Serving the Sturgeon Bay UMC and its congregation

April Mission: Clinica Evangelica Morava in Ahuas, Honduras

Our April Mission is to support the healthcare center in Ahuas, Honduras.  The hospital was founded in 1946 and survives because of financial support and volunteers from the United States.  Rick Nelson is the administrator of the clinic.  He grew up in Sturgeon Bay and was the former director of Door County Habitat for Humanity. Please consider donating to this worthwhile cause.…

Bishop Lewis – Forum Discussion

The Sturgeon Bay UMC Forum had the privilege of hearing retired Bishop William B. Lewis speak to us about the future of the United Methodist Church. The church is struggling as to how to deal with LGBTQ issues in our church. It appears that the Judicial Council of the General Conference will be taking up the subject in the near future. It…

Capital Campaign Update

             Implementation Phase We are in the implementation phase of the Capital Campaign.  First of all, we praise the Lord for the success of the campaign.  Our initial goal was have $300,000 in pledges.  At the present time, we have over $393,000 in pledges and have received almost $260,000 in actual funding.  This means that we should…

Update Capital Campaign – July15, 2018

The funding portion of the Capital Campaign came to a successful conclusion on June 30th.  The generosity and enthusiasm from the congregation and friends of the church have been unbelievable and greatly appreciated.  In January, the Capital Campaign listed 3 objectives which were felt needed to be accomplished. Better serve our members by: improving the Visual and Sound quality of our worship…

Capital Campaign – July 15, 2018

The funding portion of the Capital Campaign came to a successful conclusion on June 30th.  The generosity and enthusiasm from the congregation and friends of the church have been unbelievable and greatly appreciated.  In January, the Capital Campaign listed 3 objectives which were felt needed to be accomplished. Better serve our members by: improving the Visual and Sound quality of our worship…

Parish Nurse Notes 4/8/18

  Parish Nurse notes: Mindufulness Movement and Meditation is on Tuesdays now, at the same time, 11:30-12:30, usually in the Fellowship Hall. Everyone is welcome to come when they can. $5/session with Barbara Wulf, instructor. Parkinson Disease Support Group meets this Thursday at 12:30pm.  Rebekah VandeWalle APNP from Neurology Consultants of Bellin Health will be our speaker. The program is called “Case…

2018 Lumberjack Success

The 2018 Lumberjack Dinner was a great success.  We served 642 people.  We had over 1,000 pounds of meat cooked to perfection.  Potatoes, cabbage, rutabaga, and baked beans (secret recipe ) with a slice of freshly baked pie completed the menu.  The portions would have satisfied any hungry lumberjack.  A big thank you to all who helped make it a night to…

Study Up-Date

I thought I would offer an update where I am in my doctoral studies through Western Theological Seminary. I completed the first unit and have begun the second unit as of the first of this year. There are two units in each academic year. I had forgotten the rigors of academia and the need to stay ahead of your deadlines, so I…

Lumberjack Supper

The 83rd Lumberjack Supper will be held on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at the Sturgeon Bay United Methodist Church.  Serving will be from 4:30 – 7:00 p.m.  Take-out will be from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.  Advance tickets can be purchased at the church office and are $15.00 for individuals 12 years and up.  Tickets at the door are $16.00. Children’s tickets  (6-11 years) are $7.00…