MINISTRIES

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Music Ministry

We continue a mask affirming policy.  You are welcome regardless of your masking choice and please feel free to sing.

Would you be interested in sharing a musical offering?   I am looking for musicians to serve our church by sharing their musical gifts.  Susie has been filling this role almost exclusively since March of 2020, but any musician in the congregation or friend of the congregation is welcome to participate.  The musical offering can be vocal or instrumental.  Please contact me if you would be interested. 

 

Thank you to Susie Krueger and the 1st Brigade Band, who accompanied hymns and provided the musical offerings during the month of September.

Senior Choir rehearsals begin

If you like to sing and wish to help rebuild our choir, we are meeting weekly at 9:00 a.m. on Sundays. We gather in the Choir Room.

Right now, we practice singing the harmony parts for the hymns of the day, reconnecting, and plan to incorporate some anthems soon. 

Children Ministry

Sunday School Reopening:  

I’m excited to announce the start of Sunday School for the 2022-2023 school year! I’m thrilled that we are offering two opportunities for your child to participate.

The first will be an online option on Zoom. It will begin at 9 am and wrap up around 9:30-9:45 am. Materials that we use together during our Zoom will be sent home.

The second option will be In Person Sunday School. We will gather with everyone for worship at 10 am, and then depart for Sunday School after Family time!

We will start with these two parallel tracks and continue to evaluate the situation depending on the needs of families as evidenced by your participation. 

OPENING DAY will be October 9th!  We will have a little celebration in Fellowship Hall after worship with a few snacks.  Please join us, at 9 am on Zoom, or 10 am in worship, as we kick off a new year of Sunday School! 

Please register to indicate your intent.

Here is a link to the registration form! 

https://forms.gle/kiZuSmomgXJm6Aex7

 

 

If you are interested in helping with the in-person teaching, contact  Melissa Mattke


Youth Group - In Person

Sundays at 11:30 a.m.  Youth Group 

We have started our OWL program! Our Whole Lives is human sexuality and our faith collaboration that was created by the UCC and Unitarian faith leaders. I have taken several hours of training in the 7th-12th grade levels as well as several hours of the adult age level training.   We are running the program currently with members of the youth group. There are many different aspects of this program. 

Tuesdays 6:00-7:30  Youth Group.

Eating, chatting, games and laughs. We will start at 6pm and end at 7:30pm.

Intentional Faith Formation

 

Study Group Offered

Book Study:  

Tuesday, October 4th we start a new book study. The book is called “Inspired”, by Rachel Held Evans. Study materials are on the Narthex table.

 

The group meets on Zoom Tuesday mornings at 9am.  Please feel free to join us at any time! 

Contact Melissa Mattke or the church office for the  Zoom link .


The Confirmation Experience

Confirmation begins October 19th!

Confirmation is an important time in the life of faith. It’s when we affirm the promises made for us at our baptism and claim them as our own. The Confirmation Experience is more than a class. It’s a time for examination of a Confirmand’s faith experience, an exploration of areas for ongoing spiritual growth, along with a lot of community building fun as they prepare for Confirmation.

We’ll gather on Wednesday evenings, 6-7:30 pm, at the church, starting on October 19. (There will be snacks!) The experience is open to youth in the seventh grade or above. Please contact Pastor Bob through the church office to let him know you’ll be part of the journey.