Faith E-news     December 31, 2015 

Quick Notes and Reminders    

Please check the calendar for more information.

Office Volunteers Lunch
Join us at Granite City in Clive for lunch this Wednesday, January 6, at 11:30 a.m. all are welcome! Please make a reservation by calling Kala at 225-8334 or emailing

Food Pantry Item
for January is juice in cans or plastic bottles

Faith Feast Menu - Wednesday , January 6, will feature a taco/Mexican Bar.

Sunday Breakfast 

On January 3, the Worship, Music, and Arts Ministry Team will be hosting breakfast from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. Come enjoy a warm breakfast and fellowship.

Sunday School Resumes
Children's Sunday School classes resume this Sunday, January 3.

For Adult Sunday School on January 10, Doug Johnson, President and CEO of Lutheran Services in Iowa, will share about LSI's ministry and the upcoming "Lutheran Day on the Hill."

Thank You! 

Thanks to all of my Faith partners who gave so generously for me to take gifts they donated to the Luther Park Campus this December. I took two car loads to them, and they were very pleased to receive them. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Vi Munsch, Luther Park Representative.
The staff sends our thanks to all of you who gave us gifts and food this Christmas. Thank you for your overwhelming generosity.

Have You Served in the Military?
The Children and Family Ministry Team is seeking veterans to talk to the children about what it is like to serve others in the military. If you or someone you know would serve us in this way, please let Rachel Corpus know. They will visit classes on Wednesday, January 13, from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. You can contact Rachel by calling the church office or emailing her at

Volunteers for First Circle of Friends Needed

Due to rapid enrollment in our program serving those with early stage memory loss, First Circle of Friends is in great need of volunteers! They have two days per month, the first and third Thursdays. From 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. To assist participants in programming with persons with early stages of Alzheimer's or mild memory loss. Please contact Larry Waage at 326-4851 or for additional information.

Children and Family Ministry     


Children's Musical   

Children, grades 4-6, who are involved in the musical will rehearse the musical during choir and  class time. This allows our kids to have adequate rehearsal time and for those who are not in the musical to have some really cool experiences that can only be shared in a smaller group.
1st-3rd grade children make up the chorus of the musical. They rehearse during choir time and then on select Wednesday nights during class. If you need a schedule of the dates they are in rehearsal, click here. It is also posted in the Sunday School hallway between rooms 101 and 102.
Sunday rehearsals start this Sunday, January 3, for all 4th-6th graders who have speaking parts. Rehearsal is from 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Many volunteers are needed to help with the musical, and many of the volunteer opportunities are still open.  Please click here to go to SignUp Genius.    

January Parents' Night Out   

The January Parents' Night Out will be Friday, January 8, from 6:00-10:00 p.m. We will play  games, make a craft, and watch movies. You can have a well deserved night off. There is no cost. We do accept a free will offering that helps to fund our monthly mission projects. This event is open to infants through sixth graders. We welcome help from seventh graders and older. Silver Cord hours are available. Please let the church office know if you plan to bring your child(ren). We do not serve dinner so be sure to eat before the night starts.

Youth and Family Ministry     


Ski Trip Registration 

Ski Trip Registration is open for the 9-12 Grade Ski Trip to Welch Village on January 17-18! Trip details-including schedule, cost, and how to register-are available online at Contact Jake Bouma at if you have any questions.

2016 Youth Mission Trip Registration       

Registration is now open for the 2016 mission trip to Minnesota's Leech Lake Indian Reservation! Any Faith student (and their friends) currently in 9th through 12th Grades is eligible to participate in the Leech Lake mission trip, which is scheduled for July 9 to 15, 2016. To register, you must go to to fill out the appropriate forms.