First English Lutheran
This Week--Upcoming Events & Ongoing Ministries
Cross Generational Sunday School on November 24th
As a special offering the congregation is encouraged to bring a non-perishable Thanksgiving items to help fill the Thanksgiving basket. Example: green beans, cream of mushroom soup, and French onions. Or, pie crust mix, evaporated milk and canned pumpkin.
One Wednesday in December
Senior Ministry Meeting-November 18th at 5:30pm
Monday, November 18th at 5:30pm. (We have moved our time to 5:30pm to offer ample time for this conversation before Outreach Committee meets at 7pm.)
Strengthening Barnabas Ministry program
Keeping connected to those who are homebound
Caregiver Small Groups
Cards and seasonal gifts for homebound
Other ideas? Please join the conversation!
Thanksgiving Meal on Wednesday, November 20th at 5pm
Jerry and Ronna James host this traditional Thanksgiving feast. All are welcome! It is incredibly helpful to our planning when people sign up--bulletin board in Luther Hall. You can call in to sign up.
Desserts are needed for this meal. When you sign up, please indicate if you can bring a dessert to share.
Adult Fellowship: Art at the Bodega and early dinner--Sunday, November 24 at 1:30pm
Adult Fellowship--all adults welcome
Sunday, November 24
Art at the Bodega: Paint Pottery at 1:30pm
Bernardi's: Dinner at 4:30pm
November Adult Fellowship opportunity. Join others from FELC at Art at the Bodega (2407 Washington Rd, Washington) for pottery painting. After painting, we will be gathering at 4:30pm at Bernardi's (2137 Washington Rd); so join us for both art and dinner or just one part.
Invite a friend along with you. Signing up with help us plan on space and reservations. Sign up sheet is in Luther Hall.
From their webpage:
What can I make?
We have the largest selection of any studio in Central Illinois with over 600 pottery items to paint including cups, plates, bowls, useful household/kitchen items and a great range of fun kids pieces. Our creative classes are designed to help everyone, no matter their perceived artistic ability, to make something memorable.
How much does it cost?
We only charge for the price of the piece selected. There is no additional studio or sitting fees. We do have some specialty glazes that can be purchased separately and some advanced glazes that require an additional firing charge. Our pottery pieces range from $10.00 to $100.00 with most pieces priced between $16.00 and $35.00.
Deck the Halls-November 30th at 10am
Come, help your church family get ready for the Advent and Christmas seasons. Everyone is invited to pitch in--tasks and projects for all ages!
There will be ornament making, along with setting up and decorating Christmas trees in the gym and sanctuary.
Christmas Caroling-December 8th
*If you are interested in driving the church bus for this event please contact Kari Dodson or someone on the Worship Committee.
2 Week Adult Discussion Class-Dec 1st and 8th
Strive for Justice and Peace
Lamentably, violence permeates much of our culture, and affects the well-being of too many individuals, families, and communities--even here in the United States, one of the planet's wealthiest nations, steeped in religious values, and a leader in global peacemaking. As Jesus' followers, called to be light to the world, we can make a difference by sharing God's love and forgiveness. Join the discussion in this two-week course adapted from the Living Lutheran magazine and led by Lee Maki.
December 1st and 8th at 9:45am in the Mary Martha Parlor.
Gifts for LSSI
Christmas Care Giving Cards for Lutheran Social Services
We will be collecting Christmas gifts for children in need. The names of the children have been provided by LSSI. Please plan to include one or more of these children on your Christmas gift list this year.
The names will be available for selection on Sunday, December 1st and Sunday, December 8th. After selecting your card, please register your name and the card number with one of the volunteers at the table.
Giftwrap each present, use the card from the Care Giving Cards as the nametag and put the gifts in a bag with a handle. Bring your wrapped gifts to the back of the sanctuary by Noon on Sunday, December 15th.
We ask that you keep within the suggested guideline of $30 per individual. It is suggested that you get two gifts per child; one clothing item, and one toy/fun item.
If you are not able to or do not wish to shop, monetary donations may be given to Shelley Atkinson. If you are interested in helping deliver the gifts, doing some shopping, or staffing the registration table, please contact Shelley Atkinson. email@example.com
Needlework on Mondays! Schedule and Time Change.
Save the Date: Christmas Program 2019
There will be one rehearsal on Sunday, December 8th during Sunday School.
Save the Date for New Year's Day Meal
If you have questions, please contact Jerry James.
Keep In Touch with FELC
Items for the monthly calendar or the weekly Buzz may be sent to Lois Neptun in the main office. firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for the Buss is Wednesday by 11:30am.