fundraisers and took on jobs.

Catholic women’s group holds monthly meeting

The Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court St. Rita holds its monthly meeting at 11 a.m. Nov. 15 at the Evergreen Bowling Alley, 5111 Claremont Way, Everett.

The meeting is open to all Catholic women. Meetings are held the third Saturday of the month.

The Catholic Daughters of the Americas was founded in 1903 by the Knights of Columbus. It is the largest Catholic women’s organization in the U.S. with a membership of about 125,000 women. The group raises money for local, state and national needs and its work has expanded to encompass global concerns.

Through its Circle of Love Program, Catholic woman can work on a variety of issues such as leadership, spiritual enhancement, quality of life, youth, education and legislation.

For more information, call 425-322-5233.

Church concert raises $1,070 for poverty

Evergreen Unitarian Universalist Fellowship recently played host to a benefit concert with the trio Real Folk, raising $1,070 for RESULTS of Snohomish County, an effort aimed at ending hunger and poverty in the U.S. and worldwide.

About 100 people from the church and the community attended the event.

During intermission senior leaders from the One Campaign, an effort created by RESULTS, talked about advocacy efforts in Africa and other parts of the developing world, which have provided mosquito nets for malaria prevention and HIV drugs to stem the AIDS crisis.

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