Church Newsletter


The Humboldt Food Pantry is in tomato sauce/sugar free pudding and one pound bag of rice. The Food Pantry, 718 Bridge Street, is open EVERY TUESDAY FROM 5-6 PM.

ANYONE who lives in the USD# 258 school district, who is experiencing food insecurity, is encouraged to come to the Food Pantry and to the FEEDING AMERICA Programs.

The Feeding America Program (Wal Mart donations) distributes food every Second Monday of the month from 10-11 AM at the Food Pantry, 718 Bridge Street.

Please continue to save the Best Choice bar code labels (food/household-cleaning items, etc) for the Food Pantry non-profit fund raiser drive.  We need 1000 bar code labels per year to receive the profits.

The Food Pantry is accepting “keep people warm” donations of coats/jackets/hats/ gloves/socks/ winter boots and shoes/blankets, etc. that will help keep people warmer this winter.  You may take your donations to the food pantry,718 Bridge Street on Tuesdays from 5-6 PM. Thank You for supporting the pantry’s winter drive.

Reverse Advent Calendar Beginning December 1, 2023, through December 24 2023, a family/individual daily will add one item to their box and on December 24, 2023, you are to donate the box of food to a food pantry or leave here at the church in the required tote. The calendar is above the tote.

The next Christian Board Of Education Meeting will be December 10, 2023 after church services.

The Midweek and Sunday School Students invite and encourage ALL parents and family members and the congregation to attend the 2023 Children Christmas Eve Program at the church on December 24, 2023. at 6PM. Along with celebrating the Birth Of Jesus, this is the students “gift of gratitude” to their parents and congregation for supporting them throughout the year.   PLEASE COME AND WATCH/ LISTEN TO OUR STUDENTS!!    

The Children Christmas Eve Program practice sessions are as follows: Wednesday’s November 29, December 6,13, and SATURDAY December 23 at 9AM at the church.

The 2023-2024 Christian Midweek begins at 6 PM on Wednesdays.  We begin with a chapel opening, followed by classroom instructions, and end with a chapel closing at 7:00 PM.  We are fully staffed with teachers to teach God’s Word to our students and look forward to seeing all of age 3- 7th-9th grade students each week.

Also, the youth group (confirmed students) will meet every Wednesday from 6-7 PM at the church.

Reminder: We need snacks for Midweek School throughout the year (December 2023-May 8, 2024)  We have several students who are sensitive to ALL DYES (red/yellow/blue, etc.) in snacks and drinks.  There is a collection box located under the narthex table if you want to purchase snacks and drinks.  You may donate a monetary donation and we will do the shopping.  A signup sheet is located on the narthex table.

THANK YOU for your tremendous support towards our students.

Beginning in December, the Sunday School/ Midweek department will have available, the Advent family/children daily devotion sheets.  Each day in December there will be an activity to complete, as a family.

ADVENT SEASON: begins December 6, 2023.  The Church will offer an evening meal at 5:15 PM in the fellowship hall, for anyone who would like to participate during the Advent Season.  Midweek students and their families are encouraged to come to the meal and attend the Advent services and the students will attend their Midweek School classes.

The Christmas Store will be on December 9th from 9:30-11 AM. Preschool and elementary students in Humboldt are invited to shop for their parents/guardians. All gifts will be 25¢. If you would like to donate new or gently used items, we are asking not to bring items that you are cleaning out of your home.  Below are a few guidelines and suggestions.

Keep gifts between $5 and $15 each, or gift cards for local businesses.

1. No clothing except for hats, caps, scarves, and gloves for men and women.

2. Small lap blankets and candy were popular last year.

3. Women’s gifts could also include jewelry, candles, Christmas decorations, knick- knacks, purses, wallets, etc.

 4. Men’s gifts could also include ball caps, insulated gloves, fishing lures, hand tools, games, insulated coffee mugs, flashlights, wallets, etc.
Please only donate items that you would like to get as a gift.

