Churches 2020-02-03T16:42:56+00:00

Churches

The Egg Tree

The Lenten Season is quickly approaching and what a holy and sacred time it is.  As you are planning your activities for Lent, we wanted to remind you of the opportunity to bless our youth here at Wernle.  Since 2016 our church partners have been using our Egg Tree campaign as a way to support and bless the youth that we serve. It is simple to do and allows for creativity and flexibility to fit any congregation or small group.

Over the years, churches and church groups have given over $50,000 in cash, gift cards, and items through the Egg Tree campaign.  What a difference you are helping us make. Your efforts directly support all that we do to bring hope and healing back into the lives of kids who have suffered so tragically at the hands of others.

Here is all you need to do.

Decide what you want to use as your egg tree.  We have seen churches repurpose Christmas trees, use existing trees, secure a large tree branch(s) in a pot or container, and even use tree cut-outs on a bulletin board.  Then you hang plastic Easter eggs from the tree or egg cut-outs if you are using your bulletin board. On each egg you write either a dollar amount, gift card name and amount, or item from our “Current Needs” list.  Then ask everyone to select an egg from the tree that represents what they would like to give. As the Lent Season progresses the tree becomes more and more bare, coinciding with the passion of Christ. Then on Easter Sunday or just before, ask everyone to bring their offering and their egg(s) back to the tree.  Once again, the tree springs forth with life, color, and offerings to coincide with the resurrection of Christ.

Once you have collected the offering, then simply send the funds and/or gift cards to Wernle, at the attention of Chris Parker, our Church Relations Officer.  You are also welcome to contact Chris to make arrangements to visit our campus to drop off the items. You may also decide to attend our Spring Gathering, to be held on Saturday, May 2nd inside the Hawk Center on the main Wernle Campus.  If you have any questions, please contact Chris directly at cparker@wernle.org or 765-939-4598.  

Current Needs List

Midwestern winters bring different needs to our youth. As we head into the holiday season please check out our updated needs list. Remember our residents are middle school and high school age boys and girls, when considering your donation. Adult sizes (sm, md, lg, xl, xxl).

  • Sweatshirts
  • Sweatpants
  • Socks for both genders
  • No show socks for both genders
  • Long Sleeve T-Shirts in solid colors
  • Short Sleeve T-Shirts in solid colors
  • Twin Size Blankets
  • Body Wash for both genders
  • Shampoo for both genders
  • Spring Jackets/Windbreakers
  • Gift Cards: Dairy Queen, McDonalds, Subway, Wendy’s, Burger King, Walmart,
  • Frisbees
  • Wiffle Balls and Bats
  • Kickballs

We also accept gently used clothing and shoes for our youth. Adult sizes (sm, md, lg, xl, xxl). Blessings to all for a Healthy and Happy Year.

Thrivent Choice – An opportunity to make a difference to our youth.

Thrivent Choice is a member-advised charitable grant program that makes it easy for eligible Thrivent members to help support our organization and its mission to help the hurting children. You have the opportunity to distribute Choice Dollars charitable outreach funds to Wernle. Search for “Wernle Youth and Family Treatment Center”.

We would like to thank these churches for their annual support of Wernle.

