Christian Education


CHRISTIAN EDUCATION AND YOUTH NEWS  in September Newsletter 2017.

FALL CRAFT FAIR: Saturday November 18, 2017; 9am to 3pm in the Family Center. Over 50 crafters, delicious soups, barbeques, pies and other baked goods! Eat in or take out!
This year’s Chinese Auction proceeds will be donated to Tails of Valor, providing rehabilitation through non-medicinal therapies with service canines to Veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress (PTS), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and physical disabilities.

Congratulations to Andrew Berdahl and Jamie Edelman  who have both heard God’s call to serve in ministry. They will be attending seminary in the fall. Jordan is honored to have two seminary candidates. We as a congregation should be very proud! We have a responsibility to support both of them in prayer, spiritually, and financially. Please congratulate both of them!

  YOUTH GATHERING 2018:  In June 2018, Jordan will be sending nine of our youth to the ELCA Youth Gathering in Houston, TX.  We have been working hard to earn our way to this amazing event by doing many fundraisers – Basket Social, Yankee Candles, Spare Change Collection, Clothing Drive, Flamingo Flockings and Chow Chow.   It will cost each of us approximately $1465 to attend this event.  There will also be three chaperones that will attend the event with us.  So in total, our fundraising goal is $18,000.  To date, we have already raised $12,800, so we are two-thirds of the way there!!!  For that, we say THANK YOU!!!  Thank you for your continued support in our fundraising efforts. We could not do this without the generosity of our congregation.

Our next fundraiser will be our Spaghetti Dinner on September 30th from 5:30 – 7:30pm in the Family Center.  Tickets for this event will be sold by the youth after both church services and will also be available from the church office or at the door on the day of the event. Advance ticket purchases are strongly recommended so we can plan quantities accordingly. Costs of the tickets are $8/adult and $5/child (10 & under) and will include Spaghetti, Meatballs, Salad Bar, Garlic Bread, Desserts & Beverages.  Please consider enjoying dinner with us this evening.  In fact, start your Saturday evening by attending our Celebrate & Connect service at 4:30 p.m. in the Fireplace Room, then join us for dinner after the service!!!

Thank you so much from all of us!!!

CJ & Anna Benner, Dylan & Logan Edelman, Cecelia Heberling, Charlotte Horn, Samantha & Erin Klotz, and Aiden Pitts

Open & Better than Ever! Thanks to the efforts of the Coffeehouse teacher and students, the room has a fresh &
modern new look. Additional modifications are planned in the near future! High School Students – Come down to the youth room during the Sunday School hour and check out the new look and what’s  happening in the Coffeehouse! You’ll be glad you did!
Check out :  50″ Flat Screen TV (In Memory of Christine Heist by granddaughters Summer & Emma Kozy); TV wall mount & Smart BluRay player (The Barnett Family).