A Fresh Start

As we kick off January 2018, we would like to take a moment to thank everyone for a wonderful and busy past year!  We hope you all enjoyed the holiday season with your families and friends.  We now starting a fresh year and we are excited for what is in store for the church and our congregation.  If you have questions on anything below, please reach out to the church office by calling, emailing, submitting a contact form on the website, or sending us a Facebook message.

January Pass Around Offering:  This month’s offering will go to the Clergy Coach Fund.  Over the last two years, our synod has been blessed by hosting a fund which is used to subsidize ELCA rostered leaders to get coaching by ICF (International Coach Federation) accredited coaches to enhance their leadership, health, vision and management skills. Over these years, over 60 leaders have received coaching, though it would not have been possible without this fund which allows there to be both a sliding fee scale as well as an additional subsidy so that any rostered leader should be able to afford the coaching. The belief is that healthier leaders in turn support healthier congregations. In recent years, we have also seen pastors leaving the ministry for a variety of reasons. The coaching process offers the support and encouragement to help our leaders stay in rostered ministry which is a benefit to the church at large.

Worship Services:  Sundays at 9:00am (1 hour) and Wednesdays at 7:00pm (30 minutes)

Pastor’s Class:  Starting January 30 on Sundays at 8:00am and Tuesday’s at 7:00pm

Learning:  Confirmation is every Wednesday after the 7:00pm worship service (except January 3); Sunday School is every Sunday after the 9:00am worship service (except January 21)

Monthly Council Meeting:  Monday January 8 at 6:30pm; all are welcome!

2018 Budget:  Copies of the 2018 budget are located in the church entrance for your review.  There will be a budget review after worship on Sunday January 7 and the congregation will vote on the budget at the annual meeting on Sunday January 21.

2018 Annual Meeting:  On Sunday January 21 at 10:00am, we will have our 2018 Annual Congregational Meeting.  We will be voting on the 2018 budget, selecting a Nominating Committee for council and delegates for Synod Assembly, and there will be a Bishop election.  We hope to see you there!

2018 Youth Pizza Sale:  Pizza sale forms are available in the church entrance.  See how many you can sell!

Altar Care:  We will be taking the Christmas tree down on Sunday January 7 after the 9:00 worship service.  We will need your help!

Youth Chime Choir:  If you are interested in joining please contact the church office.


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