First

April 27, 2003

First in faith, freedom, fellowship, and Wauwatosa

 


Table of Contents

Rev. Peay Elected WCA Moderator

All Because of "Jell-O"

The Minister's Musings

Cycling Team Update

Minister Evaluation

Veterans, Reserves and Active Duty Members...

Covenant Class '02 Seed Money Updates

Youth Handbell Choir for 2003­2004?

Child/Youth News

Breakfast with the Girls

Child, Youth, Volunteer Safety Policy Approved

The Results Are In...

Accepted Nominations for 2002

In Brief/Our Church Family

 


Rev. Peay Elected WCA Moderator

The Wisconsin Congregational Association held its annual meeting at First Congregational Church on April 4th and 5th. Its theme was "Enhancing Church from the Ground Up." The business meeting was held Friday evening. Committee reports were given and included an extensive update of the plans for the NACCC meeting that will be held in Milwaukee in late June. Mary York and Hannah Hall are the co-chairs of the Host Committee and are working to involve all churches from the WCA in hosting the event (Ask Mary for ways you can help out!). New officers were elected, including our own Rev. Dr. Steven Peay who will be the Moderator for the coming year. Other business included a special commendation for Rev. Christopher Rygh for his dedicated service in Wisconsin through the years, the approval of By-Law changes that altered the date officers' terms take effect, and the approval of the petition for membership by the Congregational Church from Arena, Wisconsin. The meeting concluded with an informative video about the Armistad project, and the WCA voted to donate $1000 to support this endeavor. (Note: The ship will be visiting Wisconsin in July. Watch for information on an FCC outing to view the boat and learn more about its historical significance for Congregationalists).

The two Saturday morning workshop topics were: "Youth Ministry Within the church: How to...for You" led by Rob Fredrickson and Rev. Cindy Bacon and "Community Outreach: Social Action" led by our own Harry Holz, along with Rev. Kathy Rust and Mike Robertson. Following the workshops, the members attended a worship service led by Dr. Peay and Rev. Dr. Charles Goldsmith. Communion was served and the new officers were formally installed.

Next year's meeting will be in Beloit. Think about making this a part of your plans for spring! *

by Cindy Payette, delegate

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All Because of "Jell-O"

As we continue to celebrate the heritage of First Congregational Church and the 150th anniversary of being on our present site at 1511 Church Street, we look to two of our own. Mary Lewis and Ellis Brouwer were married here at First Church on October 20, 1979 by Rev. Dr. Norman Ream. It was appropriate that Dr. Ream performed the ceremony since he had played the matchmaker. About the same time that Ellis had received two tickets to a performance at the Melody Top Theater, Dr. Ream suggested Ellis, recently widowed, come to a scheduled church potluck birthday party to be out among folk. He asked Ellis, "You know how to make Jell-O don't you?" Ellis offered the tickets to the Reams but instead of accepting the tickets, Dr. Ream suggested that Ellis invite Mary Seybold. Mary was also widowed. The Seybold and Brouwer families had done many things together. Jean (Ellis' late wife) and Mary had been close friends through school. They worked on the Vacation Bible School together.

Ellis Brouwer was born on August 31, 1919 to Stephen John and Elizabeth Brouwer. In honor of Ellis and his brother Roy, the Ellis' presented the beautiful marble Baptismal Font to the Church. The brothers were baptized in 1920. All four of Jean and Ellis Brouwer's children were baptized in the same Font at First Congregational Church: Roy Ellis (1954), William Scott (1946), Anne Louisa (1951), and James Robert (1954). This past summer the fourth generation of Brouwers was represented at the Font when Mason and Jane Brouwer Miscavage brought their daughter Ellis Miscavage to be baptized here.

Ellis attended Sunday School from kindergarten through high school and was active in the Scrooby Club (the name for the youth group.) He remembers that in kindergarten each Sunday, anyone who had a birthday during the week could drop pennies (one for each year of age) into a painted metal birthday cake. Everyone counted the number out loud as the money dropped noisily on to the plate below.

During the school year on Wednesdays, the 4th, 5th and 6th grade classes could be excused to attend "Week Day Bible School" at their church. Many of the students, including Mary Lewis, came to First Congregational. Following Bible School the "White Robed Choir" met for practice. Mary was also in the choir. Mrs. Henry James Lee, a very tiny lady, directed the choir each Sunday from the balcony. On Palm Sunday she would count by motion, one, two, three, four, five, six, and seven to start singing "From Out the Peaceful Village" while waving palms.

