After consultation with Susan Gould, Liliana Moncada, Rev. Sandy Chrostowski, and Rev. Dave Daubert, Pastor Mary Janz has submitted an updated grant proposal to the ELCA on behalf of FaithWorks. The total request is $48,000, and word about the amount granted should be received sometime in January.

The grant request, which includes a youth pastor developer position, is part of a special category created by the ELCA known as Area Mission Strategy. The collaboration of the congregations of FaithWorks makes it possible for our Racine ministries to request this special funding from the national church. A portion of our benevolence offering goes to support such ministries throughout the country.