The Fall Food Drive for the Dike and New Hartford food pantries will be
conducted from Sunday, October 29 through Sunday, November 19.
Remember to pick up extra items when you are at the store; then just drop
them in the grocery cart inside the north church entrance. Examples of items
Non-perishable food items – canned meats, fruits, vegetables, soups,
rice, pastas, cereal, peanut butter
Toiletries – shampoo, toothpaste, bath soap
Paper products – Kleenex, toilet paper, paper towels, hygiene products
Cleaning & laundry supplies – laundry soap, dish soap
Cash donations are also greatly appreciated. Both food pantries are affiliated
with the Northeast Iowa Food Bank and benefit from its bulk purchasing power.
Cash donations can be put in the Sunday offering plate with a note indicating it
is for the food drive. If writing a check, please make it payable to Fredsville
with a notation in the memo directing the money to the food bank. Donation
envelopes are available in the basket of the grocery cart.
The need is great; let our giving be even greater!!
Calling all members! We will be holding a church work day following worship and the “Adult only” Mission Trip meeting. There are a variety of outdoor projects as well as cleanup projects over at the villa that we would like to take care of as a church family. Lunch will be provided at 11:00 am and we will have all hands on deck following lunch to no later than 2:00 pm! Wear your jeans and work clothes to worship, bring some gloves with you to help pull weeds, clean out gutters, trim shrubs or use a broom etc… Let’s have some fun together and remember cleanliness is next to godliness!!!!
Please sign up so we know that we can count on you and your family to help and have plenty of food for lunch!
On Sunday, September 17th following worship Pastor Lisa will hold a meeting in the conference room for any adults interested in going on an adults only mission trip. Each year while planning the youth trips many adults have commented that they would be interested in having a trip designed for them. So this will be a meeting to find out who might be serious about a trip and to talk about where we might go and what we would like to do! Let’s dream and get excited! Fredsville adults it’s time to travel and do some mission work!!!!
Imagine a world where curious kids become hands-on inventors who discover they’re lovingly crafted by God. Join us for Maker Fun Factory Vacation Bible School from 6-8:15 p.m. on August 13-15! Go to https://vbspro.events/p/events/fredsville to register your kids today or sign up to volunteer as a leader or helper.
Also, bring your backpack the last night for a Backpack Blessing prior to your new school year starting!!!
Our service project will be helping the students of Bremwood with their school supplies. Please bring the following items with you to any of the nights of VBS:
Paper – loose leaf – any size line is fine
Dry eraser markers
Washable colored markers
Pencil – #2 or mechanical lead pencils with erasers
On Saturday, June 24, Fredsville will host a quilting and stitching retreat for ladies and men to work on projects of their choice from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Pastor Lisa will have a cutting station with a large mat as well as an ironing station. Lunch will be provided, but please bring a snack to share. So that there is enough food at lunch time, please pre-register by contacting the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org or (319) 989-2065.
Palm Sunday worship: April 9, 9:30 a.m.
Maundy “Thursday” service: *Wednesday* April 12, 7 p.m.
No worship service on Thursday, April 13
Good Friday service: April 14, 7 p.m.
No Easter sunrise service
Easter breakfast: April 16, 8-9:20 a.m. (Proceeds support the youth mission trip.)
Easter Sunday worship with musical: April 16, 9:30 a.m.
This year a group of very talented Fredsville members have put in hundreds of hours practicing a special musical to be presented on Easter Sunday and in the afternoon of April 23 at 1:30pm. This is the 5th musical performed at Fredsville and we are excited to bring the Easter Story to life in such a creative and fun way! Please invite your family, friends, and neighbors to join us at one of the performances! The musical, “It’s all because of Jesus” will also be taken on the road and performed at New Aldaya on Saturday April 15th at 10am and at the Western Home – Windhaven at 2pm. A very special thanks to all of the choir members for being the support singers and to cast members: Helene Wertz, Annemarie Goldhorn, Linda Nielsen, Meridith Sandlin, Jean Loger, and Pastor Lisa. Special thanks go out to Jeff Sandlin for being our Technical Director and Sound Technician! And to Art Lupkes a special thank you for being our one man props department and building our “television”!
Our God is a God of second chances, as our children learned during a children’s sermon as they attempted to hop little frogs into plastic cups. Even when we miss the mark, we get another try just like they did: