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 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.
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!
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 email@example.com. 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.
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.