2016 Confirmation Kickoff

Last Wednesday, I was pleased to travel to Eau Claire, WI to kickoff the new confirmation year with ten of the parish's confirmation students.  We went to go see ELCA Lutheran hip-hop artist Agape* with bunches of confirmation students from all over the Northwest Synod of Wisconsin.  Here's the crew in all their selfie glory:

Sorry for the blurriness, but we were all  ready to have some fun and hear God's word that night.

I'd say that the word that we all heard on that evening was the simple profound proclamation: "You are a beautiful child of God, loved by God's love, and claimed forever by God's mercy through Jesus Christ."  To me it seems that is a message that we all could use to hear anew in our lives no matter where we are.

Having a great time dancing!

Having a great time dancing!

God's Work, Our Hands Sunday

On September 27, 2015, the churches of Trinity Peace gathered together to participate in what the ELCA calls "God's Work, Our Hands."  This was a Sunday where we set out to be God's hands and feet in the world to love and care for the people in and around the community of Taylor, WI.

We started with worship in the morning, and then we proceeded to gather volunteers to participate in a number of projects ranging from washing windows, cleaning village storage sheds, visiting the homebound, making tied fleece blankets, to helping a local family who had their house burned.

We feel that projects like this are opportunities to participate in what God is already doing within our communities and give us the opportunity to give back to the community that we find ourselves in.  In other words, to share in God's mission for and in the world.

Bread Baking Retreat

On June 27th, Dorothy Halverson taught us how to make the bread that she so lovingly provides for so many of our congregational gatherings throughout the years.  Some lovingly refer to it as "Dorothy Bread." Others refer to it as finger rolls. What ever you call it, call it delicious.

Here you will find a visual record of how this wonderful bread is made!

Upper Beaver Creek Ice Cream Social

UBC Ice Cream Social

Aug. 10, 2014

On the second Sunday of every August, the people of Upper Beaver Creek Lutheran Church invite the community to join us for an ice cream social, where, yes, there will be ice cream and strawberries but there will also be a program music, stories, prayer, and thanks for all the love and support we receive throughout the year.

It was a beautiful evening, and we thank everyone who came out to be with us that evening!

 

The evening started off with The Sanctuary Singers regaling us with some of  their beloved songs.

Savannah Lien sang us a beautiful song.

Hannah Olson and Alyssa Elvaker told us about the adventures they had on their mission trip to Kansas City, MO.

And everyone had a great time eating ice cream an enjoying each other's company!