Haiti Mission Trip 2017

A group of five local and surrounding area residents are teaming up together and will be traveling to Haiti in August, including two members of our church.
Where are they going? Here is a link to the Mission Group they will be working with.

Supplies they are bringing: Here is a list of supplies that they hope to bring with them when they travel to Haiti. You can also find more information below.

Who is going? Here is the mission team: Lisa, Morgan, Maggie, Bridget and Matt. 

Do you want to help?

This mission group would like to collect $300 so they can purchase some food at a local market and then host a community meal for a small village in the mountains near Port de Paix.

They would also like to raise about $400 so they can bring down some supplies like the items seen in this picture.

The supplies that they would like to bring to Haiti include:
Soccer balls and soccer ball pumps
Nail polish, files, cotton pads, nail polish remover – consider the relationship that might be built from tenderly caring for the hands of a woman weary who opens up to talk about her handicapped or a young girl who, after several manicures, finally trusts enough to tell you that, at 11 years old, she’s the only one left to take care of her younger brothers and sisters. Maybe, through these relationships built on lovingly serving others, much needed help can be received. Trust can be built. Hearts can be changed. And God can be glorified! Yes, glorified even through nail polish. ūüôā
Sunday school supplies: crayons, markers, card stock, glue sticks
Diapers size 4
Baby shampoo
Large Ziploc bags
Trash bags (13 gallon STRONG)
Garlic salt 
Seasoning salt
Baby Formula ‚Äst (sensitive) because some Mamas don’t get the opportunity to eat which causes struggles with feeding baby. We have to get baby healthy AND feed mom.
Feminine pads –There is a unique component to being female in a third world country. Sometimes you can’t go to school if you don’t have the right tools. This goes beyond paper and pencils.
We also have an Amazon Wish List for those friends and family who want to help but can’t attend on Aug 6th:¬†

If you’d like to make a monetary donation so the team can purchase supplies to bring with them, please makes checks out to the UCC Church with “Haiti mission trip” in the memo and mail to the UCC Church, 133 S. Franklin St, Whitewater, Wi 53190.


30-hour Famine, March 3-4

Join us for an ecumenical 30-hour Famine Lock-in, March 3-4, 2017

Click Links Below for More Information:

  • REGISTRATION – we’d like to know approximately how many youth are attending.

  • How to get your youth involved (see information below)

  • What to bring if participating

  • Our WISH LIST – including LARGE refrigerator boxes

  • Where to find us / Our Schedule of EVENTS – coming soon

On Friday, March 3rd starting at 4:00pm through the evening of Saturday, March 4th, ending at about 7:00pm, 8th grade and high school youth will unite together to bring awareness to our global and local famine crisis, by participating in a 30-hour famine.

Youth throughout Whitewater will begin fasting on Friday, March 3rd at noon through 6:00pm Saturday, with a meal to follow. For 30 hours youth will be participating in a lock-in, sleeping in cardboard boxes and participating in community service events to help unite our community in battling against hunger.

Students will be in cardboard box houses on Saturday, March 4th from 9:00 – 11:00am in front of the Living Word Fellowship Church located at 212 W. Main Street, downtown Whitewater. They will be taking monetary donations and non-perishable food donations for the Whitewater Pantry. 100% of all funds raised and donated will be given to the local Food Pantry and to Bethel House in Whitewater.

What is it like to not have anything to eat or to live in a cardboard box?
This experience will give our local youth a taste of what so many deal with every single day.  All donations appreciated!

This year, the 30-hour Famine starts and ends at the Congregational United Church of Christ, 133 S. Franklin St., Whitewater, WI 53190. Questions? (262) 473-4101

All 8th grade and high school students are welcome to join us! An ecumenical opportunity for all youth in our community. Three youth groups are involved already, with room for more. YG leaders can contact the Congregational United Church of Christ.

