Free Church Family Night at the YMCA of the Northwoods Friday, April 10th

The First Congregational United Church of Christ is scheduled for the Free Church Family Night at the YMCA of the Northwoods coming up on Friday, April 10th!
Free family night passes will be available at the church.
These events have been very fun and well-attended. Churches have brought in food and enjoyed the Gym, Wellness Center, as well as the pool. The Northwoods Children’s Museum will also be at the Y doing free crafts that evening. Come join the fun!

Dear Camp came to Rhinelander UCC

Dear Camp came to Rhinelander UCC this year on November 22.
For parents wanting to go shopping or hunting, children aged 3 to 10 were invited to join the 1st Rhinelander UCC Dear Camp. There were craft activities, cookie decorating, movies, games and more.
The children enjoyed themselves if the the pictures are anything to go by.

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Love Rhinelander Sunday Workers

On Sunday, October 19, many members and children came early to church wearing bright red ‘T’ Shirts emblazoned with LOVE RHINELANDER logo. They came together in the church at 8:55am before the worship service for a blessing given by the pastor then left to take up shovels, brushes, weed whackers, sponges, pens and paper. They went to local homes to clean windows, clear gutters and brush, clear the community garden and add mulch. The less active members got together to write letters of support to serving military personnel and others worked on quilts for our church camps at St. Germain and Green Lake. Still others baked cookies. At the end of the morning the Love Rhinelander Team came back to the church to talk about what they had achieved – and taste the newly baked cookies washed down with coffee and juice. The event was so successful that plans are already being worked on for a repeat next year.

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Rhinelander UCC Declares Itself an Open and Affirming Church

On Sunday, October 12, 2014 a Special Church  Meeting was held to vote in a secret, written ballot on whether to become an Open and Affirming church.  Primarily, but not exclusively, this would mean that our congregation welcomed gays, lesbians, bisexuals, transgenders, and those questioning their sexuality, into the full life of our congregational community. It had been agreed that there must be a 2/3rd majority of those present and voting in  favor of the statement.  An overwhelming 90% voted to adopt the Open and Affirming Statement.

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Worship 4U2 – Check it Out!

Our Worship 4U2 service is held the first Sunday of the Month in the Dean Theater at 10:30 AM. This service is uniquely different and offers something for people seeking a deeper connection to God through music, fellowship, and community. Please do check it out.

New Items In Our Fair Trade Store

In addition to coffee, tea, olive oil and chocolate, we have added marmalade, strawberry jam, and honey. Coffee = $7, Tea & Chocolate = $3, Olive Oil = $10, Jam/Honey = $4 Help support farmers around the world earn a living wage! Check out the Equal Exchange web page for more information.

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Yoga Classes at Rhinelander UCC

Peace. Ahhhhh. Flexibility. Strength. Balance. Yoga offers all of these and you can do yoga right here at Rhinelander UCC. Every Wednesday, we have two yoga classes: at 11:00, chair yoga for those people who’d rather not get down onto the floor. And at noon: floor yoga. (more…)