Announcements for Sunday, November 13

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Sunday School

Sunday, November 13

  • 9:15am Gr 1 Faith Building Block: 10 Commandments (2nd meeting, parents/guardians & child) - FH
  • 9:15am Sunday School

Sunday, November 20

  • 9:15am Gr 1 Faith Building Block: 10 Commandments (3rd meeting, parents/guardians & child) - FH
  • 9:15am Sunday School
  • 10:30am 3- & 4-Year Olds Sing at Worship

New registrations welcome any time of the year. Contact Sunday school superintendents Beth & Joel Miller at or stop in the Sunday school office in room 206. 



  • 9:15am Conf Class: 10 commandments - Thomas Rm
  • 9:15am Gr 6 & 7 Bible Classes - Rm 207 & FS


  • 4:00pm Conf Class: Death & Dying - FS
  • 7:00pm Conf Class: Holy Week Creative Team - FH


  • 5:00pm Conf Class: Apostle’s Creed - Rm 207
  • 5:00pm Conf Class: Keep Calm and Trust Jesus - FS

Faith Alive Creative Circle

Monday, November 21, 6-9pm. Meeting the third Monday of each month in the fellowship hall, the Faith Alive Creative Circle is a gathering of people working out their creative muscles. All are welcome to bring whatever project you are working on and enjoy fellowship while doing it. Join us!

Young Youth Volunteering at Humane Society

If you like animals, especially cats and dogs, this event is for you!!! Young Youth, a group for grades 2–5, will be volunteering at the Humane Society, on Tuesday, November 22, from 4-5pm. RSVP to

OWLs Potluck

On Wed., Nov. 16, the OWLs, a group for those 55+, will have their November potluck at noon. To reserve your spot or to ask questions, contact Brian Narveson at

Advent Around the Table

Sunday, November 20, 5pm. Create advent wreaths for our homes, chrismons for our trees, and
advent calendars to help us keep the days of Advent. Grow in your faith as we begin the Advent season. Sign-up at


First Lutheran is assisting with Come for Supper on Tuesday, November 22, at Our Savior’s in La Crosse. First Lutheran will help with food donations and volunteering to serve and clean up. The sign-up sheets are at the Welcome Center. Call Gloria Kubiak if you have questions, 608.498.2762.

Ecumenical Thanksgiving Eve Worship

Members are invited to a special ecumenical worship service with our brothers and sisters in Christ from New Hope Fellowship and Onalaska United Method Church, on Wednesday, November 23, 7pm at New Hope Fellowship, 420 2nd Avenue South, Onalaska. 

Onalaska Community Thanksgiving Dinner

November 24, from 11am–3pm
at the Onalaska Armory.
Go to to find ways to volunteer, or speak with Tom Brewer. 

Away for the winter?

If you’re going away for the winter, please let us know. If we know your winter address, we can keep you up to date with church news and activities through the monthly newsletter and other mailings. Please contact the office—608.783.2236 or—with your address and the dates you’ll be gone.

Baptismal Preparation

A baptism preparation session will be Saturday, December 3, 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 /

Can you smile?

Come to Welcome Center training, Sun., Dec. 4, 9:30-10am, at the Welcome Center. Everyone’s welcome!

Youth Christmas Parties!

Get your holiday festing started early!! Classic holiday movies will play in the background while we eat supper ... and lots of holiday cookies and treats. Middle School: Sun., Dec. 4, noon–2pm, High School: Sun., Dec. 18, 6–8:30pm

Cookie Baking at First!

Adults will bake cookies on Thurs., Dec. 8, at 6pm for our Young Youth to decorate on Sat., Dec. 10. If you plan to join us, please consider bringing a batch of your favorite cookie dough to add to the mix and a snack or beverage to share! A great night of fellowship and fun! 

Ski Trip to Winter Park, CO with English Lutheran

Feb 16–Feb 20, 2017. English Lutheran invites members of First to join them on their ski trip to Winter Park, in Colorado. Full cost is yet to be determined, but deposit due dates are in October and December, with increased registration cost after January 1, 2017. For more info go to

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