Author Archive for Allyn Glenn-Angell

Resurrection E-News: Sunday, September 22, 2019

In October we’ll begin training congregation members to serve as Stephen Ministers. Stephen Ministers are laypeople trained to provide one-to-one Christ-centered care to hurting individuals. We will equip you with the skills to listen, encourage, and offer support when someone is in need. Do you feel a calling to this caring ministry? Contact Mary, Kelly, or Scott.


Adult Discipleship

Adult Faith – our Sunday morning adult study groups meet at 9:15 am:

  • Doubt Series: Open to high school freshmen this class will follow Rob Bell’s NOOMA video series. Jesus lived with the awareness that God is doing something, right here, right now, and anybody can be a part of it. He encouraged his listeners to search, to question, to wrestle with the implications of what he was saying and doing. He inspired, challenged, provoked, comforted, and invited people to be open to God’s work in this world. Wherever he went, whatever he did, Jesus started discussions about what matters most, because, for Jesus, God is always inviting us to open our eyes and join in. NOOMA is a series of short films that explore our world from a perspective of Jesus. NOOMA is an invitation to search, question, and join the discussion.
  • Disciple Series: Don’t miss out on joining the Chronological Bible study as they begin in approx. 435 BC. Study some Nehemiah, Ezra, and Malachi before heading into the Gospels. Reading all of the Gospels simultaneously, we’ll be able to see the similarities and differences from a variety of perspectives.
  • Doing Series: Study how to love our children as God loves us, his children through Sacred Parenting. (Donna Dennis says, “I studied this when my children were teenagers. It changed my perspective! I wish I would’ve studied it when they were toddlers.”)

55+ Group Game Day will be held on Sunday, September 29 from 2-5 pm in the fellowship hall. We’ll be playing a dominoes game called Mexican Train. We’ll demonstrate how to play and then the action will begin! No special skills are needed. Please sign up by September 20th so we can plan refreshments. Call Jim Dettbarn (319-826-8100) with any questions.

Ministry

EWALU Volunteer Work Days will be Saturday, September 28 and Saturday, October 19. Go as individuals or as a group to help clean up after the summer camp season. Free lunch & dinner for all who participate; RSVP at 563-933-4700 or office@ewalu.org. Thank you!

Resurrection Knitters & Crocheters – On Saturday, November 9 our group will be tying scarves around trees in downtown Marion so that those in need – regardless of income – can help themselves. If you are interested in helping with this project by making a scarf yourself, you can connect with the Knitters on Thursday evenings at 6:30 pm in the lounge. If you’d rather work on your own, you can donate completed scarves to the project any time before 11/9. Contact Pam Kacena with any questions or to get involved: 319-360-5165.

Churches of Marion Food Pantry needs volunteers for several important tasks: Produce pick-up in Hiawatha on Mon & Wed afternoons; Bread pick-up Tue mornings at 7 am; Grocery shoppers – various times, at least once each month. NOTE: these jobs are better suited to two-person teams, as they involve significant lifting and moving. We also need individuals to work with pantry clients putting their food donations together on Tue and/or Thu from 1 to 3 pm. This task involves some light lifting. Contact Cari Redondo if you can help. Thank you!


Check out the calendar for information about other events happening this fall!

 

Resurrection E-News: Sunday, September 15, 2019

Are you ready to take control of your money? Financial Peace University (FPU) is a nine-lesson course designed to help you build a budget, dump debt, grow your wealth, and leave money stress behind! Each lesson is based on biblical wisdom and common sense. In your FPU group, you’ll be motivated and encouraged by others just like you! When you sign up for FPU, you’ll get your member workbook and one free year of Financial Peace Membership, with access to exclusive online tools to help you on your journey. Register online today! (We don’t want cost to be a barrier for anyone so scholarships are available by contacting Pam Brown)


Adult Discipleship

Adult Faith – beginning September 15, and running for six weeks, our classes for adults on Sunday mornings at 9:15 am are:

  • Doubt Series: Open exclusively to new confirmands and high school freshmen this class will follow Rob Bell’s NOOMA video series. Jesus lived with the awareness that God is doing something, right here, right now, and anybody can be a part of it. He encouraged his listeners to search, to question, to wrestle with the implications of what he was saying and doing. He inspired, challenged, provoked, comforted, and invited people to be open to God’s work in this world. Wherever he went, whatever he did, Jesus started discussions about what matters most, because, for Jesus, God is always inviting us to open our eyes and join in. NOOMA is a series of short films that explore our world from a perspective of Jesus. NOOMA is an invitation to search, question, and join the discussion.
  • Disciple Series: Don’t miss out on joining the Chronological Bible study as they begin in approx. 435 BC. Study some Nehemiah, Ezra, and Malachi before heading into the Gospels. Reading all of the Gospels simultaneously, we’ll be able to see the similarities and differences from a variety of perspectives.
  • Doing Series: Study how to love our children as God loves us, his children through Sacred Parenting. (Donna Dennis says, “I studied this when my children were teenagers. It changed my perspective! I wish I would’ve studied it when they were toddlers.”)