Ellis joined the Army in November 1942. On graduating from Officers Candidate School as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Medical Administrative Corp., he had a "flagpole" leave of 7 days and came home to marry Jean Helen Hubbard on May 1, 1943. He was discharged in December, 1945 and due to his father's ill health, took over the S.J. Brouwer Shoe Company's five stores. At that time he told Dr. Lee that he could not support the church very much financially but he was willing to help. Dr. Lee responded, "I've got just the Sunday school class for you." It was the Confirmation Class.

Shortly after, he was elected to the position of Sunday school Superintendent at the annual meeting. Sunday School was then held at 9:30 a.m. As the church grew the 9:00 a.m. worship service was added and the 11:00 a.m. Sunday School was started for grades K-6. The following year, Sunday School grades were extended to include all grades including High School. With the adoption of a new Constitution, the Sunday School Superintendent job was eliminated and Ellis was out of a "job."

The family decided to attend the 11 a.m. service and Sunday School. A few weeks after the start of the new season a request was made that families consider attending the 9 a.m. service since the 11 a.m. Sunday School was overcrowded. The Brouwers' began attending the earlier service. This was also the year "Daylight Savings Time" began and facilitated the shift of members to attend the 9:00 a.m service.

Besides his involvement with Sunday School, Ellis served as Deacon; helped Neil Swanson develop a new Sunday School curriculum; served on the Sunday School committee; served on the Music committee; ushered; appointed greeters for both services; participated in the Church Street Singers from the onset; drove for Mobile Meals; and helped wherever he could.

Mary has a long history at First Congregational Church as well. Her grandfather, William E. Lewis, joined the church in 1877 with his wife Sarah upon his arrival to Wauwatosa from Massachusetts. He was very active in the church serving on a variety of committees and was close to Pastor Nelson. He was instrumental in establishing the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) in this area. (A more detailed article about Mr. Lewis is being prepared.) Upon his death in 1890, the impact of his work was recognized. Participating in one of the memorial services was the Rev. Luther Clapp, one of the early ministers of the church, who is buried in the Wauwatosa Cemetery.

Mary's father was a bass soloist in the choir. Thus it is no surprise that Mary has been singing in choirs at First Church for many years and continues to do so. Besides singing in the "White Robe Choir" from 4th grade on and attending the weekday Bible School, she has participated on numerous committees. She helped in the early days of the Retired Woman's Group and has served as a wedding hostess. Mary remains active in her Circle.

So, from a potluck contribution of Jell-O, a new love was formed that joined not only two special people, but also two historical families of First Congregational Church. *

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The Minister's Musings

There may be twelve days of Christmas, but there are fifty days of Easter! According to tradition the first eight (the octave) are celebrated as though they are one long day. The Psalm verse, "this is the day that the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it" is used because God has renewed creation "on the eighth day" ­ the day of Resurrection. While the world may look the same as before, it isn't. It's been different­ and had the potential to be different in a thousand ways ­ ever since that long-ago day when Mary Magdalene and her fellow mourners found an empty tomb. So, as with Christmas, we shouldn't be too quick to stop celebrating. Christ is risen and the whole world is risen with him!

The nineteenth century British poet Gerard Manley Hopkins expressed the wonder of God in the world about as well as anyone I've encountered. He wrote:

"The world is charged with the grandeur of God.

It will flame out, like shining from shook foil;

It gathers to a greatness, like the ooze of oil

Crushed. Why do men then now so reck his rod?

Generations have trod, have trod, have trod;

And all is seared with trade; bleared, smeared with toil;

And wears man's smudge and shares man's smell: the soil
Is bare now, nor can foot feel, being shod.

And for all this, nature is never spent;

There lies the dearest freshness deep down things;

And though the last lights off the black West went

Oh, morning, at the brown brink eastward, springs ­

Because the Holy Ghost over the bent

World broods with warm breast and with ah! bright wings.

I invite you to look for the grandeur of God in the world around you and in yourself. It's all part of being an 'Easter People' and that is what Christians are ­ Easter People.

I want to take a moment and thank all of the folks who participated in the Lenten 'visioning process.' The Social Hall was a lively place on those five Wednesdays! We had a good cross-section of the congregation represented. There were participants who had been members for fifty-plus years and there were new members and PFers and a range in-between. What we heard from around the tables was the general conviction that we're a strong, healthy congregation preparing to move to a new phase of our life together. It was fascinating to observe very different groups of people coming to very similar conclusions. Our next task is to assemble all of the data gathered from the meetings and prepare the next phase of the process so that we can come out of it with six to eight goals we want to work toward as a congregation over the next four years.