The 2016 30-Hour Famine was hosted by the First United Methodist Church 2016 Youth Groups Included: Congregational United Church of Christ, St. Patrick Catholic Church, and WARM (Whitewater Area Regional Ministry) United Methodist Ministry. Food donations were given to the Local Food Pantry and monetary donations went to the 2016 Do Something MobilePack that took place at the High School on April 2, 2016.

Besides having lots and lots of fun…. here are some of the service projects we did in 2016:


Packing List For Participants:

  • water bottle
  • overnight items
  • sleeping bag and pillow
  • change of clothes
  • duct tape for your box home


Large Refrigerator or dishwasher boxes
Duct tape

Fleece to make blankets:
1.5 yard pieces of fleece fabric

For Twin Oaks:

General Cleaning Supplies

  • Bathroom cleaners
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Multi-purpose cleaner
  • Sponges
  • Paper Towel

General Personal Hygiene Supplies

  • Soap
  • Shampoo or no-rinse shampoo
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrushes
  • Dental Floss
  • Feminine Hygiene Products
  • Deodorant
  • Shaving Supplies
  • Baby Wipes
  • Toilet paper
  • Lotion/Lip Balm
  • Razors

Youth Fundraiser Pancake Breakfast – June 18

Pancakes-Dairy-freeOn Saturday June 18th from 7-11am the youth of Whitewater Congregational UCC church (133 S. Franklin St.) are hosting a community wide pancake breakfast.

This event supports the youth attending the National Youth Event 2016 and other service events in future years.

Tickets purchased prior are $5 for adults and children over 5 years old. Children 0-4 are free. At the door tickets will be $6. We will be serving pancakes (plain, blueberry, and chocolate chip), fruit, and 2 pieces of sausage or bacon (additional may be purchased).

We look forward to seeing you all there!

DO SOMETHING MobilePack – 4/2/16

It’s time for us to DO SOMETHING, and TOGETHER we can make a BIGGER impact. A community united.

Food Packing Registration is NOW OPEN!!

Help us bring an amazing service project to our community of Whitewater! A unique, life-changing outreach project that is geared for those ages 5 Рto Р95.

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 We are partnering with:

Feed My Starving Children
. . .to bring a MobilePack food packaging event to Whitewater in the Spring of 2016.

SAVE THE DATE: April 2, 2016 at the Whitewater High School


Our inspiration: Special thanks to РChildren’s World Impact Рfor inspiring us with the song: Do Something by Matthew West

If not us, then who?

If not now, then when?

It’s not enough to do nothing.

It’s time for us to do something.


Our goal is to bring community members together, including: families,¬†churches, youth groups, service clubs and civic groups, university students, and more –¬†all in one place. Together we can make a difference and use the opportunity to learn more about some of the other amazing groups in our own community and surrounding areas.

DSC_0905This is an international service project, but we will also be focusing on the needs of our own local food pantry at the same time. In order to bring this event to our community, we need to commit to paying for and packing at least 100,000 meals. This will not be a problem! In fact, most communities raise more than the minimum amount required. All additional money raised is just icing on the cake = more meals to pack and more volunteers who can help. Believe it or not, we will have to turn down volunteers because there won’t be enough to do. Expect at least three shifts (1.5-2 hours long) of 200+ volunteers¬†each.

There are two parts to this event:
1. fundraising
2. food packing
DSC_0849Before we can pack food, we need your help with the fundraising.

Did you know that it only costs .22 cents to package a nourishing meal for a hungry child? We have decided that we can easily break those 100,000 meals into 22 manageable sponsorship opportunities. For $1000, your group can be a sponsor you can help us bring this event to Whitewater. This is a great fundraising project for your youth group, or for the young people of your group, but people of all ages benefit from the MobilePacking event itself. Ideas: Round that .22 cents up to a quarter and hold a quarter drive, or hold a fundraising dinner and have a free will donation, etc. For more ideas, see our website. Please consider being one of our 22 major sponsors.

