Announcements for Sunday, May 27 2018

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Fundraising Due for Sugar Creek

The final day to turn in funds raised to cover Sugar Creek registration expenses for summer 2018 is THIS Sunday, May 27. Thanks!

Parent Share: meeting Tuesdays at 9am

Join Carla Stanton, member of First, certified spiritual director and mom of three, in room 201 every Tuesday morning, 9–10am. At Parent Share, we pray and talk about raising our children faithfully. Childcare is available. 

Baptismal Preparation

A baptism preparation session will be Saturday, June 2, at 10am in the narthex for anyone who is considering or has scheduled a baptism. To register or ask questions, contact the church office: 608.783.2236 /

Confirmation Camp

Sunday, June 10-Friday, June 15. For kids going into grade 8. Our upcoming confirmation students get a chance to start their confirmation journey in the beautiful valley of Sugar Creek. We will learn in faith together while we do Bible study, horseback riding, hiking, swimming, campfires, and so much more! Questions? Contact Pastor Karyn,

Sugar Creek Volunteers

Sugar Creek needs just a few more volunteer nurses, PAs or doctors for the following weeks:

  • June 10-15
  • June 17-22
  • July 29-Aug. 3

Medical staff volunteers receive one free week of camp for their own child,
or they may gift the free week to someone else. Interested volunteers may contact us at: 608-734-3113 or

Wisconsin Dells

Families of First are invited to Noah’s Ark in Wisconsin Dells. We will be going as a group on FRIDAY, June 15 (not on Saturday, as printed in the newsletter). The park is open from 10am-6pm. Cost: $16, includes hot dog lunch. Katie Everson has volunteered to lead this event for 2018.RSVP to Beth Miller:

Sugar Creek Golf Tournament Fundraiser

Monday, June 18, 11am-4pm, at Viroqua Hills Golf Course. For more info about this event contact Sugar Creek directly: 608.734.3113 /

Loggers Baseball

Grab a seat at Copeland Park with First Lutheran! Saturday, June 23, 6:05pm. RSVP

Sugar Creek Explorer Day

For children entering grades 1-5, on Wednesday, June 27, 7:30am-4:15pm. Why? Experience a day at Sugar Creek (a parent is welcome/preferred)! How: Carpool/van/bus from First Lutheran! Additional info: wear tennis shoes and bring swimsuit and towel. Snacks, lunch and water are provided! Cost: $20. RSVP to

Volunteer Appreciation Picnic

Flip flop ‘til you drop! July 15 from noon-2pm at the first shelter in Rowe Park, for all volunteers who make Faith Alive! happen at First Lutheran. Please RSVP at

Paddle at Pettibone

Always wanted to try paddleboarding or kayaking? Or looking to join some others from First Lutheran in a fun afternoon? July 29, noon-4pm is your chance to rent a paddleboard, kayak or canoe and paddle with other folks from First Lutheran. If fishing, Frisbee golf or watching others is more your thing, you can do that, too. We will meet at the Pettibone picnic shelter. This is for teens, adults of all ages, singles, families, friends, in other words, everyone. Bring your own lunch, or order a box lunch in advance and we’ll have it there. Costs: paddle board rental $10, kayak and canoe rental $7, box lunch $7. Bring your own beverage. Please RSVP at

Parking Lot Ministry

This new ministry needs warm and friendly faces to greet guests and worshipers who come into the parking lot, giving help if needed at the entrance door and giving umbrellas to those who need one when it’s raining. Come to the Welcome Center to receive more information and sign up to help.

Openings: Nursery Attendants

First Lutheran is seeking part-time nursery attendants. Nursery kids range from newborn through 4 years. These are paid positions. Inquire in the office, call 608.783.2236 or e-mail us at


We know there are a lot of RANDOM ACTIVITIES that you plan at the last minute, and that it’d be fun to meet up with other folks. This is where RAFL comes in: it’s a Facebook Group created for members of First to invite one another on random activities. It’s a great way to get to know others in the congregation better in a social setting, in an informal way. Join the group at

Clothes Closet Needs

This month’s most needed: Toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, body wash and toothpaste), athletic shorts (men’s and women’s in all sizes), casual shorts in XS and S sizes for guys (27/28 inch waist), gently used athletic shoes.

Still time to register for Summer at Sugar Creek! 

Your child or grandchild can have an amazing new experience this summer with the caring staff and beautiful creation of Sugar Creek! Making certain members can attend camp is a priority for us at First, and financial assistance is available; simply speak with a pastor.