Chili Cook Off and Jamaica Q and A

clip-art-chili-cook-offChili Cook Off and Jamaica Q&A!  After worship Sunday, Oct 23rd the middle & high school youth are organizing a Chili Cook Off with donations to be given for the Jamaica Mission Trip.   We welcome Chili Donations (Sign up on Office Bulletin Board)

Jill Kolodziej from the Board of World Mission will join us for our Q&A.  Join us to learn more about the work to be done in Jamaica, cost, fundraisers and if you are not feeling led to go ways you can help from home. 

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Family Pumpkin Fest

Saturday, October 15th from 2pm-4pm for children, youth and adults of all ages.

Face painting, Pumpkin carving, Snacks, Pumpkin Bowling…

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JOSHUA Banquet and October Meetings

JOSHUA News

JOSHUA’s 12th Annual Banquet “Dare to Be…”  The banquet will be held on Friday, November 4th at Gather on Broadway (139 N. Broadway, Green Bay).  Doors will open at 5:30pm with cash bar, silent auction and clergy cake off! Following our dinner at 6:30pm the keynote speaker Jesse Heffernan will take the floor.  See Judy Winney or Pastor Marian for tickets.  Tickets must be purchased ahead of time.

About the Speaker: Jesse Heffernan is a Recovery Coach & consultant with 15 years in long term recovery from substance use and mental health. As a Servant Leader, Program Director and Community Net worker he works to create a meaningful and positive change through innovative solutions to complex community and individual needs. In his previous business, Helios Recovery he has trained over 90 coaches statewide in WI. He recently became the Director of the Iris Place, a mental health respite center in Appleton, WI.  It is his belief that Recovery is a process of moving from surviving to thriving as a whole person.

Ongoing Meetings

Mental Health Task force meets at West Moravian at 6:30pm on Thursday, October 6th.

ROC Brown County (prison reform) meets at West Moravian at 5:30pm on Thurs, Oct. 27th

JOSHUA Religious Leaders meet at 12pm Thursday, October 6th at DarJune Café

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Crafter and Caring Ministry- Ladies Advent

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The group is planning an ‘Advent Ladies’ event on Saturday, November 19th from 2pm-4pm.   The afternoon will feature community, refreshments and many of the Moravian Advent and Christmas customs.  All women are invited to attend and invite other ladies to from outside the congregation. 

The next meeting for the Crafter and Caring group is Thursday, October 13th at 6pm.

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Music Ministries- October

Music Ministries

The Choir  meets on Wednesdays at 6:45pm.  New members are always welcome.  We will be preparing a Cantata for the Advent season.  We welcome seasonal singers who would like sing just for the Advent/Christmas season. 

Hand Bells  meet Wednesdays at 6pm.  New members are always welcome.  Hand Bells and Choir are led by Jason Pues

Children’s Choir practices at the opening of Sunday School Sundays at 10:15am and is led by Karen Wolter and Joy Hicks.

Children’s Chime Choir practices after Sunday School at 11:15am and is led by Jaymee Srenaski and Marley Raab. 

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Bible Study and Discussion Groups

Bible Studies and Discussion Groups

Wednesday Mornings All are invited to a time for prayer, discussion and Bible Study on Wednesday mornings from 9:30am-11am.  We are beginning to read C.S. Lewis’ “The Screwtape Letters”. 

Adult Sunday Morning Bible Group This group meets at 10:15am during the Sunday School hour.  This is for adults of all ages to share in discussion and study. For Parents and Grandparents, this can be a great way to grow your faith while children are in Sunday school classes. The focus is on the Gospel of Luke. 

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Jamaica Mission Trip Plans- October

Jamaica Trip

We have date set for a trip to Jamaica Saturday, June 24th through Saturday, July 1st, 2017.  Approximately 10-15 people can attend on this trip and will stay at the Moravian Camp in Jamaica.  The purpose is to build relationships with wider Moravian community and help with repair and painting work.  The cost will be about $1200-$1500 (not including passport) to go and fundraisers will be happening throughout the year to help defray some costs. 

