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Early Morning Sunday Bible Study, 7:15 am
 

January 6 - February 17, 2019
1 John
Facilitators: Jean Wahlstrom and Marvin Kananen
7:15 am, 322/Conference Room
It’s really all about Jesus! Beginning Sunday, January 6, 2019, the Early Sunday Morning Bible Study will look at FIRST JOHN, that five chapter, 105-verse, 2,523-word most gentle epistle. This seven-week series has no exams but does provide coffee and snacks. 
Join us - we learn together.

  
  
     

Discipleship Hour, 9:45 am (unless otherwise noted)
    
    
January 13 and January 20
Budget 2019
Facilitators: Congregation Treasurer Joni Barrott, Finance and Outreach and Servant Ministries Committees
301/Fellowship Hall North

We’re devoting two discipleship hours for discussion about the 2019 budget. On January 13, Treasurer Joni Barrott and Finance Committee members will be open to any general questions about the budget, our current fund, and reserve funds.
On January 20, join us for conversations with Joni and members of the Outreach and Servant Ministries Committee to learn about planned opportunities for our outreach ministries in 2019.
 
   

January 27 (10:45 am)
Annual Congregation Meeting
Facilitator: Congregation Council President Scott Lester 
301/Fellowship Hall

The Annual Meeting of the congregation is scheduled for January 27, 2019.
There will be a single 9:30 am worship service.
The meeting will then be called to order at 10:45 am.
Anticipated topics.
• Review of Constitutional Updates and the Impacts on the Council Vote
• Vote on a Slate of 8 Council Candidates for 4 Positions including Youth Representative
• Vote on Slate of 6 Nominating Committee Candidates
• Financial Report + Discussion Concerning the Imagine Housing Investment Fund
• Presentation and vote on the 2019 Current Fund budget
• Vision Initiatives Update and Formal Introduction of the new Mission Statement and Values Statements
• Transition Pastor Introduction
 • Transition Process and Call Committee
• Update on the Interim Director of Discipleship Ministries Position
• Committee Highlights from Chairs
• Pathways Hub Updates and Council Initiatives
• February Advance for New Council and Committee Chairs
• Open Period For Questions, Comments and Reflections
• Quiet Servants Recognition
 
  

 
March 3, March 10
Stepping into the Church (Faith Stepping Stones for Parents of Eighth Graders)

Facilitators: Lois Nelson, Kari Henderson
322/Conference Room
Our focus will be on transitioning to high school and completing Affirmation of Baptism/Confirmation (ABC).  Affirmation of Baptism/Confirmation is June 2, 2019.
  

April 28, May 5
Stepping into Prayer (Faith Stepping Stones for Parents of Two-Year-Olds)

Facilitators: Lois Nelson, Kari Henderson
322/Conference Room
Sessions focus on how parents and children can pray together at home. Simple prayer pillows are made. These prayer pillows are presented to the children during the 11:00 am worship service on May 5. Parents and children also participate in an activity on sharing prayer ideas to be placed on prayer cards for the pillows.
  

May 12
Stepping into Affirmation of Baptism (Faith Stepping Stones for Parents of Fifth Graders)

Facilitators: Lois Nelson, Kari Henderson
322/Conference Room
This session provides a time for parents to discuss the transition from elementary school to middle school, and to ask questions about academics, time management, and social issues. Session Two will be held in the fall of the students’ 6th grade year, and focuses on the faith development of middle schoolers. Students are presented with a Catechism in the fall of their 6th grade year.
  

 
Schedule of Faith Stepping Stones Classes for 2018-2019 
 


  
Video and Audio Recordings of Classes
The Communications Committee records video of Sunday adult discipleship classes.
Recordings are available online for approximately four weeks following the class. 
   
October 7 - "Vision Initiative Update" with the Vision Initiative Team-Video
October 7 - "Vision Initiative Update" with the Vision Initiative Team-Audio
     October 7 Presentation Slides
     October 7 Mission Statement DRAFT
  
October 14 - "Is God A Football Fan?" with Pastor Drew Yoos-Video
October 14 - "Is God A Football Fan?" with Pastor Drew Yoos-Audio
 
October 28 - "Ten Things You Need to Know about Reformation" with Pastor James McEachran-Video
October 28 - "Ten Things You Need to Know about Reformation" with Pastor James McEachran-Audio
 
November 4 - "Compass Housing Alliance" with Andrew Lyon-Video
November 4 - "Compass Housing Alliance" with Andrew Lyon-Audio
 
November 11 - "Values Statement Update" with the Vision Initiative Team-Video
November 11 - "Values Statement Update" with the Vision Initiative Team-Audio
 
December 2 - "How to Read the Bible" with Pastor Drew Yoos-Video
December 2 - "How to Read the Bible" with Pastor Drew Yoos-Audio
  
December 9 - "Congregation Council Update" with Congregation Council President Scott Lester-Video
December 9 - "Congregation Council Update" with Congregation Council President Scott Lester-Audio
 
December 16 - "Global Missions Update" with Jean Wahlstrom, Marvin Kananen, Becca Piel-Video
December 16 - "Global Missions Update" with Jean Wahlstrom, Marvin Kananen, Becca Piel-Audio
    Lutheran World Relief-Partnership Bihar-Video
  
January 13 - "Budget 2019" with Treasurer Joni Barrott, Finance Committee-Video
January 13 - "Budget 2019" with Treasurer Joni Barrott, Finance Committee-Audio
 
 


Date to be determined
Stepping into Adulthood
     (Faith Stepping Stones for Parents of Young Adults)
Facilitators: Dr. Timothy Weber, Lois Nelson and Kari Henderson
322/Conference Room
As part of the Faith Stepping Stones ministry to parents of high school seniors and young adults, we will have sessions throughout the year with Dr. Timothy Weber. Please come to be supported as we continue to explore parenting this age group as they become increasingly independent.  
Check back for the date of the next session.