Hopkins was right, you know, "the world is charged with the grandeur of God." We have an opportunity to behold it here at First church in many different ways. It's a good and holy thing because "this is the day that the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it!"

Blessings!

Steve

Rev. Steven A. Peay, Ph.D.

Minister

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Cycling Team Update

Harry Collis has formed a team of cyclists to peddle from Waukesha to UW Whitewater to Madison for the purpose of raising money to combat Multiple Sclerosis. The ride will take place the first weekend in August. The team, including Tom Stacey, Pete Holtz and Carmen Berte will share their progress as they organize, train, and collect pledges. If you are interested, contact Harry at hcollis@wi.rr.com or 262-781-6705.

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Minister Evaluation Seeks Your Feedback

It is time again for you to voice your opinions on the performance of your new Senior Minister. Your Personnel Committee has revised the evaluation form you used last year. This evaluation process seeks feedback from our members, as well as from the minister's peers, supervisor and subordinates (whichever is appropriate). The approach was developed in response to comments and concerns expressed by our Congregation about having a voice in the evaluation.

The Evaluation Process Benefits The Senior Minister And Therefore The Church

The evaluation process provides valuable and insightful performance feedback, which the Senior Minister may otherwise not receive. It helps our minister:

* Take a more active role in his own personal development;

* Identify, understand, and manage the expectations and perceptions others have concerning his performance;

* Evaluate his performance based on an unemotional base of feedback;

* Implement improvements based upon direct member feedback.

Through this process, church members and others have the chance to offer constructive feedback and support to your Senior Minister. He will learn to develop his full potential and realize a higher level of satisfaction and reward from his efforts. This feedback is not the sole basis for a performance evaluation; it is one of many sources of input.

A Feedback Form Gathers Input From All Who Interact With The Minister

A Membership Expectations and Clergy Feedback Form, or "Feedback Form" is prepared by members, peers, subordinates or supervisors. The Feedback Form has thirty questions regarding performance. It provides space for written comments on strengths and areas for improvement. The Senior Minister also prepares a form to assess his own performance.

Individual Feedback Forms are kept strictly confidential ­ even from the minister. Responses are consolidated with other Feedback Forms from the same group (member, peer, subordinate, supervisor).

Each form must be signed and returned by the return date to be considered. Blank forms are available at the church office. Members may call the church office to have a Feedback Form mailed to them.

Your Senior Minister Gets Feedback From All Groups

When all Feedback Forms are compiled, a Feedback Analysis and Results document, or "Results document" is produced. It shows how each group (member, peer, subordinate, supervisor) responded to each of the thirty performance questions. This is compared to the minister's self-evaluation. All comments on strengths and areas for improvement are in the Results document. The minister's supervisor uses the Results document as input for the minister's formal evaluation, along with other sources of performance feedback. A formal written evaluation, which is separate from the Results document, is prepared by the minister's supervisor or supervising body. A final written evaluation documents areas and time frames for improvement.

The "Results" document from the feedback on the thirty performance questions will be available to the membership, upon request.

Now Is Your Chance To Participate

Feedback Forms for Rev. Dr. Peay's evaluation will be available at the office from May 1st through May 31, 2003. The deadline for returning your Feedback Form is June 1st, 2003.

This is an excellent opportunity for your voice to be heard. Please pick up your Feedback Form in the office on May 1st, or call the office to have one mailed to you. *

Your Personnel Committee

 

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Calling All Veterans, Reserves, and Active Duty Service Members:

This Memorial Day Sunday, it would be great if we could honor those of our brothers and sisters who have given the ultimate to keep us all free. As a very small token of our respect and love for those who have gone before, volunteer to usher at either the 8:45 or 11:00 Worship Services. If your uniform still fits, wear it. Or wear your medals on your suit that morning.

Please give Harry Collis a call at 262-781-6705, e-mail him at hcollis@wi.rr.com, or leave him a note at the church office. On your note, please let us know the following:

Name, Service, Rank/Rate, when you served, and if you served overseas.

