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Special Thanks

•To Bill GreymontJeanne Mantsch, Diana Schroeder and Jane Spalding for bringing Christmas treats to Wednesday Lunch at Church on December 19.

• To David Franks and Louise Mollinger for opening the Christmas tree lot on the weekdays, and to Scott Symes for opening the lot on the weekends.

• To Nicki Lesnik and her family for setting up and decorating our sanctuary and narthex Christmas trees.

• To Emma Kasza-James and her family for providing Nursery Care on Sunday morning, December 16.

• To Savannah Anderson, Sarah Bloemer, Kurt Blum, Jennifer Dimmer, Tina Olson and Dawn Rychtik, members of our Church School Team, who conducted our Church School Sunday in December. The kids created a small Christmas tree table decorations to share with family and friends.

• To Sydney Garthus and her family for providing Nursery Care on Sunday morning, December 9.

• To Tracy Bretl and Phil Stepanksi for providing Special Music on Sunday morning, December 2.

• To those who prepared dessert items for the Ecumenical Youth Ministry Giving Tuesday events.

• To Craig Modahl, a member of our Ministry Team, for providing the Meditation at our 8:00 service on Sunday, November 25.

• To Angelo Lopez for installing new exterior lights in our Christmas Tree Sale lot.


• To Addison Paige Paikowski, daughter of Staci and Brandon, who was baptized into the Christian faith on Sunday, December 9.

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We have planned three services for Christmas Eve at 4:307:00 and 9:30. The 4:30 Christmas Pageant is designed especially for families with young children. The 7:00 service features the Chancel Choir and Christmas Brass. At the 9:30 service we celebrate the sacrament of Holy Communion and enjoy special music provided by a quartet from the Chancel Choir. All three services include candle lighting and a selection of traditional Christmas hymns. Please invite your neighbors and friends to come and join us.


The Sunday following Christmas, December 30, we celebrate with one service at 10:00. Ken Matthews, a life-long member of our church, will conduct the service for the 30th time, he started back in 1989!  


For over 100 years the United Church of Christ has received the Christmas Fund offering to provide emergency assistance and support to retired clergy and church employees who do not have adequate retirement income. We receive this offering on Sunday, December 23 and 30. To learn more about this special offering, click here.


Every Sunday morning during the 10:00 service we provide a nursery for children newborn through 4-years-old. Care is provided by our 8th grade Confirmation students and their families. 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 safe and secure. There will be no Nursery care on Christmas Eve and December 30.


Our annual Stewardship Campaign is now underway. Members and friends of the church are asked to make a formal pledge to support the church financially in the year to come. Please visit our Stewardship Page for more information or to complete the online pledge form.


We host a Fellowship Hour following our 8:00 service on the first Sunday of each month, and following our 10:00 services on the second and fourth Sundays of each month.


Rev. Craig Modahl, a member of our Ministry Team, conducts Sunday Evening Services, from 6:00 to 6:30, on the first and third Sundays of each month. The first Sunday of the month includes the celebration of Holy Communion. The next Sunday Evening Communion Service is Sunday, January 6.


Bonnie Jacque-Gorecki, a member of our Ministry Team, is conducting a Sunday Evening Conversation, from 6:00 to 7:30, on January 13, in the church Library. The group will be discussing a book entitled How Can I Let Go If I Don't Know I'm Holding On? by Linda Douty. You are invited to attend even if you do not finish the book!


We are planning a Women's Retreat from Noon on Saturday, February 23 to Noon on Sunday, February 24 at the ChristPond Retreat Center just north of Random Lake. For more information, please contact Bonnie Jacque-Gorecki, a member of our Ministry Team, at


Every 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 provided, but please bring your own lunch. There will be no Lunch on December 26.


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.


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.


With winter upon us, we want to remind you of the snow cancellation policy for our Sunday services. 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.

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