Family Ministry

Events held the end of the summer were a fun filled day with swimming, rides, amusement games and shows at Knoebel’s on Saturday, July 29 and Mini golf and ice cream at Jim Mack’s Ice Cream in Hellam on Sunday, August 27.

We have had two intergenerational events in September 2017.   The first being “God’s Work, Our Hands”.  Our workers packed 2000 personal care kits for Lutheran World Relief.   The second was a Luther Walk.  As part of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation, you could meander around a designated walk way and follow the time line of Martin Luther’s life.  You began with his family and birth and then moved along the walk experiencing many of the characters and events that shaped his life and led to the German Reformation.  A great way to learn about Martin Luther and the Reformation.

A wide variety of activities for children, youth and families were planned for the 2016/17 year.

Basically, there was something planned every month.  In September, it was an inter-generational event, “God’s Work, Our Hands” where St. Paul’s and Luther Memorial worked together cleaning up trash and debris in a 5 block area around St. Paul’s neighborhood.  In October, families went to Camp Nawakwa for their Fall Foliage Event and enjoyed an afternoon of fall activities, worship and a picnic supper.  There was hiking, pumpkin painting, apple butter boil and hayrides.  In November, for children ages 3 and up (parents are always welcome) a dinner, games, art and movie night was held.  In December families went to Rocky Ridge for the Magical Festival of Lights and enjoyed hot chocolate, popcorn, and the magical display of lights.  In January a family movie night.  In February children in preschool and elementary age children had dinner and made Valentine gifts for their parents while their parents were treated to a Valentine’s dinner with other young parents in the congregation hosted by the Witness Committee.  In March, we had a family night with dinner, games and foose ball.  Memorable events spent with families and friends!