Your hub for all things happening at church.
Please visit us in the Narthex for church information and to sign up any of the events listed below.
REVERSE ADVENT CALENDAR
Grab a book, make yourself a cup of coffee and relax in front of the fireplace with a good book from our library. Or, check out something from the library to take home. Simply fill out the library card attached to the book, puzzle, DVD, etc. and place in the black library card box located on the stacks. Please make use of these of these amenities. We are so blessed to have such wonderful gifts.
Library Coordinator - Karen Schindler
CASUAL CONVERSATIONS with Pastor Mark and Marilyn Kolander
First Tuesday of the month from 9:30 - 11:00 am
Stop by the Narthex for conversation, encouragement, sharing of ideas and tasty baked treats!
ADVENT BY CANDLELIGHT
Saturday, December 2 from 4:00 - 6:00 pm at Shepherd of the Hills.
All women - of all ages - are invited to join in celebration as we prepare our hearts for the coming of the Christ Child. Music, scripture readings and dessert—all presented in a beautifully decorated environment! To reserve your spot, please sign up at The Welcome and Opportunity Center.
COMBINED CHOIR CONCERT
Sunday, December 10 at 6:00 pm at Shepherd of the Hills. Immerse yourself in songs of Christmas praise which will focus on the theme of love and light sung by the combined voices of Gift of Grace - Holmen, Good Shepherd - Tomah, Prince of Peace - West Salem and Shepherd of the Hills. This concert is free and open to the public.
Need some exercise? We have Pickleball, basketball and volleyball equipment in the gym, waiting to be used. Sign up at The Welcome and Opportunity center to reserve the gym. Someone from Fellowship Ministry will let you know how to access the building and set up the equipment. If you reserve the gym, you are responsible for opening the building, set-up/tear-down and locking up.
Contact: Jana Underkofler at email@example.com
SPRING MISSION—NEW LIFE RESOURCE CENTER
NEW LIFE RESOURCE CENTER is a non-profit pregnancy center that has been helping mothers in the La Crosse area for 40 years. The center was started with a desire to offer Christ-centered counseling to women who are experiencing an unplanned pregnancy. Over time, the center has expanded to provide services like practical assistance to mothers and families in need.
New Life Resource Center is considered a bridge ministry. Offering help to those in need provides an opportunity to share the Gospel. Friendship and spiritual counsel is offered to help women make God-pleasing choices. Practical assistance (infant/toddler clothing, diapers, baby supplies) is also offered free of charge. Every client is encouraged to take one or more free Bible books.
The center also offers children’s Bibles, prayer books, and Bible story books for all ages and reading levels. These age-appropriate items help mothers teach their children about Jesus.
Some of the moms are dealing with issues like homelessness, domestic abuse, childcare, rental/eviction assistance, food needs, substance abuse, and mental/physical health needs. These moms are referred to other helpful non-profits in the area that can be of service to them.
New Life Resource Center is a self-supporting organization that relies on the financial support of area churches and members. Donations of gently used infant and toddler clothing as well as other baby related items can be donated to the center. All items are given free of charge. Helping mothers in the community is the bridge that is used to help mothers with physical needs as well as spiritual needs.
Contact: John Berg at firstname.lastname@example.org
ONALASKA FOOD PANTRY
November request: "Hamburger Helper", boxed dinners, etc. Please place donations on the shelves located across the room from the Welcome and Opportunity Center in the Narthex.