2016-07 Ministry News

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Celebrating summer in all of its glory! We are also celebrating you, God’s creation, and all of your beauty as followers of Jesus Christ.

Things you can plug into this summer: check out the “Places to Go, Things to Do Board”, Quilting Ministry on Wednesdays, Men’s Group (UMM) Breakfast July 23, 8:00 am, Barhopping with the Pastor July 14 (check calendar for place), Dinner for 6, check with Lynn Rasmussen, “Little Free Library” bike hike to check other locations, Jeff Troestler will give us a date and time, Middler/Sr. Luncheons (off July) but plan on August 25 (“Blue Birds”-Kent Hall), Place of Peace has July off.

Rally Day September 11 will provide opportunities to talk with leaders and sign up to get re-connected in the fall.

Fall Fest, Sunday, September 18, we will be showing two Disney movies: “Polar Express” with a “train in a suitcase” display and “Inside Out” with a “Peeps Show” entry of the same theme.

Our survey is ready to launch. You will find it in the upcoming Sunday bulletins and on the Web Site soon. Please take a few minutes to respond and return. Your voice is important to us.

Blessings, the Adult Ministry Team

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Thank you to everyone who faithfully served on the Disciples’ Diner team this past season and to the diners who participated. Everyone’s support is vital to the ongoing success of the Disciples’ Diner Ministry and is greatly appreciated.

If you have not participated in the Disciples’ Diner Ministry in the past, we invite you to consider if this might be a ministry in which you would like to serve. Disciples’ Diner serves a meal at 5:30 pm on most Wednesdays throughout the school year. We are pleased that many of the Diner team will be continuing next season which begins on September 7 but some additional helpers will be needed. People are needed on one Wednesday a month for clean-up (6:00-6:45 pm), dishwashing (6:00-6:45 pm), providing a casserole, or offering the blessing. A new opportunity this year is soup preparation for the soup/sandwich night. One or more individuals are needed to make 4-5 gallons of soup once or twice during the season. Serving as a substitute helper to be called as needed is also an option and individuals are always welcome to add their name to the list.

If you would like to volunteer or need further information, please contact Sandy Shave at 715-592-4346 or

“And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers” – Acts 2:42 ESV

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Your Help Is Needed
The Outreach Ministry will be sponsoring basket drawings during the upcoming Fall Fest on September 18. We’re looking for individuals, families, or businesses that would donate a themed basket or service to be offered then. Below are cost guideline and basket ideas . . . new ideas are always welcomed!! Please call the church office (715-344-3557) or Lisa Hansen (715-342-4108) if you are able to help.

Cost: minimum of $15.00 – $25.00
Theme ideas:

  •  Team baskets – Packers, Brewers, Badgers, PointersBasket 2
  •  Games – board games, cards games, treats
  •  Movies – DVD’s, treats, etc.
  •  Arts & crafts
  •  Sports themes – golf, fishing, lawn games, etc.
  •  Taste of Stevens Point
  •  Gardening
  •  Ladies spa
  •  ReadingBasket 1
  •  Cooking
  •  Young girls’ basket
  •  Young boy’s basket
  •  Beach/pool toys
  •  Ice cream party
  •  Tea or coffee time
  •  Pet supplies/toys
  •  Picnic basket with fancy paper products
  •  Pamper yourself basket



Recognize hospitality as a ministry:

Teach that hospitality is at the core of the Gospel
Honor Christ in everyone and know that God seeks to be in relationship with ALL people

Make a good first impression:
Convey a clear invitation and a statement of welcome in all communications directed at the external community – advertisements, banners, fliers, website, Facebook, etc.
Know that 40% of visitors make up their mind about a church before they even see the pastor, according to Barna Research. Within two minutes of the beginning of a service visitors have formed an opinion about whether the congregation is friendly.





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The Prayer Quilters are meeting this summer when there is a request for a prayer quilt.

This group of women are committed to making lap-size quilts for anyone in need who might be comforted by the knowledge that there is a faith community holding him or her in prayer. 

If you know of someone going through illness, loss and grief, fear and depression, consider a quilt, made with many prayers of compassion for healing and speak with one of the quilters, or ministry staff.  (The contact person is Lois Kitto, 344-9864.)