Trivia Night

CFNA held its fifth annual Trivia Night on Saturday, November 10th, at Webster Gardens Lutheran Church.   Pastor Joel Christensen welcomed the attendees who enjoyed a light supper of chili and a variety of ethnic foods.  Following the meal, trivia competition and bingo games began.  V
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Petra Orescanin: CFNA Student of the Month

Petra, born in Croatia during the time of the Bosnian civil war, arrived in St. Louis with her mother Sladjana as refugees approximately eight years ago.  Shortly thereafter, through a friendship that developed between this family and Jerry and Joyce Birk, Petra was enrolled in Green
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Food Assistance for New Americans

For the past three or four years Christian Friends of New Americans  and Orphan Grain Train have successfully partnered in outreach to New Americans through the delivery of food and household items.  To be sure, this partnership has been most beneficial for all involved, especially th
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The Next Bicycle

Mr. Feseha Tekle is the most recent recipient of yet another bicycle (the 3rd) provided by Mr. Chris Shearman, owner of Gelateria del Leone located on 3197 S. Grand Blvd.  In the photo Rev. Ron Rall, Sr. Pastor of Timothy Lutheran Church, presents the bicycle to Feseha on behalf of th
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CNFA-Send Me St. Louis

On Saturday, October 27, Send Me St. Louis sponsored another of its semi-annual city wide servant events, this one including – once again – Christian Friends of New Americans.  Almost 30 people turned out to assist with carpentry tasks, painting, extensive cleaning, sorting and organi
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Another Home Bible Study

During the evening of Thursday, October 25 another (the 7th) CFNA linked Home Bible Study was started; this one in the home of the Ash and Atie Rai family on Chippewa.  There were a total of nine people in attendance, including sons and daughters, as well as neighbors from the apartme
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Another Bicycle Gift

Alexander, a New American from Congo, is the second recipient of a new bicycle donation! Alexander came to the United States in June 2012.  He is still waiting to be reunited with his wife and two children, who are waiting in Tanzania until they can join him. The new bike was given to
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Peace Center Refreshed by Abiding Savior SendMe Saturday

A cheerful crew of 28 men, women, and children arrived at the Peace Center on Saturday, October 13, for a very busy day.  They were one of 30 teams, involving a total 327 people, who responded to the call for servants for the fifth Abiding Savior Lutheran Church SendMe Saturday.   Chr
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After School Tutoring Resumes

On Monday, September 10, CFNA resumed its After School Tutoring program for the current academic year.  Classes are offered for New American students between Kindergarten and 12th grade.  This year, between 40 and 50 students have been participating each week. The program runs from 5
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