55+ Group Game Day will be held on Sunday, September 29 from 2-5 pm in the fellowship hall. We’ll be playing a dominoes game called Mexican Train. We’ll demonstrate how to play and then the action will begin! No special skills are needed. Please sign up by September 20th so we can plan refreshments. Call Jim Dettbarn (319-826-8100) with any questions.

Youth Discipleship

Sunday School starts for the year this Sunday, September 15th! Students will meet in the Education Wing from 9:15-10:15 am. Contact Jessi Heidelbauer with any questions.

6th-grade students who are beginning confirmation this fall will receive Bibles this week during worship!

Check out the calendar for information about our other youth programming this fall!

Ministry

EWALU Volunteer Work Days will be Saturday, September 28 and Saturday, October 19. Go as individuals or as a group to help clean up after the summer camp season. Free lunch & dinner for all who participate; RSVP at 563-933-4700 or office@ewalu.org. Thank you!

Resurrection Knitters & Crocheters – On Saturday, November 9 our group will be tying scarves around trees in downtown Marion so that those in need – regardless of income – can help themselves. If you are interested in helping with this project by making a scarf yourself, you can connect with the Knitters on Thursday evenings at 6:30 pm in the lounge. If you’d rather work on your own, you can donate completed scarves to the project any time before 11/9. Contact Pam Kacena with any questions or to get involved: 319-360-5165.

Stephen Ministry – In October we’ll begin training congregation members to serve as Stephen Ministers. Stephen Ministers are laypeople trained to provide one-to-one Christ-centered care to hurting individuals. We will equip you with the skills to listen, encourage, and offer support when someone is in need. Do you feel a calling to this caring ministry? Contact Mary, Kelly, or Scott.

Pastoral Transition

The Senior Pastor Call Committee is completing the Ministry Site Profile, which is a way for the congregation to give us input on the direction of LCR in the future. This information also enables us to present ourselves to prospective candidates. Thank you for taking part in our recent survey, your thoughts & ideas are very valuable. Please continue to pray for our committee as well as our congregation through this transition period.

 

Resurrection E-News: Sunday, September 8, 2019

The Senior Pastor Call Committee is completing the Ministry Site Profile, which is a way for the congregation to give us input on the direction of LCR  in the future. This information also enables us to present ourselves to prospective candidates. You can still complete a survey to share your thoughts with the call committee by following this link.


Worship

Looking ahead – Stephen Ministry will be held up in worship on September 15. 6th graders (and those new to Confirmation) will receive their bibles in worship on September 15 & 18.

Sunday Schedule Change – We are now having Contemporary Worship at 10:30 am and First Light Worship at 8:00 am. (Evening Song Worship continues at 6:00 pm on Wednesdays.) Beginning September 15, Sunday School & Adult Faith classes will be at 9:15 am.

Adult Discipleship

Adult Faith – beginning September 15, and running for seven weeks, our classes for adults on Sunday mornings at 9:15 am are:

  • Doubters: Open exclusively to new confirmands and high school freshmen this class will follow Rob Bell’s NOOMA video series. Jesus lived with the awareness that God is doing something, right here, right now, and anybody can be a part of it. He encouraged his listeners to search, to question, to wrestle with the implications of what he was saying and doing. He inspired, challenged, provoked, comforted, and invited people to be open to God’s work in this world. Wherever he went, whatever he did, Jesus started discussions about what matters most, because, for Jesus, God is always inviting us to open our eyes and join in. NOOMA is a series of short films that explore our world from a perspective of Jesus. NOOMA is an invitation to search, question, and join the discussion.
  • Discipled: Don’t miss out on joining the Chronological Bible study as they begin in approx. 435 BC. Study some Nehemiah, Ezra, and Malachi before heading into the Gospels. Reading all of the Gospels simultaneously, we’ll be able to see the similarities and differences from a variety of perspectives.
  • Doers: Study how to love our children as God loves us, his children through Sacred Parenting. (Donna Dennis says, “I studied this when my children were teenagers. It changed my perspective! I wish I would’ve studied it when they were toddlers.”)

