The calendar may say spring, but my weather app says 39 degrees outside, feels like 30. Don't worry. By the time May 6 is here, we can count on sunny skies and perfect walking weather. I promise! Please join the Northminster team in support of Church World Service and its work with the hungry and homeless wherever there is a need. The money we raise in our CROP Walk will help those affected by war and natural disasters, and refugees and the dispossessed all over the world as well as locally. Part of the proceeds will be shared with the Clawson Community Food Bank and Troy People Concerned. There's nothing quite like the feeling of joining with friends to do good work in the world.
We will walk on Sunday, May 6, beginning from Trinity Lutheran Church on 14 Mile Road in Clawson. Sign in is at noon and we start walking at 1:00. It's a pretty painless walk, about 3 miles around a big block starting on 14 Mile, around to Main Street, up Normandy, and then back across Crooks to end at the church. Activities are planned for after the walk, including food from Little Caesar's and Chicken Shack, or try one of the many places to eat in Clawson. So far our team consists of the Leight family, the Wright family, Martha Babcock, Joey and Christa Gainor, Bea and Ken Smits, Becky and Gary Pocisk, and Jamie and Susie Love. It's already a great group and there are still a couple envelopes available. It would be wonderful to have to ask for more.
Register to participate online at crophungerwalk.org/troymi/npctroymi and get a pledge envelope from Susan Love. Even if you can't walk, you can still take part by sponsoring a walker. All pledges must be turned in prior to the walk. We can take checks (made out to CWS/CROP) or cash, but the easiest way to donate is through our team web link or button below. The more walkers we have, the more money we can raise for CWS and the more fun it is for all of us. Direct your questions to Susan Love (248.346.5185 or firstname.lastname@example.org). CROP Walk has been a favorite Northminster mission for over 25 years now, and at each walk we try to do better than the one before. Make your donation and watch the poster in the hall to follow our progress. This is going to be another great year!