September 2016 News


“Operation Sweet Tooth” was started by Diane and Roger Ahrens of Piece-A-Cake Bakery in East Dundee to let our military men and woman know they are not forgotten. Diane and Roger served in the U.S. Marines and remember what it feels like to receive a package from home and those who care. Diane notes, “It has been 12 years since the beginning when God placed it on my heart to support and encourage our troops by sending cookies for them to share and remind them that we know they are in harm’s way on our behalf.”

Since then over 6 tons of cookies have been sent to individuals at the request of family and friends and also on her own to USO facilities. One of them currently receiving 6 boxes a month is the Pat Tillman USO Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan. Each box weighs approximately 10 pounds and contains an average of 100 individually wrapped cookies so they can be shared. Favorite deliveries include sugar, chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin, oatmeal peanut butter and Rice Krispies treats. Customers are not charged for the cookies sent but are asked for shipping donations.

-H.I.S. Ministry/Missions



Thank you for the donations of crayons and colored pencils. We have plenty to add to our boxes and no longer need these items. Thank you! I am now requesting toothbrushes (adult and child size along with travel-size toothpaste, any flavor). If anyone is able to purchase toothbrushes and toothpaste for our boxes it would be greatly appreciated. Grocery bags labeled SUNDAY SCHOOL OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD are located at both churches for your donations. If it is easier. we will gladly accept cash or check donations and we will purchase the items. Contact Karen Lawson at or call 847-975-1913. As always, that you for your support!



If you have children living away from home or attending college, please give their email and “snail mail” address to Karen on 847-426-7311 or


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