Are you ready to take control of your money? Financial Peace University (FPU) is a nine-lesson course designed to help you build a budget, dump debt, grow your wealth, and leave money stress behind! Each lesson, taught by Dave Ramsey and his team of financial experts, is based on biblical wisdom and common sense. In your FPU group, you’ll be motivated and encouraged by others just like you! When you sign up for FPU, you’ll get your member workbook and one free year of Financial Peace Membership, with access to exclusive online tools to help you on your journey. Register online today!

55+ Group Game Day will be held on Sunday, September 29 from 2-5 pm in the fellowship hall. We’ll be playing a dominoes game called Mexican Train. We’ll demonstrate how to play and then the action will begin! No special skills are needed. Please sign up by September 20th so we can plan refreshments. Call Jim Dettbarn (319-826-8100) with any questions.

Youth Discipleship

Register online – Sunday School, Wednesday Night Live, and Confirmation forms are now available on our website (www.lcrmarion.org). You can also pick up print copies of the registration forms in the gathering space today. Sunday School begins September 15 for students; remember that our new times are 9:15 to 10:15 am. Wednesday Night Live begins on September 11 at 6 pm. First Confirmation gathering is Wednesday, September 11 at 7 pm. This is an orientation for students AND parents.

Sunday School teachers will have a training meeting on Sunday, September 8 at 9:15 am.

Confirmation Guide Orientation & Potluck will be on Sunday, September 8 from 4-6 pm. Meats, drinks, and table service will be provided; please bring a dish to share. Let us know if you are unable to attend, as there are supplies you will need to pick up: lcr.confirmation@gmail.com. Call Amy Moenk (929.2735) with questions.


Check out our calendar to make sure you aren’t missing out on any upcoming events!

Resurrection E-News: Sunday, September 1, 2019

The Senior Pastor Call Committee is completing the Ministry Site Profile, which is a way for the congregation to give us input on the direction of LCR  in the future. This information also enables us to present ourselves to prospective candidates. There are a number of ways to take part in this important process – paper survey, online via the website, or by using the tablets available during & between services in the Gathering Space. The survey will be available in all formats from Sunday 8/25/19 through Friday 9/6/19. There is a dropbox in the Gathering Space to return paper surveys. Thank you for taking part, your thoughts & ideas are very valuable. Please continue to pray for our committee as well as our congregation through this transition period.


Worship

Looking ahead – Camp Sunday is today and our Youth Mission Trip presentation will be on Sunday, September 8. 6th graders (and those new to Confirmation) will receive their bibles in worship on September 15.

Sunday Schedule Change – Beginning this Sunday, we’ll have First Light Worship at 8:00 am, Contemporary Worship at 10:30 am. Evening Song Worship will continue on Wednesdays at 6:00 pm.

Fellowship

Scrapbooking Group will meet on Saturday, September 7 from 9 am to 9 pm. If you want to take part, contact Donna – donnakdennis88@gmail.com. Everyone is welcome to join in our creative fun!

55+ Group Game Day will be held on Sunday, September 29 from 2-5 pm in the fellowship hall. We’ll be playing a dominoes game called Mexican Train. We’ll demonstrate how to play and then the action will begin! No special skills are needed. Please sign up by September 20th so we can plan refreshments. Call Jim Dettbarn (319-826-8100) with any questions.

Youth & Family

Register online – Sunday School, Wednesday Night Live, and Confirmation forms are now available on our website (www.lcrmarion.org). You can also pick up print copies of the registration forms in the gathering space today. Sunday School begins September 15 for students; remember that our new times are 9:15 to 10:15 am. Wednesday Night Live begins on September 11 at 6 pm. First Confirmation gathering is Wednesday, September 11 at 7 pm. This is an orientation for students AND parents.

Sunday School teachers will have a training meeting on Sunday, September 8 at 9:15 am.

Confirmation Guide Orientation & Potluck will be on Sunday, September 8 from 4-6 pm. Meats, drinks, and table service will be provided; please bring a dish to share. Let us know if you are unable to attend, as there are supplies you will need to pick up: lcr.confirmation@gmail.com. Call Amy Moenk (929.2735) with questions.