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Covenant Class 2002

More Updates from the Covenant Class Seed Money Projects

Two for One

by Bryan Haas

When I first received the one hundred dollars, a good idea came to mind. I researched it and found out all the information I needed to know. Yet I just couldn't follow through with it. As good of an idea as it was, it just didn't excite me. What interested me was trying to use the money on something in my community.

A couple months later, I heard on the radio that 620 WTMJ and Jonathan Green were collecting stuffed animals for the Teddy Bear Patrol. For this project, stuffed animals are collected and given to local police and fire departments who would give them to children in times of crisis. Fortunately, around the same time, I also discovered that Kohl's Department Store has a program called Kohl's Cares for Kids. The profits from certain purchases are directly donated to local children's hospitals. In the Milwaukee area, the money goes to Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. The money is helping to develop nine hospital playrooms and the Children's Health Education Center Safety Program.

I purchased 23 stuffed animals with my one hundred dollars. Two days later I delivered them to a Teddy Bear Patrol collection site. This felt right. I was excited that I was helping children in my own community. The stuffed animals will provide comfort to children in need and the money from the purchases will help develop much needed services at Children's Hospital. It's a two-for-one. Thanks for giving me this opportunity to help kids.

The Gift of Art

by, Andy Klohn

I have always been very interested in art and I was hoping to find a way to use the seed money project to give others a chance to benefit from art classes, as I have. I volunteer two Saturdays per month at the Donna Lexa Community Arts Center (D.L.C.A.) in Waukesha. D.L.C.A. gives art classes to young people with cognitive disabilities. Many people with these disabilities are on very limited incomes and might not be able to afford an art class without financial assistance. I donated the money to the D.L.C.A.'s scholarship fund. I'm glad that other young people will now be able to participate in enriching art classes, who might not have been able to before.

Feeding the Body, Feeding the Soul

by Kyle Meyer

After researching several charities and organizations, I decided to put the $100 to a good cause right here in my own community. Realizing the need to keep a wide variety of nutritional food items in local food banks, I put forth my time and effort toward contributing to the Wauwatosa Community Food Pantry.

Noticing that a local establishment had slotted a date for neighbors to bring in donations, I also took advantage of a "buy one get one free" sale advertised at the local grocery store. Taking advantage of the specials and several clipped coupons I was able to turn the $100 donation around into a little more than $160 worth of food items.

I know how much food our family goes through in a few days and thought that these items that were purchased could really make a difference on some local family's dinner table. I bought items for breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as some healthy snacks.

I admit that it felt good to give and also found out that the task of grocery shopping is quite a chore! *

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Youth Handbell Choir for the 2003­4 Season?

As I come to the end of my second season directing the church handbell choir, I realize that I could not be any more impressed with how the group has performed in only two year's time. We have successfully enhanced the ringing technique of the choir and the style of the music that we play. The congregation's comments have always been extremely appreciated. Thank you for all of your support.

My two years here have been wonderful. I feel very blessed to be a part of such a wonderful church.

As the success of the adult handbell choir continues, the church and I have been wondering if there might be interest in a youth handbell choir.

In years past. First Congregational Church had a large and extremely well versed youth handbell choir. Perhaps you or someone you know played in this choir. Did you enjoy this experience? Would you like to see it happen again with our current church youth?

Rev. Chris Rygh and I attempted to do this during the past year, but we ran into several problems. One, our timing was off. Two, the youth of our church are extremely active! So here is what we are looking for this year:

* Interested students between grades 6 and 12.

* Interested students who can make rehearsal from 6-7 pm on Thursday evenings, from September through May.

* Interested students who can make church performances once

a month and the church Christmas concert.

The important part to understand about a bell choir is that every member is vitally important. A handbell choir works like a delicate machine - each member has his or her own special task to perform in order to produce the finished product. If a member misses a rehearsal, multiple rehearsals, or a performance, no one else has the ability to pick up their bells and play for them. The whole choir suffers because you are missing one individual.

Being in a handbell choir is a wonderful experience. You are able to perform music with a group of peers and enhance church services for everyone. It requires dedication - the dedication to learn the music, and consistently attend rehearsals & performances, but it is definitely worth it.

