CHRISTMAS BOX PROJECT
SAGES 55+ will once again sponsor the Christmas Box Project for Deployed Military Personnel. The congregation is invited to join this project by contributing any amount from $5 to $50 to $500!!! The goal is for Faith to contribute 50 Christmas boxes to the community campaign. Thrivent Financial has provided $250 in seed money to jump start this project. The gift box contents are valued at $50.
 
YOU CAN HELP!  Make a tax-deductible donation to Faith Lutheran Church with “SAGES Christmas Project” in the memo line of your check – or contribute items for the boxes. 
(Your contribution is private as any of your offerings are.) 
 
If you have a loved one serving overseas give us their APO/FPO address and we will send them a Christmas gift box. The Waconia Lions Club will pay to ship packages to APO/FPO addresses in November.
Our packing date is November 13 @ 9:00AM. Teresa Schmidt and I will shop for box contents prior to the event. 
Contact Christine Roehler with questions @ 952-442-4751.
ALL CONGREGATIONAL MEETING
November 17, 2019 @ 9:30AM in Steiner Hall
COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING CELEBRATION
November 25 @ 7PM
Join us Monday, November 25th when we host this annual event. Members from all Waconia area churches will be invited to join us. Gathering will be at 7PM with refreshments to follow.
We are looking for volunteers and pies! Sign up here >>> https://bit.ly/2NnMeaw
FAITH GIVING TREE PROGRAM
Dates coming soon.
We’ll again focus on providing gifts for clients from the Waconia United Food Shelf. Faith members fulfilled over 400 personal requests last year from local residents. The gratitude the clients shared was immeasurable! Watch for the Christmas tree and ornaments starting in November. Contact Angela Rud at 952-451-3343 with any questions.
WACONIA HIGH SCHOOL SELECT CHAMBER CHOIR
December 8, 2019 @ 8:30 & 10AM The Waconia High School Select Chamber Choir will be singing at worship.
WOMEN’S ORNAMENT EXCHANGE
Please join the Women of Faith for the Annual Ornament Exchange! Women of all ages and stages of life are welcome to join in this time of festive fellowship. Show up at 7:00 pm with a wrapped ornament ($5-$10 value) and enjoy some laughs and mingling during the hectic holiday season. Sounds simple, right? It is!
Vandy’s Grill, Thursday, Dec. 12th at 7:00 – 9:00pm
Bring a wrapped ornament ($5-$10 value) to exchange
KID’S CLUB CHOIR
December 13 @ 3:30PM
Kid’s Club Choir will be caroling at HomeTown Bank. Join us and grab a coffee from Mocha Monkey while you listen!
REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH CHRISTMAS STORE
December 14
The annual Redeemer Christmas Store will be held on Saturday December 14. Please watch for the gift request forms that will be handed out during the Giving Tree program. Children at Redeemer Lutheran in North Minneapolis are allowed to shop for the special people in their lives during this event. By paying one dollar, children can pick out four gifts while volunteers guide them through the makeshift “store”. It’s a special day made even more special by the support Faith members offer to the event. We will be collecting gifts focused on teens and adults this year. Please contact Angela Rud at 952-451-3343 with any questions.
SPARK CHRISTMAS PROGRAM
“Hold on to Your Hat – It’s Christmas!”
Sunday, December 15th, 2019 at 11:00 am for all SUNDAY SPARK Students
Wednesday, December 18th at 6:07 pm for WEDNESDAY SPARK STUDENTS
2020 MARRIAGE RETREAT
Have you ever wished your spouse came with an instruction manual?  Are you interested in learning ways to more effectively move past the sticking points in your marriage?  Please come join us for the winter marriage retreat, Better Together: Exploring Relationship Dynamics with the Enneagram. Areas of emphasis will include:
  • A review of each of the nine character structures and self-observation.
  • Typical relationship challenges between the three intelligence centers:  Head, Heart, and Gut.
  • Understanding how to recognize the characteristics of our own personalities that cause the sticking points in our     relationships.
Scott McRae of the Sojourners Spiritual Direction Program will teach us tactical ways to grow in communication and understanding with our spouses. The subject matter will be meaningful and relevant if you are first hearing about enneagram or build upon the information if you attended last year. We hope to see you there!
 
Oak Ridge Hotel & Conference Center
January 24th & 25th
Better Together: Exploring Relationship Dynamics with the Enneagram
For couples interested in fellowship and marriage enrichment
50TH ANNIVERSARY EVENTS
April 19th Book author forum
May 3rd Music Sunday
June 28th is Lorie Line
July 12th is a brunch.
August 2nd is the Final Celebration. Be sure to look for more announcements to come!
Waconia United Food Shelf
The Waconia Food Shelf is looking for a volunteer to work a shift once a month on Thursday from 4 – 7 pm. This is a fun and gratifying job. You get to interact with people, help pack groceries, even check people in at the front desk if you want. Heavy lifting is not required.
Below is a link to the food shelf website which is informative and dynamic.
Redeemer’s 17th Annual Block Party
August 2020 – Date to come!
Join us when we head to the block party for delicious food, local entertainment and family-fun activities. Redeemer Lutheran is one of our five Ministry Partners, and Faith Lutheran members have attended and helped serve at this great event for all 17 years. Come join the adventure! We have a bus arriving at Faith that will depart to head to the party at 4:45pm.
Fishing with our friends from Redeemer
August 2020 – Date to come!
Join us as we host our friends for a fishing outing on Lake Waconia. If you have boat you can bring or would like to help in another way, please contact Don Kilty if you’d like to help dkilty@kingscapes.net
Connections Fair
September 2020 – Date to come!
All ages! Before & after both worship services.
This is a time to come see how you can be connected at Faith Lutheran! We will have several tables set up in Steiner Hall on September 15 and in the gathering space on September 18 informing you about our numerous ministries, classes, book studies and Bible studies. This is a great opportunity to share your talents and passions!