Adult Discipleship

Are you ready to take control of your money? Financial Peace University (FPU) is a nine-lesson course designed to help you build a budget, dump debt, grow your wealth, and leave money stress behind! Each lesson, taught by Dave Ramsey and his team of financial experts, is based on biblical wisdom and common sense. In your FPU group, you’ll be motivated and encouraged by others just like you! When you sign up for FPU, you’ll get your member workbook and one free year of Financial Peace Membership, with access to exclusive online tools to help you on your journey. Register online today!

Facilitators will be needed as we gear up for fall and the start of new adult faith classes. Contact Donna or Dan if you’re interested in serving this way.

Lifetree Café – Join us Friday at 12 pm for coffee, snacks, and discussion. Feel free to invite outside friends, as we have conversations about topics relevant to everyone. Our subject this week is “True Beauty”

 


SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 1

8:00 am | First Light Worship
10:30 am | Contemporary Worship

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 2 – Labor Day

~ office closed ~

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3

1:30 am | Dementia Caregivers
6/7/8 pm | Council Teams
7:00 pm | Evening Song Music Team

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4

1:00 pm | Rebecca Mary Martha Circle
3:00 pm | Golf Event Planning mtg.
5:30 pm | Fellowship Time
6:00 pm | Evening Song Worship
6:15 pm | The King’s Men
6:30 pm | Galileans
7:30 pm | EDGE Youth Group

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5

6:30 pm | Bell Choir Rehearsal
8:00 pm | With Faith Team

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6

12:00 pm | Lifetree Café

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7

9a-9p Scrapbooking Gathering

September 2019 CrossTalk & Calendar

September Calendar

September Crosstalk

Senior Pastor Call – Congregation Survey

The Senior Pastor Call Committee is completing the Ministry Site Profile, and as part of that process, the congregation is invited to complete this survey to provide the committee with input on the direction of LCR in the future. This information also enables us to present ourselves to prospective candidates.

Thank you for taking part, your thoughts & ideas are very valuable. Please continue to pray for our committee as well as our congregation through this transition period.

Resurrection E-News: Sunday, August 25, 2019

The Senior Pastor Call Committee is completing the Ministry Site Profile, which is a way for the congregation to give us input on the direction of LCR  in the future. This information also enables us to present ourselves to prospective candidates. There are a number of ways to take part in this important process – paper survey, online via the website, or by using the tablets available during & between services in the Gathering Space. The survey will be available in all formats from Sunday 8/25/19 through Friday 9/6/19. There is a dropbox in the Gathering Space to return paper surveys. Thank you for taking part, your thoughts & ideas are very valuable. Please continue to pray for our committee as well as our congregation through this transition period.


Worship

Looking ahead – Camp Sunday is today and our Youth Mission Trip presentation will be on Sunday, September 8. 6th graders (and those new to Confirmation) will receive their bibles in worship on September 15.

Sunday Schedule Change – Beginning September 1st, we’ll have First Light Worship at 8:00 am, Contemporary Worship at 10:30 am, and Sunday School & Adult Faith classes at 9:15 am. Evening Song Worship will continue on Wednesdays at 6:00 pm.

Fellowship

Scrapbooking Group will meet on Saturday, September 7 from 9 am to 9 pm. If you want to take part, contact Donna – donnakdennis88@gmail.com. Everyone is welcome to join in our creative fun!

Register online – Sunday School, Wednesday Night Live, and Confirmation forms are now available on our website (www.lcrmarion.org). You can also pick up print copies of the registration forms in the gathering space today. Sunday School begins September 15 for students; remember that our new times are 9:15 to 10:15 am. Wednesday Night Live begins on September 11 at 6 pm. First Confirmation gathering is Wednesday, September 11 at 7 pm. This is an orientation for students AND parents.

Sunday School teachers will have a training meeting on Sunday, September 8 at 9:15 am.

Confirmation Guide Orientation & Potluck will be on Sunday, September 8 from 4-6 pm. Meats, drinks, and table service will be provided; please bring a dish to share. Let us know if you are unable to attend, as there are supplies you will need to pick up: lcr.confirmation@gmail.com. Call Amy Moenk (929.2735) with questions.

