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Sunday School 10:45 a.m.

118 East Mason Street
Lena, IL 61048


Community Friendship Club

The Community Friendship Club meets the second Thursday of every month at 12:00 noon. Sharing a potluck meal followed by a program of music, or games including bingo with prizes at 1:00 pm.

At 1:30 pm there is a meeting with reports from the treasurer, a poem or story shared, and any birthdays or anniversaries, for the month.

The group always has the clients from the Friendship Center join in for the fun.
This year’s officers are:
     Marlan J. President Kathy B. Treasurer
     Judy S. Secretary Fern H.
     Carol D. Photos

Contact the church for more information
1-815-369-5552 or gslchurch@aeroinc.net

2017: Friendship Club Celebrates 58 Years!
In October of 1959, Pastor Armin Weng, then pastor of Amity Lutheran Church(the present Good Shepherd Lutheran Church) helped to organize Lena Friendship Club, a non-denominational group of senior citizens. The club has continued to meet monthly for the past 58 years to share a meal and fellowship and to enjoy entertainment. The club’s purpose is just what the name implies-friendship. Church membership is not required and attendance is not taken. There is usually a luncheon meeting of the share-a- dish variety. All birthdays and anniversaries are remembered by this group when they meet. There are no dues but a free will offering is taken at each meeting to defray costs of entertainers and speakers. Each year they give a monetary gift to Good Shepherd for use of the church and its facilities. They also contribute a $10 memorial at the death of a member. In the earlier years, the group took fieldtrips. Each Thanksgiving, they enjoyed a catered meal with turkey and all the trimmings. Entertainment usually consists of local people who provide musical programs, travelogues, presentations of hobbies, and guest speakers. Average attendance was 50-60 people. Edna Miller, a member of Amity Church, held the position of program coordinator for more than 40 years. When Edna could no longer serve, Fern Harnish took over this position and served as program coordinator for the past 15 years. Arie Masters served 29 years as secretary-treasurer. Ruth Watson, a member of Good Shepherd, also served many years as secretary-treasurer. We hope that this outreach program of Good Shepherd can continue to serve the Lena community for another 50 years.

Community Friendship Club

Monthly Fellowship!
The community friendship club is anyone over 50 that enjoys getting together once a month. They have a pot luck meal, then a short meeting with birthday wishes or get well wishes. A program of song, or travel is given by someone. Bingo might be played, with prizes. The Friendship Center is an adult daycare run by another church in Lena. Good Shepherd pastor does devotions once a month on a rotation with other local pastors.

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