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20
Nov 2016
La Crescent UMC is in Swedish News

Visitors at JOLT On Wednesday night at JOLT the Olson team was up for serving dinner. We met at 4pm to prep the final pieces of the meal. At around 4:45 in walked a pair of visitors. They introduced themselves as a writer, Therese and  photographer, Linus from the Swedish Daily Newspaper. They were to do an article on how Americans in church were handling the results of the elections. Therese and Linus had travelled from The Cities to La Crosse and hoped to find stories on both sides of the river.......

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17
Nov 2016
Hanging of the Greens

After our JOLT meal, November 30, join us as we decorate our church and sanctuary to celebrate the Advent.  Come for the meal at 5:30, decorating at 6:15 (or so).  The Lord is coming!  Let us prepare, and rejoice!...

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02
Nov 2016
It's Operation Christmas Child Time!

Many of you are aware of my love for the shoe box gift project that I do with the children here each year. It’s called Operation Christmas Child, and simply put, it is a Christmas gift in a shoe box.   Why do I love OCC so much?  While I am fully aware that Christmas is not about the gifts, I can’t imagine as a child not receiving a gift on Christmas.  It is so important to me that the children who receive our gifts know someone loves them and thinks about them,......

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19
Oct 2016
Fall Festival is Just Around the Corner

If you’ve been enjoying the crisp air and the smell of falling leaves, then you are in just the right mindset for next week’s Fall Festival!  We will kick-off the event on Wednesday evening, October 25 at 5:30 with our Chili Cook-off.  Reigning champ Mandy Kistler is signed up to bring chili again this year, but don’t let that deter you from throwing your chili pot in the ring!  Other activities include games and crafts for the kids and a cake walk.  And don’t forget to throw your spare change into the jar of......

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17
Oct 2016
Charlie working outside of his garage with PET parts scattered around.

La Crescent UMC is pleased to announce that the most recent Jefferson award winner is our very own Charlie Hinders. Charlie’s Jefferson award is for his work building mobility carts in his backyard. WXOW has Charlie’s story on again at 10pm. Charlie’s Garage has a Higher Purpose A few years ago, Charlie Hinders had just built a garage as his retirement man cave, when he was inspired by a message he heard at La Crescent United Methodist church. The message was from a PET international representative. They were looking for help building cart......

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16
Oct 2016
Mission Trip Fundraiser Breakfasts

Mission Trippers We had a really great mission trip meeting for senior high students last Wednesday that generated some new ideas for fundraising – breakfast before church! The first FUNdraiser we are doing is a hot breakfast before church. We are looking for 5-7 youth and their parents to help make some of the breakfast items, as well as serve and clean up. Tyler or Alexa will be heading this up each time we do it with a small number of kids so the rest can attend Sunday School that week. This will......

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13
Oct 2016
Breakthrough Prayer in News

Today the Houston County News included an article about the upcoming Breakthrough Prayer events! News Paper The article, entitled “La Crescent United Methodist to host evangelism workshop” was written by Alex Graaff of the Houston County News. In the article Graaff writes about the story of the executive director of OnSite International, Inc, Rob Griepentrog. Rob was with our church a few years ago. Since then he went on to serve through Keynote and Cru. More recently he has ventured out to create a non-profit called OnSite International, Inc. to share the gift......

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09
Oct 2016
Pastor at pulpit with the vision statement on the screen behind him.

Hello Church Family, the HCI team has worked hard over the last several months on a vision statement. Much of the info here comes from submitted information. As you read along, you’ll find that I decided to include a link to today’s sermon from Pastor as he introduced us to our new vision. Vision Statement We are happy to report that at our last Healthy Church Initiative meeting on September 29th, our Vision Team (which has expanded in recent months to include Mindy Kearney and several more church council members) decided enthusiastically......

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08
Oct 2016
What's HCI been up To?

As we move back toward cooler weather, the new school year, and into the upcoming holiday season some of you may be wondering what the HCI team has been up to over the summer. After our church consultation weekend last February we were left with a laundry list of tasks to complete in order to address the 5 recommendations from the HCI Consultation team. And boy have we been busy! The HCI team has been meeting regularly over the summer with and without our Coach, Bill Lewis.  First and foremost we have......

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07
Oct 2016
Committal service for Mario Miller

There will be a committal service for Mario Miller on Sunday, October 9, at 1:00 at Prospect Hill Cemetery, 375 N Hill St.  We invite you to join family and friends as we pay our final respects to this fine young man who was taken from us so early.  Blessings!  ...

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