Plug in to Family of Christ
Get involved at Family of Christ by contacting the group directly or adding your name and email below. We look forward to seeing you at these awesome events!
Charge Up Your Connections!
Join a small group!
AAA (Active Adventurous Adults)
AAA OCTOBER BIKE RIDE: AAA (Active Adventurous Adults) will kick off the year with a BIKE RIDE on Saturday, October 6. Meet at Michael’s Cycles in downtown Chaska at 10:00am. Ride a 5-10 mile route depending on your interest. Finish your ride at the Red Bench Bakery in Chaska (1 block from the start of the ride) for coffee, rolls, sandwiches, mingling and conversation. Led by John and Kim Motschenbacher. Contact John and Kim with questions: johnandkimmotch@gmail.com Or add your name and email here.
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Angles & Insights
20's & 30's group. Add your name and email if you are interested.
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Common Thread (55+)
We meet monthly for a variety of service and fellowship activities. If you’re 55 or better, this group is a must for fun, fellowship, friendship, and food! Contact the church office for questions or watch family news for our next meet-up! Add your name and email if you are interested.
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Downtown Lunch Bunch
Do you work in downtown Minneapolis? Join other Family of Christ members once a month downtown for lunch and fellowship.Contact Lance Wegner for information:Lance.wegner@embarqmail.com or add your name and email here.
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Lickety Splits Bowling League
This fun, non-competitive league bowls bi-weekly at Country Club Lanes in Excelsior, from September—April. If you’d like to be part of a team contact: Greg & Sue Provo gprovo6@gmail.com or add your name and email here.
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Next Gen
Are you an empty nester (kids out of the house) or almost an empty nester (kids still home but so close to leaving)? Join us as we commiserate in our sadness and rejoice in our freedom! We go out for fun adventures all over the cities or just play games here at church, always lots of laughter and great fellowship for this new stage in our lives! If you’re interested in joining us or have a great idea for an outing contact: Kim or Kris kim@familyofchristonline.com Kris@familyofchristonline.com or add your name and email here.
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O.W.L. (Only With Littles)
O.W.L. (Only With Littles) is a newer ministry for all families but focuses on those with younger children. The emphasis is fellowship, fun, service, and building of relationships. If you’re interested in joining our planning group please contact:Teri Burns, Minister to Children & FamiliesTeri@familyofchristonline.com or add your name and email here.
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Parenting Your Adult Child
In our ever-changing world, it has become more and more complicated to understand and relate to our adult children. At the same time, this relationship can be one of the greatest joys of life.Join with other parents to explore the topics and issues relevant to this stage of parenting life. Indicate your interest on the sign-up sheet on the Plug-In kiosk in the church narthex or on the church website and watch for additional details regarding meeting time and place.Contact Monica Cox (dougmonica@projectshalom.org) or add your name and email below.
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PoP in for Coffee (Parents of Preschoolers)
A casual ministry for parents of Family of Christ PreschoolersOnce a month, stop in the narthex for Caribou Coffee and conversation.Stay for as long as you’d like while your preschooler attends class. Opportunities for parenting discussions, devotions and Bible studies will be explored as well.Contact: Joni Hillary (joni.hillary@gmail.com) or Jen Hanson (jenehans@gmail.com) or add your name and email here.
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FoC Running Group
Looking for some running partners for some great fellowship and to keep you motivated and accountable? The FoC Running Group provides a low-pressure, fun opportunity to do just that! Meets in the church parking lot on Tuesdays at 6:30pm and Saturdays at 9:00am. Contact Mark Laven (mark.laven@mchsi.com).
Softball
Join our fun co-ed league of softball enthusiasts! Softball, Minnesota summer, and great friends just can’t be beat!Monday nights at Lion’s Park in ChaskaContact Scott &Ellie Boros:elliejo12@gmail.com or add your name and email here.
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Spartans Men's Group
We meet on the first Saturday of the month here at church at 7:30am for breakfast, devotions, fellowship, and fun work projects around the building and grounds. Contact:Mark Spangrud or Kevin Burns mspangrud@mchsi.com burnskd1@aol.com or add your name and email here.
