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• To Svea Rose Olsen, daughter of Kim and Sven, who was baptized into the Christian faith on Sunday, September 29.

• To Addison Ann Mae Zausch, daughter of Melissa and Josh, who was baptized into the Christian faith on Sunday, September 22.

• To the 2020 Confirmation Class which was officially dedicated on Sunday, September 22: Hailey BerginIsaac DaevelMacy EslingerKyle GuschlLainey HolmesJosh JacqueElyse KarrelsReese Kasza-JamesAustin LemkeBrynn Nelson, Madeline Schlehlein and Tessa Yandry.

• To Lou Probst, the oldest member of our church, who celebrated his 99th birthday on Friday, September 20.

• To Coen Giles Schultz, son of Caleigh and Adam, who was baptized into the Christian faith on Sunday, September 8.

Special Thanks

• To Tracy Bretl and Phil Stepanski for providing Special Music on Sunday morning, September 29.

• To Hailey Bergin and her family for providing Nursery Care on Sunday morning, September 29.

• To Cathy Jones, who travelled to Germany with the Wisconsin Conference Gospellers this past summer, for giving a show and tell about her trip after both services on September 29.

• To Jane Spalding for creating a Sacrament of Baptism arrangement for the church sanctuary.

• To the following Search Committee members for hosting Fellowship Hour after the 10:00 service on Sunday morning, September 22: Kurt Blum, Sarah Riemer, Shandy Roehrig, Holly Ternes, and Joe and Grace Wilsnack.

• To Tessa Yandry and her family for providing Nursery Care on Sunday morning, September 22.

• To Joy Bloemer for handwriting names in all of the Confirmation Class Bibles.

• To Bill Greymont for bringing cookies, Diana Schroeder for bringing her famous pineapple upside-down cake, and to Jane Spalding for bringing a homemade chocolate cake to our first Wednesday Lunch at Church.

• To Savannah Anderson, Sarah Bloemer, Jennifer Dimmer, Tina Olson, Shandy RoehrigDawn Rychtik and Grace Wilsnack, members of our Church School Team, who helped with our Church School Sunday in September. Special thanks to Jane Spalding for coordinating the mini "seasons of the church" calendar project!

• To Pru Palecek and her good friend, Glenyss Gilliam, for providing special music on Sunday morning, September 8, at both the 8:00 and 10:00 services.

• To Bruce Laabs, Sr. for faithfully cleaning and organizing the church pews for the past decade, and to Dawn Guschl and Bill Bond for offering to take over the job.

• To Claude Zimmerman for offering to assist Joe Mueller with many of the ongoing repair and maintenance projects throughout the church.

• To Dawn Guschl and Bill Bond for faithfully preparing Communion on the first Sunday of each month.

• To Jim Schmit for faithfully delivering our weekly contributions to the Port Washington Food Pantry.


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This coming Sunday, October 6, we receive our annual Neighbors in Need offering, which supports the outreach work of the United Church of Christ throughout the United States. For more information, go to You may contribute through the end of the month.


As many of you know, Jeff is retiring at the end of October. His last Sunday will be October 27.


The church is hosting an Open House Celebration for Jeff on Sunday afternoon, October 27, from 1:00 to 4:00, at the church. Please help spread the word!


In October, the Church School will be re-creating the Liturgical Calendar that hangs in the church entryway. If you have buttons, glittery objects, etc. that might add to the creation, please bring them to church by October 8.


Church School meets on the second Sunday of each month at 10:00. All children 4K through 7th grade are invited to participate. Our next Church School Sunday is Sunday, October 13.

We celebrate a Family Service on the fourth Sunday of each month at 10:00. The service includes the participation of our 8th Grade Confirmation Class and Children's Choirs. Our next Family Service is Sunday morning, October 27.


Every Sunday morning during the 10:00 service we provide a nursery for children newborn through 4-years-old. Care is provided by our 8th grade Confirmation students and their families. Parents are required to register their children, and to sign their children in and out of the nursery. We want to do our very best to make the nursery safe and secure.


We host a Fellowship Hour following our 8:00 service on the first Sunday of each month, and following our 10:00 services on the second and fourth Sundays of each month.


The Search Committee completed a final draft of our Local Church Profile a couple of weeks ago. Rev. Franz Rigert, our Conference Minister, reviewed it, and it was launched on the national UCC website on September 16. Candidates can now begin sending their Ministerial Profiles to the Conference office. The Search Committee will receive the first set of these profiles at the beginning of November.
Meet the Search Committee


The Church Council is responsible for selecting an Interim Minister, who will begin serving the church on the first Sunday in November. They are now in the process of reviewing several candidates.


Our church partners with four other churches in Port Washington and Saukville to support Lighthouse Youth Ministry for middle and high schoolers. To learn more about the group, visit their website and check out Lighthouse - Port Washington Saukville Ecumenical Youth Ministry on Facebook. Click here for a number of updates and announcements.


The Carol Choir is open to all children 4K through 2nd grade. They rehearse every Monday evening from 5:30 to 6:00, and they sing at the 10:00 Family Service on the fourth Sunday of each month. The Chapel Choir is open to all children 3rd grade through 8th grade. They rehearse every Monday evening from 6:00 to 6:30, and they also sing at the 10:00 Family Service each month.


The Chancel Choir is open to all senior high youth and adults. They rehearse every Monday evening from 6:30 to 7:30, and they sing at the 10:00 service on the second Sunday of each month, and on the fifth Sunday of each month.


The Handbell Choir is open to all senior high youth and adults. They rehearse every Monday evening from 7:30 to 8:30, and they play at the 10:00 service on the third Sunday of each month.


Every Wednesday at Noon, you are invited to meet Jeff at church for lunch and Bible study. The group always takes time to visit before reflecting upon the lectionary reading for the upcoming Sunday. Coffee is provided, but please bring your own lunch.


Men in the church are invited to gather for breakfast every Thursday morning, at 8:00. The group meets at The Beacon restaurant in The Harborview hotel in downtown Port Washington.


Our church has a whole variety of teams and committees that conduct and facilitate all of our church programs and activities. Members and friends of the church are not elected to serve on these teams, they simply volunteer! Serving on a team or committee is a great way of learning more about how our church works and a wonderful opportunity to meet other members of the church. If you would like to learn more about serving the church in this way, please speak to Amy, our Communications Director, or Ray Shupe, our Church Moderator.


A yoga class is held in Fellowship Hall every Wednesday evening from 5:15 - 6:15. The cost is $10 per class. For more information, please contact Susan Niederfrank at


A meditation class is held in Fellowship Hall every Wednesday evening from 7:00 - 8:00. The cost is $10 per class. For more information, please contact Kierstin Cira at


An AA Group meets at our church every Sunday afternoon at 3:00. For more information, please contact the church office.

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