Upcoming Events 


New Church Directory

Thanks to everyone who took time out of their day to come and get their family pictures taken! We had over 170 families participate! If none of the times worked for you and you would still like to have your photo in the directory, you are able to submit a photo for a $10 fee. Please email all picture submissions to Kim by Nov. 27. 


Lutefisk, Yum! 

25th Annual Lutefisk & Meatball Dinner at St. James Lutheran in Crystal on Saturday, November 18.  Dinner seatings are at 4, 5 & 6 PM.  Cost is $18/person and tickets must be purchased in advance (call 763-537-3653).  Questions? Talk to FoC member Bonnie Nelson at 612-716-7677.


Two Common Thread Events (55+)

1. Gather on Tuesday, Nov. 28 at Christo’s restaurant (15600 Hwy 7, Minnetonka) for dinner at 6pm. Voted best restaurant by Mpls. St Paul magazine in 2017. No need to sign up, just show up! Questions, contact Phil or Karen Schechter OPA!


2. Join us for Game Night (Bunco) and the traditional White Elephant Exchange on Dec. 9 at 6:30pm in Victoria at the home of Jim and Judy Seifert (8360 Kelzer Pond Drive).  Bring an appetizer to share and the beverage of your choice.  Each person should bring their own White Elephant gift.  Coffee and dessert will be provided.  RSVP to jnjseif@gmail.com


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.


NEXTGEN (for empty-nesters or almost empty-nesters)

We have a couple of dates to get on your calendar!  

Sat, Dec. 2: St. Paul European Christmas Market is taking place outside at the Union Depot. Join us to wander the market, enjoying traditional European fare! We’ll meet at church at 10 am to carpool and have lunch at the market! Sign up on the kiosk or let Irja Gardner or Kim know that you’d like to join us!

Sat. Feb. 17: We will be attending a hilarious show called “Til Death: A Marriage Musical” at the Bucket Brigade Theater in St Paul. We will have a sign up on the kiosk soon so we can purchase tickets. Get this on your calendar – perhaps a Valentine’s Day gift?!?  Questions talk to Monica Cox or Kim.


25th Annual FoC Cookie Walk

Join us on Saturday, Dec. 9 from 9-11am for our annual Cookie Walk! Come fill a container to the brim, $10 ea. Get all your holiday baking done in one spot! NEW this year - Elsa and Anna (from Frozen fame) will be here from 9:30-10:30 to entertain the kids! We will also have FoC honey available and some fun Haitian crafts for sale (these items will also be available for purchase between worship services on Dec. 10).  It’s a great addition to your holiday traditions!  Come early for the best selection. Questions, talk to Kim.


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.



 Stay up to date on events and announcements, see pictures of all the awesome things that go on here, and connect with other members through social media. Follow us by searching for @famchristluth for the main church page and @famchristyouth for all things youth. Remember to like, share, and tag yourself in photos!

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