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July 26 - Attend or Volunteer for the HD Youth Ice Cream Social! Please join us for an old fashioned Ice Cream Social from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, July 26 at the Henry Davidson Youth Center, 1445 Mt. Vernon Road SE Cedar Rapids. You can simply attend the event or we need lots of folks to volunteer to scoop ice cream, run games, help set-up, and clean-up when the fun is done. If you’d like to volunteer please contact First Lutheran Member firstname.lastname@example.org or call the church office at 365-1494.
NEW – July 27 – High School Ministry Community Night at AirFX – Join us as we head over to the AirFX Indoor Trampoline Park for our next HSM Community Night! We will meet at the venue at 6 p.m., jump for an hour or so, then head out to grab some ice cream at the nearby DQ. Cost is $12 and you need to have a waiver signed by a parent or guardian if you are under the age of 18. To make the process faster you can head over to their website, AirFXCR.com and sign their e-waiver before you get to the venue! As always, friends are welcome and encouraged to sign the e-waiver as well! If you are interested in coming, contact Michael via email or text message as AirFX would like a person count ahead of time!
July 27 - Special Adult Education Session – Following our Daniel Plan theme of healthy living, we will welcome FLC member and V.A. Dietician Lori Willett to hold a special forum on July 27, 10 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall.
Opportunities to Serve
Help us Host Family Promise – Check your calendars and clear a slot to help us host Family Promise on the week of July 27 – Aug. 3. We are especially in need of overnight hosts and help toward the end of the week that our guests will be with us. Sign up in the narthex between services this weekend.
Neighborhood Meals Sign up soon! – First Lutheran is committed to provide volunteers for the Neighborhood Meal Enrichment Program on the weeks of July 28-Aug. 1 and Aug. 11-15. This program serves a free summer meals to kids and their families up the road at St. Paul’s UMC. Check your calendars and mark it down now.
Going on Now…
Confirmation Families – We want to get everyone registered now so we can better plan our lessons and leaders before we get started in the fall! Check it out online and download forms, or pick them up at the Information Desk in the Narthex! If you have any questions contact Michael Beckmann in the church office!
Group Leaders Wanted – Our Confirmation ministry cannot and would not happen without the many small group volunteers we have, so please prayerfully consider becoming part of this ministry! (All materials and training for leading a small group is provided with support throughout the year as well.) Contact Michael Beckmann in the church office to discuss the opportunity.
Looking Ahead …
Aug. 24 - Notice of Special Congregation Meeting – The Church Council has called a special meeting of the congregation for Sunday, August 24, at 10 a.m. (following 9 a.m. worship) for the purpose of approving changes to the congregation constitution to bring it into conformity with ELCA model constitution for congregations. An information meeting is scheduled for Sunday, August 17, 10 a.m. in the Chapel to review the proposed changes. Copies of the changes and current congregation constitution are available at the Welcome Desk.
The grocery cart in the Narthex is looking pretty bare these days…how about picking up a couple extra items as you are grocery shopping this week to help those in need? It doesn’t always have to be canned goods—noodles, mac and cheese, and peanut butter are always needed. Toilet paper and paper towels are also very useful. Let’s fill that cart!