The Fall Brings a Breath of Fresh Air!!

Welcome to September and the beginning of the church’s Fall programming. There are many new programs in place for the community to enhance our own spiritual lives, to focus on social justice issues, and a way to get to know our fellow members in a small group setting. These activities have been planned by different boards of the church or the Adult Ed committee. Please mark your calendars now for those activities that interest you and plan to attend. If you have an idea for another activity, please let a member of a board know, so we can make arrangements to offer even more programs for our community. These are all GREAT opportunities!
 
Bible Conversations – An informal meeting over lunch discussing the texts for the upcoming Sunday. Bring your lunch! Every Tuesday, 12:00-1:00pm in the Student Lounge.
Chancel Choir – Choir rehearses 7:30-9:00pm every Wednesday in the Chapel. Open to all. No previous experience necessary.
Cherub Choir -- Open to all children ages five - Grade 6. Rehearsals are immediately following worship, until 11:45am, in Room 301.  
Sunday School – Children ages 3 - 6th grade leave following Time With Children for Sunday School. The first Sunday of the month is Wee Worship, 3yr-1st grade leave following Time With Children. Older students are invited to stay in worship for communion.
Youth Groups – Youth Groups’ kick-off meeting at 11:30am on Sunday, September 29th in the Youth Room. Regular meeting time to be decided at the meeting.
Adults Only Worship – 2nd & 4th Sundays in the Student Lounge from 7:00-9:00pm. 
Men’s Group – Meets at 8:45am (before worship) on the 2nd & 4th Sundays, in the Fellowship Room. Discussion centers on a book or current events. Contact Tom Syring to get on the list to receive discussion topic notices.  
*Seeking Justice Movie Series – Meal at 5:30pm, followed by movie and discussion in the Fellowship Room. Dates and order of movies to be announced soon. 
Crop Walk – We will again host the Crop Walk at First Cong on October 20th. Volunteers and walkers will be solicited.  
Family Movie Night – Friday, November 15th. Meal at 5:30pm, movie at 6:00pm followed by discussion. Movie to be announced.
*Iona Series – November 10th and 17th before worship, 8:45-9:45am, in the Fellowship Room. Several of our members have made trips to Iona. What is the experience like? What does it look like? What is our connection? Why do people go? Come, learn, and also sample tea and scones! 
Women’s Book Study – Meets Oct 12th, 26th, Nov 9th, 23rd to discuss a chosen book. 8:00-9:30am in the Student Lounge.  Watch for details on the book in the Tower or here on the church website.
*Marilynne Robinson lecture – Nov 15th at 7:00pm at the Pyle Center as part of the Robert Douglas Mutton Lectureship, sponsored by the Wisconsin Conference UCC. For details: http://wcucc.org/ace-files/Events/Muttonlectflyer.pdf.  Robinson is the author of Home and Gilead.
*Church and Neighborhood Picnic/Cookout – After worship on September 29th, join us for a picnic/cookout to celebrate a new year of fellowship with our church family and neighborhood. 
*Congregational Read Book groups – Read Help, Thanks, Wow by Anne Lamott and then share your thoughts in a small group setting. Watch for details in the bulletin and on the website!
 
*Denotes NEW opportunity
 

Posted on September 3, 2013 at 11:34 am in Featured Content.

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