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Special Thanks

• To Shandy and Tom Roehrig for gathering together the supplies needed to assemble the Church World Service Cleanup Buckets. This was the first Church School mission project of the year.

• To Sarah and Joy Bloemer, along with Ella Gilhooly, for providing Nursery Care on Sunday morning, September 10.

• To Mike and Jane Spalding for installing new moveable shelving in the Historical Committee closet.

• To Kay Rego for doing the layout for our color postcards.

• To Bill Greymont and Jeanne Mantsch for delivering the Rainbow Doors for our church to display during the months of September and October.

Congratulations

To James Howard Kincaid, son of Brigitt and Chris Kincaid, and grandson of Alice and Howard Clausing, who was baptized into the Christian faith on Sunday, August 27. 

To Lynn Barber who was the Artist in Residence at the Cedarburg Cultural Center for the month of August. You can see some of Lynn's batik watercolors at the Java Dock in Port Washington for the next couple of weeks.

From the Archives

September 6, 2017

August 23, 2017

August 16, 2017

July 26, 2017

July 19, 2017

July 12, 2017
July 5, 2017

June 21, 2017

June 14, 2017

June 7, 2017

May 31, 2017

May 24, 2017

May 17, 2017
May 10, 2017

May 3, 2017

April 26, 2017

April 19, 2017

April 12, 2017

April 5, 2017

March 29, 2017

March 22, 2017

March 15, 2017

March 8, 2017

March 1, 2017

February 22, 2017

February 15, 2017

February 8, 2017

February 1, 2017

January 23, 2017

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

SERVICES AT 8:00 AND 10:00

A new church program year is now underway. We celebrate with two services at 8:00 and 10:00. Those who are new to our church community might like to know that the 8:00 service is always simple and quiet, a wonderful service for those seeking time and space for personal meditation and reflection. The 10:00 service regularly includes special music from one or more of our church choirs along with special celebrations, baptisms, dedications and announcements.

CHURCH SCHOOL

Our Church School meets one Sunday each month at 10:00. We also celebrate a Family Service each month at 10:00. All children 4K through 7th grade are invited to participate. 
Please take a look at our Church School Schedule for the next three months.

NURSERY

Each 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 a safe and secure environment.

RAINBOW DOORS

The Congregational Church in Delevan created a set of rainbow colored doors to remind people of the inclusive nature of the United Church of Christ.  They are sharing the doors with other churches throughout the Wisconsin Conference and we are privileged to be able to display them during the months of September and October.  The doors read: God’s Doors are Open to All.

CHURCH MUSIC PROGRAM

One of the defining features of First Congregational Church is our wonderful music program. From the very beginning, our music staff has been trained musicians, committed to teaching both children and adults to sing and play in church. You might be interested to know that Lori MacRae, our Handbell Choir Director, is the Middle School Band Director for the Cedar Grove – Belgium School District and for Port Catholic School. She also directs the Port Washington City Band. Brett Dimmer, our Senior Choir Director, is the Middle School Band Director and a music teacher for the Grafton School District. Sherri Melichar, our Children’s Choir Director, teaches music at Lumen Christi Catholic School in Mequon. We are fortunate to have such a wonderful music staff and we encourage you and your children to get involved in our music program.

CAROL CHOIR AND CHAPEL CHOIRS

The Carol Choir is open to all children 4K through 2nd grade. They rehearse every Monday evening from 5:30 to 6:00, and they sing at the 10:00 Family Service each month. The Chapel Choir is open to all children 3rd grade through 8th grade. They rehearse every Monday evening from 6:00 to 6:30, and they also sing at the 10:00 Family Service each month.

SENIOR CHOIR

The Senior Choir is open to all senior high youth and adults. They rehearse every Monday evening at 6:30, and they usually sing at the 10:00 service on the second Sunday of each month, and on the fifth Sunday of each month.

HANDBELL CHOIR

The Handbell Choir is open to all senior high youth and adults. They rehearse every Monday evening at 7:30, and they usually play at the 10:00 service on the third Sunday of each month.

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. 

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.

CHURCH TEAMS AND COMMITTEES

Our church has a whole variety of teams and committees that conduct and facilitate all of our church programs and activities. Members and friends of the church are not elected to serve on these teams, they simply volunteer! Serving on a team or committee is a great way of learning more about how our church works and a wonderful opportunity to meet other members of the church. If you would like to learn more about serving the church in this way, please speak to Jeff or Heather Brede, our Church Moderator.

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.

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.

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