Does playing in a handbell choir interest you, or does it interest your son or daughter? If so, I ask that you contact the church office and let them know by June 30. Please leave the student's name, phone number, and address, along with any musical experience they may have (e.g. I've played piano for 5 years and I've been in the school

orchestra for two years). Musical background is not required, although it does help. I will be contacting interested parties over the summer as I prepare for the 2003-2004 season. Hopefully we can bring a youth handbell choir back to First Congregational Church. *

by Kim Williams,

Handbell Director

 

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Child/Youth News

Children's Sunday

Children's Sunday will be celebrated on June 1st at 10:00 a.m. This year's theme is "He's Got the Whole World in His Hands." the children will practice for this event in the Nave while the Election Meeting is being held in the Social Hall between services on Sunday, May 18th. Watch for more information to be sent home with your Sunday School student in the near future. Immediately following the children's performance on June 1st, everyone is invited to attend an Ice Cream Social held on Ridge Court.

PF Rummage Sale

The Senior High PF will be having a rummage sale in the Social Hall on Saturday, May 3rd from 9:00­3:00. The money raised from the rummage will be used for the Senior High PF lounge and the Sunday school computer lab now under construction on the 3rd floor. Please bring in your donation of household items, toys, books, etc. (no clothing items please) to church from Monday, April 28th through Thursday, May 1st. If you have any questions or would like to volunteer your time, contact Nancy Harmon at 778-1994.

Childcare/Nursery RSVP

If you are in need of childcare for an all-church meeting or an all-church dinner, it will be required that you inform the front office 48 hours prior to the event. This will ensure proper staffing and will also eliminate anyone showing up to work in the nursery whose services are not needed. Thank you for helping us maintain cost efficient staffing of the nursery. *

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Breakfast with the Girls

Breakfast with the Girls has had an inspirational and eclectic year. In April, Lyn Lehmann, Traci Elliott's mother (and mentor) shared her joy of natural gardening with those who hungered to get out in their yards. From natural weed and pest control to being thankful for the diversity of zone 4, we were all excited to think of gardening possibilities. Lyn is a teacher and master gardener whose natural garden thrives in the Upper Peninsula. Next month, which is the last program for the season, we will enjoy the story of the sabbatical of a NACCC pastor as she answers the questions:

"What would you do with $24,000, 4 months off, and 24,000 miles to travel?"

Carol DiBiasio-Snyder piques our interest with something that we would each love to dream about. Carol and her husband, Ralph, are co-pastors at First Congregational Church, Oshkosh and last year, found themselves facing that "dream," for real. They had written for, and were awarded, a grant which allowed them four months for REST, RENEWAL, STUDY, and TRAVEL. Have Breakfast with the Girls, Saturday, May 3rd and hear about their family visit to Italy, the joy of renewal through music, and how arts and spirituality can enhance worship. Carol is a delightful, enthusiastic pastor who will leave you with some new ideas and a fresh faith journey.

by Jennifer Wakefield

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Child, Youth, Volunteer Safety Policy Approved

The Church Council has approved a final draft of the child, youth volunteer safety policy. This policy is the result of over a year's worth of work and research by various boards and committees. At the urging of our insurance carrier and in light of current events that have been brought to our attention in the media, FCC has taken a proactive stance by writing this policy.

This policy is designed for the safety of students and volunteers alike. There have not been any incidents of misconduct or abuse at FCC and this policy is designed to minimize the risk of such incidents in the future.

As a result of the new policy, windows have been placed in the doors of Sunday school rooms and new pick up and drop off procedures for younger children are already in place. A volunteer screening and application process will need to be completed by anyone wishing to work with the youth of this church. All volunteers will also be required to attend an in-service training session so that they will be familiar with church policy. In addition, by fall 2003, all approved volunteers working with youth will wear a picture badge for identification purposes. Even if you are only an occasional volunteer we are urging that you complete an application. The policy has been sent home with the oldest student of each family.

If you have not received your copy yet, please stop by the Atrium to pick it up. Extra copies will also be available for those not directly involved with the youth but who are interested in reading the new policy. There will be a question and answer session in the chapel between services on May 4th. If you have any questions prior to this meeting please feel free to contact Carrie or Carla at 258-7375. *

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The Results Are In...

PRE-AUCTION RESULTS

The second annual Pre-Auction was held on Sunday, March 9, 2003 between services. This year the event took place in the Social Hall. The change in venue made it more accommodating for people to "shop" and allowed for an increase in the items that were auctioned. According to Carol Wittig, the number of items increased from last year's total of 12 to a whopping 40 items this year.

There were some wonderful items donated among which were: beaded wine glasses, a table lamp, a coin collector set, Raspberry chocolate nut tarts, Godiva chocolate, Danish Kringles, paintings, a patriotic basket and Shedd Aquarium tickets to name a few. It was a shoppers delight!

