Lutheran Church To Hold Tree Of Life Mission Day

Kristina Benson

The first Sunday of September the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America hosts a national day of mission called God’s Work — Our Hands.

The mission projects are as varied as the churches that participate. Tree of Life Lutheran Church will take part in two local mission efforts to celebrate God’s Work — Our Hands on Sunday.

The first project is food Storage for mobile food truck customers. To help customers using the Jamestown Renaissance Corporation’s Mobile Food Truck, Tree of Life Lutheran Church, a distribution site of the food truck, is collecting 100 boxes of quart and gallon Ziploc bags to help people store and preserve the food they have received. Parishioners are asked to bring boxes of quart and gallon Ziploc bags to church on Sunday at the 10:15 a.m. service at 825 Forest Ave. to help the church meet its goal of 100 boxes of quart and gallon storage bags.

The second project is Women’s Mindfulness Class. To help women in the Chautauqua County Jail in Mayville preparing for release, wellness advocate/teacher Kristina Benson is teaching a weekly art/wellness class in the jail. She is in need of books for the prison library and art supplies for her students. Benson hopes to raise $300 to provide resources for the weekly program. Checks can be made out to Kristina Benson with the memo “Mayville Womens Art/Wellness Class” and be dropped off at the 556 E. Second St., location of Tree of Life Lutheran Church.

For more information email Pastor Eastman at