"I volunteer to pack food whenever I can. It is also a great thing that my son can help as well. Not many places allow children to volunteer. Thank you so much for being there!"  - Susan, FMSC Volunteer

“I volunteer to pack food whenever I can. It is also a great thing that my son can help as well. Not many places allow children to volunteer. Thank you so much for being there!” – Susan, FMSC Volunteer

It’s time for us to DO SOMETHING, and together we can make a BIGGER impact.

Please contact us SOON if your group would like to be one of the main sponsors.

Email Morgan: and provide your group name and a contact person (including best phone number and email so we can send updates). Partial payments toward your donation is appreciated.

Checks made out to:

Feed My Starving Children

Please include “1604-018AU”¬† in the memo section so that your donation is credited to our MobilePack here in Whitewater. Your group name should also be included somewhere with your donation.

Mail Checks: Do Something MobilePack, Congregational UCC Church, 133 S. Franklin Street, Whitewater, WI 53190

Additional donations appreciated. All groups who donate toward this event will be recognized, no matter the amount of their donation. There are other ways to help, too. We will be posting additional ideas here soon. You will also find photos there to give you a better idea of what this event will look like. Thanks for your consideration!


Morgan Radaj (UCC church member, Girl Scout Senior, and M.A.D.Monday Mission Club)

Feed My Starving Children –

Here are some photos from a similar MobilePack event that we participated in on Oct 4th, 2014 in Delavan, WI.

We have already had a small taste of the great things that can be done together as a community... Pictured are members of youth groups, service clubs and Girl Scouts - working together at a similar event opportunity in Delavan a few weeks ago.

We have already had a small taste of the great things that can be done together as a community… thanks to the efforts of Bridget from “the 19 days” who organized this event in Delavan, WI. Pictured is the crew from Whitewater who went (members of a youth group, service club and Girl Scout troop) – working together on Oct 4th, 2014. We packed individual food portions for: Feed my Starving Children. Special thanks to “the 19 days” for inviting us to help. Not many places allow CHILDREN to volunteer. They had a blast! We hope to bring an event like this to Whitewater, too.


Chili Cook Off – Fri, Nov 20th 5:30-7:30pm


During this Thanksgiving Season:
Be THANKFUL for what you have & Help those who are HUNGRY!
Local and surrounding area friends.
Calling all Chili makers – We need your CHILI!!
Please consider helping with this ecumenical fundraiser – even if you can’t stay. Chili donations need to be dropped off between 5-5:30. Cash prize to the chili that takes in the most donations.
All proceeds go to the Do Something MobilePack coming to the Whitewater High School on 4/2/16.
For more information about what a “MobilePack” is –¬†and the motivation behind why we are holding this fundraiser – please watch this short video:

All local residents are welcome to attend this Chili Cook Off!
Save the date: Friday, November 20th. Location: Congregational UCC Church, 133 S. Franklin St.
Pop in anytime between 5:30-7:30pm¬†and for $5,¬†try as many different chili samples as you’d like. VOTE for your favorite.
We are also working on acquiring some AMAZING raffle items –¬†especially right before Christmas.
Raffle donations appreciated.
Look for event posters around town and coming soon here on this website, too…

Teen Movie Night, Sat. Mar 14th 6-10pm

UCCteenThe middle school group, M.A.D. Monday Mission, is organizing a TEEN Movie night and are inviting middle and high school students from the community to come to the Congregational UCC church.

  • Date: Saturday, March 14, 2015
  • Time: 6-10pm
  • Location: Congregational UCC church, 133 S Franklin St, Whitewater, WI, 53190
  • Ages: Middle school and high school students are welcome to attend without their parents
  • Movie: Want to help us pick a movie or two to show? Vote on our facebook page.
  • Food: We will have some food and snacks available for purchase
  • Raffle: We will be raffling off a few items (donations appreciated)
  • Why Attend?:¬†Food,¬†FUN &¬†BIG screen movies. PLUS, support an amazing service project at the same time.

Food Pantry Donations: Bring a can or two for the local food pantry, and receive a FREE game ticket.

Bring friends!

