Family Ministries

Our Family Ministries are really thriving. Within Children’s ministry, our nursery teaches also practice a curriculum aimed just for toddlers and little ones. Ministry to our youngest ones should not simply be childcare, it should be a launching pad for nurturing the infants and toddlers into an integral beginning—a place of prayer where young children hear the foundation Bible stories, learn simple truth statements, in a way catered to them.

We are also seeing this trend at EPIC, where we are seeing our students bring more friends each week as they dive mote into the Bible than ever before! At every EPIC meeting we have students bring their Bibles and highlighters in, volunteering to read, and answering some hard questions that help them discover and own their faith.

This is an exciting time to be part of Family Ministry, and we could not do it without all of our wonderful volunteers.

Yours In Christ,
Beth Botsford
Director of Family Ministries
Phone 626-2762
Email nlmfamilies@gmail.com

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Pre-Valentines Night Out

Do you have children between the ages of 3-10?  Would you like a pre-Valentines night out?

EPIC is hosting a Parents Night Out TONIGHT, February 13 from 6:30 – 10:00 pm.

EPIC youth will interact with your children during games, food and other activities

Adult supervision is also provided.   Proceeds go to support youth activities and missions.

Register today as space is limited.

Contact Mandy Moellering at 626-2762 or email NLFUMCyouthandchildren@gmail.com.

EPIC and Confirmation – EPIC y Confirmación

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Confirmation is under way for 9 youth and their mentors. Each week they dig further into their faith journey and our Christian beliefs. We are looking forward to a Confirmation Retreat at Pictured Rocks in Monticello in March. Who doesn’t love rock climbing, faith trails and lots of fun games?? Can’t wait!

EPIC high school youth have started a new curriculum series called Life Choices—Trusting God in Life’s Decisions and Challenges. We are seeing some great discussion happening about the issues that impact our daily lives and our faith. The Youth are also actively designing the new Youth space for the Building Expansion. Slides and Hammocks are so far highest on their “want” list. The Youth Team’s list includes couches for discussion spaces, chairs and tables for projects and maybe a new Foosball table. We are thrilled to be able to open the new Youth Space up during the week which I believe will really impact our teen ministry.

Another big event coming up in 2015 is our High School Mission Trip to Hannibal, MO. July 5—11.  We will be serving the people of Hannibal in need of home repair and construction. We are still looking for one adult male to join our team. Feeling that God “nudge” to get out and do something new?

Please consider joining us—it is a great opportunity to serve others and share in outreach with our kids.
February 13—Parents’ Night Out Fundraiser 6:30—10:00 pm

February 15—EPIC at New Horizons for our annual Game Night 6:00—8:00 pm

February 18—Ash Wednesday Service

March 7—8 Confirmation Retreat at Pictured Rocks

Did you mean: Confirmation is under way for 9 youth and their mentors. Each week they dig further into their faith journey and our Christian beliefs. We are looking forward to a Confirmation Retreat at Pictured Rocks in Monticello in March. Who doesn’t love rock climbing, faith trails and lots of fun games?? Can’t wait! EPIC high school youth have started a new curriculum series called Life Choices—Trusting God in Life’s Decisions and Challenges. We are seeing some great discussion happening about the issues that impact our daily lives and our faith. The Youth are also actively designing the new Youth space for the Building Expansion. Slides and Hammocks are so far highest on their “want” list. The Youth Teams list includes couches for discussion spaces, chairs and tables for projects and maybe a new Foosball table. We are thrilled to be able to open the new Youth Space up during the week which I believe will really impact our teen ministry. Another big event coming up in 2015 is our High School Mission Trip to Hannibal, MO. July 5—11. We will be serving the people of Hannibal in need of home repair and construction. We are still looking for one adult male to join our team. Feeling that God “nudge” to get out and do something new? Please consider joining us—it is a great opportunity to serve others and share in outreach with our kids. February 13—Parents’ Night Out Fundraiser 6:30—10:00 pm February 15—EPIC at New Horizons for our annual Game Night 6:00—8:00 pm February 18—Ash Wednesday Service March 7—8 Confirmation Retreat at Pictured Rocks

Confirmación está en marcha para el 9 de los jóvenes y sus mentores. Cada semana que cavar más lejos en su camino de fe y nuestras creencias cristianas. Estamos mirando adelante a un retiro de la Confirmación en rocas y medio en Monticello en marzo. ¿Quién no ama la escalada en roca, senderos de la fe y un montón de divertidos juegos ?? No puedo esperar!

