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In Memoriam

• Dee Miller died on Monday morning, December 9. A memorial service was held at the church on Saturday afternoon, December 14.

Special Thanks

• To Kay Rego for helping to create our Advent stewardship inserts.

• To Sally Ziegler for, once again, coordinating our Christmas Cookie Sale, and thanks to everyone who baked cookies. We sold 107 boxes and raised more than $1000!

• To Barb Bahr for coordinating the reception following Dee Miller’s memorial service. Thanks also to those who helped out and/or made a dessert: Roberta Blumenberg, Tracy Bretl and Phil Stepanski, Sherrie Dimmer, Jane Schwacher, Mark and Terry Sdun, Jane Spalding, Allen Spaude, Edie Webb, and Sally Ziegler.

• To Beckie Perez for decorating the sanctuary Christmas tree.

• To Mike and Jane Spalding for setting-up the sanctuary Christmas tree.

• To Bob Eichner for, once again, coordinating our annual Christmas tree sale.

• To Joe Rychtik for coordinating and delivering the Christmas tree “Hot Dog” trailer.

From the Archives

December 18, 201

November 1, 2013

October 27, 2013

October 22, 2013

October 16, 2013

October 2, 2013

September 25, 2013

September 18, 2013

September 11, 2013

September 4, 2013

August 14, 2013

August 4, 2013
July 17, 2013

July 3, 2013

2013 January-June

2012 July-December

2012 January-June

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ADVENT REFLECTION AND COMMUNION

Each Thursday evening during the season of Advent, December 5, 12, and 19, you are invited to join Jeff for a short time of Silent Reflection and Prayer followed by the celebration of Holy Communion.  We will gather in the church sanctuary at 6:00 and be on our way by 6:30.  Please help spread the word!

CHRISTMAS FUND OFFERING

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 the offering this coming Sunday, December 22. To learn more about this special offering, click here.

28th ANNUAL CHRISTMAS TREE SALE

Our annual church Christmas tree sale is in its final days. Special thanks to Bob Eichner for coordinating the sale, and to all those who signed up to work a shift or two!  For more information, please contact Bob Eichner at (262) 692-9905 or call the church office.

ANNUAL STEWARDSHIP CAMPAIGN

We are now in the midst of our Annual Stewardship Campaign.  Every member and friend of the church is asked to make a formal pledge to support the church financially in the year to come.  We have created a series of bulletin inserts that remind us of the long tradition of giving in our church community.  Take a moment to check them out!

PLEDGE ENVELOPES AND QUARTERLY STATEMENTS

Members and friends who make a formal pledge to support the church financially receive several benefits. Each family or individual receives a box of Pledge Envelopes that allow our Financial Administrator to keep better track of your contributions. When you make a formal pledge you also receive a Quarterly Statement from our Financial Administrator that you may use for your own financial record keeping and income tax purposes. If you have any questions about this record keeping process please contact Owen Madson, our Financial Administrator, at (262) 675-2623 or owenM@portucc.org.

 

 

 


 


CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES

We have planned three evening services for Christmas Eve at 5:00, 7:00 and 9:00. The 5:00 Christmas Pageant is designed especially for families with young children. The 7:00 service features the Senior Choir and Christmas Brass. At the 9:00 service we celebrate the sacrament of Holy Communion and enjoy special music provided by several members of the Senior Choir. All three services include candle lighting and a selection of our traditional Christmas hymns. Please invite your neighbors and friends to come and join us.

WINTER FARMERS MARKET

Our church hosts the Winter Farmers Market in Fellowship Hall every Saturday morning from 9:00 – 1:00 p.m., until the end of the year. (There is no market this coming Saturday, December 21.) The market is an opportunity for local farmers to sell late fall produce and meats throughout the holiday season. For more information, or for a vendor application, please click here.

SNOW CANCELLATION POLICY

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.

ONE SERVICE ON DECEMBER 29

We always drop the 8:00 service and celebrate with one service at 10:00 on  the Sunday following Christmas, Sunday, December 29. There is no Church School or Nursery Care. Please help spread the word. 

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