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Upcoming Events 


Express Wednesday Worship

We are excited to announce a new worship service on Wednesday nights! This upbeat, creative worship will be offered from 7-7:30 pm (during confirmation but all are welcome!!!); an express worship designed for movement, music and communion! The themes and messages will be different than what you will hear on Sundays, so feel free to join us for both! Unique music leadership, 5-minute sermons & joy-filled worship. All are welcome. Begins on Wednesday, Oct. 3 and is held whenever Confirmation is in session. Nursery is available.

Yoga at FoC

Kim Motschenbacher will be teaching from the book Yoga Devotion. Each week we will have scripture, devotion, prayer and a pose for the week. Great time to connect with God and take time for yourself!  This 8 week session began Sept. 13 and will meet 6-7pm every Thursday (except Oct. 18th). If you are interested, please contact Kim Motschenbacher, or text 952-451-1354. Fee is $96 or $15 for drop ins!


New Small Groups

We are seeking to expand our small group ministry (Bible and book studies, fellowship, service, personal growth) this fall and are looking for individuals willing to lead/host/facilitate one of these new small group opportunities (resources will be provided).  If you are interested or would like more information, please talk to Leann Thompson ( or Kim Schaeferle (


AAA October Bike Ride


AAA (Active Adventurous Adults) will kick off the year with a BIKE RIDE on Saturday, October 6. Meet at Michael’s Cycles in downtown Chaska at 10:00am. Ride a 5-10 mile route depending on your interest. Finish your ride at the Red Bench Bakery in Chaska (1 block from the start of the ride) for coffee, rolls, sandwiches, mingling and conversation. Contact John and Kim Motschenbacher with questions:

Oktoberfest 2018


Common Thread (55+ Group)

The group will enjoy a BINGO EVENT hosted by Jim and Kay Leonard (9750 Co Rd. 43, Chaska) on Sunday, October 21, from 4:00 - 8:00 pm.  Please bring an hors d’oeuvres to share and your own beverage.  Water will be provided.   Please RSVP to or 952-443-2806.

Seasonal Bell Choir 

You are invited to get "plugged in" to the Seasonal Bell Group! If you can read music and basic rhythms, you are equipped to join this group!  The group will have 2-3 rehearsals before playing for worship. The group will play for worship on Sunday, Oct. 14 (8 & 9:15 services), with practices being Monday, Oct. 8 at 6:30pm and Saturday, Oct. 13 at 10:30am.   The group will also play in worship on December 23, rehearsing on Monday, Dec. 10 at 6:30pm, Monday, Dec. 17 at 6:30pm and Saturday, Dec. 22 at 11:30am.  If interested, contact Mary Renz, Music Director at or cell phone 952-393-5981. 


Grief Group

The SW Grief Coalition meets Thursdays this fall at Prairie Lutheran Church beginning Thursday, Oct. 4. This is a 7-week series for people grieving the death of a loved one. It’s free of charge and open to the southwest metro community. The sessions run each week from 5:30-7:30 starting with a light supper, then a speaker and small group time. A brochure is available in the narthex. If you have questions, talk with Pastor Josh or Teri Burns.


Women's Retreat at FoC

Save the date ladies! Join us to recharge on Saturday, November 3 from 9 am – 3 pm here at Family of Christ featuring “Theater for the Thirsty”, our own Leann Thompson as speaker, lunch, and many fun, relaxing breakout options in the afternoon. More information to come. Questions or interested in helping to plan, talk to Leann or Kim.

It's Hip to be Square

The FoC Quilting Ministry makes quilts for Lutheran World Relief and various Veterans programs.  Meetings are for tying quilts only.  No sewing is required, but help is always welcomed and appreciated. Join the fun for a couple of hours every other Friday afternoon, starting at 1 PM (the quilters take December off).  Oh, and there are other ways to help such as sewing squares together at home, sharpening scissors, or delivering quilts to the LWR warehouse twice a year.  For further information, contact Lynne Merrick at 952-937-8014.


Altar Flowers

A gift of flowers for Sunday worship is a lovely and meaningful way to remember a loved one, a special occasion, or a blessing received. For a very affordable $20, we will create a beautiful fresh arrangement to adorn the altar, which you may take home after Sunday worship, if you’d like. Sign up on the flower chart on the kiosk for the date(s) on which you’d like to provide flowers. Please make your check payable to “Family of Christ,” write “flowers” on the memo line, and leave the check in Marilyn Syverson’s mailbox in the church office.



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September 22, 2018





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