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Special Thanks

• To Elijah Perez, Brady Fleischman, and their friends, for cleaning out the church flower beds and laying mulch around the perimeter of church and Creekside Commons, just in time for our first in-person Sunday morning worship service!

• To the Church Grounds Maintenance Team: Miriam Mitchell, Jana Zimmerman, Jeanne Weir, Kurt and Kelly Blum, Joe and Bev Mueller, John and Christa Karrels, and Mike Dimmer. This is the second year these folks have adopted a flower bed and maintained it from summer to fall.

• To Eva Perez and her friends for cleaning the church Sanctuary in preparation for our first in-person Sunday morning worship service.

• To Holly Ternes for serving as a Parent Helper for Confirmation Class on Sunday evening, April 25.

• To Jeanne Mantsch, Terry McManus, Terry Sdun, and Jane Spalding for cooking and assembling meals for our Family Promise guests who stayed at the Chalet Motel on Monday, April 19.

• To Diana Pasten for serving as a Parent Helper for our first in-person Confirmation Class on Sunday evening, April 11.

• To Mike Dimmer for trimming all the shrubs along the perimeter of the church, cleaning out flower beds, and power washing the church sign and entryway.  

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After suspending our church services for over a year, we are pleased to report that our Sanctuary opened for in-person worship on Sunday morning, May 2! We invite you to join us for one service (for the time being) at 9:00 on Sunday mornings!

You may click here to sign up to attend worship this coming Sunday, May 16. An e-blast will be sent every Wednesday with a sign-up link for the upcoming Sunday. Should the sign-up become full, please contact Beckie and she will add your name(s) for the following Sunday. This will also allow us to evaluate interest and know when to resume two services.


The Sunday worship service will be recorded each week; if you would like to view the service as soon as it is uploaded, be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel ("First Congregational Church of Port Washington"). This allows you to receive immediate notification.


Our eight confirmands will be officially confirmed on May 23rd, Pentecost Sunday, during a private service for the kids and their families at 11:00 a.m. They will meet for their last class this coming Sunday, May 16, at 5:00. First, they plan to head to The Food Pantry here in Port Washington for a mission experience, and then back to church to work on their Statements of Faith. Please be thinking of these individuals in the coming weeks: Brady Calder, Gabe Chandler, Hope Gilhooly, Cash Mantsch, James Mitchell, Sam Pasten, Carter Schlehlein and Mya Ternes.


Click here to view the entire May "Congregational Connections" monthly e-newsletter. Or, you can click on specific pages:

Pages 1 & 2: Pastor Scott's Lead Article
Page 3: Reopening!
Page 4
: Men's Breakfast and Lay Readers
Page 5: Confirmation Sunday on May 23
Page 6
: Financials and June 27 Meeting and Brat Fry
Page 7: Cookie Delivery Update
Page 8: Little Free Library and Justice Team Updates
Page 9: May Scripture Passages
Pages 10 & 11: Spotlight on Lighthouse Youth Ministry
Pages 12-14: April 2021 Church Council Minutes
Page 15: Church Grounds and Lighthouse Info
Pages 16 & 17: May Calenday and B-days & Anniversaries
Page 18
: Church Contact Information


Every Thursday morning at 8:00 a.m. a committed group of gentlemen from the church gather at The Beacon restaurant, which is located downtown on the first floor of The Harborview hotel. Ken Matthews has been their faithful facilitator, sending out email reminders to the men who have joined them previously. The group stopped meeting when the pandemic forced closure of area restaurants and has been meeting again as restrictions have eased over the last couple of months. Pastor Scott joins the group every other week or so.

The group is open to all the men of the church. Everyone places their own order and pays their own bill. The conversation is filled with laughter, stories, tall tales, anecdotes as well as the latest updates on what folks are doing and how things are going. It is a great way to spend an hour (or two) and begin your day.

If you are interested in attending, you are welcome to just come on down and join the group. Or, you can send Ken an email if you have questions and to make sure you are on his email reminder list (

Maybe we will see you at breakfast this month!


On Wednesday, April 7, the Wednesday Noon Group met as the first small group to start meeting again at the church. We are excited that small groups can meet in-person again. 

If you are interested in being a part of the Wednesday Noon Group, please call or email the church office to reserve your spot each week. At this time, we can only have nine participants, plus Pastor Scott. The group will discuss the Lectionary scripture passages for the coming Sunday morning worship. In keeping with Reopening Team guidelines, the group will meet in Fellowship Hall (staying socially distanced), will wear masks, and will not eat food.


Good news! We have PayPal up and running to help make giving to the church as easy as can be. You will see the PayPal button on the home page. Please contact us if you have any questions or any problems using this new giving feature.


Our pastor, Rev. Dr. Scott McLeod, has enjoyed a great start here at our church. Scott invites you to call or email anytime, his new email address is

If you have a chance, check out the two newspaper articles on Pastor Scott's transition:
Ozaukee Press - FCC welcomes new pastor on Jan. 1
Elkhorn Independent - Pastor takes a leap of faith

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