FALL FOOD DRIVE

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
needed include:
 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!!

Church Work Day September 17th!

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!

Adults Only!

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!!!!

Fredsville Educational Unit Blessing

Sunday, August 27th

  • You are invited to join us for worship at 9:30 a.m. followed by the Educational Unit Blessing.

  • Following the blessing, Sunday school students will meet their teachers, do an art project for their new space and paint T-shirts.

  • A picnic lunch will be hosted by the Sunday school families as a way to say, “Thank You” for your support of this project.

  • Please feel free to bring blankets and lawn chairs. Indoor seating will be available as well. We will be serving hot dogs, chips, beans & dessert.

  • A free-will offering basket will be available. Any extra donations will be put towards the building fund.
  • Games & activities will be outside for all ages (weather permitting).

Come join the fun!

Easter Musical

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”!

December 18th Worship Time Change

Sunday morning worship for Sunday December 18th is being postponed.

We are planning on having dinner at noon and then worship at 1 pm. on the 18th!!!

Still plan on wearing your ugly Christmas sweaters and plan on the children, choir and handbells participating in worship!

Stay warm and see you tomorrow, just a little later than usual!

“Fill the Cradle” during Advent

Each Sunday during Advent, November 27th –December 18th, we will be collecting baby items during the offering. Diapers and new clothing items will be collected in celebration of the coming of the Christ child and the 2nd coming of Christ. Please remember a baby item to “fill the cradle”. The items collected will be donated to Fredsville’s Family Clothes Closet, the food pantry and the women’s shelter.

Faith and Film

Join Pastor Lisa at the parsonage on Thursday, December 8th at 6:30 p.m. to watch our next film Miracle on 34th Street. Then, immediately following the movie we will discuss the movie.

Please be sure to sign up on the clipboard!