’ September Notes About Worship & Music As we get ready to set up a new fall schedule, I want to make sure I communicate some of the changes in worship & in music that you’ll notice starting in September! THE BOOK OF ACTS – OUR SEPTEMBER THEME The interesting book of Acts gives a fascinating picture of what the early church was like and how it faced its challenges. How are those accounts instructive for our church today as we face modern challenges? Let’s all join together in reading Acts in September – a congregation-wide Bible reading challenge. If it is Sept. 1, then read Acts 1. On the 2nd, read the second chapter. On the third, take time to read Acts 3, etc. (There are 28 chapters, so with the two extra days in September, you get to play catch up if you need to.) Furthermore, for a really fun way of doing this, go to our website each day and click on the link to hear that day’s chapter read by one of our church members (maybe a child, a youth, or an adult). Thanks to Marilyn Syverson for helping that piece of social media get set up. Pastors Kristie and Josh will preach on four of the passages from Acts as we think together about “Courageous Christianity”: Sept. 8: “Caring Community” from Acts 2:40-47 Sept. 15: “Clearly Communicate” from Acts 14:8-18 Sept. 22: “Christ at the Center” from Acts 17:16-31 Sept. 29: “Convincing Convictions” from Acts 28:23-31 THREE NEW MUSIC GROUPS Last May, some of the leaders involved in music had interesting ideas to share, and out of those conversations we came up with a few adjustments in how we’re scheduling music for this new school year. We want to provide a little more blended opportunity at the 9:15 hour and a more consistent contemporary style at 10:45. We also want to involve high-schoolers in our music ministry and give a group of bell-ringers the opportunity to play. With all that in mind, we have invited Andrea Jeitz to come back to us, providing leadership for a new adult group that will lead one 10:45 worship service per month. Jessica Gensmer will add to her tasks by launching a new high school music group called “EPIC!” which also will play, typically, for one 10:45 service per month. That allows Family of Christ Singers to sing twice a month, but only for one service at a time — 9:15. Also at those 9:15 services we’ll include a new bell choir and our wonderful chamber musicians. Talk with Jessica or either pastor to learn more details about these changes, including the various times of rehearsal (which are also listed on pages 12-13). Listed below is the basic pattern of how we’ll structure our worship and when each of the various groups will participate. Let’s all see each other in church as we gear up for a fun and active fall of ministry together. Our worship pattern will look like this: 8:00 AM 9:15 AM 10:45 AM_____ st 1 Sun. Jessica Gensmer Praise For Him w/ Jessica PFH w/Jessica 2nd Sun. Mary Renz FoC Singers w/ Ron Larson & Mary Exsoultation w/ Andrea Jeitz 3rd Sun. Jessica River of Joy w/ Jessica ROJ w/ Jessica th 4 Sun. Mary FoC Singers w/ Ron & Mary EPIC! w/ Jessica (Lux Aeterna, Praise Unlimited, Chamber Players, and the new bell choir will be worked into this schedule throughout the year.)
~ Pastor Josh
& Sunday Worship Fall Worship Times & Themes On September 8, we return to our fall worship schedule, with services at 8:00, 9:15, & 10:45 AM. The theme for September is “Courageous Christianity.” Pastors Kristie & Josh are preaching on the following passages from the book of Acts: Sept. 8: “Caring Community” from Acts 2:40-47 Sept. 15: “Clearly Communicate” from Acts 14:8-18 Sept. 22: “Christ at the Center” from Acts 17:16-31 Sept. 29: “Convincing Convictions” from Acts 28:23-31 See the “Pastors’ Greetings” on page 2 for details about a congregationwide challenge to read the book of Acts in September. Worship Volunteers Please click here to see when you are scheduled to help: http://www.familyofchristonline.com/worship/worship-helpers.html.
Town Hall Meetings Town Hall Meetings are the perfect place to meet with church council members, ask them questions about FoC, and offer them feedback. These meetings are generally held the first Sunday of each month, at 8:45 & 10:15 AM, during the school year (see familyofchristonline.com for exact dates). Next meeting: September 8. Bring your coffee & doughnut to the conference room for this informal meeting!