Jóvenes de secundaria EPIC han comenzado una nueva serie llamada vida currículo EleccionesConfiar en Dios en las decisiones y retos de la vida. Estamos viendo alguna gran discusión sucediendo acerca de los problemas que afectan a nuestra vida cotidiana y nuestra fe. La juventud también están diseñando activamente el nuevo espacio de la Juventud para la Expansión del edificio. Diapositivas y hamacas son hasta el momento más alto de su lista de querer”. La lista del equipo juvenil incluye sofás para espacios de discusión, mesas y sillas para los proyectos y tal vez una nueva mesa de futbolín. Estamos encantados de ser capaces de abrir el nuevo Espacio Joven durante la semana que creo que realmente impactar nuestro ministerio juvenil.

Otro gran evento viene en el 2015 es nuestro viaje Mission High School a Hannibal, MO. 5 a 11 jul. Vamos a servir a la gente de Aníbal en necesidad de reparaciones en el hogar y la construcción. Todavía estamos buscando un macho adulto para unirse a nuestro equipo. Sintiendo que Dios “codazo” para salir y hacer algo nuevo?

Por favor, considere unirse a nosotros, es una gran oportunidad de servir a los demás y compartir en actividades de divulgación con nuestros hijos.
Noche 13 de febreroPadres ‘Out Fundraiser 6: 30-10: 00

15 de febreroEPIC en Nuevos Horizontes para nuestra Noche de Juegos anual del 6: 00-8: 00 PM

Servicio 18 de febreroMiércoles de Ceniza

Marzo 7 a 8 Retiro de Confirmación en rocas y medio

Hayrack Ride and Potluck

ALL families are welcome to join the Hernandez Family and the EPIC Youth Group for a night of fall fun!

November 2nd, 2014 6-8 PM

2141 Highway 965 NE ( Look for the large EPIC banner on the left!)

We ask that everyone bring a dish to share, we will have chili, hot dogs, cocoa and SMORES!

Dress Warmly and come enjoy the festivities!

June Mission Trip

Join EPIC youth June 26-29 in helping the residents of Washington, Illinois as they recover from the tornado that devastated their community on November 17th last year.

Mission trips are more than the work we accomplish they give hope, develop faith & bond us together.

This trip is open to everyone with a heart for service.  We expect to helping to clean up debris left by the tornado, assisting in the distribution center and other needed work.  You don’t need to be skilled in construction just willing to help out.  Children under 12, not involved in EPIC may attend and work with their parents on approval by our host.

We will be working with Bethany Community Church who will provide lodging in their building, lunch and organize our work crews for us.  Lodging at BCC’s facility will have showers and restrooms with separate rooms for men and women.  We recommend bringing a cot or inflatable mattress and bedding.  We will provide breakfast and dinner at BCC along with an evening worship time.

If you prefer to stay in a local hotel or camper please let us know and we can help make arraignments.  We hope you will join us for our dinner and worship time.

We will be working in crews of 8-12 organized by BCC on Friday and Saturday.  If you wish to work on Sunday we will need to coordinate work with another agency so we need to know when you sign up.

Sign up and payment due by May 20th  Space at BCC is limited to about 25 

The cost for food and lodging is $30 per day if you wish to travel in the church van we ask for $10.00 to cover gas and expenses.  T-shirts are available from BCC for $20.00.        Family rates available for families with children.

Contact us to turn in your registration form or with questions:

Lucy Hershberger:  319-430-9488 email theranch@southslope.net

Mandy Moellering:  319-321-8609  nlfumcyouthandchildren@gmail.com

Josh Rath 319-351-2491  pastorjoshrath@gmail.com

Parents Night Out

Register your kids for a great night of activities, games, food and fun sponsored by our EPIC youth group!

Saturday February 15, 4-8 PM

Proceeds go to support youth activities and mission trips to Colorado and Illinois. For more information or to register your kids, contact Mandy Moellering or Josh Rath at 319-626-2762 or nlfumcyouthandchildren@gmail.com.

EPIC (Engaging People In Christ)

Hard to believe it’s already May, wow this year has flown by at the speed of light. Thank you to everyone who enjoyed our pancake breakfast a few weeks ago, it was an amazing fundraiser. It is always fun seeing people gather together to share a meal and talk about life around the table. As always we have a blast making the church smell like sausage all day long and seeing how many pan-cakes we can fit on the grill. Thank you to everyone who donated supplies and money, we greatly appreciate your donation Continue reading “EPIC (Engaging People In Christ)”