2008 Pie Social repairs roof at Michigan ELCA Lutheran churc

A January 2008 Pie Social to repair a leaky roof at the Bethany Lutheran Church in Ishpeming, Michigan was a sweet success.

Over 100 people turned out for the first annual pie social despite below zero temperatures.

The event raised several hundred dollars that will be matched by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans.

Organizers say the pie social will be repeated in future years because it’s a fun and effective way to raise funds for a wide range of church projects.

Longtime northern Michigan reporter Greg Peterson has the story.

The 2008 pie social at the Bethany Lutheran Church in Ishpeming, Michigan was a big hit for all ages as over 100 people attended the first annual event.

Of course nobody was happier than the children - who were in pie heaven.

Pie ala mode was a big hit - because what goes better with pie than ice cream.

It was hard to choose just what kind of pie to eat because all the usual favorites were on hand.

Two long-time Bethany Lutheran Church members organized the pie social to raise money to repair a leaky roof.

It was obvious from the smiles and the chatter, that one important part of the pie social - was socializing.
People talked about everything from the big Packer game to below zero weather.

When you slice it all up - it was one sweet event - because in this case pie dough equals dough for the repair fund.

I’m Greg Peterson at the Bethany Lutheran Church in Ishpeming, MI

Liam Seppanen
8 years old - ate two pieces of pie

Kay Frederickson
Bethany Lutheran Church
member for 46 years

Shirley Tyni
Bethany Lutheran Church
member for 54 years

Voice of:
Rev. Warren Geier
Bethany Lutheran Church
Ishpeming, MI

Bethany Lutheran Church official website:

Bethany Lutheran Church
715 Mather Avenue
Ishpeming, MI 49849

Fax: 906-486-9640
[email protected]

Rev. Warren Geier, Pastor
[email protected]


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