Mission Celebration Sunday, Dec 14, 2022

Keep going, keep growing is our Stewardship Theme for 2022.

It is inspired by this powerful verse of encouragement from Philippians 4:9: Keep on doing the things that you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, and the God of peace will be with you.

On December 4, the congregation gathered for our Quarterly Budget meeting to plan our mission for 2023.  

Our ministry is vital and generous—and our entire community is blessed—because of your gifts of timetalent, and treasure.  Keep going!

June 13, 2022 Outages

Hello! The lightning storm on June 13 interfered with a few church systems. As of Sunday, June 19, phone lines, internet and firewall have been restored, and sanctuary HVAC and lighting is in process.

We thank our utility workers and several local companies helping us troubleshoot solutions. We are working with insurance for safety inspections, and expect a full return of the building’s operations. In the meantime, since lightning can cause idiosyncratic failures in circuitry, if there is something you notice out of order in our church building, please notify a staff member.

The main office can receive phone calls and email, and our ministry continues. Office hours are 8a-3p Mon-Thurs, 8a-noon Friday.

Summer Youth Trip 2022 Update

The ELCA Youth Gathering was put on hold due to continued pandemic uncertainty just a couple weeks ago, but it will return in 2024. Your Youth Board quickly regrouped, and will be offering the following trip–so please note, the registration window is brief.

PS Not in 7th grade yet? We enjoy a strong partnership with Good Earth Village, and traditional summer camp programming is BACK! Individuals can register for programming for one day, a half-week, or full week, and GEV staff will here at church on Sunday, March 20 to visit, share, and answer your questions.

Bonus!

In addition to regular Sunday worship, we had a baptism following our in-person service today. Join us in praising God for the newest member of First Lutheran Church of BP!