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Special Thanks

• To David Franks and Louise Mollinger for opening the Christmas tree lot on the weekdays, and to Scott Symes for opening the lot on the weekends.

• To Tracy Bretl and Phil Stepanksi for providing Special Music on Sunday morning, December 2.

• To Elaina Ternes and her family for providing Nursery Care on Sunday morning, December 2.

• To those who prepared dessert items for the Ecumenical Youth Ministry Giving Tuesday events.

• To Ella Hoffmann and her family for providing Nursery Care on Sunday morning, November 25.

• To Craig Modahl, a member of our Ministry Team, for providing the Meditation at our 8:00 service on Sunday, November 25.

• To Angelo Lopez for installing new exterior lights in our Christmas Tree Sale lot.

• To the twenty-two high school students who unloaded our Christmas trees (440!) on Tuesday, November 20. Special thanks to Ralph Perez for inviting them to participate as part of the Port Pride program. 

• To Bob Eichner for directing the unloading of the Christmas trees and for organizing the lot.

• To Dick Webb for making a pot of his famous homemade chili for our Confirmation Class Adventure to Milwaukee Habitat.

• To Wally and Amy Wilsnack for serving as Parent Drivers and Helpers for Confirmation Class Adventure to Milwaukee Habitat.

• To everyone who helped set up our Christmas Tree Lot in record time: Jim Clements, Mike Jaquet, Brad Katzer, Austin Lemke, Angelo Lopez, Peter Muehleis, Ralph Perez, Matt Schlehein, Ray Shupe, Scott Symes and Chris Wach.

• To Savannah Anderson, Savannah's friend, Yuko, Sarah Bloemer, Kurt Blum, Jennifer Dimmer, Shandy Roehrig, Dawn Rychtik, Grace Wilsnack and Joe Wilsnack, members of our Church School Team, who conducted our Church School Sunday in November. The kids assembled activity bags for kids in shelter at Advocates.


• To Adalynn Marysue Ewig, daughter of Jessica and Adam, who was baptized into the Christian faith on Sunday, November 18.

• To Ella Grace Hoffmann, daughter of Jean and Rick, who was baptized into the Christian faith on Sunday, November 4.

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Each Thursday evening during the church season of Advent, December 613 and 20, you are invited to join Jeff for a time of silent reflection and prayer followed by the celebration of Holy Communion. We gather in the church sanctuary at 6:00 and are on our way by 6:30. Please help spread the word!


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 this coming Sunday, December 9.

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, December 23.


In celebration of Christmas, you are invited to order a poinsettia and/or donate to one of the six community organizations that our church supports on an ongoing basis.  Your poinsettia will help decorate our sanctuary for Christmas. Your gift of money will help lift the spirits of those who are in need within our own community. Please return this form by Monday, December 17.


Our annual Christmas tree sale began the Friday following Thanksgiving and runs through Christmas Eve. We sell the finest quality trees all grown in Wisconsin! Once again, everyone is invited to help sell trees. Please sign-up online.


For over 100 years the United Church of Christ has received the Christmas Fund offering to provide emergency assistance and support to retired clergy and church employees who do not have adequate retirement income. We receive this offering on Sunday, December 23. To learn more about this special offering, click here.


Our annual Stewardship Campaign is now underway. Members and friends of the church are asked to make a formal pledge to support the church financially in the year to come. Please visit our Stewardship Page for more information or to complete the online pledge form.


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.


Harborview Cleaners in Port Washington is hosting their annual Holiday Coat Drive for the Port Washington Food Pantry. You may bring coats to the cleaners now through Friday, December 10. They will clean the coats free of charge and deliver them to the Food Pantry. Harborview Cleaners is owned and operated by Barb Bahr, a member of our church.


We have planned three services for Christmas Eve at 4:307:00 and 9:30. The 4:30 Christmas Pageant is designed especially for families with young children. The 7:00 service features the Senior Choir and Christmas Brass. At the 9:30 service we celebrate the sacrament of Holy Communion and enjoy special music provided by several members of the Senior Choir. All three evening services include candle lighting and a selection of our traditional Christmas hymns. Please invite your neighbors and friends to come and join us.


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 are planning a Women's Retreat from Noon on Saturday, February 23 to Noon on Sunday, February 24 at the ChristPond Retreat Center just north of Random Lake. For more information, please contact Bonnie Jacque-Gorecki, a member of our Ministry Team, at


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, at the Dockside Deli. The group often has fun considering a Question of the Day.


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


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


With winter upon us, we want to remind you of the snow cancellation policy for our Sunday services. If it should be necessary to cancel one or both of our Sunday services, we will put a message on the church answering machine by 7:00 on Sunday morning. Please call the church office, 284-2022, if you have any doubts about the weather.

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