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Special Thanks

• To all the folks who participated in the Christmas Pageant at the 5:00 service on Christmas Eve, and to Jane Spalding for serving as the "Stage Manager".
• To Scott Oftedahl and Daniel Voigt for offering special music on Sunday, December 18.
• To Bruce Laabs Jr. for offering the Children’s Meditation on Sunday, December 18.
• To Gary Bria and Bill Greymont Sr. for repairing all of the hinges on the Handbell Choir tables.
• To Jennifer Garven for decorating the church for Advent and Christmas and to Linda Coulson for giving her a hand.
• To Ernie Hadler for preparing the church snowblower for the weather that’s sure to come.
• To Bob Eichner for coordinating our Christmas tree sale and to everyone who has volunteered to help sell trees.
• To the Knellsville 4-H Club for helping to sell Christmas trees as part of their donation for using the church for all of their meetings.
• To Mike Spalding for tuning both of our pianos on a regular basis.

Congratulations

• To Benjamin Ronald Theisen, son of Greg and Brin, who was baptized into the Christian faith on Sunday, December 18.
• To Jackie Voigt who graduated from the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee on Sunday, December 18, with a B.S. Degree in Public Health Administration.

From the Archives

December 21, 2011

December 14, 2011

December 7, 2011

November 30, 2011

November 16, 2011

November 10, 2011

September 12, 2011

September 7, 2011

July 21, 2011

June 23, 2011

June 9, 2011

May 26, 2011

May 5, 2011

April 7, 2011

March 24, 2011

 

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NEW YEAR’S DAY SERVICE

New Year’s Day falls on a Sunday this year, so we are planning to drop the 8:00 service and celebrate with one service on Sunday morning at 10:00. Please help spread the word. 

ANNUAL STEWARDSHIP CAMPAIGN

As of December 27, we have received 130 pledges for a total of $161,102. The total needed is $210,700. Pledge cards may be sent to the church, in care of our Financial Administrator, or they may be dropped in the offering plate on Sunday morning. The only way we can support the programs and services of our church is for everyone to do their part. Please return your pledge cards as soon as possible. If you have any questions about our annual stewardship campaign, please contact Owen Madson, our Financial Administrator, at (262) 675-2623 or owenM@portucc.org.

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 owenM@portucc.org.

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HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

As some of you know, our church was instrumental in establishing the Ozaukee County Chapter for Habitat for Humanity in 2000 and their office is in the Dennett Room, just off of Fellowship Hall. Over the years, we have always had at least one church member serving on the Board of Directors. Michelle Stanisch has been our most recent Board member, but her term expires at the end of the year and we are looking for someone to take her place. If you would like to get involved with the work of Habitat and serve our church in this way, please speak to Jeff.

MIDDLE SCHOOL MISSION TRIP

Lorraine Halls, the Chair of our Community Outreach Team, is planning a summer mission trip to Green Bay for middle school age girls. The trip is scheduled for July 22 – 27.  The cost for the trip is $248, but members and friends of the church are able to receive a scholarship from our Mission Fund to help cover the cost. For more information, please contact Lorraine Halls at 268-1759 or lhalls@hsabank.com, as soon as possible.

SNOW CANCELLATION POLICY

In anticipation of the winter weather to come, 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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