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Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.
Joyfully recognizing God’s commitment and faithfulness to us, Faith Lutheran Church exists to serve God through serving God’s people. We eagerly work toward the realization of God’s Kingdom by:
- offering praise-filled worship to God
- nurturing individual spiritual growth
- fostering an environment of caring and acceptance
- reaching out to serve the needs of our community
God’s love stirs us to touch others with the same love we have received, and invites them to share our life of praise and service.
A very brief history of Faith Lutheran Church:
February 1969 – Local interested persons begin meeting with Pastor Russell Miller of First Lutheran Church, Beaver Dam to discuss starting an American Lutheran Church mission in Columbus.
December 14, 1969 – First worship service in rented space at Masonic Temple. Those present vote to decide the name of the new congregation.
January 1970– Pastor Berton Hushagen, called from Sandy, Utah, arrives and conducts his first worship service at Faith on January 18. He is installed on March 1.
December 30, 1970 – Charter Membership Roll is closed with 226 baptized members, 138 confirmed, from 72 family units.
December 19, 1971 – Dedication of Faith Lutheran Church building.
September 1, 1973– Pastor Jerald Wendt begins serving Faith, coming from Cedarburg, Wisconsin. He is installed on September 16. Membership of Faith at the end of 1973 is 335.
February 24, 1985– Pastor Robert Moberg is installed and begins serving Faith. His previous church was in Viking, Minnesota.
1987 – Three Lutheran bodies merged to form the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), finalized in 1987. Merging bodies were the Lutheran Church in America (LCA), the American Lutheran Church (ALC), and the Association of Evangelical Lutheran Churches (AELC). Faith is in the South Central Synod of Wisconsin, Beaver Dam Conference.
May 10, 1992 – Dedication of building addition.
January 2, 1997– Associate Pastor Melissa Markquart begins serving in a half-time position.
2000– Faith Lutheran Church goes online with its own internet website.
January 19, 2003– Associate Pastor Susan Quigley is installed at Faith Lutheran Church direct from seminary.
2006 – Congregationally Recognized Partner in Ministry, Sandra Schieble, starts serving Faith.
March, 2008 – Assistant Pastor Lisa Nelson begins serving Faith on part-time basis.
2009 – Participate in Synod’s “Shared Ministry” initiative by partnering with Bonnet Prairie Lutheran and Pastor Joan Wittrock for the length of a three year agreement.
April 1, 2009 – Faith Lutheran church launches a redesigned website.
April 19, 2009 – The church mortgage for the education and fellowship wing is burned with South-Central Synod of Wisconsin Bishop Bruce Burnside in attendance.
February 14, 2010 – We celebrate Pastor Bob’s 25th year serving Faith. The actual date is February 18, 2010. His presence has been a Blessing to Faith.
June 4, 2017 – Pastor Bob retires as pastor of Faith Lutheran Church. A special service, catered luncheon, and community open house mark this memorable event.
For a full history and more insights to Faith Lutheran Church, be sure to check out our “A History of Faith Lutheran Church” book that was published in celebration of Faith’s 35th Anniversary.