Newcomers’ Event Whether you’re brand new to Family of Christ or you’ve been around for a while, if you want to know more about us, come to the Newcomers’ Event on Sunday, October 13, 12:15-2:30 PM. Enjoy a light lunch in a casual social setting...meet other newcomers, church council leaders, pastors, & staff...tour the building & learn more about FoC...ask questions, theological & practical…explore ways to get connected. Professional childcare is provided for age 4 & younger (let us know if you need it for older children). You may let us know at that time if you’d like to join FoC. New members will be welcomed during worship on Oct. 27. Please RSVP to Pam Schumacher (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Tuesday, October 8.
More than just a picnic! Make plans to attend the annual Family of Christ Fall Festival on Sunday, September 29! There’s a 5K Fun Run/Walk/Stroll at 10:45 AM (see page 6 for more details), and picnic & games at noon. Make your final bids on silent auction items before the winners are named, & hear the name of our spring musical! Pulled pork sandwiches, potato salad, & water are provided. We just need your great side dishes and desserts to complete this potluck. If your last name begins with A-L, please bring a dessert; M-Z: bring a side dish. This is the perfect way to kick off fall! See our complete online calendar at http://www.mychurchevents.com/calendar/calendar.aspx?ci=L6H2O9L6J4J4N8N8H2
& Classes Bible Dive — A Sunday School Class for Adults Sundays, 9:15-10:15 AM • Beginning September 8 Join a group discussion that will dive deeper into the Bible texts used in weekly worship. This text study will be facilitated by Randy Ruckdashel. Bring your Bible, grab a doughnut and coffee, then be ready to share some insights and reflections on the texts that are being read and preached in our worship times together. All are welcome at any time. Bible Dive will meet throughout the school year in the conference room.
Revelations About Revelation Mondays, Sept. 23-Oct. 28 (except Oct. 7) • 7:00-9:00 PM Have you ever scratched your head over the intriguing but confusing Book of Revelation? Wouldn’t it be nice to take a class about it that’s taught by a seminary professor? Here’s that opportunity! FoC is hosting a Luther Seminary Lay School Bible Study via remote web access. Sessions are live, so we are able to submit our questions. Entitled “Revelation, Faith and the End,” the course is led by Eric Barreto, Assistant Professor of New Testament at Luther. Here is the professor’s description of the class: Revelation is a difficult book to read. With powerful and often disturbing images, John leads us into a world of comfort and hope in the midst of persecution—but also fear and trepidation as the very foundations of the world are shaken. Making matters even more difficult are the various ways Christians have read this book. Is Revelation a precise sketch of the last days, a word of relief to early Christians no longer relevant to us, or something in between? For far too long, many Christians have avoided this last book of the Bible, but we shouldn't. In Revelation, we learn that God is ever faithful and that God's love knows no end.
Join us on Monday evenings this fall for a great class, facilitated by Randy Ruckdashel. Though there is no set cost for us, we will receive a freewill offering to defray the cost of registering, course materials, and attending the session.
Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. ~ Mahatma Gandhi 4
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Manna & Mercy! God Gives Freedom and Faith, for Life Wednesdays, beginning September 25 • 6:00-7:30 PM Manna and Mercy is a hand-printed paraphrase of the Bible, from Genesis to Revelation -- a graphic novel of sorts, written with imagination, clarity, humor, and cartoons. Built around the twin themes of food sharing and forgiveness, it helps us look at scripture with new eyes and rediscover how it can become a means of life and grace. What a perfect opportunity to dig deeper into the Bible and get a fresh understanding of God’s Word to us while engaging in insightful conversation with others from Family of Christ. Open to all, this course is scheduled on Wednesday evenings to make it easy for parents with children in Christos and/or confirmation to attend. Sessions are led by Pastor Kristie and Randy Ruckdashel. Course books are available in the church office for $10. Watch for registration info in future editions of Tabletalk and Family News, as well as at www.familyofchristonline.com.
