Civic and church volunteers have been busy inside and out at the LFSVA Minnick School and Day Support program in Roanoke and creating art for our Minnick School in Harrisonburg.

Last week Karen Bolton from Trinity Lutheran Church in Roanoke helped individuals in the Day Support program create kindness gardens with decorated rocks. The project was part of a nationwide Kindness Rocks project that has the goal of inspiring random acts of kindness. The Day Support is now on the “find a rock” map!

Kindness rock garden

Kindness rock garden

Jeff with his painted rock

Jeff with his painted rock

And, members of Muhlenberg Lutheran Church in Harrisonburg, led by Vicki Heitsch and Barbra Humphrey, are creating water color and paper mosaic “alphabet studies” that will be framed and presented to the Harrisonburg Minnick School.

Vicki with one of the letter studies

Vicki with one of the letter studies

Sam Lionberger, III, along with fellow volunteers from Christ Lutheran Church in Roanoke, helped build garden beds that will be filled with soil and cultivated in the spring. Many thanks to the Kiwanis Club of Roanoke for funding the garden bed project, which will help students learn about planting and harvesting.

Joe and Sam Lionberger III building garden beds

Joe and Sam Lionberger III building garden beds

Joe from Christ Lutheran building garden beds

Joe from Christ Lutheran building garden beds

Volunteers from St. Phillip Lutheran in Roanoke painted playground equipment and spread mulch, and volunteers from the Virginia Synod office applied some elbow grease to deep-cleaning the Roanoke school kitchen. Talk about getting spiffed up!

Members of St. Philip Lutheran painting playground equipment

Members of St. Philip Lutheran painting playground equipment

Laura painting playground equipment

Laura painting playground equipment

Richard, from the Virginia Synod office

Richard, from the Virginia Synod office

Bishop Mauney and Emily from the Virginia Synod office

Bishop Mauney and Emily from the Virginia Synod office

More service events are planned for this week. Interested in volunteering? Call Leah Hatcher at 540.562.8486 or email her at lhatcher@lfsva.org.