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Electrify your Faith!
Couples Retreat
Join other couples from Family of Christ for this fun get-away to Luther Crest Bible Camp near Alexandria, MN. Friday-Sunday, February 15-17, 2019. $275/couple includes all programming, lodging and meals. Registration begins December 1, 2018. Additional details coming soon…..watch this kiosk, Family News and the church website & social media. Contact Leann Thompson at leann@familyofchristonline.com or add your name and email here.
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Five Dates
“5 Dates" is for married couples, engaged couples, couples just starting out or who have been together for decades. No matter where you're at in your relationship, “5 Dates" is for you! Gather at Family of Christ on 5 Saturdays throughout the year (10/13, 11/10, 1/19, 3/16, 4/27) at 5:30pm for wine & appetizers, opportunity to mingle with other couples from Family of Christ, and a brief presentation by a “veteran couple gifted with life experience.” Then head out on a date of your choice. Childcare provided until 10pm for free-will donation. We encourage you to order and use this resource as the starting point for your date’s conversation: https://fivedates.co/ Contact Leann Thompson: leann@familyofchristonline.com or add your name and email here.
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Fall Women's Event
“Perhaps you were created for a time such as this.” Esther 4:14. Join us at Family of Christ on Saturday, November 3 for a day-long event focusing on the story of Esther and what we can learn from her. The day will begin with a coffee bar and light continental breakfast, following by a dramatic presentation of the story of Esther by “Theater for the Thirsty.” Follow-up discussion will round out the morning, followed by a catered lunch.The afternoon will feature breakout sessions, with options including yoga, chair massage, craft, an introduction to manna meals, and more. Saturday, November 3 9:00am-3:00pmWatch for registration in October. Contact Kim (kim@familyofchristonline.com) or Leann (leann@familyofchristonline.com) or add your name and email below.
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WWW (words and wisdom on Wednesdays)
A book club that meets on Wednesdays at Family of Christ, 6-7pm. First series beginning October 10 Girl, wash your face by Rachel Hollis, bestselling author, TV personality, in-demand speaker, and founder/CEO of Chic Media. See additional sheet for all dates. Please purchase a copy of the book (or contact leann@familyofchristonline.com if you would like a copy ordered for you). Please read chapters 1-3 prior to October 10.Contact Dawn Fieldseth (dawnfieldseth@yahoo.com) or add your name and email here.
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Yoga
We gather once a week on Thursday evenings at 6 pm to slow down, laugh together, stretch, and enjoy the practice of yoga led by certified instructor and Family of Christ member, Kim Motchenbacher. Contact Kim with questions:johnamdkimmotch@gmail.com or add your name and email here.
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Grounded in the Word!
Join us for a Bible Study!
Friday Women's Bible Study
Meets each Friday at Family of Christ at 9:30amFall session begins October 5 with a 3-session Bible study “Let Us Pray” from Gather, the magazine of the Women of the ELCAContact Leann Thompson: leann@familyofchristonline.com or add your name and email here.
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Fix-It Philosophers
Do you enjoy fellowship, philosophizing, Folgers, & fixing things? Join us one morning a week to enjoy all of those things! We’ll have some coffee, philosophize about various topics and maybe fix a few things around the church. Interested? Contact Leann Thompsonleann@familyofchristonline.com or add your name and email here.
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Monday 6:18
A weekly Bible study for men that meets at the Chanhassen American Legion each Monday at 6:18am (read Ephesians 6:18)Contact David Michaelson (davidjmichaelson@hotmail.com) or add your name and email here.
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OWLs Bible Study
A day-time Bible study for parents with little ones. Bring the kids and enjoy fellowship and study. Topics and schedule will be determined by those interested. Initial gathering at the home of Joni Hillary (3108 Francesca Drive, Chaska) Contact Joni Hillary - joni.hillary@gmail.com or add your name and email below.