Women’s Study Groups You’re invited to join one of our women’s study groups. This is a summary of the groups, along with the name of the person to contact if you have questions or would like to join. Additional information, including study content and start dates, is available at the Women’s Ministry display in the narthex. Book Study Group Monday afternoons • meet twice per month • 4:00 PM Usual meeting place: The Bistro in Chanhassen Contact Kris Spangrud: email@example.com Bible/Book Study Groups Monday evenings • meet twice per month • 7:00 PM We meet at rotating locations Contact Tracy Sudak: firstname.lastname@example.org
Making Connections Our updated booklet entitled “Making Disciples, Making Connections” will be available in September. It will list more opportunities for study, learning, & discussion.
Tuesday afternoons • meet weekly • 1:30 PM We meet in the conference room at church Contact: Tracy Woods: email@example.com Friday mornings • meet weekly • 9:30 AM We meet at Family of Christ Contact: Leann Thompson, firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, September 21 10:00 AM - Noon Crisp fall weather...vivid, colorful scenery...and contributing to a good cause — a delightful combination for a Saturday morning in the fall! Experience all this as you take part in the first annual Tour de Chan family bike ride. Choose either a 3-mile or a 9-mile course, both of which leave from & return to the church. Entry fee is $12/person with a maximum of $30/family. Every participant receives a t-shirt. The entry fees go toward the fund to fix the church boiler. Sign up online at www.TOURDECHAN.ORG. Address questions to Greg Kassbaum (email@example.com) or Pam Schumacher (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Congratulations! Our fabulous FoC softball team finished the regular season undefeated! Sadly, they were defeated in the first round of tournament play (under a “cloud of conspiracy,” according to one pastor…). We consider the team to have hit a home run for the season, & we’re very proud of them!
Third Annual 5K Fun Run/Walk/Stroll Sunday, September 29 • 10:45 AM Set your own pace, push a stroller, chat with friends — just have fun! This laid-back 5K is held in conjunction with the Fall Festival, and is a fundraiser for children’s ministry. We’ll set off from Family of Christ at 10:45, after receiving a blessing from the pastors, and we’ll be back in time for the picnic & games at noon. Younger children may take part in a 1/4 mile run/walk after the 5K. The entry fee is $10/person, with a family max of $25. Watch for registration info or contact Pam Schumacher at email@example.com Strike! Bowling for FoC’s recreational bowling league, Lickety Splits, begins September 14. Bowlers at all levels are invited. League bowling takes place every other Sat., 6:45-9:15 PM, at Country Club Lanes in Tonka Bay, September through April. Join as a single or invite your friends & build your own team. Bowl every other Sat. or just once per month. If interested, please contact Melanie Wegner: 952-361-9494; firstname.lastname@example.org. Fall Yoga Professional yoga instructor Kim Motschenbacher continues her popular yoga classes this fall, starting on Thursday, September 19. She is offering two classes on Thursday evenings: 6:00pm Gentle Yoga — This class is for anyone who is new to yoga, or any yogi who would enjoy a well-rounded class with lots of stretching! 7:00pm Flow Yoga — This class is a little more advanced than Gentle Yoga. It will have a faster pace, to get our heart rates slightly elevated while still enjoying old & new poses. Dates for the classes are September 19 & 26, October 3, 10, 24, and November 7, 14, & 21. Cost: $88.00 for the 8-week session or $15.00 for a drop in class (payable to Kim Motschenbacher). If you have any questions, please contact Kim: email@example.com. J-Term We are planning classes and content for J-Term 2014 and would love your input! If you have a fun idea for a special interest class or presenter, or have a special skill that you’d like to share, please contact Leann Thompson, Director of Faith Formation, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
& Financial Update General Fund Balance as of 1/01/13 $17,535
Income Through 7/31/13 ___ $456,849
Expenses Through ____7/31/31____ ($481,983)
General Fund Balance ____as of 7/31/13 ___ ($7,599)
Thank you to all who have been so faithful in their giving throughout the summer months! In addition to the general fund giving, we raised over $18,000 for the fund to replace the boiler and $4,600 to the fund for a new lawnmower. Now that we are gathering back for the fall, please review your giving statements and make sure they are accurate and up-to-date. If you fell behind in your pledge for the summer, please consider catching up as it will help us with all the start-up fall ministries. If you have any questions regarding your financial gifts to the church, please contact Kris Spangrud in the church office (email@example.com)
Thrivent Choice A huge â€œThank Youâ€? to all the Thrivent Financial members who have donated their Thrivent Choice Dollars to Family of Christ! The dollars that you have donated (about $1,600 to date in 2013) have helped pay for our J-Term classes, new computers for staff, cakes and desserts for special church events and other unbudgeted expenses throughout the year. If you are a Thrivent member and wish to learn more about how to donate your Thrivent Choice Dollars to FOC please contact Kris Spangrud (firstname.lastname@example.org) in the church office. Thanks again for your generosity!