Adult Discipleship

Are you ready to take control of your money? Financial Peace University (FPU) is a nine-lesson course designed to help you build a budget, dump debt, grow your wealth, and leave money stress behind! Each lesson, taught by Dave Ramsey and his team of financial experts, is based on biblical wisdom and common sense. In your FPU group, you’ll be motivated and encouraged by others just like you! When you sign up for FPU, you’ll get your member workbook and one free year of Financial Peace Membership, with access to exclusive online tools to help you on your journey. Register online today!

Lifetree Café – Join us Sunday at 9:05 am or Friday at 12 pm for coffee, snacks, and discussion. Feel free to invite outside friends, as we have conversations about topics relevant to everyone. Our subject this week is “Making Life’s Toughest Decisions”

Resurrection E-News: Sunday, August 18, 2019

Our sympathies to Brad Smith and Hannah on the death of Laurie Smith on August 9th.


Worship

Looking ahead – Camp Sunday is today and our Youth Mission Trip presentation will be on Sunday, September 8. 6th graders (and those new to Confirmation) will receive their bibles in worship on September 15.

Sunday Schedule Change – Beginning September 1st, we’ll have First Light Worship at 8:00 am, Contemporary Worship at 10:30 am, and Sunday School & Adult Faith classes at 9:15 am. Evening Song Worship will continue on Wednesdays at 6:00 pm.

Ministry

FLY helpers – This is the final week of meals provided by the ‘Feeding Lunches to Youth’ program in Marion. FLY has served more than 5,000 meals this summer! We need volunteers every day this last week, so please sign up online at http://signup.com/go/JDqAoNO or email Jill Hansen (jill@lcrmarion.org). Kids and teens are welcome to serve with an adult.

Churches of Marion Food Pantry – Can you help us fill the summer ‘food gap’ for local families? You can donate items directly (list on bulletin board), or help us fund our purchases. Food donations are accepted at the bins in our gathering space. Monetary donations may be sent to the Pantry (864 – 12th St. in Marion). Thank you so much for your continued support!

Fellowship

55+ Group – The proposal to establish a new group for the 55+ crowd has been met with enthusiasm and support. If you can, please gather with us Sunday, August 18 at 9:30 am in the fellowship hall or contact Pam Brown at batsllc@msn.com. We welcome your interest and suggestions!

Scrapbooking Group will meet on Saturday, September 7 from 9 am to 9 pm. If you want to take part, contact Donna – donnakdennis88@gmail.com. Everyone is welcome to join in our creative fun!

Youth

Register online – Sunday School, Wednesday Night Live, and Confirmation forms are now available on our website (www.lcrmarion.org). You can also pick up print copies of the registration forms in the gathering space today. Sunday School begins September 15 for students; remember that our new times are 9:15 to 10:15 am. Wednesday Night Live begins on September 11 at 6 pm. First Confirmation gathering is Wednesday, September 11 at 7 pm. This is an orientation for students AND parents.

Sunday School teachers will have a training meeting on Sunday, September 8 at 9:15 am.

Confirmation Guide Orientation & Potluck will be on Sunday, September 8 from 4-6 pm. Meats, drinks, and table service will be provided; please bring a dish to share. Let us know if you are unable to attend, as there are supplies you will need to pick up: lcr.confirmation@gmail.com. Call Amy Moenk (929.2735) with questions.

Adult Discipleship

Are you ready to take control of your money? Financial Peace University (FPU) is a nine-lesson course designed to help you build a budget, dump debt, grow your wealth, and leave money stress behind! Each lesson, taught by Dave Ramsey and his team of financial experts, is based on biblical wisdom and common sense. In your FPU group, you’ll be motivated and encouraged by others just like you! When you sign up for FPU, you’ll get your member workbook and one free year of Financial Peace Membership, with access to exclusive online tools to help you on your journey. Register online today!

Facilitators will be needed as we gear up for fall and the start of new adult faith classes. We’re particularly looking for folks who want to facilitate a class in one of these areas:

> Doubters – folks with questions about faith – why? how? who?

> How do I…. pray? study the bible? learn a new spiritual practice?

> What does the Bible say about… money? health? relationships? parenting? dying? etc.

Contact Donna (donnakdennis88@gmail.com) or Dan (dtegtmeier@iowanorthern.com) if you’re even a little bit interested in serving this way.

Lifetree Café – Join us Sunday at 9:05 am or Friday at 12 pm for coffee, snacks, and discussion. Feel free to invite outside friends, as we have conversations about topics relevant to everyone. Our subject this week is “Faith & Science”

 

 

Financial Peace University

Did you know that 89% of the people in a typical American congregation don’t have a financial safety net?