What movie(s) should we watch? Want to vote?
If you have any suggestions, visit our FACEBOOK page to VOTE.

The Cost? This is a free will donation fundraiser at the door¬†and there will also be some snacks and food to purchase. All proceeds will go to support bringing “Do Something MobilePack 2016” to Whitewater in the Spring of¬†2016.

Rummage Sale Fundraiser – February 21st, 9am-1pm

rummageWhat’s missing this time of year? Rummage sales
The Congregational United Church of Christ is having a Rummage/Bake/Craft Sale
Saturday, February 21st, 2015, 9am-1pm
133 S. Franklin Street, Whitewater, WI 53190
(the same church where the Clothes Closet is located, but our rummage sale will be in the basement Fellowship Hall)
This rummage sale is a fundraiser organized by a group of Middle School students from the group M.A.D. Monday Mission. One of many upcoming fundraisers for a future event coming to Whitewater in Spring 2016. The upcoming service project is called  “Do Something MobilePack 2016.″ An international dry food packaging event that will help feed malnourished children in this world… simultaneously, helping stock our local food pantry. An experience you won’t want to miss. Geared for volunteers ages 5-95.
M.A.D. (which stands for РMaking A Difference) is inviting the community to both shop at this rummage sale and donate items. For every .22 cents raised, we can pack another meal for a starving child.
Girl scout troop #2332 will also be selling on Saturday. They are one of the major sponsors helping to bring the Do Something MobilePack to our community in 2016.
Donations: DROP OFF items at the UCC church (133 S Franklin), starting on Thursday and Friday.
Do you want to DO SOMETHING, too?
For more information on how your church group, civic group, scout group, etc. can get involved in helping, click here.
Join the growing list of major sponsors committed to bringing this opportunity to Whitewater:
Congregational UCC Church
First Citizens State Bank
Girl Scout Troop #2332
Girl Scout Troop #2240
Living Word Fellowship Church
M.A.D. Monday Mission

Back Bay Shrimp Boil – September 13th

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September 13, 2014 5-7pm

Back Bay Mission Shrimp Boil

Here’s the church dinner you’ve been waiting for!

On September 13, 2014 you are invited to join us for an old fashioned (Wisconsin style) shrimp boil.  It is being held at the Congregational United Church of Christ 133 S. Franklin St. Whitewater Wisconsin. Seating will begin at 5PM and will continue until 7PM.

In addition to jumbo shrimp, we will be serving organic, homegrown boiled red potatoes, Mississippi caviar, coleslaw, cornbread, all topped off with homemade peach cobbler. ¬†There will be a children’s meal available also (the octopus hotdogs were especially popular last year)

The cost will be $15 for adults and $5 for children’s meal. ¬†Advance tickets are required.¬† Please contact us at (262) 473-4104 or drop into the church office Monday through Thursday between 9AM and 1PM to purchase tickets. The proceeds of this event will go to Back Bay Mission.¬† Back Bay is an on-going outreach project of the United Church of Christ serving the homeless population in Biloxi Mississippi.¬† Come and join the fun and become a part of an important mission project.


Hosted by:

Grace United Church, Fort Atkinson

First Congregational United Church of Christ, Fort Atkinson

Congregational United Church of Christ, Whitewater.

Bethel House Golf Outing – June 7th

Golf Outing2014 Golf Event

The 17th Annual Golf Event for Bethel House will be on Saturday, June 7, 2014 at the beautiful Whitewater Country Club. We will start the day with a 9:00AM shotgun start using a best ball scramble format. The day’s special activities will include golf, lunch, prize drawings, and awards ceremony. We will again be offering a $10,000 hole-in-one prize, sponsored by Binning and Dickens Insurance!

Please join us for a fun day of golf, or come just for lunch and prizes!

Registration is $60 for the day ($21 is tax-deductible) OR $30 for lunch and prizes only.

Register by May 31st to be entered into a special grand prize! Tickets can be purchased by calling Jeff at 920-729-0662 or by calling the Bethel House message line at 473-2715.