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Special Thanks

• To Brett Dimmer for producing our new YouTube video series called "Worship in the Gap".

• To Peter Muehleis for sharpening many of the dull knives in the church kitchen.

• To Lorraine Halls and Peter Muehleis for serving as Counters on the first Sunday of each month.

• To Claude Zimmerman and Joe Mueller for installing a wooden bumper on the back of the piano in Fellowship Hall to protect the wall.


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All church services and programs are suspended at this time. As you know, this is an evolving situation and we will keep you updated as best we can.

Pastor Jim wants to emphasize that we will still be doing church, but in creative, new ways! First Congregational Church will continue to provide spiritual guidance and care. We welcome you to call or email if you have any pastoral needs or questions.  


Click here for an article written by Pastor Jim to our church congregation on March 18.


As a way to stay connected while our church services and activities are suspended, we are pleased to provide you with our YouTube video series, Worship in the Gap. Pastor Jim will be joined regularly by Rev. Don Niederfrank. Jim and Don will discuss a whole variety of things: relevant thoughts on the scripture, ways to grow spiritually during this time, book suggestions, church announcements and much more. Huge thanks to Brett Dimmer for producing the series!

Click on the link below to view:

Episode 25: May 17, 2020

Episode 24: The Sabbath

Episode 23: Mother's Day May 10, 2020

Episode 22: Church Update

Episode 21: May 3, 2020

Episode 20: The Gatekeeper

Episode 19: Social Contracts and Covenants

Episode 18: April 26, 2020

Episode 17: Anxiety and COVID-19

Episode 16: We're All Connected

Episode 15: April 19, 2020

Episode 14: Faith or Folly?

Episode 13: What Changes After the Gap?

Episode 12: Easter Sunday

Episode 11: Maundy Thursday

Episode 10: Palm Sunday

Episode 9: A Search Committee Update from Joe Mueller, Chair of the Search Committee

Episode 8: Jim explains "Interim Ministry"

Episode 7: Sunday Service

Episode 6: Jim & Don discuss why they became ministers

Episode 5: Harold Kushner's Nine Essential Things I’ve Learned About Life

Episode 4: Man Born Blind

Episode 3: Baptismal Heresy

Episode 2: Jim and Don Discuss John 4

Episode 1: Excerpts from our Church Service on March 15


Thank you to the handful of folks who stayed after church for our annual Special Congregational Meeting on March 15. If you were unable to attend, please take a look at the Meeting Report prepared by Jeanne Mantsch, our Associate Moderator.


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!


Since we will not be conducting church services in the coming weeks, we wanted to let you know that you can drop off your pledge payments by using our mail slot to the right of our Webster Street entrance. Or you can simply mail it to the church. Thank you!


Thank you to those of you who have made a financial pledge to support the church this year. Unfortunately, we are quite short of our goal. For those of you who have yet to turn in your pledge, please do so as soon as possible. For those of you who have already pledged, the Church Council is inviting you to make a one time financial gift, or a pledge increase, to help off-set the shortfall. If you have any questions, please reach out to the Church Office, we will put you in touch with the Church Council or our Financial Administrator, Owen Madson.
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Our church partners with four other churches in Port Washington and Saukville to support the Lighthouse Youth Ministry for middle and high schoolers. To learn more about the group, visit their website and check out Lighthouse - Port Washington Saukville Ecumenical Youth Ministry on Facebook.


Our Interim Minister, Rev. James McKenzie, began serving the church the first week of November. Jim has enjoyed meeting each of you, and invites you to call or stop by anytime.


As many of you know, Jeff retired at the end of October. His last Sunday was October 27. He will be missed beyond words!
Jeff's Farewell Letter

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