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Special Thanks

• To Jane Spalding for bringing a homemade rhubarb cake to Wednesday Lunch at church. The rhubarb was from Bill Greymont's garden.

• To Dianna Schroeder for bringing a homemade pinaeapple upside-down cake to Wednesday Lunch at church in celebration of her birthday.

• To Mike Dimmer who has, once again, volunteered to cut the church lawn for the entire season. Thanks, Mike!

• To the Sarah Bloemer and her family for providing Nursery care on Sunday morning, May 7.

• To Brett Dimmer, Glenyss Gilliam, Heinzel Kunsmann, Mark MacRae, Sherri Melichar, Pru Palecek and Kai-i Tien for providing such wonderful music for our Spring Music Recital. 

• To Tyler Umhoefer and his family for providing Nursery care on Sunday morning, April 30.

• To Sherri Melichar, our Children's Choir Director, for arranging for the kids to sing at Heritage Care Center on Monday evening, April 24, and for treating the kids to dinner at Pizza Hut.

• To Rev. Don Niederfrank, our Minister of Visitation, for conducting our Sunday morning services on April 23.

• To Cathy Jones, Jeanne Mantsch, Ann Pradel, Will Pradel, Dawn Rychtik, Chloe Rychtik, Claire Rychtik, Terry Sdun, Ryan Soerens and Paula Wesley for helping with our Earth Day Clean-Up of the church grounds.

• To Joe Rychtik for completing the brickwork on our new church sign.

• To Bruce Laabs for faithfully cleaning and organizing the sanctuary pew racks each and every week.

• To Jim Schmit for faithfully delivering our weekly contributions to the Port Washington Food Pantry.

• To Ernie Hadler for faithfully placing our garbage containers on the curb each Thursday.

• To Annette Stimac for faithfully organizing the Children's Activity Bags in the sanctuary.


• To Logan George Baumgart, daughter of Heather Marquardt and Jordan Baumgart, who was baptized into the Christian faith on Sunday, May 7.

• To Zoey Mae Margaret Hammes, daughter of Amber Rossey and Travis Satterlee, who was baptized into the Christian faith on Sunday, April 9.

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This coming Sunday morning, May 14, Mother’s Day, we will officially dedicate our new church signs in memory of Harold and Marion Matthews.


As part of our ongoing effort to be an Accessible to All (A2A) congregation, we recently installed Automatic Doors on both of our restrooms.  The project cost nearly $4600 and was completed by combining money given to the church in memory of Marion Brophy, Sid Geiken, Harvey Goldberg, June Gregozeski, Virginia Haack, Mark Higgins, Lowell Tainter, Pat Tainter, Jeanne Walstra, George Yons, and Sally (Gilson) Ziegler, along with a special gift from Bill Greymont.


Our end-of-the-year Church Picnic will be held on Sunday, May 21, immediately following the 10:00 service. We will gather in Fellowship Hall, on the patio, and in the Creekside Commons. The Fellowship Team will provide lunch, including sub sandwiches and salads. There will be outdoor games and activities, for kids and adults, depending on the weather. Please bring your own lawn chair or blanket if you would like to sit outside.


Please don’t forget that our church program year ends on Sunday, May 21. From Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend, we celebrate with one service on Sunday morning.


Our annual Spring Congregational Meeting is scheduled for Sunday morning, June 4. The main item of business is the election of Church Council Officers and Team Representatives.


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 Communications Director, at to learn about camp scholarships.


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 Tello's. 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.


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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