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Halloween Lock-in, Oct 29th-30th 7:30pm-11am

pumkins22016halloweenteenSAVE THE DATE: October 29th, 2016

Location: Congregational UCC Church, 133 S. Franklin Street, Whitewater, WI, 53190 (home of the Clothes Closet.)

Who: Youth in Middle School, grades 6th-8th

When: 7:30pm Oct 29th – 11am Oct 30th

Why: A safe place to have some Halloween fun with friends.

Registration: It is helpful to have an idea about how many are coming. Please click this link to register your child.

What to bring: Please bring a treat or a snack to share and any overnight items that you might need, including a sleeping bag and pillow.

Costume? Yes, costumes are encouraged but not required.

Can I invite a friend? Yes, please do. Invite a few friends. Share this information with them and please ask them to register using the link below.

Parents: We’d prefer that you bring your children to the church, walk downstairs to register and leave some emergency and contact information with us.

Would you like to join us? It is helpful to know who is coming. Please click this link to register your child.

Friday, Oct 28th 6-8:30pm Fun Family Halloween Party

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2016halloweenkidsJoin us for a FUN Family Halloween Party on Friday, October 28th, 2015 from 6-8:30pm.

We’ll have some Fun Halloween music, games, BIG screen movies, hot dogs, popcorn & snacks.

Bring your family, bring friends and please bring a snack or a treat to share.

Congregational UCC Church, 133 S. Franklin, St, Whitewater, WI (home of the Clothes Closet.)
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Rally Day – Church Year begins Sept. 11, 2016

Get Involved!
Join us tomorrow, September 11th, as we rally together to start a new Sunday School year. Church begins at 10am, Sunday School begins at about 10:15 (after the children’s moment during church), and we will be having a lunch and bake sale immediately following church with free will donation to raise money for summer church camp. All are welcome.
We are all children of God. Let’s come together to worship and encourage each other to find new ways to do God’s work with our own two hands.

Donate Fresh Produce to the Food Pantry

Morgan veggie cartMorgan Radaj and her mom veggie dropoffMaggie built this mobile food bin as part of Morgan’s Girl Scout Gold Award Project. Residents are encouraged to bring extra produce from their gardens to the bin, which is unstaffed and located across from the SweetSpot during the weekly market., Tuesdays from 3:30-7:30. The Whitewater Food Pantry staff then take the donations to the pantry the same night.veggie flag

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!

Understanding Our Differences: Buddhism June 19

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Join us, June 19th at the UCC Church, 133 S. Franklin Street, Whitewater, WI, for a presentation on Buddhism. We will begin with a potluck meal at 11:15am, with the presentation to follow (starting at about noon). Come for both the meal and presentation, or just the presentation. ALL ARE WELCOME!

In the past several decades, Buddhism has had an increasing impact on our society. On July 19th, we’ll have an opportunity to learn more about this religion and to ask questions we have as well. At Noon, Dr. Wade Dazey, a professor from the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at UW-W, will speak to us about some of the basics of Buddhism and will answer questions we might have.

Dr. Wade Dazey
Professor Emeritus in Religious Studies

Wade is a retired professor currently teaching part-time at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. During his many years at UW-Whitewater he served as department chairperson and taught a wide range of courses including Introduction to Eastern Religions.

Dr. Dazey will speak about Buddhism.

This will be the second in a series we are calling Understanding Our Differences.

The first was the talk on Islam.Buddhism2
We are hoping to have three per year.
We hope to have presentations on other religions, other ethnicities and other cultures (which could include the handicapped, veterans, immigrants, etc.).

Ideas will be welcomed by the Christian Education and Mission & Generosity committees who are co-sponsoring these presentations.

Honoring America’s Heroes, May 25th @ 5pm

To those who courageously gave their lives . . . And those who bravely fight today . . . THANK YOU!!

Each year, a few days prior to Memorial Day, we gather together and place flags on the graves of Veterans at Hillside cemetery.

Everyone is welcome!

Photos: We are thrilled to have so much help from scout groups and others in the community. View some of our photos.

Want to join us? Meet us at Hillside Cemetery on May 25th, 2016 at 5pm. Join us for a meal to follow at the UCC church, 133 S. Franklin.