CFNA (Christian Friends of New Americans) Newsletter: Generations Baptized and Confirmed

As always, the LCMS is leading the way in being proactive about issues that face our society.  CFNA (Christian Friends of New Americans) is helping the immigrant and refugee population in unique and wonderful ways!  99% of this population are wonderful people who were just handed a bad lot in life.  When given opportunities to do good, they do!  Check it out and support CFNA as you are able!


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Generations Baptized and Confirmed parents and their teenage children learning side by side, seeing adults being baptized in the backyard of the Peace Center, seeing youth and adults confirmed in the faith, seeing all of this powerful work of the Spirit through His means of grace has been a joy! Read the full story!

"My Journey"

As a child of an immigrant family from Nepal, Kritika shares with E-News, some of the highlights of her journey from Katmandu to St. Louis, and from Hinduism to Christianity. Read the full interview!

Thrivent Members!

Help more refugees! Directing your Choice Dollars to CFNA can do this. Click HERE to select CFNA on Thrivent's Website or call Thrivent at 1-800-847-4836.


God's Intelligent Fortified Talented & Educated Dreamers, or G.I.F.T.E.D., partnered with CFNA to conduct a special music camp for the kids of CFNA! Learn what happened during this special event!


Donate Items for Refugee Families! Read the details HERE and Call Carol Buckman (314) 517-8513 with questions.

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Forward to a Friend Golf Benefit
SAVE THE DATE:  Tuesday, Oct. 9, at beautiful Norwood Hills Country Club adjacent to Lutheran High School North. To donate, sponsor, register to play, and/or get more details click HERE. Not a golfer, register for the Hospitality Hour and Dinner! Our dinner speaker is Pastor Mike Okine, Messiah Lutheran church on Grand. He and his wife, Joan are immigrants from Ghana. Laugh and cry as you hear their story of those early days in St. Louis!

New Life Fellowship
Sundays at 10:00 a.m., October 14, 21, 28 at the Peace Center, 4019 S. Grand Blvd., 63118. Nepali language worship.

Ethiopian/Eritrean Fellowship
Worship at the Peace Center, Saturdays from 4-6 p.m. (Amharic Language)
More information??  Contact Rev. Teddy Workeneh at 314-688-6483.

Health & Wellness Screening
Saturday, October 6, beginning at 9:30 am at the Peace Center, 4019 S. Grand Blvd., 63118. See flyer for more details.

Heart to Heart Sisters - LWML
Saturday, October 20, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm at the Peace Center, 4019 S. Grand Blvd., 63118. With refreshing sensitivity and creativity, Tonya Peter will lead our Bible study of the Prodigal Son. Bring a friend, bring a snack to share, bring your mites. This is a time for spiritual growth and fellowship with women from around the world. Childcare available. Call Carol (314) 517-8513

Sewing Class - Sewing tutors needed!!!
Saturday, September 26, 12:30 - 3 pm at the Peace Center, 4019 S. Grand Blvd., 63118. Questions? Call Carol (314) 517-8513

English as a Second Langauge Classes (ESL)
Advanced Classes with Citizenship: Saturday 9:00-10:00 am
Driver's ESL: Saturday, 10:00-11:00 am

Beginner ESL: Tuesday 10:00 am - 12:00 Noon
At the Peace Center, 4019 S. Grand Blvd., 63118.

Lutheran Prayer Breakfast
Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at the Orlando Events & Conference Center, 2050 Dorsett Village Plaza, Maryland Heights, MO 63043. This year marks the 10th year for the Lutheran Prayer Breakfast!  Join the Lutheran community for breakfast, prayer and a keynote message from this year's guest speaker, The Rev.John A. Nunes, President of Concordia College New York. Registration: 7:00 am | Breakfast and Program: 7:30 am CLICK HERE to learn more and register online.

Items for Prayer


  • His powerful presence in the hearts and minds of a growing number of New Americans.


  • The increasing numbers of New Americans who regularly come to the Peace Center for the fellowship, spiritual nurture and services offered there.
  • Richard Leigh's remarkable recovery from his triple by-pass and heart valve repair surgery.


  • His wisdom as CFNA seeks to address the growing challenge of space limitations at the Peace Center and meeting the needs of refugees, even as the stream of refugee families arriving in St.Louis continues to decline.

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