April 29 - Renovaré
Join us for Part 2 of the Renovaré study on the Ennegram. We’ll read Suzanne Stabile’s new book, The Path Between Us and discuss how the nine Enneagram types behave and help us experience life-giving relationships. Contact Marcie Watson to sign up! 9:30 a.m. Mondays (Young moms: childcare provided), 1 p.m. Mondays (Women), 5:30 p.m. Mondays (Men), 10:00 a.m. Thursdays (Women).
May 2 - Theology on Tap
Intern Michelle at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays beginning May 2nd at Quarter Barrel in Cedar Rapids, June 20th at Bobber's Grill on Lake Macbride in North Liberty IA (Choice of driving or boating from Coralville Reservoir boat ramp), and May 9, 16, 23, June 6, 13, and 27 at a location TBD. This group is for adults 21+ No need to sign up just show up.
May 4 - Build a Home
We have signed up to help on May 4th with Habitat for Humanity this year from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. We need 8 people to help install window and doors and more to make and deliver lunch. If you are interested please sign up at cvhabitat.volunteerhub.com/lp/firstlutheran/
May 5 - Outdoor Worship
5 p.m. Outdoor Worship @ Indian Creek Nature Center (Free)
Walk the trails beforehand then join us at 5 p.m. for simple, family friendly worship on the patio.
May 5 - Grief Support Group
Find help as you journey through the stages of grief. We will meet 6:30-8:00 p.m. Sundays from May 5 to June 23with Pr. Leroy Bradway and a social worker. Cost is $8. Sign up by April 21st. Open to anyone who is grieving the loss of a loved one.
May TBD - CFM Neighborhood Gatherings
Children and Family Ministries folks will gather in May, June, and July for casual gatherings. There's no agenda other than to be together. Catalyst families in each neighborhood will invite other families. Each group will then set its own schedule. Share a meal. Play some games. Have a bonfire. If you want, we'll even provide a short devotional guide for the gathered families to do together.
Sign up online at firstlutherancr.org/cfm-get-together.html
June 7-July 26 - Block Parties
Grab a lawn chair and a side dish and join us for a block party! Eight church families have volunteered to host one-night events covering every quadrant of the city, Marion and Robins. You can pick a party by date or by location here.
June 12, July 10, Aug 14 - Bonfires
6-8pm at Indian Creek Nature Center yard. Bring a picnic dinner. Stay for worship and s'mores around a campfire. Join us for Campfire Worship this summer! Grab your picnic dinner and some camping chairs, and meet us at Indian Creek Nature center. We'll eat our dinners, have some fun playing lawn games, and then gather for worship led by Michael and Marissa at 7pm, followed by s'mores.
June 14-16 - Family Campout
We’ve reserved a number of cabins and tent sites at Jellystone Park in Monticello along the Maquoketa River with tons of family friendly things to do! Join us for s’mores at Pr. Craig’s cabin after dark and a one-of-a-kind outdoor worship on Sunday morning. Cost is $30 tent - $90 cabins. Contact Pr. Craig to reserve your spot.
June 17-20 Vacation Bible School "Gone Fishing"
Join us for VBS at Westminster Presbyterian Church on June 17-20. This year's theme is “Gone Fishing.” Register today here.
June 23 - 4x4 Beyond the Nest
Have your kids flown the nest? Looking for a way to stay connected or reconnect to your faith? Join four households for four social events of your choosing over four months. It’s that easy! We’ll even provide the first of four gatherings for you to meet other singles and couples and get going. Discover more here.
June 24 - Service Project
Matthew 25’s Transformation week is June 24-28th. First Lutheran Church’s Housing Team will keep you updated with that opportunity when we get more information on our project.
June 30 - Lake Outing
Join us Sunday, June 30 at the Main Lodge in Lake MacBride State Park. We will have dinner (catered) and lots of fun and games like: a fishing derby, swimming at the beach, and paddle boats, canoes, and pontoon boats are available to rent. Sign up at the Welcome Desk or in the church office.
July 13 - Outdoor Movie
Join us 8 p.m. Saturday, July 13 (raindate July 20) in the backyard of FLC Members’ Justin and Krista Ehm’s house at 6967 Bowman Lane NE Cedar Rapids for a family friendly movie. The Guy Squad will set up the big screen and speakers and pop the popcorn. Bring a lawnchair, blanket and your favorite snack. This event is free.
TBD - Disc Golf
Bring a Frisbee and join us for a round of disc golf, fellowship and fun. We’ll provide some discs. This is open to all adults over 21. Cost is free.
TBD - Bike & Brew
Men and Women join us for a short amatature bike ride (about 1-2 miles), fellowship and fun. We’ll gather at The Broken Spoke, bike to the Sag Wagon, enjoy a cold adult beverage, and bike back. This event is open to adults over 21. Cost is free.
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