The plan that Cheryl Strayed hatched wasn't just naïve or foolish; it seemed almost suicidal:
Without hiking or even backpack experience, this callow 26-year-old set out to walk the entire Pacific Crest Trail, a 2,663-mile wilderness route from the Mexican border to Canada, across nine mountain ranges and three states. This solo project had been born less from a passion for nature than a deep sense of desperation. Cheryl's marriage was in its last crumbling stages and she was still reeling from the cancer death of her mother four years before. What she learned on the trip about extreme hiking, but mostly especially about herself is the subject of this fascinating, inspiriting memoir.

Thursday, May 19 at 7:00pm in the Fireside Room at Faith. Join other women to discuss “Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail” by Cheryl Strayed.


4th Thursday of the Month Book Club    
7:00pm at Faith Lutheran in the Fireside Room

Monthly Selections:

- May 19
'Wild: from lost to found on the Pacific Crest Trail'
by Cheryl Strayed

- August 25
'To Kill a Mockingbird & Go Set a Watchman'
by Harper Lee
Potluck salad dinner at Burau's home. Have your list of selections ready with a short description because the next year's choices will be made.


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Studies for Women

Tuesday Bible Study
  The Tuesday bible study group has just started a new series. We are studying the book of Hebrews.  This is the least studied book in the New Testament and it is packed with theology. The focus of Hebrews is ultimately on the future. As God's children we have been promised a future reward through Christ. We should not let ourselves get bogged down with our present sinful world.  Always remain focused on Christ.
We gather each Tuesday morning at Westview Acres at 9:15 am and at Faith
at 7:00 pm.
For more information or just questions about Tuesday bible study contact Mary Westlund at or (952) 657-2239.

FAITHFUL GROUNDS is a way to meet and greet women from our congregation and others while enjoying a cup of coffee. Join us each Friday from 8-9:30AM upstairs at Mocha Monkey. Stay for a few minutes or longer, we would love to have you join us.



















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