Simply Giving An easy way to stay up-to-date on your donation is to enroll in Simply Giving, a program through which you make automatic online payments to Family of Christ. To enroll in Simply Giving, contact Kris Spangrud: 952-934-5659; email@example.com.
Nursery Caregiver Needed We are looking to add a primary nursery caregiver to our team. Work approximately two Sunday mornings/month (9 AM-noon), and at additional special events that fit your schedule. Must be 18 years old and have up-to-date CPR/First Aid training. If interested, or you have questions, please contact Leann Thompson: firstname.lastname@example.org. See our complete online calendar at http://www.mychurchevents.com/calendar/calendar.aspx?ci=L6H2O9L6J4J4N8N8H2
CIA Update Thanks for your generosity! This summer, CIA received many donations of books, school supplies for El Salvador and local at-risk youth, sports equipment, and money & food for a variety of our food ministries. Take a look at the CIA bulletin board to see some of the people and places that FoC regularly supports. CIA will continue to lift up a variety of ways we can serve and give, locally as well as globally, through ministries such as Feed My Starving Children, Bountiful Basket, Treehouse, and Our Saviour’s homeless shelter. Watch for our Seeds of Hope El Salvador sponsorship program coming up on Oct. 13 & 20, as leaders Mark and Julie Laven present the ways we can be a gigantic support to our partners there.
Worship Volunteers Thank you for helping our worship services run smoothly. Please click here to see when you are scheduled to help: http://www.familyofchristonline .com/worship/worshiphelpers.html. If you aren’t volunteering, but would like to, contact Pam Schumacher: email@example.com.
Volunteer Opportunities Feed My Starving Children Help end starvation in children around the world by packing meals at FMSC. Family of Christ has committed to working on Wednesdays, September 18 & October 16, 9:30-11:30 AM. Be part of a fun team that’s making a difference! If you have questions, contact Ron & Elaine Larson at firstname.lastname@example.org. Tree House Service Opportunity Every other month, FoC provides a meal for at-risk youth who utilize Tree House, a Christian outreach program in Chaska that provides hope, guidance, and unconditional love. Volunteers are needed to provide food & to help serve Thursday, September 19. Youth or adults may help with this special meal. There is a sign-up sheet on the CIA bulletin board near the kitchen. Contact Dawn Peterson (email@example.com) if you have any questions. All-Church Musical The name of our next all-church musical will be revealed at the Fall Festival on September 29. Much work was done in choosing what will be a fun and exciting musical, & many people are busy with continuing preparations. We hope to put together several costume teams this year to handle smaller portions of the process. If you’re interested in helping in this or any other area please contact Leann Thompson (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Julie Dosdall (email@example.com), project managers. We need people with sewing skills, organizational skills, &, above all, enthusiasm! Help is also needed in the area of set/stage/props. It’s a fun, fabulous way to get involved!