All bids were collected at the "11th" hour when the auction ended and then the lucky bid winners were able to take their items home. Many thanks to all those who helped make this pre-auction possible: the PF students, parents and all those that donated items.

The money raised, $1600.00, will go toward the PF youth activities, conferences, and mission trips.

YOUTH DINNER AUCTION A SUCCESS

The annual PF Dinner/Auction was held on Saturday, March 15, 2003 in the Social Hall. A crowd of about 150 people came to enjoy the delicious Italian dinner made by John Sgarlata and his crew. The dinner was served by PF students who did an excellent job.

The evening started off with the silent auction tables opening for bidding on a multitude of items ranging from movie tickets, patriotic baskets, handmade jewelry, a bird lovers basket from Old Elm, a baby quilt, hand made stained glass butterflies from the Mission Mazauha, Saxophone lessons, a guitar and lessons, a wine and cheese basket, restaurant gift certificates, paintings, babysitting and yard clean-up, and hair and spa baskets. During the silent auction and part of the dinner attendees were treated to the wonderful music of Betty Dethmers (piano), Tom Smith (cello), and Leslie Hatch (flute).

As the silent auction ended, Keith Harmon treated everyone to his wonderful showmanship as an auctioneer. The voice auction began with Keith dressed for the occasion in a tuxedo. He brought down the house with his skillful ways of convincing bidders to "up" their bids and go for the gold! Among the items up for bid by voice were: a handmade quilt, men's and women's golf bags, German Fest tickets, gourmet dinner for four made by John Sgarlata, dinner at the Peay's, Door County condo, $100.00 hamburger with an airplane ride, croissants, Brewer tickets, and Gutter Toppers. A total of $7500.00 was raised from this event.

Huge thanks go to all those involved in making this auction possible: the church office staff, the dinner crew, the individuals who decorated the tables, all the donors of auction items, and the tireless crew who did the behind the scenes work to make this auction a success. The PF youth groups thank all those involved in helping them work toward their goal. The money raised will go toward youth conferences, mission trips and youth activities. *

 

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Accepted Nominations for 2002

The Annual Election Meeting of First Congregational Church Wauwatosa will be held Sunday, May 18, 2003 at 10 a.m. in the Social Hall. Below are the accepted nominees.Moderator

Steve Fisher

Vice Moderator

Bill Edens

Past Moderator

Dick Koch

Treasurer

Diane Houriet

Assistant Treasurer

Jim Walsh

Church Clerk

Sally Boyle

Council

Jim D'Ambrisi

Sally Wells

Merrill York

Benevolences

Kathy Collis

Ed Probst

Care Board

Kathy Cohan

Arlette Lindbergh

2 year term
Pam Parker

1 year term
Lynne DeGrave

Christian Education

Dale Engstrom

Deborah Harding

Michelle Russ

2 year term

Maurie Daigneau

Fellowship

Bill Bokern

Katy Chapman

1 year term
Jennifer Wareham

Katharine Hudson

Stewardship

Harry Holz

Doug Jacobson

Deacons

Betty Davis

Mark Hendrickson

Dan Johnson

David Moore

David Swanson

Trustees

Doug Hoerz

George Janssen

Gary Kebbekus

1 year term

Judy Bates

Nominating Committee

Susie Daigneau

David Wareham

Scott Wittig

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In Brief/ Our Church Family

VANDALISM MUST CEASE

The church has suffered some serious plumbing vandalism in the past few weeks. We have narrowed the investigation down to the very sad fact that it is church members who are doing the vandalism, not outside groups that meet here.

Parents, please watch your children when you are in the building. This is deliberate and meant to be malicious. We have had damage to plumbing, floors and ceiling tiles creating unnecessary expense in addition to the inconvenience to our membership and staff. When the culprits are positively identified we will expect them and their families to reimburse the church for the monetary expense.

 

Suburban Retired Men's Club

The meeting will be April 28, 2003, 9:00 a.m. at the Congregational Home. The speaker will be Don Porter, "Fruits & Foibles of Bank Collecting."

 

Classical Piano Recital

You are cordially invited to attend a Frederick Moyer Classical Piano Recital on Sunday, May 4, 2003 at 3:30 p.m. at the Congregational Home Chapel, 3150 Lilly Road, Brookfield. Light refreshments will follow the performance.

 

The deadline for submitting articles for the next issue of the Columns is

Monday, May 12, noon

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