UWW Rugby wins back to back National Championships

UWW Rugby wins back to back National Championships

(Team photo provided by Dominic Urso)

The UWW Rugby Team won the USA Rugby Collegiate Division II Championship last December and again last weekend at Furman University, Greenville, SC. In route to this year’s Championship, Whitewater defeated Pittsburgh State University (KS) 61-15 in the round of 16, the Grand Valley State University (MI) 24-12 in the round of 8. Both matches were held at Miami University, Oxford, OH. The team traveled two weeks later to Furman University to meet up with North Dakota State University in the semi-finals. The Warhawks defeated the Bison 51-25 on Saturday, then met up with Virginia Military Institute in the finals on Sunday. VMI proved to be a tenacious team. Despite the Warhawks putting the first points on the board, VMI led at half 27 -17. This was the first time the Warhawks trailed at half all season. The team battled back to tie the match 27 all with 8 minutes remaining to play. Still tied with less than two minutes remaining, UWW scored their final try and made the conversion to take a 34 – 27 lead which they held until the final whistle. The team is coached by Matt Pederson (Lake Mills), Pat O’Connor and Tim Probst (Whitewater)


(Photo by Matt Pederson)

This is Shay Haase (UWW grey uniforms) stealing the ball from VMI at their line out. VMI threw the ball in to their designated jumper and Shay beat him to the ball and gave UWW possession.


Seasonal Events

December 3rd
Coffee and Hot Chocolate beginning at 9:30 AM
Carol Sing at 9:45 Am before worship
Hanging of the Greens after worship
Potluck-after decorating

December 10th
Coffee and Hot Chocolate beginning at 9:30 AM
Carol Sing at 9:45 Am- before worship
Bake Sale (Items can be dropped off on December 9th from 10AM-12)
Put Muck Buckets Together for OCWM
Toys for Kids Returned today

December 17th
Coffee and Hot Chocolate beginning at 9:30 Am
Carol Sing 9:45 Am before worship
Choir Concert during worship
Brittany Redden becomes a new member
Coffee hour hosted by Brittany after worship
Live Nativity at Cooper’s Barn at 5pm with cider and chili

December 24th
Coffee and Hot Chocolate beginning at 9:30 am
Carol Sing 9:45 am before worship
Worship at 10 AM-Cake for Baby Jesus
Candlelight Service at 7pm

December 31st
Worship 10am

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


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.)

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!