Life and Family Services Newsletter

Apple Dumpling Dates

Please mark your calendars for the following important dates to make Apple Dumplings for this year's Apple Festival!



  • Dumpling dough mixing – August 2nd at St. John’s Lutheran Church Kendallville – All day – 2 shifts – 8am till noon and noon till done.
  • Dumpling dough rolling – August 6, 7 & 8 at Bethel Christian Baptist: 2 shifts each day 8-11am and 5-8pm
  • Dumpling assembly – September 16th at Crosspointe Family Church Kendallville - We will begin at 12:00 noon and assemble 7,500 apple dumplings in one day.
  • Apple Festival – October 6&7


To sign up for a shift, please contact Deanna at (260) 347-5720.

Gathering for Young Moms (and Young Moms to Be!)

The Parkview Noble Hospital Family Birthing Center, in partnership with Life and Family Services, invite young moms to join together for two special events this summer!


Friday, July 27th 10:30am-12:30pm at the Albion Splash Pad (Rain Date: July 31st)


Tuesday, August 21st 10:30am-12:30pm A Day at the Park (Meet at the Life and Family Services office)


At each of these events, there will be:


  • Snacks
  • Socializing
  • Videos
  • Guest Speaker
  • Craft for Kids/Moms
  • BABE Vouchers
  • Car Seat Safety Inspections
  • Breast Feeding Assistance
  • Yoga



Children are welcome to attend. Sign-ups not needed.


For further information, please call 260-347-8345 or 260-347-8337.

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