OWLs Post for December 2017

November was a fun month for the OWLs. Our outing was Tuesday Night at the Movies. A fun-loving group of 18 headed to the local cinema for viewing the animated comedy “The Star.” We followed this with a wonderful dinner. A great time was had by all. Based on feedback from the group, we will probably make this an annual event.

The OWLs will kick off December and the Christmas season with an awesome Christmas concert. We will travel as a group to Christ Episcopal Church, in La Crosse to hear the UWL combined choirs and orchestra “Festival of Carols.” This is an uplifting concert that will get us in the spirit of the season as we prepare for the birth of Christ. The concert is free and will take place on Saturday, December 9. We will leave from the church at 4:00 PM to travel to a local restaurant to enjoy some good food and fellowship before the concert. Dinner is on your own. Following dinner, we will make our way to the church. So we know how much transportation to arrange, please contact Brian Narveson at owls@firstlu.org or 608-526-9700 by Friday, December 8, if you plan to attend. This is a great way to kick off the Christmas season.

The concert will be great, but the event of the season is the World Famous OWLs Christmas Potluck. This event is known for its fabulous food, great fellowship, fun games, wonderful gift exchange and a large array of Christmas goodies. This fantastic event takes place in the narthex on Wednesday, December 20 at noon. The gift exchange is optional. Please bring a gift if you would like to receive a gift. The gift theme this year is “My Favorite Christmas Ornament.” Bring something purchased or handmade that reminds you of a Christmas past. Please keep the value of the gift to less than $10. We also ask all who can to bring a few Christmas goodies to share in addition your potluck dish. This will serve as our dessert for December. If you have a favorite Christmas sweater or outfit, please wear it on this festive occasion. Looking forward to seeing everyone in December.

The OWLs are a group at First that welcomes anyone, First Lutheran members or not, who are 55+. For information or to ask questions, contact Brian Narveson at owls@firstlu.org.