Advent by Candlelight set for Nov. 26
St. Lorenz’ 20th Annual Ladies' Advent by Candlelight will be held on Sunday, November 26, 6:30pm, in the St. Lorenz Gym.
The program, "First, Jesus" will encourage attendees to be Christ-focused even during hectic holidays.
The evening begins by viewing dozens of festively decorated tables; dessert is served after an hour-long program. The evening will also feature silent-action items, with proceeds benefiting ministries. This is a free event, a goodwill monetary donation will be taken at the door for young adults who have aged out of foster care.
Even though this is not a fund-raising event, Advent by Candlelight has realized over $20,000 in charitable donations over the years. Because of limited seating, reservations are required. Bring a friend!
To reserve seats or to volunteer to host a table for eight, see the links at www.stlorenz.org, click on Ministry to find guest and hostess reservation forms, as well as hostess guidelines. You may also leave a message with Pam (989-598-5226).
Immanuel Lutheran presents the Living Nativity Dec. 1-3
This year Immanuel Lutheran Church will present their 21st annual “Living Nativity” walk. Discover for yourself the good news in God’s Word as you travel to the ancient town of Bethlehem to pay your taxes and be counted in the Roman census. Hear the shepherds talk about the angels’ proclamation. Listen to the prophet talk of signs and wonders. Enjoy the city alive with activity and no room at the inn. Avoid the anger of the Roman soldiers and tax collectors. See the babe asleep in a manger. Experience all this and more at the “Living Nativity.” 8220 Holland Road (M-46) in Saginaw.
This free, 30-minute walk on a new cement sidewalk is mainly an outdoor event. Weather appropriate clothing is recommended. After the walk-through, everyone is invited to enjoy light refreshments and fellowship.
Over 300 members and friends of Immanuel annually participate as members of the cast, drivers, guides, planning committee, costume makers, scene constructors, publicity workers, musicians, cookie bakers, hosts and hostesses.
Dates and times for the event are as follows: Friday, December 1, 2017, 7-9pm; Saturday, December 2, 2017, 6-8pm; and Sunday, December 3, 2017, 6-8pm.
Stephen Ministry Special Speakers Series
Upcoming events will include: January 17, 2018, 6:30pm at Frankenmuth United Methodist Church, Brian WIlson of Crossroads Counseling Ministries in Frankenmuth, on the topic of Depression.
February 20, 2018, 6:30pm at Frankenmuth United Methodist Chuch, William Gutzwiller, Director of Public Safety at City of Essexville, on the topic of Opioids and Human Trafficking.
The March/April dates are to be determined. The speaker at St. Martin Lutheran Church, Birch Run, will be Barb Smith on the topic of Survivors of Suicide .
These speaker events are free and the public welcome. They are Sponsored by The Stephen Ministry of Frankenmuth United Methodist Church and St. Martin Lutheran of Birch Run.
Family Faith dinner set for Nov. 29 at St. Lorenz
The second Family Faith dinner/presentation for second graders and their families will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 29 at 6pm in the St. Lorenz dining hall.
A Family Friendly team will serve dinner at 6pm and will follow up with presentations for parents and crafts/activities for children from 6:30 -7:25pm (childcare will be provided for children 3-years-old and younger). The group will be dismissed at 7:30pm.
Organizers urge you to put this important event on your calendar and grow as a family. If you have questions check with your child’s teacher or call Kay (989-652-2248).
St. John's Play Group Mondays through December 18
St. John's Lutheran Church, 1200 E. Genesee St., Frankenmuth, will be hosting a play group every Monday morning September 18 through December 18 from 10-11:45am.
All parents are welcome to bring the little ones and socialize while the kids play in the open gym, make crafts, play games and much more.
For more information, contact Courtney.email@example.com.
MOPS open to new members
All area moms are invited and encouraged to join St. Lorenz MOPS (Mothers Of Preschoolers) group. MOPS is for mothers with children birth – kindergarten from all walks of life, including pregnant and adopting. A MOPS group is an open, accepting place for all mothers to experience authentic community, personal growth, practical help and spiritual hope.
MOPS at St. Lorenz in Frankenmuth has two meeting time options available. The morning group meets two Fridays a month from September to May from 8:45-10:45am. Childcare is available for your little ones (five years and younger) during the morning meetings. The evening group meets on the first Monday of each month from 6:16-8:15pm September to June.
Meetings include food, insightful speakers, devotion and prayer time, helpful demonstrations, small mom-to-mom discussion groups, crafts, service projects, fellowship, organized play dates and mom nights out.
This year’s theme is "Free Indeed” based on Luke 4:18-19.