Christian Faith Moravian Church 
805 E. Holum St.
DeForest, Wisconsin 53532
(608) 846-5876

In essentials, unity;
in non-essentials, liberty;
in all things love.
    This Week's Schedule
10/29/2017- Sun -9:00 AMChristian Education for all ages
10:00 AMChoir practice
10:30 AMWorship
11:30 AMFellowship
 
10/30/2017- Mon -8:00 PMAA and Al-Anon meetings
 
10/31/2017- Tue -6:00 AMMen’s Breakfast and Bible Study at Family Restaurant
 
11/01/2017- Wed -7:00 PMChoir practice
8:00 PMAA meeting
 
11/04/2017- Sat -7:30 AMHelping out at Tricklebee Café
Set your clocks back one hour before bed
 
11/05/2017- Sun -9:00 AMChristian Education for all ages
10:00 AMChoir practice
10:30 AMWorship
11:30 AMFellowship and Church Council meeting
2:00 PMPeru Mission Presentation at Watertown
 
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11/06/2017- Mon -8:00 PMAA and Al-Anon meetings
 
11/07/2017- Tue -6:00 AMMen’s Breakfast and Bible Study at Family Restaurant
 
11/08/2017- Wed -7:00 PMChoir practice
8:00 PMAA meeting
 
11/12/2017- Sun -9:00 AMChristian Education for all ages
10:00 AMChoir practice
10:30 AMWorship w/ Holy Communion (Christ the Chief Elder)
11:30 AMFellowship
 

Upcoming Events
  • Helping Out at Tricklebee Café
    Our next day to help out at the Tricklebee Café is Saturday, November 4th. We will gather at church at 7:30 am and caravan over to Milwaukee; we will return in the early afternoon. We will be doing food prep, serving food, bussing tables, doing dishes, and other work around the café. Due to space considerations (both theirs and ours), we can only send up to 5 people each month. If you’d like to help out, you can sign up by clicking here or on the volunteer sheet at the back of church. For more information, visit their website by clicking here or find them on Facebook.

  • Church Council Meeting
    On Sunday, November 5th, we will have our annual Church Council meeting. At this meeting we will discuss and approve a budget for 2018 and hold elections for our Elders and Trustees. We will also elect our delegate and alternate to attend the Provincial Synod next summer in Bethlehem, PA. A nominating committee has been formed to ask members if they’d be interested in serving. However, even if you aren’t asked to serve, you are welcome and encouraged to contact the church office to volunteer to be nominated for the Elders, Trustees, or Synod delegate.

  • Peru Mission Presentation
    Mark your calendar and plan to attend ‘An Afternoon for Mission’ at the Watertown Moravian Church located at 510 Cole. Southern Wisconsin Moravians for Mission is excited to hear from Deb Fischer and Jeff Mallach about their recent trip to Peru. Great things are happening in Peru and Jeff and Deb will share their experience on Sunday, November 5th at 2:00 pm. Bring a friend and plan on staying after their presentation for refreshments.

  • Christmas Poinsettias
    We are again offering the opportunity to beautify our sanctuary for Christmas Eve by purchasing a poinsettia in honor or in memory of a loved one. You can order a poinsettia in a 5” pot for $8.50 or 6 ½” pot for $15.50 in red or white colors. You may take your poinsettia home after December 31st and sleeves will be provided to protect your plant. Order forms are available at church; you can also order by replying to this email. Deadline to order is Sunday, November 12th.

  • Third Thursday Family Night -- "Blessing Bags"
    Our next Family Night will be held on Thursday, November 16th at 6:30 pm. We will begin with a shared meal at 6:30. A main dish will be provided, you are welcome to bring a side dish to pass if you'd like. After the meal, we will be making "blessing bags" -- small bags with basic necessities and essentials (soap, shampoo, toothpaste and toothbrush, washcloth, etc) that you can hand out to people in need. There will also be time to play cards or board games, Bible Study materials will be provided, you can continue in relaxed conversation around the table, or you can organize a discussion around a specific relevant topic. There will be some soft music playing in the sanctuary for those who would simply like to take some moments to unwind in prayer at the end of a busy day or busy week. All are welcome! Invite your friends.

  • Thanksgiving Lovefeast
    On Sunday, November 19th, during worship we will participate in a Moravian lovefeast! Lovefeasts are traditional Moravian customs used to celebrate special occasions. It involves partaking of a simple meal – a bun or cookie and a drink – within the context of worship as a way of emphasizing the importance of fellowship and mutual ministry as the body of Christ.

  • Thanksgiving Meals
    We will be again be partnering with the DeForest Area Needs Network to assemble and deliver Thanksgiving Meals for shut-ins around the community on Wednesday, November 22nd. If you would like to help out, contact the church office or speak with Marlene Sobek.

  • Community Thanksgiving Worship
    An ecumenical community Thanksgiving worship service will be held on Wednesday, November 22nd at 7:30 pm at Norway Grove Church. Pastor Jason will join with other church leaders from around the community as we worship and give thanks to God. Please join us!

  • Advent Workshop
    It’s hard to believe, but it will be Thanksgiving and Christmas before you know it! Following worship on Sunday, November 26th, we will have a potluck lunch and then get our sanctuary ready for the Advent and Christmas season. We will put up the tree, trim beeswax candles, and decorate our church facilities.

  • Winterfest Craft and Bake Sale
    We will again be part of the DeForest Winterfest by hosting a craft and bake sale at our church on Saturday, December 2nd from 8:00 am – 1:00 pm. If you would like to help out by offering crafts or baked goods to be sold, or by volunteering at the event, please contact the church office.

  • Unity Prayer Watch
    The Unity Prayer Watch is designed to have at least one Moravian somewhere in the world constantly in prayer! This year, our church will share Sunday, December 3rd with our brothers and sisters at the Watertown, Ebenezer, London, Glenwood, and Lakeview congregations, and with the Tricklebee Cafe. The hours we have been assigned for that day are 1:00 - 2:00 am, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm, and 7:00 - 8:00 pm. You can volunteer to pray for one or more 15-minute shifts by signing up at church or by clicking here. If you need prayer material, please contact Pastor Jason.

  • Madison Homeless Shelter
    When we help serve breakfast at the Madison Homeless Shelter next month on Wednesday, December 13th, we would like to serve some breakfast sausages with the French toast. If you would like to donate some frozen, pre-cooked breakfast sausage links, please speak with Peggy Landgraf.

  • Looking Ahead
    Our annual Chili Supper will be held on Thursday, January 25th and our annual Pie Auction will be held following worship on Sunday, February 11th. Mark your calendars for these special events coming up in the new year!


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*Western District elects new leadership at 2016 Province Synod
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