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• To Barb Olson, who recently published The Natural Beauty of Arizona, the first in a series of travel books entitled From Sea to Shining Sea. The book includes her original photography and commentary.

• To Finn William Janke, son of Rose and Ryan, who was baptized into the Christian faith on Sunday, June 11.

• To Amanda BaierlJarod Berger, Rebecca BeyerAddie Bretl, Nolan FullingtonKatie Sanford, Madison Yellen and Taylor Zuraw who graduated from Port Washington High School, and to Jared Zausch who graduated from Ozaukee High School, on Sunday afternoon, June 4.

• To Norman Joplin who was elected as Team Representative for Liturgy and Jim Clements who was elected as Team Representative for Property at our annual Spring Congregational Meeting on Sunday, June 4.

• To Joe Zeman, son of Randy and Pam, and Deanna Schultz who were married on Saturday afternoon, June 3, at Sugarland in Arena, Wisconsin. Jeff conducted the service.

• To Matt and Sarah Riemer who celebrated the birth of their second child, Theodore Jon, on Friday, June 2. 

Special Thanks

• To Rev. Don Niederfrank for providing a Father's Day Mediation on Sunday morning, June 18.

• To Mike Dimmer for trimming the bushes in front of the church offices.

• To Alex Funk and Emily Kapszukiewicz for helping to staff the UCC booth at Milwaukee Pridefest.

• To Jeanne Mantsch and Paula Wesley for serving as our official delegates at the Annual Meeting of the Wisconsin Conference.  

• To Phil Stepanski for serving as Treasurer for the past five years. 

• To Jane Spalding for serving as Liturgy Team Representative for the past four years. 

• To Ryan Soerens for serving as Property Team Representative for the past two years. 

• To Jane Spalding  for creating a dramatic Pentecost Sunday flower arrangement.

• To Lenys Walden for donating two crystal vases for use on the church altar table.

• To Beckie Perez for planting the entryway flower pots.

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This coming Sunday, June 25, has been officially designated as Bike to Church Sunday in the life of our church.  It doesn’t matter whether you are a serious racer or a bike trail cruiser, please become a “holy roller” and ride to church.  Immediately following the service, Jeff will conduct bike blessings in the parking lot.


During the summer months, from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend, we celebrate with one service on Sunday mornings at 10:00.


A resolution calling on the Wisconsin Conference of the United Church of Christ to declare itself to be an Immigrant Welcoming Conference and calling on its Congregations to covenant as Immigrant Welcoming Congregations was overwhelmingly approved at the 55th Annual Meeting of the Conference held, June 9-11, at the Green Lake Conference Center.  As you may recall, our church, along with 81 other churches throughout the Conference, began to study this issue last winter.  We hope to continue the conversation about becoming an Immigrant Welcoming Church this coming fall.


Our second annual Fish Day Weekend Kickball Game will be held on Sunday afternoon, July 16, at 2:00, at Kolbach Park on the north side of Port Washington. Children and adults alike are invited to participate or come be a fan. Jeff has once again offered to be the full-time pitcher.


You might be interested to know that a number of kids and adults from our church will be attending summer church camp: Jennifer and Lily Dimmer, Amy, Ella and Simon Gilhooly, Joshua Jacque, Jeanne Mantsch and grandsons Cash and Vegas, Tina and Kylee Olson, and Beckie and Elaina Perez. Have a great time!


Port Pre-School is currently accepting registration for its 3K Program. Children must be 3 years old by September 1, 2017.  Classes meet on Mondays and Wednesdays, or Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.  Daily activities include circle time, music and movement, teacher-directed projects, child-centered play, snack time and story time. For more information, please contact (262) 268-6173.


Every year, members and friends of our church participate in charitable fundraising events (walks, runs, bike rides, etc.) helping to raise thousands of dollars for a variety of worthy causes.  As a church community, we support these efforts by contributing $100 per event from our Local Mission Fund.  If you are planning to participate in one of these fundraisers, please complete and submit the Charitable Fundraiser Contribution Request form. 


Men in the church are invited to gather for breakfast every Thursday morning, at 8:00. During the summer months, the group meets at the Dockside Deli.


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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