2016-08 Ministry News



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Our survey is out…please take a few minutes to respond and return. You will find it in the Sunday bulletin and on our web site. Your voice is important to us.

Looking to the fall season, we have multiple ways for you to connect to God, to each other, and to our community. Here is a list of ongoing and new opportunities that will aide in our “Making Disciples for the Transformation of the World”.

Small Groups (Point location)

9:00-10:00 am Faithlink follows the lectionary and focuses on social concerns…weekly topics, conference room
7:00-8:00 pm Discovering God’s Vision for Your Life: You and Your Spiritual Gifts September 26 – November 21, conference room
2:30-5:30 pm Quilting Ministry, Thomas Cooke Room
5:00-5:30 pm Placemat Ministry follows the lectionary, with a variety of topics, conference room
6:00-7:00 pm Invitation to the Book of Romans (8 week Disciple Class), conference room
12:00 Noon Middler/Senior Luncheons, the fourth week of the month (see brochure for schedule)
8:00 pm Barhopping with the Pastor, second week of the month, (check calendar/newsletter for bar of the month)
9:00-10:00 am Women on the Grow, text is “Forgiveness” by Marjory Thompson, library
12:00-1:30 pm Fly High, Huddle Warm, Thomas coke room
1:00-2:00 pm Happy Hour, text is “Are You Fired Up or Burned Out?” by James Moore, library
8:00-9 am United Methodist Men’s Breakfast, last Saturday of the month

Companions in Christ Class, time and day to be determined
Place of Peace Meal, once a month, there are many ways you can help with this project (check ½ sheet on our Adult Ministry board)
Special Projects at Washington School, watch for volunteer details in the bulletins and newsletters
Retreats, women’s retreat spring 2017
Places to go, things to do board, a variety of valuable information; Check it out!
Annual fundraiser, looking to January…meal, variety show, silent auction…save your good stuff!

After we review the results of our survey, we may have additions or changes to make. Stay tuned!  Rally Day Sunday, September 11, will provide opportunities to talk with leaders and sign up to be re-connected in the fall. In the meantime, we have a sign up center in the gathering space. Please make your desires known so materials will be ready. Wednesday, September 7, is Disciple’s Diner opening night and Wednesday classes will begin. Other groups and classes will follow as their day and time come up. Come get connected…be the blessing God designed you to be!
~The Adult Ministry Team

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Welcome…….. Disciples’ Diner Reopens September 7

Disciples Diner LogoPlan to come and perhaps invite a friend to enjoy the Wednesday evening fellowship, food and music at Disciples’ Diner. Dinner is at 5:30 pm in Fellowship Hall at the Point location. A new season begins on September 7 with casserole night and will continue on most Wednesdays through May 2017. Check out the brochure for dates and menu themes throughout the year or pick up a brochure at the Connection Center/Gathering Area at both Point and Plover locations.

Thank you to everyone who will be serving on the Diner team this year whether returning or new members. We still need a few people who could provide a casserole or offer the blessing once a month, but we are also seeking people who could help on a substitute basis or for a portion of the season. If you have questions or would like to serve in this ministry, please contact Sandy Shave at 715-592-4346 or sandra.shave@gmail.com.

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Chancel Choir
Music LogoThe Chancel Choir is the adult choir at the Point location, made up of high school, college age and older. Our primary purpose is to be a part of the Sunday morning worship services, and to reinforce the message and scripture for the morning.

We sing approximately three Sundays out of every month, and for any special services as needed.  We rehearse on Wednesday evenings from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm, September through May.  We sing a variety of styles of music, and there are no try outs. We welcome anyone who enjoys singing and using their voice as a way to Praise God.  Come and try us out for a fun time!  If interested contact Pat Laabs (director) at 715-684-9473.


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Fall Fest Update

Fall Fest Pic 1Fall Fest plans are progressing nicely.  There will be a variety of activities which will include cake walks, military truck rides, movies and popcorn, and much more.  There will also be musical performances provided by our church members.  We will have free basket drawings throughout the event.  (You do not need to be present to win.)  Food will be available at a nominal fee.  Outreach is looking for more Fall Fest Pic 2.jpgpeople or businesses to donate baskets for the event.  Call the church office at 715-344-3557 or Lisa Hansen at 715-342-4108 if you are able to help with a basket.  Lisa can offer suggestions for a theme.  We are also looking to borrow canopies for the event as well.  Please call the church office or Randy Hermes at 715-341-4152 if you have a canopy you could loan.  We look forward to seeing you all at the Fall Fest on September 18; it will begin immediately after the church service.



Make a good first impression:
Care for your building and grounds as a way of honoring your attendees and honoring God.  A well-cared-for building demonstrates a commitment to excellence and communicates that what the church does is important

Have clear exterior and interior signage that guides visitors everywhere they need to go

Make sure your restrooms are neat and clean