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Congratulations

 To the members of the 2018 Confirmation Class who were officially dedicated on Sunday, September 24: Brielle Bertler, Michael Bunyan, Makenna Eslinger, Brady Fleischmann, Ella Gilhooly, Hannah Lemke, Kamryn Lapacek, Vegas Mantsch, Jakub Micha, Gabe Pasten, Taylor Peiffer, Elijah Perez, Sydney Rychtik, Emily Schowalter, Brayden Thompson and Payton Yellen.

To Theodore Jon Riemer, son of Sarah and Matt , who was baptized into the Christian faith on Sunday, September 24. 

Special Thanks

• To Barb Bahr for coordinating the reception following Dustin Brede’s memorial service. Thanks also to: Kitchie AllenTracy Bretl and Phil StepanskiMarti DeMario, Mike and Sherrie DimmerJennifer Dimmer, Jane Schwacher, Terry Sdun and Jane Spalding.

• To the Fellowship Team for hosting the dinner following the Dustin Brede Memorial Service.

• To Allen Cottrell for replacing lightbulbs throughout the church and for repairing the stained glass windows in our Little Free Library.

• To Bruce Laabs for faithfully cleaning and organizing the sanctuary pew racks each and every week.

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

• To Annette Stimac for organizing the Children’s Activity Bags in the church sanctuary.

• To Sydney Rychtik and her family for providing Nursery Care on Sunday morning, October 1.

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

• To Breanna Franks and Julie Gosse for providing Nursery Care on Sunday morning, September 24.

• To everyone who supported our commitment to Family Promise the first week of September: David Franks, Lorraine Halls, Dave and Jeanne Mantsch, Louise Mollinger, Mark and Terry Sdun, Jane Spalding and Holly Ternes.

• To Shandy and Tom Roehrig for gathering together the supplies needed to assemble the Church World Service Cleanup Buckets. This was the first Church School mission project of the year.

• To Bill Greymont and Jeanne Mantsch for delivering the Rainbow Doors for our church to display during the months of September and October.

From the Archives

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PORT PRE-SCHOOL 50 YEAR CELEBRATION

In celebration of their 50th anniversary, Port Pre-School is hosting an Open House this coming Saturday afternoon, October 7, from Noon to 3:00. There will be a short program in the church sanctuary at 1:00. Members and friends of the church are invited to attend. You might be interested to know that, as part of the celebration, they are auctioning the solid oak children's chairs that have been used by the Pre-School and the Church School for the past 50 years. Maybe you would like to own one!

CHURCH SCHOOL

This coming Sunday, October 8, is our second Church School Sunday of the year. Our children will be learning the story of Noah and the Ark. To help them remember the story, they will be creating their own stained glass window of the dove and the olive branch.

Our Church School meets one Sunday each month at 10:00. We also celebrate a Family Service each month at 10:00. All children 4K through 7th grade are invited to participate. 
Please take a look at our Church School Schedule.

SOUP AND SALAD DINNER

The Fellowship Team will be hosting their first dinner of the year, a Soup and Salad Dinner, on Wednesday evening, October 11, from 5:30 - 7:00, in Fellowship Hall. Please bring your favorite soup, salad and/or dessert to share!

RAINBOW DOORS

The Congregational Church in Delevan created a set of rainbow colored doors to remind people of the inclusive nature of the United Church of Christ.  They are sharing the doors with other churches throughout the Wisconsin Conference and we are privileged to be able to display them during the months of September and October.  The doors read: God’s Doors are Open to All.

NEIGHBORS IN NEED

We received our annual Neighbors in Need offering, which supports the outreach work of the United Church of Christ throughout the United States, on October 1. For more information, go to ucc.org/nin. If you are able, you may contribute through the end of the month.

NURSERY

Each 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 a safe and secure environment.

WEDNESDAY LUNCH AT CHURCH

Each 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 always provided, but please bring your own lunch.

MEN’S BREAKFAST

Men in the church are invited to gather for breakfast every Thursday morning, at 8:00, at the Dockside Deli. The group often has fun considering a Question of the Day. If you are able, please come and join the conversation. 

YOGA AT CHURCH

A gentle 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 susanniederfrank@gmail.com.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS

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

GLUTEN FREE COMMUNION

We continue to offer a gluten-free option for receiving the Sacrament of Holy Communion. The gluten-free communion bread is purchased commercially, and prepared separately, so that there is no chance of contact with our regular sourdough communion bread.

MISSED CHURCH? 

If you wonder what you missed, copies of last Sunday’s bulletin are always available on the literature rack in the church entryway and CDs of the service are always available in the church office.

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