What: A Thrivent Sewing Event to make tote bags for women coming out of abuse situations. The finished bags are packed several times a year with: toiletries, a towel and wash cloth, a night shirt and socks. Things that will help them for a few days until they get situated. The bags are then delivered to the WCA Center to be given out as needed.

When: Saturday, February 16 from 9:00am - 3:00pm. Come and stay as long as you would like.

Refreshment will be provided.

Where: Thanksgiving Church (3702 S 370 Plaza at 36th and Hwy 370 in Bellevue, NE

Things Needed: Sewers, non-sewers, fabric cutters, ironers, kitchen helpers
Sewing machines, cutting boards, rotary cutters, scissors, rulers, marking chalk or pencils, black thread, pins, plug ins.

Please RSVP to let us know you are coming and any equipment you can bring:

Linda Simodynes: or Sharon Jones:


Mission trips are not only a wonderful way to serve others, but they often create an environment for a deeper relationship with God. If yo have ever had a “nudge” about doing a mission trip, we encourage you to take the next step and reach out for more information. Our next annual mission trip to the Dominican Republic will be July 21-31, 2019. For more information, or to register, please contact Rob Wegner.


Thanksgiving partners with the Bellevue Food Pantry to ensure local families have the resources needed to thrive. We have shopping bags designated for the food pantry that we invite our congregation to fill and return to the church on a regular basis. There is a core of volunteers who help to transport and sort the food for the pantry. For more information, please contact the church office.


We believe that part of our call as a church is to share our resources with other organizations throughout the community, nation and world. It is for this reason that we annually give away over 15% of our offerings to other ministries. Below is a list of a few of the ministries that we support along with links to their websites so that you can learn more about them and consider ways that God may be calling you to support their ministry through prayer, volunteering or a financial gift.

*A Woman's Touch
Abide Network
Campus Crusade
Desert Ministries/360
God's Living Stones
Good News Jail Ministry
Heartland Hope Mission
*Lutheran Church of South Sudan
Lutheran Family Services
Lutheran World Relief
Release Minstries
*Shalom Ministry

*no website available


Next packing event tentatively scheduled for October 2018

Questions?  Contact Tex Teixeira