Congregational Life & Other Activities
Fifth Sunday Community Service Project
Four times a year we run into a calendar event when there are 5 Sundays in the month. This year, 2017, it occurs in January, April, July, October, December. On these 5th Sundays, we will be participating in various community service projects. We meet directly after the service at 10:15 AM. Servant events will be determined closer to each Sunday.
Bibles and Brews
This groovy time of food, drink, fellowship, and God's Word usually meets on Thursday nights at 7:00 pm at The Terminal Brewhouse downtown. Come study the Bible and have a beer or burger! Or both. Contact Nyssa Hunt at email@example.com for more information.
Wine, Women & The Word
We have started a new book, Pew Sisters. Please consider stopping by. Members vary each week. Find meeting details on the Cross of Christ Lutheran Church Facebook page or contact Sylvia Hildebrandt or Laura Dahlke for more information.
"Cross of Christ Reads!" Book Club
If you like to read, Cross of Christ Reads! Book Club meets once a month for an evening of fellowship and discussion over that month's literary selection. We are meeting this month on April 20, 2017 from 6 to 8 pm at Panera Bread Company at 620 Northgate Mall Dr, Hixson, TN. Any questions, contact Sylvia Hildebrandt at HTexasNatives@gmail.com. Come one, come all!
The Birthday Club
March/April: The Ladies Birthday Club will meet at Polly Claire's Tea Room on Saturday April 8, 2017 at 11:30am. We will enjoy tea with a variety of finger sandwiches and desserts. It will be necessary to give an exact number one week ahead, and we will be held to payment for that number, so the sign-up is posted now. The set price including everything is $19 a person. Wear your favorit hat, be creative and make one, or you may select one to wear upon arrival at the tea room.
School Snack Packs
The next packing of school snack packs for Rivermont Elementary School is Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. Volunteers are needed and greatly appreciated!
STRATEGIC PLANNING COMMITTEE
Based on the guidelines of the C.A.R. report, a Strategic Planning Committee has been formed to address the short and long-term plans of our congregation. The committee will focus on our Foundation of Word and Sacrament Ministry, Community Engagement & Outreach, and short and long term facility maintenance.. We have some immediate issues with the facilities, and we also need to consider how the appearance of our facilities might affect the Ministry and Outreach and plan for a way to achieve our goals using the resources that we have available..
Quilting - Tuesday, 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM every week. The quilts looked great - as always.
Other news: The League Letter is available on line midsouthlwml.org click on Publications. In this October edition are articles about and from our own Nyssa Hunt, a very nice article about Emma Hendrick of Tullahoma - she is Ethel Hamilton's sister. And our "Save the Date" for Convention 2018 is also shown.