The Mission of the Church shall be to teach and preach the gospel of Jesus Christ, to establish a fellowship based on the love of God and humanity, and to further the Realm of God.
Sunday School is held all year long, every Sunday at 10 AM. September - June children follow the Spark Curriculum, a Bible-based curriculum for age 2 to grade 6. Families may access the curriculum from home. Each summer there is a week-long Vacation Bible School. Childcare is also available in the nursery.
Junior & Senior Youth Ministries
Junior Youth Group is for grades 6-8 and Senior Youth Group is for grades 9-12. Groups meet twice a month. Everyone is welcome to join, you do not have to be a member of the church. Meetings will be announced.
Our Adult Ed is meeting via Zoom Sunday mornings at 8:30. We will explore a new Great Courses study titled, "America's Great Struggle Against Slavery" taught by Dr. Richard Bell from the University of Maryland. We chose this course as a way to try to better understand the racial divisions in our country today.
The course itself includes 30 lessons and we will follow the same class format as before. Zoom sessions will open at 8:30, with the video beginning at 8:45 followed by discussion until 9:30. All are welcome and each class is self-contained, so you can attend individual sessions as you are able. Please register for the classes by contacting Heather at the church office or Barbara Fritz at firstname.lastname@example.org to get the zoom invitations. Course transcript books with all the lectures are available for $25.00 each. If you would like to purchase one, please let Barbara know.
Minister of Music
Organist and Choir Director
With group singing indoors restricted the Minister of Music has had to change gears to bring music back into the Sanctuary. Each week, she invites musicians to perform socially distanced.
The Church Choir rehearses Thursdays at 7:30 pm in the Church Sanctuary. We welcome new members. The Church Choir rehearses and performs throughout the school year. During the summer, we have a "pick-up" choir which rehearses on Sunday mornings at 9:00 am.
Bell Choir Director
The Bell Choir rehearses on Thursdays at 4:30 pm in the Chapel.
A Listening Presence
Vicki Haugen & Shawn Lewin
The church BeFriender Ministry provides trained lay ministers for ongoing confidential support for persons experiencing loss or changes in health and life situations. Please contact the church minister, Peter Ilgenfritz, or the program leaders, Vicki Haugen or Shawn Lewin with questions or referrals.
Small Group Ministry
We are supporting our church members and friends during this uncertain time. Members and friends are part of a "boat" with a captain. The captain connects regularly with their boat via phone, email, Zoom, cards, or letters.