First English Church Summer Ministry Interns Support Our Tenants In A Unique Partnership During COVID-19
First English Lutheran Church supports the
Summer Intern Ministry
for young adults ages 18-25. The vision of this ministry is to provide opportunities for emerging men and women to gain a deeper understanding of service in the community and vocation in the church.
In past years, the interns have been involved with many social activities in Linwood Commons. Our tenants looked forward to the weekly visits of the interns. Due to COVID-19 and the need to social distance, we have had to become creative in how our tenants can build relationships and connect with this amazing group of young people.
Our tenants were polled in June, asking them if they were interested in having an intern buddy connect with them during a weekly telephone call. Each intern hopes to learn more about their tenant buddy during these conversations and will prepare a written story about what they have learned. Each tenant will receive their story. It is our hope that the tenants will share their story with family and friends. With tenant permission, we would love to share the stories of our tenants (written by their buddy intern) so we can all learn more about the interesting lives of the people who reside at Linwood Place.