We will have a box in the Narthex during November to accept donations. If you would prefer to make a financial contribution, please mark your checks as “Christmas Store.” Thank you for your support of this project. If you have any questions, please contact: Carman Huse (620)365-9311 or Alicia Schomaker (620)473-0679.

There is a sign-up sheet on the table in the Narthex for those who will help on Dec. 9th.  We can use all of the help we can get so be sure to join us.

Please plan to help!!!

Saturday, December 2, starting at 4 pm we will be decorating the sanctuary for the Christmas season.  Helpers of all ages and abilities are invited.  As a way of thanking everyone for their efforts, a free meal will be provided once the decorating is complete.  There is a sign-up sheet on the narthex table so that we have a meal count.  

The LWML Christmas party will be held on December 10th at 3 pm.  Everyone is to bring two cans of non-perishable food for the local food pantry.  We will be having guests again this year. 

Veteran’s flights.  If you are a veteran and have not been able to go for the flight to DC, please give your name and address to Sharon Daugherty.  The information will be passed on to the people who organize those flights.  If you know of any other veterans that have not gotten to go, please submit their names also.  You will be mailed an application and possibly receive a phone call prior to completion of the necessary paperwork.  

Pastor Jennings and family would like to thank the congregation for their continued support and generosity for pastor’s appreciation month. I really enjoy the cards and well wishes and really do feel appreciated.  Thank you all.

Mitten Tree
The mitten tree is up and waiting to be completely covered with mittens, hat, & scarves for our kids in Humboldt and the surrounding area.

Advent Season begins December 6, 2023.  The Church will offer an evening meal at 5:15 PM in the fellowship hall, for anyone who would like to participate during the Advent Season.  Midweek students and their families are encouraged to come to the meal and attend the Advent services and the students will attend their Midweek School classes.  There is a sign-up sheet in the Narthex.


This year’s dinner will be held in the Fellowship Hall on Sunday, December 3, after our church service.  Everyone is asked to bring a salad or dessert and is expected to help clean up.  Please sign-up in the Narthex if you plan to attend and if you can cook potatoes, make dressing/stuffing, bring green beans & rolls.

Pregnancy & Family Center
Please take an ornament and bring back an unwrapped gift.  Monetary donations may be left in an envelope.  There is a Venmo or Donation option on the board.  Be sure to take a look.

Altar Guild is asking for donations to cover the cost of purchasing eight poinsettias. They are $30 each. Cash or checks with poinsettias on the memo line can be placed in the offering plate or you can stop by the office to pay.  They will be in place starting December 10 and remain until Sunday, January 7th. Immediately after the January 7th service, donors will have first opportunity to select a plant. The remaining ones may be taken by anyone.  Thank you for contributing to our Advent/Christmas celebrations. If you have any questions, contact DeAnn Hauser.

Missionaries in Guinea, West Africa – Tim & Beth Heiney Family
Indonesia – Rev. Matthew & Kali Wood Family
Belize Mission Society

Members in Care Homes

Tri-Valley: Karen Bruenger
Heritage Health: Ellery Robertson
Credo Sr. Living : Sylvia Borghardt
Yates Center Health & Rehab – Joe & Anita Baker
Guest Home Estates 2: Ken & Arletta Lott

Family Members in the Military

MSgt. Kevin Beeman, Pvt. James A. Brown


Wayne Smith, Faron Morales, Bob Krone, Ellery Robertson, David Julich, Jack Clements, Thad Clements, Sherry Herder, Lauren Baeten, Marlowe, Dodie Copley, Linda Lumley. Jolene Keidel, Kelly Nordt, Barry Adams

Also, military members:  MSgt. Kevin Beeman, Pvt. James A. Brown

Please inform the office if you or a family member would like to be added to the prayer request or prayer chain, we do not add people without permission from you or a family member either by phone or email.