Adult Activities

The following organizations at David Evangelical Lutheran Church provide opportunities for the adult members of our congregation to participate in Christian fellowship and a means to provide service to our church and community.

BOOK CLUB

We have two book clubs here at David Lutheran that meet every five to six weeks, depending on holidays and other activities. The Daytime Book Club meets at the church in the Ridenour Chapel at 1:00 p.m..  The Evening Book Club usually meets in members' homes or at a local restaurant at 6:00 or 6:30 p.m.. Each group reads a variety of books and we aren't afraid to say if we liked or didn't like the book. Club members suggest books for upcoming meetings. The Evening Book Club members volunteer for hosting duties, which include serving whatever types of refreshments they choose, but typically snacks and a dessert.

The Daytime Book Club held their first meeting this past January.  The Evening Book Club is in its sixth year. It started with eight members but has expanded to 10 to 14 people at each meeting.

All are welcome! Come join this opportunity for discussion and fellowship. Check for other upcoming David Lutheran Book Club meeting dates and times located in the event calendar.

For more information on the Daytime Book Club, contact Marty Van Reeth.

For more information on the Evening Book Club, contact Gail Heffner-Charles.

 GENTLE WATERS SUPPORT GROUP

Do you love someone with special needs? Are you a caregiver for someone with Autism, hearing/visual impairment, Alzheimer, Down Syndrome, ADD/ADHD or similar special needs? Share your stories, learn and find out how others deal with everyday life as a caregiver for someone who is differently abled.

We meet the second Sunday of each month in the evening from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. here at David Lutheran Church. This ministry is sponsored by the Canal Winchester/Lithopolis Ministerial Association.

QUILTING MINISTRY

"Working for the Lord, One stitch at a time"

The quilting ministry here at David Lutheran started in the Spring of 2004 by a member of our congregation. What started with one person has become a group of 14 women who meet every Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. This time is used to fellowship and to solve the world's problems. To some of us, it's free therapy where all of us are more than willing to give our advice for free. Our ministry is very important to each and every one of us. We laugh, we cry and we share happy news but we never forget that our mission is to work for the Lord one stitch at a time.

For the children, we have made and donated blankets to Fairfield Medical Center, the Linus Project, Nationwide Children's Hospital, the West Side Women's Project, Franklin County Child Protective Services, ABC Quilts and others. We have also sent quilts to sites of disasters - most recently to Oklahoma following tornadoes there. We make lap robes for members of our congregation as well as for our Veterans of Foreign Wars and Walter Reed Medical Center.

Come and join us. No experience is necessary and we supply all the materials that you would need. If you are interested, please stop by on any Wednesday morning or call the church office, 614-837-7041. For more information, contact Madel O'Neil.

FOREVER YOUNG

Forever Young fellowship group, established in 1999, meets once a month (usually the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 11:30 a.m.) at the church for lunch and a game of euchre. The group is comprised mostly of senior citizens, but anyone of any one 55 years or older is welcome to join our group.

In December of each year we have a very nice catered Christmas luncheon at the church. Following lunch we enjoy some form of entertainment.

We average 10-15 individuals in attendance at each of our events and usually have about 20 in attendance at our Christmas luncheon.

We would like to invite anyone who is interested in becoming a part of our group to please come and join us for a time of fellowship and enjoyment. Pam Ward is the Coordinator of Forever Young. For more information, contact Pam at 614-226-2521 or at: grandmapw@hughes.net

REBEKAH CIRCLE

The Rebekah Circle meets at 11:00 a.m. on the 3rd Tuesday of each month, September through May, in the Ridenour Chapel. In June, we usually go out to lunch.  Bible related discussions are the emphasis of the meetings.

We welcome all ages interested in joining us for Bible Study and fellowship, this diversity makes the discussions more interesting.

During each year, the group supports the Community Food Pantry, the Christmas Giving Tree, Choices, plus other activities as they occur during the year. Bring your favorite sack lunch and enjoy the inspiration and fellowship. Dessert and beverage are provided.

Carolyn Wood is the Chairman of Rebekah Circle and can be reached at 614.834.3735.