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Small Group Bible Studies
Are you looking for a way to get “grounded in the Word” while “charging up your connections” with other members of your church family at the same time?Indicate your interest and preferences in a small group Bible study on the “Plug In” sign up table in the church narthex and you will be contacted with further information.Contact Kim Schaeferle (kim@familyofchristonline.com) or Leann Thompson (leann@familyofchristonline.com) or add your name and email here.
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Sunday Evening Bible Study
A “come as you are” gathering geared for women in their 30’s and 40’s. Meets monthly on Sundays 7-9pm. Fall session begins in October at 1839 Clover Meadow Drive, Chaska. Schedule, topics & locations will be determined by the group. Contact Lisa Delahunt (lisajdelahunt@gmail.com) or add your name and email below.
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Tuesday Women's Bible Study
Meets each Tuesday at 1:30pm at Family of ChristFall session begins September 18 with Nelson Impact Bible Study Series Gospel of John (available through Amazon or contact leann@familyofchristonline.com if you would like a copy ordered for you)Contact Tracy Woods: tjwoods82@hotmail.com or add your name and email here.
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Amp up your service!
Service opportunities!
CIA (Christians in Action)
“Making Disciples, Making a Difference”God calls all of us together to be God’s hands and feet to serve in a world of hurt. Each month CIA places one or more ministries in the spotlight and invites your participation!Want to be a part of our team? Contact Melissa Gundersonmelgunderson2324@gmail.com or add your name and email here.
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Manna Meals
Manna Meals is a new meal ministry. We will create meal teams, each team will cook and fellowship together at least one time during the year to provide frozen meals for congregation members who may need assistance after surgery or other life changing events. For more information or to be a part of this exciting new ministry contact:Kim—kim@familyofchristonline.com or add your name and email here. “With God’s power working in us, God can do much, much more than anything we can ask or think of.” Ephesians 3:20 (ICB)
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Music Ministry
Our music groups here at Family of Christ will be “powering up” soon! We have a wide variety of musical groups so you can find the right one to fit your schedule and abilities. Joining a group is a great way to get connected at FoC! New members welcome! Contact Mary Renz, Director of Music Ministry at:mrfluteloops@gmail.com or call 952-393-5981 or add your name and email here.
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Mission Mondays
Regular opportunities for service will be offered on Mondays monthly throughout the year. Projects will be inter-generational in nature and will be offered at various times of the day to accommodate different schedules. October 29, November 26, December 17, January 21, February 18, March 4, April 15. Check out the Plug In kiosk and the church website for service project details, updates and to sign up or or add your name and email here.
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Piece by Piece Quilters
This group meets twice monthly on Fridays at 1:00pm (taking a break in the summer months) to piece and tie quilts for Lutheran World Relief. You do not need to be an experienced “quilter” to join our fun group, if you can tie a knot you can make a quilt!Questions call Lynn Merrick for more information:(952) 937-8014 or add your name and email here.
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Prayer Shawl Ministry
In the cold, dark nights of winter, knitting is a comfort to us and the prayer shawls we create are a comfort to others (don’t know how to knit or crochet, no worries we can teach you!). If you would like to join us in making prayer shawls for people who need comfort and peace in their lives, we gather on Fridays at 11:15 in the Youth Room. All are welcome! Contact Melanie Wegner: melanie.wegner@embarq.mail or add your name and email here.
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Shared Ministry Heroes
Wonder how worship goes off without a hitch every week?? It’s because of these amazing people!! Want to be part of an incredible team of volunteers?!? This is the ministry for you! You can choose from Ushering, Greeting, Serving Communion, Assisting Minister, and most importantly getting the coffee and donuts ready! Contact Kim: Kim@familyofchristonline.com or add your name and email here.
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YAM (Young Adult Ministry)
We are looking for new members to join our group that assembles care packages for our young adults away at school or in the military. We gather 4 times a year to assemble and fellowship! It’s a great way to help our kids feel connected to their church family!Contact Sheila Walter if you’re interested in joining: shwalter@comcast.net or add your name and email here.
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