Weekly News from Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry
Happy Founder's Day!

Rev. Richard Sering, the founder of Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry
The inaugural LMM Founder's Day on February 4, 2020 was a great success! Current & former LMM staff, LMM Board and friends gathered to honor our late founder, Rev. Richard E. Sering, on his birthday. We spent the day reflecting on stories from the first decade of LMM's existence and appreciating how far the agency has come today thanks to his leadership and influence. 

We not only honored Rev. Sering, but multiple other instrumental individuals who were right there with him during the early years of LMM. Ms. Dorothea Lyons, Rev. Erling "Slip" Helland and Dr. Richard Hansler were all honored with portraits created by local artists. Multiple others were welcomed into the LMM 'Founder's Circle' with a formal pinning ceremony.

Thank you to those who attended, including the many who came from other parts of the country to celebrate. Check out the photo gallery for Founder's Day photos. Happy Birthday Rev. Sering and Happy Founder's Day!
LMM on WKYC's 'We The People' 

WKYC 3News' Leon Bibb, Tiffany Tarpley, LMM Employment Specialist Annie Holden and Men's Shelter at 2100 resident Maurice Anderson

Resident at the Men's Shelter at 2100 Lakeside, Maurice Anderson (Mo), was featured on WKYC's 'We The People' alongside LMM Employment Specialist, Annie Holden. Mo & Annie discussed the poetry program at LMM's Men's Shelter at 2100 Lakeside and Mo read a poem he wrote called, 'This Poem Belongs to You.' In case you missed it, watch the broadcast here.
Metro45 Café Staff Open House

Credit ODRC?
Metro45 Café & Catering recently had an open house for LMM staff, which included sampling of delicious pastries, wraps, burgers and more. This open house gave staff a sneak peak at upcoming menu items including Metro45's Impossible Burger, chicken bacon ranch wraps, scones, sugar cookies and more.

Stay tuned for later this month when Metro45 officially opens their doors to the public! 
Great Lakes Brewing Co. Volunteers at Men's Shelter

Great Lakes Brewing Co. volunteers prepping lunch at
Men's Shelter kitchen (photo by Lydia Bailey)  

A big thank you goes out to all of the volunteers from Great Lakes Brewing Co. that made it out to the Men's Shelter at 2100 Lakeside to prepare and serve food to residents. Great Lakes volunteers will be returning this weekend to serve meals at the Men's Shelter once again! If you or your group are interested in volunteering at the Men's Shelter at 2100 Lakeside, contact Volunteer Coordinator Lydia Bailey
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