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Special Thanks

• To Susan Skowbo for bringing fresh focaccia bread to Wednesday Lunch at Church.

• To Rev. Don Niederfrank for conducting our morning services on Sunday, March 12.

• To Roman Cira and his family for providing Nursery care on Sunday morning, March 12.

• To Ty Callen and his family for providing Nursery care on Sunday morning, March 5.

• To everyone who supported our commitment to Family Promise the last week of February: Lynn Barber, Kathy Faulds, Alex Funk, Emily Kapszukiewicz, Nicole Lesnik, Isabel Lopez, Jeanne Mantsch, Terry Sdun, Jane Spalding, Holly Ternes, and the 2017 Confirmation Class.

• To Erin Arthur and Sherri Melichar for providing special music for our Ash Wednesday service.

• To the Fellowship Team for hosting a Mardi Gras Pancake Dinner on Tuesday evening, February 28. Special thanks to Terry Sdun and Tracy Bretl for coordinating the meal.

• To Kierstin Cira and Annette Stimac for serving as Parent Helpers for our Family Promise Confirmation Adventure.

• To Alex Funk for facilitating our becoming an Immigrant Welcoming Conference study sessions.


• To Jack Michael Hansen, son of Katie and Mike, who was baptized into the Christian faith on Sunday, March 5.

• To Lucy Violet Wellenstein, daughter of Melissa and Chris, who was baptized into the Christian faith on Sunday, February 26.

• To everyone who gathered for Dinner With Our Muslim Neighbors on Saturday evening, February 25. Over 75 people from our two congregations shared a potluck dinner and lots of conversation.

From the Archives

March 8, 2017

March 1, 2017

February 22, 2017

February 15, 2017

February 8, 2017

February 1, 2017

January 23, 2017

January 11, 2017


Each Thursday evening during the church season of Lent (March 16, 23, 30 and April 6) Jeff conducts a Lenten Reflection and Communion service in the church sanctuary. We gather from 6:00 to 6:30. Please help spread the word!


The Fellowship Team will be hosting a Chili Dinner on Wednesday evening, March 22, from 5:30 - 7:00, in Fellowship Hall. This is a wonderful opportunity to gather with others and enjoy a meal at church. Please bring your favorite chili and/or dessert to share! 


The church season of Lent is now underway, followed by the celebration of Easter. As you plan your calendar for next month, please don’t forget these important dates:
Palm Sunday – April 9
Maundy Thursday – April 13
    (Service at 7:00 p.m.)
Good Friday – April 14  
    (Service at 7:00 p.m.)
Easter Sunday – April 16
    (Services at 6:00, 8:00 and 10:00 a.m.)


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 2016.


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!


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


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.


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 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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

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