Many in the congregation add additional support to Bethel House by purchasing raffle tickets. This year’s quilt (85 inches square) was pieced and donated by LaDonia Kyle. It is shown here during worship at the Congregational Church in Whitewater. Tickets are available until April 11th.
February 14- Ash Wednesday Service will be held at 7pm. A soup dinner will be held at 6pm in the Chapel prior to the service.
February 18th- Congregational meeting following worship
Harry Potter Study Group meets every Tuesday at 6:30pm and we begin to watch the movie at 6:45! Feel free to bring snacks as we enjoy taking a fresh look on a beloved series.
Lenten Lunches: We will be hosting on Wednesday, March 14th at 11:45. We will be looking for volunteers to make chili and bars. Sign-up will be posted soon. We will also need volunteers to work the luncheon.
On Friday, Feb 23rd starting at 4:30pm through the evening of Saturday, Feb 24th, 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. There is room for you, too!!
Youth throughout Whitewater will begin fasting on Friday, Feb 23rd 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, Feb 24th from 9-11am in front of the Whitewater Walmart. They will be taking monetary donations and non-perishable food donations for the Whitewater Pantry.
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 event is hosted by St. Patrick Catholic Church, 1225 W. Main St. Whitewater, WI 53190. Questions? (262) 473-3143.
Last night, Tuesday, a group of us met to engage in a new bible study called the Gospel According to Harry Potter, facilitated by Carrie Oster.
Not only was this an intergenerational group learning about the gospels (and Harry Potter) in ways we may have NEVER thought of or imagined, but we also learned new things about each other.
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.
All are welcome to join us for an ecumenical family event….
A LIVING NATIVITY… in a barn…with animals…and the story of the birth of the Christ child
Bring your family and your friends, too!
Date: Sunday, December 17th
Location: Cooper’s Barn (near the Whitewater High School), 1055 W. Walworth Ave
Time: 4:30pm for hot drinks and chili, 5pm for the live nativity
Cost: Admission is free! However, if you desire, we will also accept donations of non-perishable food items to support our community food pantry.
What to expect: Join in the singing of Christmas carols, view the animals that witnessed the birth and listen to the story of our Savior born.
Meet us at the STAR and join in on this wonderful celebration
of the true meaning of Christmas!
JESUS IS GOD’S GIFT TO US! Let us Rejoice!
Coffee and Hot Chocolate beginning at 9:30 AM
Carol Sing at 9:45 Am before worship
Hanging of the Greens after worship
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
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
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
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.
Soccer balls and soccer ball pumpsNail 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. 🙂Sunday school supplies: crayons, markers, card stock, glue sticksDiapers size 4Baby shampooLarge Ziploc bagsTrash bags (13 gallon STRONG)Garlic saltSeasoning saltBaby Formula – (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: http://bit.ly/HaitiSupply2017
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.