Living together in Faith:
Reformation is a community of faith that believes in the life, death, and resurrection of Christ and comes together to try to follow in His footsteps. Everything that we do is built around a strong belief in God as made known to us in Jesus Christ. Through worship, service, and education, we practice our faith, grow our relationship with God and experience God’s grace in our lives.
We know that we don’t have all of the answers, and that sometimes we have more questions than answers. Along with gathering for worship, we join together for Bible study, Book Clubs, prayer, and talking together so that we can grow closer to God and to each other. As we recognize needs of people in our neighborhood and around the world, we reach out to others and serve where the Holy Spirit leads. We also know that God wants us to laugh together, so we have time for fellowship and fun.
Nifty-Fifty Group – What is it? This is a group of people who get together the 2nd Monday of each month at Rick’s Diner, on Monroe Street in the Hobby Lobby Plaza, at 12:30 pm. You don’t have to be 50. Join us for a small devotional, breakfast or lunch and some fellowship. All are welcome. See you there!!
Chancel Choir – Reformation has a small, but dedicated group of individuals in our church choir. They sing during the worship services from September to June. The music selection is varied, and we always have fun with each piece. We are ALWAYS in need of additional voices. There are no auditions or costs involved. If you can carry a tune in a bucket and have a desire to sing the Lord’s praises, please contact the church office for more information. They practice on Thursday evenings, beginning at 7:30 pm. Come make a joyful noise.
Prayer Chain: When a member or a friend of a member has a special need, their name is placed on the prayer chain to be added to our prayers.
Other activities at Reformation are seasonal. The following are examples of the many activities that regularly take place at Reformation.
At Easter we hold an Easter Egg Hunt for the children in the neighborhood.
In May we participate in the National Day of Prayer
At the beginning of summer we have a Garden Fellowship where members plant all of the beautiful flowers around the church.
In July we hold an Ice Cream Social. This picnic style meal with ice cream sundaes for dessert is free and open to the public.
Also in July, we go as a group to watch a MudHens game.
In the fall we hold our annual Spaghetti supper with a football theme. Members decorate the tables in the colors of their favorite teams.
Trunk or Treat is a favorite in the neighborhood. Held on the Sunday before Halloween, at this free event, children arrive dressed in costumes and “trick or treat” for candy in the open trunks of cars in the parking lot.
Church brunches and dinners.
As part of our mission, we feel it is important to be a part of the community, both small and large. Locally our church supports many charities. Additionally, we regularly collect food donations for the Feed Your Neighbor food pantry, and many members volunteer their time and talents there. We also help out with THE GIVING STORE located at Glenwood Lutheran church. We have an annual Angel Tree at Christmas to sponsor needy families locally, and we participate in the Samaritan’s Purse Shoe Box which provides Christmas gifts for children in third world nations. We also hold community meals every couple of months to provide a nice fellowship opportunity for those in the community. These are free and open to anyone in the community who would like to come!
This year we also participated in the ELCA World Hunger Program God’s Global Gifts. We raised enough money to help send communities in need throughout the world some farm animals, part of a community garden and part of a well to bring much needed water to areas that don’t have enough. We plan to make this an annual program.
Outside Organizations that meet at Reformation:
Open-Minded Group AA – Monday – Saturday at noon
Tuesday Night Serenity Group – Al-Anon – Tuesday nights at 8:00 p.m.
AA Serenity group – Wednesday nights
Crossroads Financial Opportunity Center – a division of Lutheran Social Services – offers assistance to individuals and families to learn about and access helpful community resources. They also offer annual tax preparation help for those whose income is less than $60,000.00/year. They can be contacted at (419)475-3258.
Luther Hall, our multi-purpose room, is available for rentals for sports activities and social gatherings. Please call the church office for complete details.