Shocked? We were too. But there’s HOPE! And that hope is Financial Peace University. FPU is a nine-lesson course taught by Dave Ramsey and his team of financial experts. With FPU, you will learn step by step how to handle money using biblical wisdom and common sense.

Through life-changing videos, online tools and resources, and group accountability, you will learn how to create and stick to a budget, save for emergencies, pay off debt, and plan for the future.

Leading a Financial Peace University group here could help shift the giving culture in our church body!

Just imagine the impact we could have on the community if we were all debt-free! Marriages and families would be strengthened. People would be freed up to be outrageously generous. This kind of hope will ignite change in our entire community!

In your FPU group, you’ll be motivated and encouraged by others just like you! When you sign up for FPU, you’ll get your member workbook and one free year of Financial Peace Membership, with access to exclusive online tools to help you on your journey. Contact Pam Brown for more info or sign up today!

Resurrection E-News: Sunday, August 11, 2019

Our sympathies to Marilyn Carstens and family on the death of Ed Carstens on August 6th. A funeral service for Ed will be held at LCR this Monday at 11 am. Anyone who would like to join in singing with the choir for this service should join us for a brief rehearsal at 10 am on Monday. Our songs will be “Drawn to the Light” (ELW #593) and “When We Are Living.”


Worship

Looking ahead – Camp Sunday will be on August 18th and Youth Mission Trip presentation will be on September 8th.

Fall schedule change – Beginning September 1st, we’ll have First Light Worship at 8:00 am, New Song Worship at 10:30 am, and Sunday School & Adult Faith classes at 9:15 am. Evening Song Worship, on Wednesdays, will continue at 6:00 pm.

Ministry

Mission of Hope Luncheon Program served a great, filling meal to 140 hungry people in our community on August 1st. Thanks to our faithful team members who prepared, transported, served, and cleaned up afterward.

40 Backpacks were purchased and filled by Resurrection givers in July, so students right here in Marion will be able to start their school year off with no worries. Thanks to Marion Cares staff and Jill Hansen for organizing this much-needed program for our area youth.

 FLY helpers – The ‘Feeding Lunches to Youth’ program provides sack lunches in the summer for needy youth in the Marion & Linn Mar districts. FLY has served more than 5,000 meals so far this summer! LCR volunteers serve on Mondays by preparing lunches or delivering/serving at designated sites. Kids and teens are welcome to serve with an adult. Sign up to help at http://signup.com/go/JDqAoNO. Our last Monday is August 19th.

 Churches of Marion Food Pantry – Summer is the time of year when food donations go DOWN and demand goes UP, as kids are not receiving school-based meals. Can you help us fill the gap this summer for local families? You can donate items directly (list on bulletin board), or help us fund our purchases. Food donations are accepted at the bins in our gathering space. Monetary donations may be sent to the Pantry (864 – 12th St. in Marion). THANKS SO MUCH for your continued support!

Fellowship

55+ Group – The proposal to establish a new group for the 55+ crowd has been met with enthusiasm and support. If you can, please gather with us on Sunday, August 18 at 9:30 in the fellowship hall or contact Pam Brown at batsllc@msn.com. We welcome your interest and suggestions!

Youth Discipleship

Register now online!  Sunday School and Wednesday Night Live forms are now available.  Youth programming begins the week of September 8th.

Adult Discipleship

It’s time to stop worrying about money! The nine-lesson Financial Peace University (FPU) course is the proven plan to help you keep a budget, beat debt, and build wealth! Dave Ramsey and his team of financial experts teach every lesson with biblical wisdom, and you’ll get support and encouragement along the way. FPU includes your workbook and a free year of Financial Peace Membership, and an online tool kit to support your journey. This series will begin in September; contact Pam Brown or Donna Dennis for more info.

Facilitators will be needed as we gear up for fall and the start of new adult faith classes. We’re particularly looking for folks who want to facilitate a class in one of these areas:

> Doubters – folks with questions about faith – why? how? who?

> How do I…. pray? study the bible? learn a new spiritual practice?

> What does the Bible say about… money? health? relationships?

parenting? dying? etc. Contact Donna Dennis or Dan Tegtmeier if you’re interested in serving this way.

Lifetree Café – Join us Sunday at 9:05 am or Friday at 12 pm for coffee, snacks, and discussion. Feel free to invite outside friends, as we have conversations about topics relevant to everyone. Our subject this week is “Why Are You So Hard on Yourself?”