BTOL - Best Times Of Life
Best Times of Life (BTOL) is a fellowship group for individuals who are 55 and older. BTOL meets on the second Monday of each month (except July) at noon in the church Parish Hall for a covered dish lunch followed by a program. Programs are varied in content and may be educational, entertaining, musical or informational.
Golfers for God
Golfers for God is an active small group ministry that meets weekly for fellowship and golf, weather per- mitting. The location rotates among ten area golf courses. A tradition since the beginning of the group, a "toast to the miracle of cereal malt beverages" follows each golf game as well as collection of an offering.
The funds that are collected have been directed to Reformation's seminarian students, the special needs of students and facilities at Oaks Indian Mission, and equipment for maintaining the church grounds. Since the inception of this group, nearly $16,000 has been donated to these endeavors.
The golf game is usually scheduled for a Wednesday afternoon. If you would like to join, or receive more information, please contact any member of Golfers for God: Waldo Gerards, Clarence Koch, Ken Lang, David Lee, Ron Marnell, Jan Moyer, Paul Ryding, Jerry Whetstone, or members Emeritus, Tom Cronk, Jack Metz or Kenn Woodard.
Women of the ELCA
The Women of Reformation work in partnership with Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church (WELCA), a church-wide ministry that builds on a strong history of women's Bible study, service, and fellowship. At Reformation, we find great support and affirmation through Circles -- small groups that meet monthly for Bible study, fellowship, and service. All women, members and guests alike, are invited to attend any Circle meeting. Circle schedules are listed below:
- Dorcas Circle meets at 1:00 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month (except August). Meetings are held at the homes of members.
- Rebecca Circle meets at 10:00 a.m. on the second Thursday of each month (except June, July and August). Meetings are held at the church.
Circles also provide the glue for many of our ministry projects. Throughout the year, the Women of Reformation sponsor many initiatives designed to provide assistance to those in need including collections of food and clothing, monthly visits to a neighborhood nursing home, and financial support for seminarians.
A ministry group within the Women of Reformation, Blanket Makers creates blankets for students at Oaks Indian Center and lap robes for residents of area nursing homes. Blanket Makers also make a quilt each year for auction to benefit Camp Tomah Shinga.
Another dedicated group is the Prayer Shawl Ministry. These talented knitters create prayer shawls to comfort those who need to know others are praying for them, as well as for our high school graduates.
For more information about any of these ministries or Circles, contact the church office.
Women's Night Out
Looking for great conversation and a delicious meal out on the town? Women's Night Out just may be your answer! All women are invited to this monthly gathering for fun and fellowship. The group meets at a different restaurant on the fourth Tuesday of each month. The conversation is always spirited.
It is a great way to get to know some new friends and check in with old friends, all while discovering some great new places to eat out and visiting old favorites.
Contact the church office for more information or to be added to the email group for updates.