Life Groups are communities of people who are striving to live out ALL the implications of the Gospel. Together life groups will provide a biblical foundation, while leading one another to personal spiritual growth taking seriously Jesus' instruction to go and make disciples. Life groups are about experiencing Life together-through a life of worship, learning, serving, living, and going.
Saved to Serve Life Group- Bob Johnson
Saved to Serve life Group is a progression in Luther Memorial's commitment to service in the Campus, Community, Country, and Continents in response to God's grace, mercy, and love to us. we know that many of our members are involved in service outside of the walls of our church. We would facilitate and offer opportunities for members to volunteer as a group for service projects that organizations in our community present to us throughout the year. Some of these organizations would include: Our Neighbor's Place, River Falls Food Pantry, Servant of the Shepherd, Free Clinic of Pierce and St. Croix Counties, and Assistance Resource Center (ARC).
(Currently Suspended during COVID) Wednesday Morning Bible Study- Glenn Badje & Cheryl Carter
Our objective is to meet weekly to share Christian Fellowship and discuss topics that relate to our Christian Faith. Along with book study, we watch video material prepared by Christian Organizations commensurate with the LCMS philosophies. All are welcome to attend, please join us at 9:30 AM Wednesday for a rewarding hour.
(Currently Suspended during COVID) Thursday Morning Life Group- Quentin Schultz
The Thursday morning Bible study group has been meeting since the 1980's and the members of the group have continuously changed over time. Currently, this life group meets every Thursday morning at 8:00 AM except on holidays or by general consent. Study guides are used to either explore books of the Bible, or specific topics. Everyone is invited to attend!
Quilters Life Group- Cheryl Carter
We are a group of sewers who meet at Luther Memorial twice a month. In addition to working on our own projects, we make hats, blankets, and port pillows for hospital patients receiving treatment. We also make homemade items to donate for local charity fundraisers such as Bowls for Hope, Free Clinic of Pierce and St. Croix Counties, and other River Falls' community services.
Funeral Family Life Group- Cheryl Carter
We are a team that partners together when needed, to provide service and comfort by serving meals to families who hold funerals at Luther Memorial.
Food Pantry Life Group- Julie Swenson
The food pantry volunteers take turns picking up donated food shelf items from the grocery cart in the LMC entry, and delivering them to the River Falls Food Shelf Pantry. More volunteers are always welcome. We currently maintain a 2 month rotation.
Trunk or Treat Life Group- Jaci Zimmerman
Trunk or Treat, typically held on the Sunday prior to Halloween, is a fun event intended to serve families with young children in our community. Children trick or treat from decorated car to decorated car, parked in our Church parking lot. Volunteer opportunities include providing a decorated trunk, supervising bounce houses, serving pizza, providing "security", and accepting entries for door prizes.
Church Beautification Life Group- Ellen Schultz
The purpose is to create a warm, welcoming place for worship, Bible study, and fellowship to help members and visitors share the message of Jesus Christ. Life group members may have a specific interest or area they prefer to work in and are encouraged to recruit additional volunteers as needed to carry out special projects.
Projects include, but are not limited to:
- Seasonal decorations (harvest, Christmas, Easter)
- Altar Flowers; indoor plants
- Banners- sanctuary and throughout building
- Outdoor floral displays
- Walls and hallways-purposeful decorations/accessories
- Assist with selection of furniture, flooring, paint replacement as needed