First Fundraiser and Learn More about the Trip

The youth are organizing and invite you to a make a donation and enjoy some chili after worship on Sunday, October 23rd. We are working with a staff member from the Board of World Mission, Jill Kolodziej, to help organize this trip.  She will be here to speak with us more about the trip after worship on Sunday, October 23rd.  If you are interested, please come this Sunday and hear more! You can also bring any questions to Tiffany Sadler, Courtney Bauder or Pastor Marian.

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Meal Ministries

Meal Ministries

Loaves and Fishes

We continue to share food and fellowship the fourth Saturday of the month from 8am-10am.  Breakfast will be held on Saturday, October 22nd.  In addition to feeding hungry stomachs, our ministry is dedicated to showing our guests warmth and hospitality while providing a place of fellowship.  If you are interested in volunteering at an upcoming breakfast please contact Patty Jahnke at #680-1733 or PJahnke14@yahoo.com

Meal at NEW Community Shelter

Every other month we serve a meal at NEW Community Shelter. The next meal will be shared Sunday, October 16th at 4:30pm. We need servers at 4:30pm and food brought for the meal.  Items for donation to the meal can be brought to the shelter at 4:30pm or to morning worship that day.   A sign up sheet and information table is in the narthex.  If interested in volunteering or have more questions contact Tarra Bruckner or Lisa and Gregg Belonger. 

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Covenant Anew! Covenant Sunday is October 30th

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Every Autumn season we take time to reflect on our life as disciples following Jesus Christ. We recognize that being a Christian is not about a statement of faith made years ago or a name in a membership book.  Rather it is a lived relationship with Christ and with faith community.  It is a lived reality that defines our days and directs our future.   In October we will spend time on Sundays considering our commitments to follow Jesus as part of faith community. 

 

Specifically, consider where you are in your relationship with Jesus.  Consider if there are ways to strengthen that relationship through prayer, worship, study or action.   Prayerfully reflect on your relationship as part of a church community.   What are the ways the community could nurture your faith and how can you contribute to the ministries of the community? 

 

Starting October 9th we’ll have covenant cards available for your prayerful consideration.  If you are ready to covenant anew these cards can be a tangible sign of our intention to follow Christ and contribute to the work of Christ through our time, abilities and finances as part of West Side Moravian Church.

 

This time of reflection and discernment will continue through October.  Sunday, October 3oth is Covenant Sunday.  We can bring forward our covenant cards and a simple Cup of Covenant service will be offered during worship this day.  The Cup of Covenant is another tangible sign of one’s willingness to follow Christ, not alone, but with a community. 

 

Don’t fill out the covenant card and do not share in the Cup of Covenant if you are not serious about following Christ and sharing that walk with church community.  It’s ok to wait and pray on this choice more.   

 

As we move toward Covenant Sunday ask yourself if this is a time to renew your covenant and commitment to follow as Jesus’ disciple.  Is it a time for you to renew your commitment to be part of this faith community with your time, abilities and financial resources? 

 

Consider what it means to Covenant Anew…


Pastor Marian

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Mission Trip to Jamaica

Jamaica Trip

We have date set for a trip to Jamaica Saturday, June 24th through Saturday, July 1st, 2017.  Approximately 10-15 people can attend on this trip and will stay at the Moravian Camp in Jamaica.  The purpose is to build relationships with wider Moravian community and help with repair and painting work.  The cost will be about $1200-$1500 to go and fundraisers will be happening throughout the year to help defray some costs.  We are working with a staff member from the Board of World Mission, Jill Kolodziej, to help organize this trip.  She will be here to speak with us more about the trip after worship on Sunday, October 23rd.  If you are interested, please come this Sunday and hear more! You can also bring any questions to Tiffany Sadler, Courtney Bauder or Pastor Marian.

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