Everyone wants to feel welcomed and comfortable when they participate in an activity – whether it's in a worship service, a new class or out in the community helping those in need. For some, that's an easy task – they make new friends easily – but for others it can be a challenge. In the last year at First Lutheran, we have been working to create a more welcoming community of faith – from new signage in our parking lots, to creating a series of resource brochures for those who come in to our building in need of assistance, to making our publications more accessible online and in print for those who don't use a computer or smart phone. We want everyone to be able to connect with others and get involved in classes, groups and through volunteering. Please take a look at these opportunities to get connected at First Lutheran. Whether you are a life-long member or new to a church, we welcome you and hope you make us a part of your faith family.
Upcoming Classes, Events & Activities
Worship and Hymnody Series with Zachary Rygiel. Join First Lutheran's Music Director, Zachary Rygiel, to learn more about hymnody on Wednesdays through Feb. 8, from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., in the Friendship Room (new location). What do hymns, worship, and sharing the good news of Jesus Christ have in common? Come and learn about the history and theology that Lutherans have traditionally expressed through worship and music that highlight the gospel given in word and sacrament.
The Myth of Perfect Parenting. On Wednesday, Feb. 15, from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and any interested adults are invited to hear John Hegg, First Lutheran member, Middle School Counselor and College Instructor. Full of insights into the lives of youth, John’s presentation always encourages, reassures, and gives great tips to understand and care for children, youth, and families.
WEEKLY & MONTHLY ONGOING
MOPS at First Lutheran│2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
For information please call Katie Bossman, 201-5718.
Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) at First Lutheran is for all moms of children, birth through kindergarten, to experience community, personal growth, practical help and spiritual hope.
Open Gym│ Most Saturdays, 10:15 a.m. – noon
Join First Lutheran Church members and friends in Reformation Hall (gym) most Saturdays, for open gym. Equipment is not provided. Open gym is available to all ages, however, those under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult. At times, Open Gym is cancelled due to scheduling conflicts. Please check thewebsite calendar to confirm.
Pickleball│Mondays at 5:30 p.m. & Thursdays, 8:30 a.m. Pickleball is a fun combination of tennis, ping pong and badminton. It is a strategic game played on a small court in the gym with a whiffleball and a paddle (equipment provided).
Quilting│Wednesdays, 9 a.m.
FLC Quilters make quilts for Lutheran World Relief and other local organizations. There's a role for everyone; coffee and snacks are provided. Contact Dorothy Mikkelson at 339-1469 to learn more!
Yoga│Mondays, 5:30 p.m. & Fridays, Noon│Upper Room.
All ages and abilities are welcome to this hour-long class taught by Gretchen Borgum. Cost: $5 suggested donation. Come try your first class free!