January 8, 2017

Post date: Jan 05, 2017 6:26:7 PM

January 13-14 - Winter Youth Retreat. During Martin Luther King Jr. Day Weekend, FLC Youth will travel to Lazy-F Ranch for a couple days away in the snow. It will be a time for play and learning, including running in the woods, tubing, skating, and avoiding snowballs.

Please sign up!

There will be a $30/per person cost, due Sunday, January 8th. (Checks payable to First Lutheran Church)

Begins 4:00 Friday, January 13. We’ll return to the church about 4:30p.m. on Saturday. (Scholarships available if the cost is a hardship; see Pastor Dennis.)

Our church's contributions to the FISH Food Bank in 2016: From our budget: $1,800 Fundraisers, personal giving, and special offerings: $6,359 Total: $8,159

Thank you, First Lutheran!!

Annual Meeting of First Lutheran Church: Sunday, Jan 29th. Our youth will be serving their fabulous baked potato bar, so you won’t go hungry. Immediately after lunch we will have our annual meeting, the main purpose of which is to pass an annual budget and elect church council members. So we need all voting members to stay for a brief meeting. (If you are an adult or a confirmed youth, you are a voting member.)

Annual Reports due by January 15th. If you head up a ministry or lead a group, please submit a brief written report for our annual report packets. It doesn’t have to be long, just tell us what you have been doing this past year as a way of celebrating your good work. Tell a story!

Budget Forum January 22nd 9a.m. Our budget forum, will be Sunday, January 22nd in the fellowship hall. If you have questions or input about the church budget, please come to the 9am budget forum on the 22nd. (Don’t wait until the annual meeting.)

If anyone is interested in helping at the Cold Weather Shelter, you can signup online, at http://signup.com/go/JM7XYX, you will need to set up an account or login using Facebook.

Please sign up to bring cookies or other refreshments for fellowship time after the service. There are lots of empty dates! The sign-up is on the kitchen door. Thank you!

Nursery Help Needed: Please consider signing up to occasionally help out in our nursery during the service if and when we have children up to age 4 who do not remain in the service. If we can get enough people, each person’s turn would only be once every two months or so. See the sign up next to the youth bulletin board in the fellowship hall and choose a Sunday. Thank you to all who helped out the past several weeks!

Youth Activities

It's time to start signing up for retreats, family fun night, and taters!

Wednesday - Family Fun Night! I need one or more youth to fill the 15 minutes of entertainment/ sing alongs before dinner. Check with Amy and sign up!

Friday to Saturday - CONFIRMATION RETREAT!! Boom, yeah! Bring extra gloves and socks!

It's Tater Time!! Sign up to bring in a tater-relater item for our annual Baked Potato Bar Fundraiser. We are raising money to pay for March's wall climbing event ($240) and a trip to Get Air (about $250 to $300). Please bring in a food item and sign up to help. Don't forget about the gift exchange afterwards!

Thank you again to all who donated warm hats, gloves, scarves, etc. It's gotten chilly outside!!