Spiritual Formation

Deepening Our Faith and Connection to God

We are blessed with leadership that has the vision and insight to have an on-staff director of spiritual formation to plan and lead opportunities for the congregation and community.
Deborah Hansen helps us engage in a variety of spiritual practices and disciplines to help deepen our faith and connect us to God and to one another.

Spring Book StudY:

Ladder to the Light

Ever feel like you are stuck in a dark hole? Author Steven Charleston, a Choctaw elder and Episcopal priest suggests that we see our dark holes as a kiva—a place that nurtures our growth. In Native American spirituality, a kiva is an underground chamber that one climbs up and out of by a ladder—a ladder to the light.

This spring we will reflect on this image of the climbing the kiva’s ladder, one rung at a time. The rungs will teach us about faith, blessing, hope, community, action, truth, renewal, and transformation as we climb from the darkness to the light.

Join us on this ladder as we share and reflect on the book, our lives, and our Christian faith.

The cost of the book is $18.

RSVP for a group at firstlutherancr.org/groups or Call/email Deborah at 319-365-1494 or deborahh@firstlutherancr.org to join a group and for more information.

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New this Spring! Monday
Evening Men and Women
April 8, 15, 22, 29; 

May 6, 13, 20;
5:30-7:00 pm, in Room 310

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Afternoon Women:
April 9, 16, 23, 30; 

May 7, 14, 21;
1:30-3:00 pm, in Room 310

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Morning Women:
April 10, 17, 24; 

May 1, 8, 15, 22;
10:00-11:30 am, in room 307

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What people are saying...

about Spiritual Formation

“Our stories reflect our hopes, dreams, visions, joy, fears, doubts, and failures. It is indeed a blessing to have such an opportunity to grow in my faith journey at church.” - Jasmine Wu

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