How very good and pleasant it is when kindred live together in unity!
- Psalm 133:1
This group of women meets for food, fellowship, and fun as they work on crafts such as knitting, crocheting, making cards, or whatever other craft they may have interest in. (Some of them don't actually "craft" at all, but just enjoy the good food and company--and that's fine too!) They meet from September through May at 9:30 am on the first and third Wednesdays of the month in the Fireside Room at the church, and each gathering begins with Morning Prayer.
Their handiwork, which goes beyond crafting to organizing and assembling care kits, Christmas Cookies for homebound members, and other outreach projects, benefits Lutheran World Relief, the Christmas Appeal, and other local organizations. They also occasionally venture out to visit with homebound parishioners or for a special luncheon at a local restaurant.
Men's Breakfast and Bible Study
On one Saturday per month at 8:00 AM, the men of First Lutheran--from all ages--gather for a homemade breakfast, fellowship, and conversation. You are free to stay only for breakfast if you're in a rush, or you can stay around to talk about the gospel reading for that Sunday--or about whatever else is on your mind. This is a time to be together, to build each other up, and to grow in faith and friendship.
Parents with Young Children
We are beginnning a new group designed to create a space for parents to take a break from their kids, be together for companionship and support, and talk about ways of instilling faith in their children at an early age.