May Term Sign Up
Sign up for May Term classes here. The Religious Emblem Award is a separate registration :
Stump the Pro
Join the Geekmaster, Marty Schaeferle, and his “tech-less” minions for an hour of IT excellence. Marty will provide a presentation on general cybersecurity and making your home network safe. He will cover topics such as identity theft, viruses, email phishing, passwords, cloud computing, WiFi, and much more. So bring all of your questions/problems/issues related to Microsoft Windows, routers, internet browsing, or anything else tech-related. Led by Marty Schaeferle
Wednesday, May 15, 6:15
Finding harmony and respect with people of other faith traditions 3 Sessions, May 8, 15 & 22 -- 6:15pm Led by FoC pastors and guest presenters Join these highly informative and engaging sessions as we discuss the following questions: *How are Christians in communication with other traditions? *What do we do with the exclusivity that some religions claim? (ie: their God and their path is the only legitimate one) *Why does the Old Testament say ‘Chosen People?’ *Are all religions the same deep down? *And More! Our pastors will lead the May 8 & 22 sessions. On May 15, we will be joined by John Emery, of the Islamic Resource Group (IRG) and Sally Abrams, of the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) of Minnesota and the Dakotas. They will share about their own faith traditions and the importance of those traditions to them.
May 8, 15, 22, 6:15pm
Essential Oils Intro & Make-and-Take
2 identical sessions, May 22 - 6:15pm or 7:30pm. Join the discussion about why and how essential oils can be natural alternatives to the numerous toxins in our homes. Along with a brief introduction to the benefits of essential oils, participants will have the opportunity to make a variety of DIY non-toxic products to take home, including Summer Breeze Foaming Hand Soap, Itch Stick Roll-On, Cool Summer Misting Spray and Thieves Household Cleaner (a great first for replacing toxic cleaners in your home!).A small donation will be suggested for each make & take to help cover a portion of the cost of supplies. Led by Lori Denn Assisted by FoC members Julie and Maggie Dosdall
Wednesday, May 22, 6:15 pm
Wednesday, May 22, 7:30 pm
Geocaching for Jesus
Have you heard of Geocaching? In the sport of Geocaching, a GPS unit is used to find items specifically hidden at different way points. In other words…”using multi-billion dollar satellites to find Tupperware in the woods.” Led by Michael Proper. May 8: What is Geocaching, how to play, creating and using a free account on Geocaching.com, along with the C:Geo app or a GPS unit May 15 *(rain date – May 22): We’ll actually go out and find 4 different caches within 2 miles of Family of Christ! (If you’re already a cacher, you are welcome to sign up for just this date)
Wednesday, May 8, 6:15pm
Wednesday, May 15, 6:15pm
May-Term Walking Club
Join with FoC friends for a lovely May evening walk on the trails near church. We’ll walk for approximately 45-60 minutes, depending on light.
Wednesday, May 8, 15, & 22, 7:30pm
Smokin’ Hot with the PitMasters
Do your friends and neighbors hale you “Pitmaster”? Or do you aspire to that calling? May 8: Join us to swap samples, favorite recipes, stories and tips and tricks to smoke the perfect slab! Bring your most delicious bite size samples of burnt ends, fat cap, or bark to share with a couple dozen people. If you are willing to share your best recipes – great (we’ll make copies)! Don’t forget your favorite beverage to wash it all down with! Napkins and toothpicks provided! May 22: We’ll have a smoker or two for show ‘n tell and cook up some smoked sausage and brats on the grill for May Term participants to sample! Led by Kevin Burns, Mark Even and Marty Schaeferle
Wednesday, May 8, 6:15pm
Wednesday, May 22, 6:15pm
Scout Religious Emblem Award
Join us to play games, eat, and talk about faith with other kids, Kindergarten to 12th Grade, at 6:15pm. Led by Andie, Minister to Youth and Families, and overseen by Pastor Josh Nelson, classes are for all denominations* to build community together. These awards are recognized by Boy Scouts of America and Girl Scouts of America but students do NOT need to be scouts to earn this award. ALL are welcome. The cost of this class is $15 to cover the workbook, pin, and supplies. Families can opt for the Medallion (additional $5) or the patch instead of/in addition to the pin (families responsible for additional items). Adult volunteers are appreciated! *We are offering this class in an ecumenical way. Awards are available to all faiths.
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Softball Spring Training
Just can’t wait for the softball season to start?? Always thought about trying out the church league? Here’s your chance to get in some warm-ups before the season begins. We’ll meet on the east lawn at church for some warm-ups, drills, fielding and some casual batting practice. Bring your glove and bat/balls if you have them!
May 8, 15, 22, 6:15pm
Join us in making woodchips and fun! No special skill is needed. It’s about the joy of hanging out with FoC friends, whittling away some time and some wood. Learn the basics and practice your skills while your carving skills while creating a fun take-home project. Additional options available for advanced carvers. Bring your own carving supplies, knives, wood, ideas and stories…..or borrow some from Mark. Everyone is welcome, young and old! We’ll whittle outside weather permitting! Led by Mark Laven
Wednesday, May 8, 15, 22, 7:30pm
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