Donations Needed Silent Auction Items Needed We need your help to make the silent auction a success. Proceeds benefit Children’s Ministry. Think of items you can contribute (or ask your employer/ favorite restaurant/coffee shop/cinema if they’ll donate a gift certificate). Be creative! We can use game tickets, store & restaurant gift cards, re-gifted gifts… gently-used, no-longer-needed items from home… handmade jewelry, soap, mittens, crafts… services such as babysitting, gardening, hair-styling, computer help, financial consultation, music lessons…just about anything! Questions? Joanne Salo: firstname.lastname@example.org, 952-906-0102.
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& Family of Christ Preschool Fall Preschool Classes Our program strives to help each child develop self awareness and self esteem through positive recognition, reinforcement, and successful play. We wish to instill curiosity in our children towards the world around them. To do this we provide materials, activities, and opportunities that allow for growth and learning and also provide readiness for the future. We still have openings in some of our classes. If you are interested in starting preschool in a faith-based, positive, safe, nurturing, and fun environment, please contact Susan Schmidt. FoC Preschool offers classes for 2-, 3-, 4-, & 5-year-olds, an afternoon enrichment program for 4- & 5-year-olds, and an optional Lunch Bunch and Stay & Play for afternoon care. For more information or a tour, contact Susan Schmidt: email@example.com; 952-380-9838. Important Dates: * September 5 – Student orientations * Week of September 9 — Preschool classes begin
Children’s Ministry Sunday School Classes Begin September 8 • 9:15 & 10:45 AM If you are new to us, or not sure whether your child is registered, please contact Teri Burns, Minister to Children Families at firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration forms are also found on our church web site: familyofchristonline.com.
Christos Christos Information Night September 18 This is for all Christos parents who are new to Wednesday nights or who have new questions or concerns. Christos Classes Begin September 25 Christos kicks off with our annual food collection event for Bountiful Basket. Classes run from 6:00 to 7:30 PM that evening, 30 minutes longer than normal.
Become a Youth Reader or Acolyte Youth readers (3rd grade and older) usually read one lesson and the sending prayer. Acolytes (5th grade and older) serve in pairs to help light candles prior to worship, help with communion, & occasionally help with special activities such as children’s sermons. Contact email@example.com.
Noah’s Ark Party
Sunday School Party September 5 • 6:30-7:15 PM This is for all incoming 2- and 3year-olds who are new to Sunday School and their parents. Come for this fun event! We will have a story, do crafts, and, of course, have a snack. A great way to meet some of our teachers and see what a Sunday school room is like.
Teacher Training Opportunities: Sunday School Teachers: * September 3 • 7:00 PM * September 4 • 10:00 AM * September 7 • 9:00 AM Youth Sunday School Teachers: * September 5 • 7:30 PM * September 7 • 10:30 AM rd 3 Grade Teachers: * September 15 • Noon 4th & 5th Grade Teachers: * September 17 • 7:00 PM Christos Teachers: * September 22 • Noon
& Confirmation Post High School Hey, college-aged folks: We want your addresses! Several times a year, Family of Christ sends care packages and letters to our young adults. Please go to www.tinyurl.com/focyam and fill out the online form with your address. If you have previously given us your address, please give it to us again so we can make sure we have the most up-to-date way to reach you.
Important Reminders th th Registration is now open for all 6 -9 graders Wednesday, September 11 • 6:30 PM: Lifeguide orientation Wednesday, September 18 • 6:30 PM: Christos/confirmation NEW PARENT information night Wednesday, September 25 • 6:30 PM: First night of confirmation Still need to register? Forms & additional info about confirmation may be found at http://familyofchristonline.com/youth/confirmation.html. Check out the info on page 5 regarding an exciting adult education opportunity on Wednesday evenings: Manna and Mercy! Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
High School Bagels and Bible Study September 8 & 22 Meet in the Youth Room at 10:15 on the 2nd & 4th Sundays of each month to enjoy an Einstein Bros Bagel, conversation about that Sunday’s scripture, and hanging out with your FoC buds. What Now? 2013-2014 dates: Oct. 2, Nov. 6, Dec. 4, Jan. 8, Feb. 5, March 12, April 2, and May 14 This monthly small group for high school seniors starts in October. Led by Dean Brown, this small group meets the 1st Wednesday of each month from 8:00-9:00 PM for pizza, pop, and conversations about life and how to transition out of high school. Watch Family News, Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/pages/ Family-of-Christ-Youth-Ministry/122981994426368?fref=ts), or Twitter (https://twitter.com/FoCYouth) for more info to come about small groups and regular service opportunities.