Abiding Christ Lutheran Church Fairborn OH
Adams Evangelical Lutheran Church Batesville IN
Advent Lutheran Church Mentor OH
Bentonville Lutheran Christian Church Fountain City IN
Bethlehem Lutheran Church Middletown OH
Calvary Lutheran Church Bluffton IN
Christ Lutheran Church Jasper IN
Christ Lutheran Church Women Jasper IN
Christ United Church Richmond IN
College Corner Presbyterian Church College Corner OH
Eberhard Lutheran Church Columbia City IN
Emanuel Lutheran Church Lawrenceburg IN
Emanuel Lutheran Church (Montra) Sunday School Jackson Center OH
Emmanuel Lutheran Church Salem OH
English Evangelical Lutheran Church Bluffton OH
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Chicago IL
Faith Lutheran Church Cincinnati OH
Faith Lutheran Church Dayton OH
Faith Lutheran Church Wilmington OH
Faith Lutheran Church Women Cincinnati OH
Faith United Lutheran Church Richmond IN
First Lutheran Church Canton OH
First Lutheran Church WELCA Upper Sandusky OH
Fountain City Wesleyan Church Richmond IN
Gethsemane Lutheran Church Fort Wayne IN
Gethsemane Lutheran Church Lexington KY
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church Crestview Hillls KY
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church Mulberry IN
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church South Bend IN
Good Hope Lutheran Church Arlington OH
Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church Jackson Center OH
Grace Lutheran Church Women Thornville OH
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church New Castle IN
Hope Lutheran Church Bowling Green OH
Hope Lutheran Church Fostoria OH
Israel’s Lutheran Church Paris OH
King of Glory Lutheran Church Carmel IN
Lutheran Church of the Resurrection Cincinnati OH
Mt. Zion Lutheran Church LaGrange IN
North Riverdale Lutheran Church Dayton OH
North Side Church of Christ Richmond IN
Oasis Church NALC Inc. Lake Mary FL
Our Saviour Lutheran Church West Lafayette IN
Our Saviour Lutheran Church Winchester IN
Peace Lutheran Church Connersville IN
Peace Lutheran Church Georgetown OH
Providence Lutheran Church Brookville OH
Providence Lutheran Church Women Brookville OH
Resurrection Lutheran Church Marion IN
Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church West Alexandria OH
Smyrna Lutheran Church Greensburg IN
St Andrew Lutheran Church Enon OH
St Jacob Lutheran Church Massillon OH
St James Lutheran Church Greenfield IN
St John Evangelical Lutheran Church Fort Wayne IN
St John Luth. Church Hopewell Twp. Celina OH
St John Lutheran Church Columbus OH
St John Lutheran Church Greenville OH
St John Lutheran Church Logan OH
St John Lutheran Church Elwood IN
St John Lutheran Church – Briceton Paulding OH
St John Lutheran Church Women Greenville OH
St Johns Evangelical Lutheran Church Vandalia OH
St John’s Lutheran Church New Washington OH
St John’s Lutheran Church Lawrenceburg IN
St John’s Lutheran Church Loogootee IN
St John’s Lutheran Church Hubbells Sunday School Sunman IN
St Mark Evangelical Lutheran Church Batesville IN
St Matthew Lutheran Church Lima OH
St Michael’s Lutheran Church Marshallville OH
St Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church Rockford OH
St Paul Lutheran Church Connersville IN
St Paul Lutheran Church Milan IN
St Paul Lutheran Church Coldwater OH
St Paul Lutheran Church Paulding OH
St Paul Lutheran Church – Olean Versailles IN
St Paul Lutheran Church Women Upper Sandusky OH
St Paul Lutheran Church-Sunday School Versailles OH
St Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church Middlebury IN
St Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church Richmond IN
St Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church Prospect OH
St Paul’s Lutheran Church Seymour IN
St Peter Lutheran Church Monroeville OH
St Peter Lutheran Church Trenton OH
St Peter Lutheran Church Dillsboro IN
St Thomas Lutheran Church Brookville IN
St. Jacob Lutheran Church Anna OH
St. Jacob’s Lutheran Church-WELCA Jackson Center OH
St. James Lutheran Church (Salamonia) Portland IN
St. James Lutheran Church Sunday School Holland IN
St. John Lutheran Church Racine OH
St. John Lutheran Church Richmond IN
St. John Lutheran Church Celina OH
St. John’s Ev Lutheran Church Napoleon IN
St. John’s Luth Church Celina OH
St. Mark Lutheran Church Fort Wayne IN
St. Mark’s Evan. Lutheran Church Delaware OH
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church Wapakoneta OH
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church Women Batesville IN
St. Matthew Lutheran Church- Ithaca Arcanum OH
The Lutheran Church of Our Blessed Savior Alexandria IN
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church Richmond IN
Trinity Lutheran Church Fort Recovery OH
Trinity Lutheran Church Willard OH
Trinity Lutheran Church Brookville IN
Trinity Lutheran Church Union City IN
Trinity Lutheran Church Women Crestline OH
Trinity Lutheran Church-Pitsburg Pitsburg OH
Women of Bethlehem Lutheran Church & Circle 2 Middletown OH
Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Bucyrus OH
Women of Zion Lutheran Church Tipp City OH
Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church Canton OH
Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church Hartford City IN
Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church (Manchester) Sunman IN
Zion Lutheran Church St. Marys OH
Zion Lutheran Church North Canton OH
Zion Lutheran Church Valley City OH
Zion Lutheran Church Tipp City OH
Zion Lutheran Church Gibsonburg OH
Zion Lutheran Church Lafayette OH
Zion Lutheran Church Sandusky OH
Zion’s Evangelical Lutheran Church Pershing IN