We continually collect toothbrushes and bandaids for the El Salvador Mission of Healing/Family Wellness Fair. Please deposit them in the labeled box in the narthex.
CHUM Food Shelf has asked French River Lutheran to be the "Ramen Chicken Noodle Soup" church. This means they'd like us to contribute 100 packages, or the monetary equivalent, per month to the food shelf. Be sure to indicate "for CHUM-Ramen soup" on the memo line of a check or on a special giving envelope when donating.
CHUM also encourages the use of reusable bags (vs. plastic grocery bags) by those who donate non-perishables and those who receive them. Bag donations may be left near the wicker baskets in the narthex. Thank you!
An Adult Bible Study/Bring Your Own Bible (ABS/BYOB) group is starting this month! Meets Mondays at 7:00 PM at various locations. Contact the office for details.
Click on Pr. Mark's photo to hear sermons, entire services, or selected pieces of music! Thanks to Ray Johnson for these features.
Oct 24 -Growing Young, Bethany Lutheran, Cromwell,MN. 9:30am-3:30 pm Register with French River Lutheran office by Oct 15
|Churches are both shrinking and aging as more young people disengage. Growing Young provides a strategy any church can use to reach young generations in a way that breathes life into the whole church.
Changing church culture is a process, not a one-day training! This event will give a brief overview of each of the six core commitments that are part of Growing Young. The real work happens once you leave and consider how you might implement the core commitments in your congregation. An opportunity to participate in an ongoing cohort group for support and accountability in implementing Growing Young in your congregation will be available after the training.
Congregations are encouraged to bring a team to this training: pastors, youth ministry leaders, council president and members, and other missional leaders! You may also want to familiarize yourself with the Growing Young resourcesprior to the event.
Oct 27 - Dinner for a Dollar, 5pm, Hope Methodist, 301 W St. Marie Street. Worship and then dinner with Lutheran Campus Ministry and United Campus Ministry students.
Oct 31 - Trunk-or-Treat, 4:30-6:30pm, church parking lot. Dress up yourself and your car and pass out treats to little goblins. Little goblins are encouraged to collect treats from trunks.
Nov 17 - Turkey Bingo! 5:30-7:30pm. Great prizes, inexpensive boards, food for sale...all to benefit local hunger agencies. Bring non-perishables, too. Fun for the entire family! (YOUTH- please contact Beth H by 11/10 to be included on the helper list. Thanks!)