Pizza Ranch Fundraiser

Our Pizza Ranch Fundraiser on Monday, August 25th has a new twist! This year’s Pizza Ranch fundraiser for the Confirmation Class retreat at Camp Lucerne will look a bit different from the fundraisers we have held before.

  • Yes, there will be yummy food and 20% of sales will go to the cause, along with any donations made.
  • Yes, our volunteers will be working during the fundraiser.
  • Yes, we will be fundraising from 4:30 – 8:00 p.m. as before. The cost of the buffet will be $10.45 for adults and 85 cents per year for kids under 10, and a 10% discount for seniors.

But here are the changes! No more dishwashing late into the evening! YEAY!!!!! Most importantly for those of us going for pizza to help the cause, the sale only counts for our group if you come in with a flyer that identifies you as part of the fundraising effort. We will not be allowed to distribute these flyers at the entrance, so you need to have them with you when you go. You can get the cards in the church narthex or print them out here.

This is for the Pizza Ranch located at 1235 W. Johnson, in Fond du Lac. That's near the intersection of Hwy 41 and Hwy 23/Johnson Street. Enter at the far end of the Menards parking lot. We hope to see you there! Bring friends and family!

Click HERE! for the Pizza Ranch flyer. Remember to print it and take it with you. Enjoy your pizza!

Report from Annual Conference 2014

The 2014 Annual Conference was held at the Marriott West in Middleton from June 20th thru June 23rd. The Conference session featured the theme Sowing the Seed. During the opening sermon, Bishop Jung invited us to Imagine Wisconsin Anew as we Sow the Seeds of this year’s Annual Conference.

We elected 3 delegates to the 2016 Jurisdictional Conference and 3 to the General Conference plus alternates. The selection took 3 days and 12 ballots to complete. These are important positions because these delegates contribute to defining who we are as a church by the way they vote and who will be our church leaders as bishops. A total of 32 action items were voted on this conference including redistricting the state to include 5 districts and an additional District Superintendent. Other approved items included: the 2015 budget, continued covenant affiliations with Northcott Neighborhood House and Harbor House Crisis Shelter, and a Rainbow Covenant program to encourage mission giving.

Nineteen retiring clergy were recognized for their years of service, including our District Superintendent Gordon Lind and prior Trinity pastor, Rev Jane Haass. A highlight of the Conference was to be present for the licensing of Will Jewson at the Ordination Service on Sunday afternoon. Monday was a day of learning with sessions on: Christian Unity, Evangelism, Missions, Community Organizing, Leadership, Spiritual Formation, Worship and Jim Griffith teaching.

Pastor Kerry attended a meeting of about 250 people who gathered at Asbury United Methodist Church. Various church leaders talked about what a denominational split might look like if we United Methodists cannot come to grips with the theological differences that have plagued the denomination. The divide continues to widen due to disagreements on the authority of scripture and stated principles in the Book of Discipline.

If you have questions regarding Conference, feel free to ask. We are open to discussion and feel it is important for all laity to engage in an understanding of the working dynamics of the connectional church.

John Muentner Jr
Kay Oestreich

Our First Broadcast Service!

This is our service from June 22nd, 2014. It's joined in progress, right after opening announcements and prayer concerns were offered. Video is lost a little over half way through, but the sound keeps going. Like we said, bear with us as we work out issues with the new system.

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This year at Vacation Bible School, held June 6th-7th, the 32 children in attendance experienced Bible stories in a new and relevant way. The kids took on an active role in their learning throughout the day as they traveled to story time, visits from guest speakers, crafts and more. They were challenged at every turn to think about specific ways they could serve family, friends, neighbors, community and Jesus!

Heartfelt THANKS to our VBS TEAM! At the lead were Pam Dewhurst, Amy Unferth and Heidi Zingsheim. Others offering their time and talents include Tina Rawlins, Jeff Zingsheim, Dan Dewhurst, Steve Unferth, Tammy & Kevin Steers, Sue & Pastor Kerry Wilson, Jess Marshie, Cassie Beck, Krysten Seefeldt & Justin Nett, Karyn & Lauren Michels, Will Jewson, Bruce & Debbie Bintzler, Ralph & Sharon Germain, Thomas & Mackenzie Klein, Lisa & Jon Luedtke, Lindsay Hesprich, Michaela Flesichman, Kasey Todl, Wendy Kell, Lee Oes treich, Amy Sweet and Beth Rawlins. Those providing food for snacks and lunch include Tammy Steers, Cassie Beck, Emily Hayes, Wendy Kell, Sara Kretchmer, Ann-Marie Scheerer and Tammy Westphal. Also thanks to those who offered peanut butter jars, frosting containers and other supplies for our craft projects.

Summer Highlights

Sunday, July 27th, 9:30 a.m. - Outdoor Service

August 4th - 6th - Mission Trip to Milwaukee. (See newsletter for more info)

Monday, August 25th, noon - 6:00 p.m. - Blood Bank

Monday, August 25th - Confirmation Class Fundraiser. (More info coming)

And as always, every Sunday is filled with God's wisdom, heard through His Word, and the fellowship of believers! Come join us!

Tech News

We've just installed a camera and projection system in the Sanctuary, and hope to start offering either live streaming of our services or we'll post them soon after the service. Bear with us as we get used to the new systems and work out the kinks.

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