Yesterday, St. John’s UCC held its annual congregational meeting. Thank you to those who have served on our Consistory: Mark Polzin, Woody Prehn, Sarah Schneewind, Karen Otto and Duane Schneewind.
Elected new to the Consistory for 2019: DuWayne Schmitz, Nell Akre, Penny Rolf, and Michelle Bachmann. Karen and Sarah will continue to serve on the Consistory in 2019.
Installation for the new Consistory members is Sunday, January 27th. The first Consistory meeting of 2019 is schedule for January 29th.
Full meeting minutes were recorded and will be compiled at a later time.
CHRISTMAS EVE PAGEANT – If your children would like to be involved in this year’s Pageant, please see Pastor Cathy for a registration sheet that has all the details. There are speaking and non-speaking, costume and non-costume parts for all ages.
BOOK CLUB – is reading “Tree Spirited Woman” for the month of December. Book Club usually meets on the last Thursday of the month, 630 – 8:00pm.
PAJAMA STORY TIME – is a growing ministry of our church. We could always use more volunteers to cook dinner, assist with crafts and games, or do a general clean-up! Let Pastor Cathy know if you could help.
SOCK AND MITTEN TREE – We will be collecting new, gently used, or handmade items all month long for our sock and mitten tree. Socks, mittens, gloves, hats, and scarves are all welcome in both adult and children’s sizes.
CENTRAL SCHOOL’S CHRISTMAS GIFT GIVING – as part of our OCWM, we will be participating in Central school’s gift giving for needy families. Central supports 13 families with gifts for Christmas. If you would like to take a name tag and shop for a Central Elementary child, please do so. Gifts need to be brought to the school or the church by Wednesday, December 12th, so shop quickly!
BIG THANK YOU’S – to everyone who has helped with extra Christmas decorations this year:
- Shirley Schmitz and the Women’s Guild – for the new nativity scene that as hand painted and fired.
- Bonnie Schmitz and our Quilters – who made the beautiful new banner hanging in the narthex
- Steve and Bonnie Schmitz – who donated the new lighted creche that sits outside and spreads the holiday light to others (handmade by the Schmitz’s friend)