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Congratulations

• To Gauge Warren Lawonn, son of Michaela and Ben, who was baptized into the Christian faith on Sunday, September 25.

• To Marcus Jeffery Imboden, son of Marissa and Steve, who was baptized into the Christian faith on Sunday, September 4.

Special Thanks

• To Roman Cira and his family for providing Nursery care on Sunday morning, October 2.

• 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 Ernie Hadler for faithfully placing our garbage containers on the curb each Thursday afternoon.

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

• To Mira Stimac and her family for providing Nursery care on Sunday morning, September 25.

• To Joy Bloemer for handwriting all of our Confirmation Bibles.

• To Karen Oftedahl for conducting our Carol and Chapel Choir rehearsals on Monday evening, September 19.

• To Dawn Schaefer for donating children's books to our Little Free Library.

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2015 July-December
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2014 July-December

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2012 July-December

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MIDDLE SCHOOL FALL ADVENTURE

Kids 5th through 8th grade are invited to join our Middle School Fall Adventure to Skateland in Grafton on Tuesday, October 11, from 11:30 to 3:30. The kids have a half-day of school, so the plan is to meet at church for a pizza lunch and then head to Skateland. The church will provide lunch and a bus. The cost for roller skating with skate rental is only $6 but you must register in advance by contacting the church office. Kids are welcome to bring a friend, so please help spread the word.

SOUP AND SALAD DINNER

The Fellowship Team will be hosting their first dinner of the program year, a Soup and Salad Dinner, on Wednesday evening, October 19, from 5:30 - 7:00, in Fellowship Hall. Please bring your favorite soup, salad and/or dessert to share!

CHURCH PHOTO DIRECTORY

We are pleased to announce that we are creating another Church Photo Directory the end of October. Members and friends of the church are invited to participate! Photo sessions will be available Friday, October 28, through Monday, October 31. You may register on Sunday mornings or online. There is no cost and you receive a free 8x10 color photo. You also have the opportunity to purchase additional pictures and/or Christmas cards. For more information, contact Terry Sdun at tlsdun55@wi.rr.com.

SERVICES AT 8:00 AND 10:00

A new church program year is now underway. We celebrate with two services at 8:00 and 10:00. Those who are new to our church community might like to know that the 8:00 service is always simple and quiet, a wonderful service for those seeking time and space for personal meditation and reflection. The 10:00 service regularly includes special music from one or more of our church choirs along with special celebrations, baptisms, dedications and announcements. On the fourth Sunday of each month, the 10:00 service is a Family Service and includes the participation of our children and youth. 

CHURCH SCHOOL

Church School is held on Sunday mornings at 10:00. Please come a few minutes early to register your children. All children 4K through 7th grade are invited to participate. Registration Form and Church School Schedule

COOPERATIVE CHURCH SCHOOL

Our church has a Cooperative Church School. What this means is that all parents and grandparents volunteer to serve as teachers and helpers. The overall program is planned and organized by our Church School Leadership Team, but we need lots of people to help on Sunday mornings throughout the year. Volunteer Form

NURSERY

Each Sunday morning during the 10:00 service, our church provides a Nursery for children newborn through 4-years-old. 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.

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 2. You might be interested to know that one third of the offering goes to support our twenty-one American Indian congregations. For more information, go to ucc.org/nin. If you are able, you may contribute through the end of the month.

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 always 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.

CHURCH TEAMS AND COMMITTEES

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 Jeff or Heather Brede, our Church Moderator.

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.

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.

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