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2014 Middle School Youthworks Martin, South Dakota • July 27-August 3 Martin offers a warm mix of a small town South Dakota community with Native American heritage. Martin boasts a Native American population of nearly 50%. Martin is the county seat of Bennett County, in which about 35% of the population lives below the poverty line – nearly three times more than the South Dakota state average. Spend the week leading Kids’ Club and working on home improvement projects. At the end of the week, visit popular tourist sites around Rapid City. Registration and payment information will be available by October. Contact Lindsey Ruhland with questions (email@example.com).
Mission Trip Sunday is October 13 Hear & share stories in worship about 2013 trips, find info about and register for 2014 trips!
The Soul Sisterhood Retreat July 6-10 For girls who have completed 6th-8th grade. The Soul Sisterhood inspires young women to learn new skills, discover new passions, make new friends, and build confidence through trying and creating — all in a Christ-centered, supportive environment. Spend the week trying new crafts, sewing, cooking, doing yoga, having Bible study and more! For more information, check out
High School Heifer Ranch, Perryville, Arkansas July 26-August 3 (tentative) Heifer’s Alternative Mission Trips combine experiential learning, team building, and service activities. Participants experience the challenges of living with hunger and poverty. They develop a deeper understanding of the complications that hunger and poverty present, and become inspired to create change that brings possibility and hope to the world. The program is a great educational tool that teaches about the value of giving your service to others. The week will end with a fun sightseeing activity in or near Little Rock. Registration and payment information will be available by October. Contact Lindsey Ruhland with questions (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Vocal & Instrumental Praise the Lord in Song! All Family of Christ music groups are open to everyone. Interested in one? Just come to a scheduled rehearsal! Rehearsals are listed on our website calendar at http://www.mychurchevents.com/ calendar/calendar.aspx? ci=L6H2O9L6J4J4N8N8H2 If you have questions, feel free to contact the specific groupâ€™s listed director.
Praise Unlimited An awesome group for 3rd-5th graders! We practice on Wednesdays, 5:30-5:55 PM, beginning September 11. We also enjoy occasionally singing silly songs and doing some rhythm and pitch exercises. We sing songs during Sunday worship about 4 times throughout the year, and will also do some outreach in the community. Lux Aeterna A super cool music group for 6th-8th graders! We practice on Wednesdays, 6:00-6:25 PM, beginning September 11. We sing in church roughly one time/month and will also do some community outreach with our team. EPIC! A music band for high school students. We practice every other Wednesday night at 8:00 PM (after confirmation), and lead worship in church one service/month. Our next rehearsal is September 11. PFH (Praise for Him) A musical group for adults (16 or older). We lead worship in church for the 9:15 and 10:45 AM services the first Sunday of the month. Our practices are on the Tuesday night (7:00 PM) and the Saturday morning (9:00 AM) before we sing. We are dedicated to incorporating current, edgy contemporary music into the morningâ€™s worship. Next rehearsal: September 3 ROJ (River of Joy) A music group for adults (16 or older) that leads worship in church for the 9:15 and 10:45 services on the third Sunday of the month. We practice the Tuesday night (7:00 PM) and the Saturday morning (9:00 AM) before we perform. Our team is a solid group who loves to do slightly difficult arrangements of contemporary Christian music, while still being accessible to help the congregation join in singing. Our next rehearsal is September 17. For more information on any of the above music groups, contact Jessica Gensmer (email@example.com; 612-483-5843). We are always looking for more people and would love to help you find your musical place here at FoC!
