Eggs and sausage for self-sufficiency.

Butterscotch rolls for independence.

What a sweet Easter morning.

"We are offering an Easter breakfast to the public and the menu is scrambled eggs, sausage, butterscotch rolls, orange juice punch and coffee," said Faith United Methodist Church member Nancy Cornell.

The free-will offering breakfast is scheduled for Sunday, April 8, from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. at Faith United Methodist Church.

"The free-will offering will go to the church's Missions Fund and to Emma Norton Services, a United Methodist mission project in St. Paul. Emma Norton was a generous and mission-minded woman from Winona who gave a large donation in stocks and bonds in 1921 to the Women's Home Missionary Society. This donation funded the beginning of Emma Norton Services."

She explained, "Emma Norton Services consists of the Emma Norton Residence, which is a 42-bed residence, offering long-term support and services for homeless women in transition whose goal it is to become independent and self-sufficient."

The mission includes Emma's Place, which provides "permanent, affordable housing and supportive services for single parents with three or more children."

According to the Emma Norton Services website, "Emma Norton Services (ENS) serves women regardless of their place of origin, however most are residents of the seven county metropolitan areas of Minneapolis and Saint Paul, Minn. ENS fosters stability and personal growth for women and families who are homeless, or at risk of becoming homeless, by providing affordable, secure housing along with a sense of community and innovative support services."

"We welcome anyone to come and enjoy the day with us," concluded Cornell.

For more information on the breakfast, call Faith United Methodist Church, 617 Maple Lane, Spring Valley, at (507) 346-2830, and for more information on Emma Norton Services, log onto the website at www.emmanorton.org.