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Congratulations

• To Brett Dimmer who has agreed to become our new Senior Choir Director.

• To our 2014 high school graduates: Kasey Berger, Andrew Beyer, Josh Brown, Amanda Dunn, Lauren Faulds, Andrew Fidler, Josh Kuck, Andrew Murray, Jessica Steidtmann and Jessica Zuraw.

• To Jeanne Mantsch and Paula Wesley who graduated from the Wisconsin Conference Lay Academy on Saturday, June 7.

• To the members of our 2014 Confirmation Class who confirmed their faith and became official members of the church on Sunday, June 1: Holly Buczek, Jonas Cira, Abby Clements, Isabel Lopez, Eli Modahl, Calhan Norman, Daniel Oftedahl, Madisyn Phillips, Adam Rego, Griffin Schaefer, Miles Stimac and Ryan Umhoeffer.

• To Nicole Fidler who graduated on Saturday, May 10, from the University of Wisconsin - Stout with a Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education. 

Special Thanks

• To Pam Marquardt for knitting 73 slippers and booties in memory of her husband George. George would have been 73 on June 15.

• To Owen Madson, Jeanne Mantsch, and Paula Wesley for representing our church at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Wisconsin Conference.

• To Joy Bloemer for handwriting the Confirmation certificates.

• To Kay Rego and the Church School for creating a wonderful new piece of artwork for the Webster Street entryway.  It is meant to symbolize all the ways our church reaches out into the world.

• To Bill Greymont for cutting the grass in the Creekside Commons.

• To Mike Dimmer for cutting the church lawn.

• To Lloyd Smith for donating a new movable cart, with bins for dishes,
to the church kitchen.

From the Archives

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2012 July-December

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SUMMER SERVICES

From now through Labor Day, we celebrate with one service on Sunday mornings at 9:00.

SUMMER ALTAR FLOWERS

During the summer months, we are once again inviting members and friends to contribute a vase of fresh flowers for the morning service. Just bring them with you on Sunday morning for all of us to enjoy!

SUMMER OFFICE HOURS

The church office will be closed on Mondays through the end of August. Office hours will be Tuesday through Friday from 8:30 – 11:30.

STRENGTHEN THE CHURCH OFFERING

On Pentecost Sunday, June 8, we received the annual Strengthen the Church Offering of the United Church of Christ. This special offering is intended to help build our denominational future. It is directed to our Conference, Local Church Ministries and The Stillspeaking Ministry. These gifts help invigorate congregations, foster new leaders, and grow the UCC’s presence as a community of extravagant welcome. You may contribute until the end of the month.


CREEKSIDE COMMONS CELEBRATION WALL

For more than 15 years members and friends of our church have been working to restore the green space on the northwest corner of Grand Avenue and Webster Street in downtown Port Washington.

In the summer of 2006, the church purchased the land from the City of Port Washington for one dollar with the understanding that we would continue to develop the land as a public green space open to the members of the church and the community.

The small triangular shaped piece of property offers easy access to Sauk Creek and a wonderful bit of solitude and quiet in the midst of the city.  Last year, our Sustainability Committee named the space Creekside Commons.

This spring the Sustainability Committee is announcing the creation of the Creekside Commons Celebration Wall. The wall was designed by Adam Brown, a member of our church. It offers an opportunity for members and friends of the church, along with the larger community, to celebrate important individuals, families and events by purchasing an engraved leaf.

The Celebration Wall will stand on the Sauk Creek side of the old retaining wall, essentially hiding the wall behind a wall of green ivy and golden leaves.

For more information about the Celebration Wall and how to purchase a leaf, please click here or contact the church office.

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