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Family of Christ Singers Directed by Ron Larson & Mary Renz, we sing at the 9:15 worship service on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month. FoC Singers rehearse on Thursdays from 7:00 - 8:00 PM, always starting & ending on time. The first rehearsal for fall is Thursday, September 5. Questions? Contact Mary (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Ron (email@example.com). Exsoultation This is a new music group, directed by Andrea Jeitz. Playing contemporary music, we rehearse the first two Saturdays of the month at noon, and play for the 10:45 worship service on the second Sunday of the month (there are variations in September—please check the online calendar at http:// www.mychurchevents.com/calendar/calendar.aspx? list_by=calendar_month&begin_date=9/1/2013%2012:00:00% 20AM&ci=L6H2O9L6J4J4N8N8H2&igd=). Next rehearsal: September 7. Please contact Andrea (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your questions.
Instrumental Groups Chamber Players This group of instrumentalists plays during worship periodically throughout the year. In September, we play two Sundays (September 15 & 29) during 9:15 worship. Our rehearsals are Thursday, September 12, 8:00 PM, and Thursday, September 26, 8:00 PM. All skill levels are welcome. Brass Ensemble If you play a brass instrument, please consider joining this fun group which plays occasionally during the school year. This fall, we rehearse on Saturday, October 26, 10:30 AM, and play Sunday, October 27, during 8:00 & 9:15 worship. Questions about Chamber Players or Brass Ensemble? Contact Mary Renz: email@example.com
There’s a Place for You Hallelujah! Praise God in the holy temple. Praise God with trumpet sound; praise God with lyre and harp. Praise God with tambourine and dance; praise God with strings and pipe. ~ Psalm 150 Whether you play a string, woodwind, or brass instrument, Family of Christ has an instrumental music opportunity for you. Joining an instrumental music group is a great way to get to know people who also have a love for music. Mary Renz is coordinating instrumentalists to play at the 8:00 and 9:15 AM worship services. Groups play approximately one time per month. If you play a string, woodwind, or brass instrument, there is a place for you in one (or more) of our instrumental groups. To find out more, contact Mary Renz: firstname.lastname@example.org; 952-393-5981.
Bell Choir New! A 3-octave set of handbells has been loaned to FoC for the upcoming school year. A set like this is valued at around $10,000, so this is a great opportunity for us to venture into a new area of music for free. We have a volunteer director, too (Lynn Miller), so all we need now is YOU! We’ll rehearse on Thursdays, 8:00-9:00 PM, & play one Sunday per month. If you can’t commit for the full year, still come to our first rehearsal on Thurs., Sept. 12, at 8:00, and we‘ll work out a time frame that can include you. See the sign-up sheet on the music room door. Contact Lynn Miller (email@example.com) with questions.
Senior Pastor Josh Nelson 952-934-5659, ext. 13 firstname.lastname@example.org
Pastor Kristie Hennig 952-934-5659, ext. 12 email@example.com
Leann Thompson Director of Faith Formation 952-934-5659, ext. 24 firstname.lastname@example.org
Lindsey Ruhland Minister to Youth & Families 952-934-5659, ext. 30 email@example.com
Teri Burns Minister to Children & Families 952-934-5659, ext. 21 firstname.lastname@example.org
Pam Schumacher Connections Coordinator 952-934-5659, ext. 29 email@example.com
Jessica Gensmer Director of Worship & Music 952-934-5659, ext. 23 firstname.lastname@example.org
Susan Schmidt Family of Christ Preschool Director 952-380-9838 email@example.com
Kris Spangrud Finance 952-934-5659, ext. 18 firstname.lastname@example.org
Marilyn Syverson Church Administrator 952-934-5659, ext. 10 email@example.com
Jolene Satre Communications/Website 952-934-5659, ext. 11 firstname.lastname@example.org
Greg Provo Custodian 952-934-5659, ext. 26 email@example.com