Bergen Lutheran Church is pleased to have author Tom Roberts and his wife, Tammy, as presenters for this year's "Come to the Table" program. The event will be held on Saturday, Nov. 3 at 10 a.m. in the Bergen Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall.
Tom Roberts is originally from the Ipswich/Aberdeen area of South Dakota, but he and his wife, Tammy, have been long-time residents of Sioux Falls. His affiliation with the Children's Home Society (CHS) began several years ago as a volunteer Santa Claus for the kid's Christmas Party. Then in 2002, he and his wife produced one of his stories, "Twas The Night Before Christ," into a book as a fundraiser for Children's Home. The project was a great success for several years and eventually led to his wife becoming a member of the CHS foundation staff.
In the spring of 2009, Tom, too, was invited to join their team as their event coordinator and during his first year there published his second book, "Santa's Prayer." In 2011, Tom launched his third book entitled, "The Little Lost Sock." To date, 37,000 of his books have been sold world-wide raising over $700,000 to help the kids at CHS.
All are welcome to attend this event. "Come to the Table" is sponsored by the Bergen Lutheran Church WELCA. The church is located seven miles west of Vermillion on Timber Road.