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 Welcome Men! 

New "33 The Series" Men's Study Coming Oct. 9th

New “33” Men’s Study One of our most popular men’s studies back and better than ever.  The Guy Squad brings you “33 The Series vol. 3” beginning 7 p.m., Thursday, October 9th at an all-new location, The Starlight located at 3300 1st Ave NE Cedar Rapids.  This study will look at the classic trappings of a man’s life: overworking, chasing the almighty dollar, computer use, and pornography.  Pastor Craig’s brother-in-law in Des Moines ran all of the “33” studies said this was their most popular one by far!  Cost is $20.  Sign up at the Welcome Desk.

The Guy Squad Expands

The 2013 version of the "Guy Squad" (L-R: Chris Johnson, Travis Peterson and Shawn Gilpin, Jason Clapp, Andy Osterkamp, Craig Brown, and Kevin Bruns. Not pictured: Phil Neville, Kurt Pulczinski, Dan Wolfe, and Luke Bishop)

The "Guy Squad" weclomed aboard five new men in 2014 in Chris Johnson, Dan Wolfe, Andy Osterkamp, Doug Tarvestad, and Andy Schlesinger.  

Eating Breakfast For a Good Cause

Big Magic Breakfast  A dozen people from First Lutheran gathered among 350 people for the 9th annual of the Big Magic Breakfast in April at the Mariott.  The breakfast raised $97,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cedar Rapids and East Central Iowa. Pastor Craig, a Big Brother himself, served as emcee of the event.

A group of 35 men from our church had a great time watching the Cardinals beat the Dodgers 4-2 on a beautiful Saturday in July.  We enjoyed good food and guy movies along the way and made some new friends in the faith.

Former Hawk Inspires Men 
Former Iowa Football star Lew Montgomery highlighted Father’s Day weekend 2012 at First Lutheran Church with a message of hope for all men.  Montgomery, a native of Waterloo, IA, works with Alliant Energy.  Lew and his wife, Stacey, have 3 daughters: Mariah, Chelsey, and Hailee, and a 15 year-old son, Lucas, who is currently living with a rare enzyme condition called Sanfilippo Syndrome. 
 The "Guy Times" 
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 Upcoming Events 
  • Aug 24 - Golf Best Ball & Steak Fry
  • Oct. 9 - "33 The Series" vol. 3
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