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We have two Sunday morning worship services at 8:00 and 10:00. Nursery Care is provided during the 10:00 service, located in the Gilomen Room.


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We invite all 8th graders to take part in our year-long Confirmation program. The first class is Monday evening, September 18, at 6:30. Click here for more information.


Click here to view the September edition of our "Congregational Connections" monthly e-newsletter. You can also click on specific areas of interest:

Page 1: Pastor Scott's Lead Article
Page 2: September Sundays
Apparel and Tote Paper Order Form
Pages 3-11: All Things Children & Youth
Early Days of Sunday School Article
Church School Registration Form
Church School September Curriculum
Nursery Care Registration Form
Lighthouse Fall Plans
Page 10: Servers Sign Up
Page 12: Music Program & Medical Training
Page 13: Weekly Church Offerings
Page 14
: Justice Team Field Trip & Community Open House
Page 15: PPR Update & Financial Administrator Resignation
Page 16: Ministry Options & Fellowship Plans
Page 17: September Worship Themes
Page 18: Church Designations and Information
Page 19: Thrive Team
Page 20: Teasel Removal & BBQ Bible Study Recap
Page 21: RaiseRight Info & Space for Lease
Pages 22-24: Church Council Minutes & Property Team
Page 25: Congrats and Thanks
Pages 26-28: September Birthdays/Anniversaries, Calendar,
& Contact Page


We continue to utilize the online SignUpGenius tool for our Sunday Servers. Simply click on the links below and choose which Sundays you would like serve. Sign up once, or as many times as you’d like! If you have any questions, please reach out to Beckie in the church office. Thank you!
Ushers (Usher Instructions can be found here)
Worship Leaders
Nursery Caregivers


The first Sunday morning of each month we celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Communion at both 8:00 and 10:00. Holy Communion in our church is open to all who seek to follow in the way of Christ, both children and adults.


Every Sunday morning during the program year we provide nursery care at our 10:00 service for children newborn through elementary. 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. On the fourth Sunday of every month at 10:00, we celebrate with a Family Service which includes the participation of our children and youth.


On the second Sunday of every month, we hold Church School during the 10:00 service. On the fourth Sunday of every month at 10:00, we celebrate with a Family Service which includes the participation of our children and youth.


We offer three dynamic choirs – Handbell, Chancel, and Children's Choir:

HANDBELL CHOIR - Open to all high school students and older. You do not need to be a member of our church to participate. Feel free to invite your friends and neighbors to join. The Handbells rehearse every Wednesday evening from 7:00 - 8:00 in the music room. They generally perform on the third Sunday of each month during the 10:00 service. No experience is necessary. If you can count to ten, you can learn how to play! Director Lydia Linendoll began leading our Handbells two years ago. Lydia is also a member of the Milwaukee Handbell Ensemble.

CHANCEL CHOIR - Open to all high school students and older. You do not need to be a member of our church to participate. Therefore, if you have a friend or neighbor who enjoys singing, feel free to invite them. The choir rehearses every Monday evening from 6:30 - 7:30 in the sanctuary. They generally perform on the second and fifth Sundays of each month during the 10:00 service. No experience is necessary, and you don’t need to know how to read music. Join at any time! Director Brett Dimmer has led the Chancel Choir for 10 years. Brett begins his 25th year teaching instrumental music in the Grafton school district and just finished his inaugural year as the Director of the Port Washington City Band.

CHILDREN'S CHOIR - Open to all children 4K through middle school. You do not need to be a member of our church to participate. Therefore, if your child has a friend or neighbor who enjoys singing, feel free to bring them along, too! No experience required.

The Children's Choir rehearses:
Second Sunday: 11:00 in the sanctuary
Fourth Sunday: 9:00 in the sanctuary

The choir performs during the 10:00 service either monthly, or seasonally, depending on participation. Director Sherri Melichar has been our church Pianist and Organist since 1995 and has led our Children’s Choir for over 15 years. Sherri teaches music at Lumen Christi School in Mequon.


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. This is a wonderful opportunity to visit with other families and friends in the church. Please make an effort to introduce yourself to people you haven’t met.


Our Property Team is an active church team comprised of a handful of folks from the church. The team keeps a close eye on our church and works to maintain all aspects of our church building and grounds. Bill Bond is their Team Representative on the Church Council. Bill invites anyone who is interested to join the team. They meet at 11:00 on the third Friday of each month. One of the team members, Claude Zimmerman, takes notes at each of their monthly meetings and drafts minutes. Click here to view their recent minutes.


You are invited to join our Wednesday Lunch Group each week at Noon on Wednesdays as we meet together in the Dennett Room for lunch, study, and great conversation. Bring your own lunch and a beverage, and we will read and discuss the Bible passages that will be used in worship on the coming Sunday morning. Please know that you don’t need to be a Bible expert to participate! Pastor Scott will provide some background information about the Bible passages and an assortment of thought-provoking questions. The conversation naturally moves on from there and the discussion is always interesting. There is usually lots of laughter and the sharing of individual opinions and perspectives. Consider making the Wednesday Lunch Group a part of your weekly schedule!


Everyone is welcome to participate in a yoga class each Wednesday evening at 6:00 at church, led by Dawn Stacey, a licensed yoga instructor and PTA. The group meets in the open classroom space across from the Music Room. Each class costs $12, payable to Dawn via check, cash, or Venmo.


Every Thursday morning at 8:00 a group of members and friends of the church get together for coffee, breakfast, and conversation. This delightful group of men meet at The Beacon restaurant, located downtown on the first floor of the Harborview hotel, and converse. The FCC Men’s Breakfast Group is open to all the men of the church. Everyone places their own order and pays their own bill. It is a great way to spend the morning and jumpstart your day!You are welcome to join the group at any time! The group meets year round.


Please visit our Stewardship page to view information on financially supporting the church. If you are interested in giving to the church through PayPal, please look for the PayPal button on the home page. Thank you!


Our Sunday worship services continue to 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.

Miscellaneous Links:

History of Port Washington

125th Article - Women in the Church

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