Photos and Links to Photos taken in 2016
Lois Davis and Randy Davis Welcomed as New Members – February 21, 2016
Lenten Suppers and Worship
Baptism of Olivia Miriam Turk – March 13, 2016
Easter Sunday – March 27, 2016
Pastor Gail explained the symbolism of the butterfly as she passed out butterflies during Children’s Time.
Some members of the congregation joined choir members in the traditional singing of the “Hallelujah Chorus” at the end of the Easter Sunday service.
Packing up to deliver food to Neighbor’s, Inc. for Minnesota Food Share Month
Spring Day of Service and Pot Luck – April 10, 2016
Dinner and Auction – May 7, 2016
May 15 – Childrens Time, Treats and Lunch-Making
Special Mission Recognition through the United Methodist Women (UMC)
Laurel Venhuizen and Pastor Gail Alexander
Laurel Venhuizen (left) was surprised by Pastor Gail on May 15 when she received Special Mission Recognition for all of her work in the church and community. Laurel has been UMW secretary and treasurer for many years. She makes quilts for the Harriet Tubman women’s shelter and for baptisms here at Faith. She embroiders dish towels, has been the head funeral organizer at church for many years, makes school bags for needy children, makes soup for our soup and salad luncheons, helps with church clean-up (specializing in defrosting the freezer and cleaning ovens and fan hoods), helps set up for Christmas, provides food at the basket sale, coordinates the UMW Lenten dinner, is known for her pickle-making, and has served on the Staff Parish Committee and the Board of Trustees. Laurel has been a volunteer in the community as well, including working at DARTS and Neighbors, Inc. She has also been a reading buddy for children at a local elementary school. Congratulations to Laurel on this well-deserved award!
June 4 Work Day
Baptism of Louis Gackstetter – June 5, 2016
Covington Court – June 24, 2016
Summer Meals for Kids
Covington Court – July 15, 2016
Covington Court – August 19, 2016
Amazing Jeffo – September 23, 2016
Soup & Salad Luncheon and Craft Bazaar – October 15, 2016
Fellowship Hall/Kitchen Floor Project – Fall 2016
Pastor Gail and the Visitor Corp celebrated the work they have done over the past years. Back row, from the left: Gil, Vesta, Karen and Pastor Gail. Front: Carol, Ruth, Laurel and Judy.
Third-graders Charles and Alexander received their Bibles on Sunday, November 20, 2016.
Soup Cans Dawn and Gil with two of the FaithWalkers team, Charles and John.
Day of Service – November 27, 2016
Breakfast with Santa – December 3, 2016
The Sunday School presents “The Christmas Story” – December 18, 2016
Christmas Eve Service