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Calvary Link: Life Change


Calvary-Link-You-Can-ChangeLast Sunday, we witnessed baptisms in all 3 of our Sunday morning services. The number of baptisms I’ve seen probably numbers in the thousands by now, but I will never get tired of watching people take part in this ancient ritual. It is rich with symbolism and is a literal reminder that with Jesus Christ lives are changed forever. The last lines we say—when a person is dipped back into the water and raised out—those lines say it all: “Buried in the likeness of His death; raised to walk in newness of life in Christ Jesus.” It’s a thrill to witness every single time.

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Liberty Township Volunteer Fire Department Purchases Four Computers with Grant from Porter County Community Foundation


Liberty-Township-Volunteer-Fire-Department-Purchases-Four-Computers-with-Grant-from-Porter-County-Community-FoundationThe Liberty Township Volunteer Fire Department was awarded a Community Fund Grant from the Porter County Community Foundation. The grant funding allowed them to purchase four Panasonic Toughbook Computers.

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Porter Regional Hospital Honors 237,000 Hours of Volunteer Service With Annual Appreciation Luncheon

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For 80 years, the volunteers of Porter Regional Hospital have had a reputation for going above and beyond for the patients and staff of the hospital. To show how appreciated and valued their dedication and hard work has been, Porter Regional Hospital held their annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon Wednesday afternoon.

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Life Care Center of the Willows Honors their Hard-Working Volunteers During Annual Luncheon

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What does it take to be a volunteer?

These hard-working, selfless, take-nothing-in-return but a smile volunteers are the people we are honoring this month during the National Volunteer Month. At the Life Care Centers of the Willows in Valparaiso, the volunteers work hard to bring a smile to the faces of the residents, becoming not just a friendly helper, but a part of the family.

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La Porte McDonald’s Owners Donate Gift of $273,000 to College of Engineering and Sciences on 2017 PNW Day of Giving

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La Porte McDonald’s restaurant owner/operators Glenn and Sam Lubeznik have donated $273,000 worth of cogeneration energy equipment to the Purdue University Northwest College of Engineering and Sciences. The donation was made as part of the Purdue Northwest Day of Giving Wednesday (4/26).

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Supporters Join ‘All Together’ for PNW Day of Giving


pnw-day-of-giving-2016-2Donors stepping up to support Purdue University Northwest

Donors are showing their support for Purdue University Northwest as contributions continue to come in to Wednesday’s (4/26) Purdue Northwest Day of Giving.

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Porter County Recycling and Waste Reduction Offers Free Compost Loading in Valparaiso May 8-13


Compost-piles-compressedThe City of Valparaiso and Porter County Recycling and Waste Reduction invite residents to take advantage of getting their trucks loaded with compost for free during International Compost Awareness Week.

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Northwest Indiana McDonald’s Operators Celebrate “Day of Giving” with $20,000 in Scholarships


day-of-giving-todayhe Northwest Indiana McDonald’s Owners/Operators (NIMO) today announced that, in celebration of Purdue University Northwest’s annual “Day of Giving,” they are presenting a gift of $20,000 to the university. The gift will fund 18 scholarships for students ranging from incoming freshmen to participants in graduate school. This is the third straight year that NIMO has provided funds for this “Future Leaders” scholarship program.

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Dunes Learning Center Receives $2,500 Environmental Grant from Patagonia


Military-Kids-to-CampIndiana Dunes National Lakeshore education partner, Dunes Learning Center, is proud to be the recipient of a $2,500 Patagonia Environmental Grant to engage youth through field-based stewardship and learning in their communities.

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NorthShore Health Centers Celebrates Happy, Healthy Families with 2nd Annual First Birthday Party

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A child's first birthday is a cause for celebration for NorthShore Health Centers. Over a dozen families joined the NorthShore team for their second annual First Birthday Party for patients at Chuck E. Cheese, marking another successful year of healthcare.

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Earth Day Bike, Contest Winners Announced


Earth-Day-Bike-Contest-Winners-Announced-2017_01 The 12th Annual Northwest Indiana Earth Day Celebration took place last Saturday at the Porter County Expo Center, and many contest winners were recognized and earned prizes for their efforts in the event.

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