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Special Thanks

• To the Fellowship Team for hosting a Soup and Salad Dinner on March 14. Special thanks to Sherrie and Jennifer Dimmer and for coordinating the meal.

• To Barb Bahr and everyone who helped with the Ward Memorial Service Reception.

• To Terry Sdun for teaching our Church School children about Family Promise of Ozaukee County. Thanks also to Joe Wilsnack, one of our high school students, for helping the kids prepare food for Family Promise.

• To Taylor Peiffer and her family for providing Nursery Care on Sunday morning, March 11.

• To Joe Rychtik for moving the Christmas Tree trailer and storing the snow fences.

• To Gary Bria for repairing the countertop edges in the offices and library.

• To Hannah Lemke and her family for providing Nursery Care on Sunday mornings, February 25 and March 4.

• To Lousie Mollinger for teaching our Church School children, along with the congregation, how to sign their lesson in American Sign Language. What a sweet way to help us remember these ancient words, You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength, and you shall love your neighbor as yourself.

• To Heidi Bertler and Rhonda Thompson for serving as Parent Drivers and Helpers for our February Confirmation Class Adventure to St. Benedict's in Milwaukee.


• To Kallyn and Angela Vandenack who celebrated the birth of their first child, Miles Felix, on Saturday afternoon, March 10.

• To Cameryn Jorelle Jagow, daughter of Caitlin Zozakiewicz and Andy Jagow, who was baptized into the Christian faith on Sunday, February 18.

• To Emeri Leigh Bley, daughter of Mildred and Matthew, who was baptized into the Christian faith on Sunday, February 18. 

In Memoriam

Lois Ward died on Friday morning, March 2. A memorial service was held at the church on Tuesday evening, March 13.

From the Archives

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Each Thursday evening during the church season of Lent, February 22, March 18, 15 and 22, Jeff will be conducting a time of Silent Reflection and Prayer followed by the celebration of Holy Communion.  We will gather in the sanctuary from 6:00 to 6:30.  Please help spread the word!


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. The next Family Service is this coming Sunday, March 18. The next Church School Sunday is on Sunday, April 8.


The church season of Lent is underway, followed by the celebration of Easter. As you plan your calendar for the next couple of weeks, please don’t forget these important dates:
Palm Sunday – March 25
Maundy Thursday – March 29
(Service at 7:00 p.m.)
Good Friday – March 30 
(Service at 7:00 p.m.)
Easter Sunday – April 1
(Services at 6:00, 8:00 and 10:00 a.m.)


On Palm Sunday, March 25, we join with Christians in five other denominations in receiving the annual One Great Hour of Sharing offering. This special offering supports the mission work of our own United Church of Christ and our interfaith partner, Church World Service. As you might expect, much of this work is done in response to catastrophic events: earthquakes, floods, droughts and wars, but more than half of the offering supports long-term rehabilitation and development projects in more than 80 countries. You might like to know that 95 cents of every dollar contributed goes directly to mission. Administrative costs are kept to a bare minimum. You can click here for more information. Please consider making a gift to this important work.


In celebration of Easter, you are invited to order flowers and/or donate to one of the six community organizations that our church supports on an ongoing basis.  Your flowers will help decorate our sanctuary for Easter.  Your gift of money will help lift the spirits of those who are in need within our own community. Click here for an order form.


The United Church of Christ has two wonderful camps. Pilgrim Center is located on Green Lake near Ripon, and Moon Beach is located way up north near St. Germain. You can visit for more information. Please contact Amy Gilhooly, our Communication Director, to learn more about camp scholarships.


Last year our church contributed over $28,000 to projects and programs beyond our church. Click here for an accounting of our mission giving for 2017.


The United Church of Christ offers a free Daily Devotional as part of the national UCC website. If you are interested in a short but inspiring message to begin your day, you may register to have the devotional sent right to your email or mobile device. Just click here to register!


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.


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. There will be no Lunch on Wednesday, March 28.


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. 


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


An AA Group meets at our church every Sunday afternoon at 3:00. For more information, please contact the church office.


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.


If you wonder what you missed, CDs of the service are always available in the church office.

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