Barnabas Community News
This past year has proven to be a busy year for Barnabas Community. Our leadership structure has grown and our non-profit status is almost complete.
• Barnabas continues to provide free clothing, household goods, toys, and books. Hundreds of families are served each week. The majority of these families and individuals are the working poor, new Americans, disabled, fixed income, veterans and homeless.
• All of the Barnabas volunteers do amazing work as they provide excellent service to guests, making them feel honored and valued.
• The meal ministry serves on average 130 people either at Thursday night supper or Saturday morning breakfast every week.
Please continue to support and pray for our Barnabas Community. The Sheridan Lutheran community is the primary financial sponsor and volunteer base. Barnabas would not be where it is without all of you!
Executive Director named for Barnabas Community
Dwight Thiemann has been hired as the Executive Director of Barnabas Community. Dwight has volunteered for many years at Barnabas on Saturdays and has many years of teaching and administrative experience in public schools. He brings a multitude of gifts for the community. Dwight and his family are members of Sheridan. Welcome Dwight!
Shared Vision begins monthly Eye Clinic
In November, Barnabas Community, in partnership with Shared Vision – a non-profit eye care organization, began offering a free monthly eye clinic at Barnabas. Through this new clinic, they have served nearly 20 people so far who were able to get a free eye exam and a new pair of glasses if needed. All those served through the eye clinic have been so thankful for the excellent care they’ve received and the next couple months are already filling up with appointments. Continue to pray for this outreach program at Barnabas as we continue to serve the people in Lincoln in new ways.