News and Announcements

entryGlass

Special Thanks

• To Brianna Franks and her family for providing Nursery care on Sunday morning, January 22.

• To Mike Dimmer for shoveling and salting all of the church sidewalks.

• To Anthony Nau for also helping to shovel the walks.

• To Jane Spalding for creating our Epiphany altar arrangement. The candlesticks were given to the church by Lenys Walden and Jane found the hammered metal flower vase to match.

• To Pru Palacek, and her good friend, Glenyss Gilliam, for providing our special music on Sunday morning, January 15.

• To Brett Dimmer for conducting the Handbell Choir on Sunday morning, January 15.

• To Michael Rego and his family for providing Nursery care on Sunday morning, January 15.

Congratulations

• To Eva Ann Mueller, daughter of Katie and Eric , who was baptized into the Christian faith on Sunday, January 22.

From the Archives

January 11, 2017

2016 July-December

2016 January-June

2015 July-December

2015 January-June

2014 July-December

2014 January-June

2013 July-December

2013 January-June

2012 July-December

2012 January-June

2011

CHURCH SCHOOL MISSION PROJECT

The Church School will be assembling sandwiches, and packing brown bag lunches, this coming Sunday, January 29, and Sunday, February 12. The lunch bags will be delivered to homeless men staying at the Guest House of Milwaukee. Over the next couple of weeks, everyone is invited to contribute personal care items for the Guest House. Please click here for more details.

WINTER CONGREGATIONAL MEETING

Our annual Winter Congregational Meeting has been scheduled for this coming Sunday morning, January 29, immediately following the 10:00 service. Our two items of business are an end-of-the-year financial report and the approval of a 2017 Church Budget. All members of the church are encouraged to attend.

ANNUAL STEWARDSHIP CAMPAIGN

We are in the process of wrapping up our annual Stewardship Campaign. Everyone is asked to make a formal pledge to support the church financially in the year to come. Please visit our Stewardship Page for more information.

MIDDLE SCHOOL WINTER ADVENTURE

Our next Middle School Adventure will be held on Friday, February 10, from 1:00 to 6:00. We will head to Sunburst for an afternoon of tubing and return to the church for a pizza dinner. The cost is $20 and covers bus transportation, admission, and dinner. Each middle schooler (5th-8th grade) may invite a friend. Parent chaperones are needed. Please register in advance by contacting Beckie Perez in the church office (office@portucc.org).
Release Form - No Release Form

COMMUNITY GATHERING FOR JUSTICE AND PEACE

We are hosting a Community Gathering for Justice and Peace on the second Thursday evening of each month, from 6:00 – 6:30, in the church sanctuary. The gatherings include readings and time for silence. It is an opportunity for people to pray, meditate, or simply be still, in the hope that peace and justice might come into our families, our country and our world. Please invite your neighbors and friends.

CHURCH SCHOOL

All children 4K through 7th grade are invited to participate in our Church School program, held on Sunday mornings at 10:00. Church School Schedule

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.

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.

SNOW CANCELLATION POLICY

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.

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.

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.

back to home

Home
About First Congregational Church | About United Church of Christ
Our Staff | Building Usage | Calendar | Music | Education | Executive Committee
Teams | Stewardship | Gallery | Contact Us