There are so many ways to be involved at First Lutheran in a range of activity levels and interests.
For further information on the following small groups please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
For specific group times and dates please check the calendar.
Blue Jean Amblers – One hour leisurely walks twice a month, followed by lunch or coffee. Meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays each month, 10 am - noon year round.
Book Discussion – Anyone interested in reading and discussing books selected by the group is welcome. Check the Ekklesia for details. Meets the 1st Wednesday each month, 7 - 9 pm in the Conference Room year round.
Bridge to Friendship – This evening gathering is for those who are familiar with bridge basics and would like to play in a noncompetitive atmosphere. Meets year round Tuesdays in the Fireside Room from 7 - 9 pm.
Cancer Prayer Support Group – Attend gatherings to participate in sharing and listening, learn from topic presentations, and most importantly, pray for and with those who request our prayers. Meets the 4th Saturday of the month in the Library at 10 - 11:30 am, year round.
Caregiver Tote Bag Ministry – If you enjoy sewing, you may be interested in this small group. Use your skills to assemble tote bags for the Christian Care Giving Ministry. Meetings are held on the second Thursday of the month at 1 pm in Luther Hall year round.
Circle Groups – Rebekah Circle meets the second Tuesday of each month at 9:00 a.m. in Luther Hall. Lydia Circle meets the second Monday of each month in the Fireside Room.
Dinner for Eight – Four dinners are held each year - September, October, January and February. Eight people consisting of couples and singles, come together to share food and fellowship. Dine with new people each month. Sign-ups in August.
Doll Doctors – This group restores stuffed toys and dolls and donates them to the Department of Human Services. Meetings are held the first Monday of the month, 1:30 pm in the Peel House year round.
Fleece Blanket Ministry – Learn how to make a no-sew fleece blanket for yourself, as gifts or for donation. Meets the first and third Thursdays of the month at 11 am in the Gathering Place year round.
Hand & Foot Card Group - Learn to play this variation on the card game Canasta. Adults of any level of card playing ability are always welcome to join. Meets Thursday evenings at 6:30 pm in the Fireside Room year round (every other week in summer).
Knit & Crochet Ministry – Members combine a caring heart with a love of fiber crafts on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month, 10-11:30 am, in the Conference Room, year round. Open to beginners through advanced levels.
Loving Our Neighbor Beyond Charity - Learn how Lutherans around the world respond to the suffering of our neighbors through the work of advocacy.
Men's Bible Studies – First Lutheran’s men’s Bible studies exist to help men grow deeper through Bible study, fellowship and prayer. Men of all ages meet on Thursday mornings at 6:15 am in Luther Hall. The evening group meets Thursday evenings at 7 pm in the Library, September - June.
Mid Singles 40+ Sunday Brunch – Pastor Bob leads this monthly single gathering. Enjoy Christian fellowship at a local restaurant. Meet in the reception area at the church at 11:30 a.m. to travel together, or meet the group at the restaurant at 12:15 p.m. This group meets on the third Sunday of each month year-round.
Quilting Group – Learn to quilt or share your quilting skills. Meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays, 9:30 am, in Luther Hall year round.
Seeds of Joy Garden Group – Maintain flower beds on church property and host gardening seminars. Meets the second Wednesday morning of the month spring through fall.
Theatre Group – Be inspired and enjoy fellowship with fellow theater goers by participating in outings to plays throughout the year. Meets semi-quarterly offsite.
Trail Trekkers - Group hikes on the 2nd & 4th Thursdays and one Saturday each month, April - December.
Women‘s of the Word - All women are invited to join this wonderful Bible study at 6:30 pm on two Mondays each month, except June, July and August.
Women's Circle Groups – Lydia Circle and Rebakah Circle meet regularly once a month to share Bible studies and devotions. Groups offer spiritual growth, fellowship, fun and service. Watch the bulletin and Ekklesia for details.
Woodcarver Club – People of all ages and experience are invited to bring their carving tools on Wednesdays at 7:00 pm to Joseph’s Workshop on the lower level year round.
OWLS (Older Wiser Lutherans) - A group for active retired persons, known as the "OWLS," which stands for Older Wiser Lutherans is a popular ministry at First Lutheran. Older adults have the opportunity to get to know one another on a deeper level through monthly fellowship events.
During fair weather months, three church buses carry members on a variety of monthly field trips in the surrounding area. When winter arrives, members meet in Fellowship Hall to share a potluck lunch and enjoy an entertaining and informative program.
All retired members are welcome to join in the fun with this very active and interested group. For further information or to sign up for an upcoming event, please contact: email@example.com.