Core Offerings
During the Advent season, we discovered we all are "Those Who Dream." It is a new year... what a perfect time to really live into that theme!

Warm up to these great opportunities at Sugar River to connect, dream, and grow in your faith this season!
Annual Winter Women's Retreat: "Dream Again"
Saturday, January 23 ~ 10:00 am - Noon
Dive into the new year with dreams fueled by hope and promise.
Sugar River's Rachele Rickels, Certified Yoga Instructor, will open our event! She will help us prepare our minds and body with guided breathing and several easy-to-do chair yoga movements while tying in our theme for the day.

Lori Nebel, Licensed Professional Counselor and founder of Living Well is back by popular demand and will lead this interactive presentation. The scripture focus for the event just happens to be the verse that inspired Sugar River's Breakthrough Prayer!
Forget the former things;
  do not dwell on the past.
See, I am doing a new thing!
  Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the wilderness
  and streams in the desert.
Isaiah 43: 18-19

Lori says: "I am a counselor who believes that everyone has the opportunity to live a life that is meaningful ~ full of purpose and contentment. As a Christian, I believe that our physical, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing are highly integrated." We'll also revisit her soul-stirring question: "If its true, don't you want to know it?" Join us for this meaningful time of connection, learning and inspiration... to dream again. Invite a friend!

Registration for this Zoom event is required (meeting link & passcode will be provided in a confirmation email).
*While this event is focused toward women, all are welcome to learn more about the context & join if interested.
Couple's Valentine Virtual Date Night: "Dreaming Together"
Thursday, February 11 ~ 7:00 pm
We're excited to offer this opportunity for a different kind of date night! We all know its been difficult to have a night out lately, so... invite your spouse or significant other in for this fun event!

  • Pastor Gary will help host and share some spiritual insights about revisiting past dreams you've had as a couple and dreaming into the future-- together.
  • Lindsey Marsh, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, will pop in to give us some quick, practical tips on staying connected in our relationships during times of stress & change.
  • We'll spend most of the time just having some FUN with activities and great couple-minded games! You'll make a great team and be ready for a little friendly competition-- we have prizes for the winners!
Make some time to reconnect and celebrate this Valentine's Day! 
Only $5.00/couple; party kits will be provided.
Registration required by Tuesday, February 1st. More info by clicking button below!
(Meeting link & passcode will be provided in a confirmation email.)
Men's Morning Retreat:
"Big Dreams, Big Miracles"
Saturday, February 20 ~ 10 am on Zoom

Join Bill Schultz, avid baseball fan and Founder & Executive Director of The Miracle League of Dane County for this event. Bill will share his inspirational testimony of overcoming physical challenges and using his experiences & perseverance to help others with disabilities. He'll tell us how God called him to his new purpose and put a dream in his heart that is now becoming a reality!

“The Miracle League” is a national organization that helps communities build specially designed, inclusive baseball fields for children with physical and/or cognitive disabilities.

Just in time for the beginning of baseball spring training season, invite a friend and join in this uplifting time together.

Registration is required. Zoom link and passcode will be provided in a confirmation email. Click below to sign up and for more details!
*While this event is focused toward men, all are welcome to learn more about the context & join if interested.
Have further questions or need help registering?
Please email Kendra Hinzmann, Grow Director for assistance.
Have friends or family that may be interested in these great offerings? Simply forward this email!
It's hard to believe, but Lent is right around the corner!
Stay tuned for more information coming soon on weekly Core groups and new events with our church-wide Lenten focus: "Made for a Miracle."
Begins mid-February.

Core development begins with our soul centered in God. From that center we develop spiritual practices that lead to a vital relationship with God, others, and ourselves.

We encourage all at Sugar River to sign up for at least one group per year!

Looking to lead a group or have an idea for an event but need some help getting it off the ground?
We're always ready to support and talk to leaders, helping you share your gifts, passion and dreams!