Christmas Eve falls on a Sunday this year, therefore we will celebrate the fourth Sunday in Advent at our 9:30 a.m. worship service. Then at 5:00 p.m. worship celebrate Christmas. The Christmas Eve worship will include candle light and communion. Please invite your family and friends to join us in a beautiful celebration of the birth of Christ. Merry Christmas to All!
A Danish tradition is to dance around the Christmas tree singing Christmas carols. We will dance around the tree following the December 17th worship and after the morning worship on the 24th. Please join in by holding hands and circling the tree with joyous carols of praise! It is a lot of fun and great way to celebrate the season with your church friends!
The women’s circle will gather December 5th at 9:00 a.m. at the Village Inn on Ridgeway in Waterloo. We will celebrate the Christmas season by sharing breakfast and a time of fellowship with one another. If you are interested in joining us, we would love to have you! Please call the church office so reservations can be made.
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!!!!
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!
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”!