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First Congregational Church

June 2, 2023

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For past Issues of "What's Happening" click HERE.


Weekly Bible Study
Discussion Groups

Tuesdays @ 1:00 pm
Discussion Group 

Wednesdays @ 1:00 pm

ZOOM Discussion Group

Thursdays @ 6:30 pm

Men’s Discussion Group

Sundays @ 9:00 am

Discussion Group (with child care)



Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are needed to help hand out Gideon Bibles at Maxwell Street Days on Saturday, June 10th. Please see the signup sheet on the communication table.

Contact Reyna Taggart


Summer Project

The Furnishings Team has been given the green light by the Council to continue sprucing up the building.  This summer we are having the lounge and the lower level painted.  This will include the hall area (by the back pack room and restrooms) and the Koeffler Hall.  We will also be purchasing new blinds for the Koeffler Hall, as the current blinds are no longer operational.  


The work will begin Monday, June 12th and should be concluded by Friday, June 16th.  This is the week right after Maxwell Days.  In order to accommodate all the various groups that use the building during the week, we are asking you to check and verify your usual assigned room on the church calendar. We have tried to keep the schedule as closed to “normal” as possible.  Thank you for your cooperation.  


The Furnishings Team:

Jan Beilfuss

Beth Petersen

Rae-Ellen Preuss




Church Rummage Sale

Our annual church rummage sale will be June 9 - June 11 (9 am - 3 pm). Donated items can be brought to church after 4:00 pm on Thursday, June 8th. Please no clothes, shoes or electronics.  Volunteers are needed to help with this event. Please see the signup on the communication table.



Servant Schedule

Ministry 6/4 6/11 6/18
Liturgist Chris W Jim B Glenn K
Music Leader Cindy W Claire A Joanne H
Sunday School Joanne H No SS No SS
Front Porch Women's Fell. Missions Fellowship
Greeter Buchmanns    

To volunteer for any of these ministries please see the signup sheet on the communication table.

Volunteers are also needed
for the following:

Sound / Zoom - Contact Prakash Mathew
(  262-436-4025)

Nursery - Contact Sue Roberts
(  262-378-4695)



Weekly Email List

If you would like to receive our weekly emails please sign up HERE.



Water Donations Needed

Bottled water donations are needed for our Gideon Bible Ministry at Maxwell Street Days. Donations can be placed in the kitchen downstairs - please mark them "For Maxwell Street Days". Questions? Contact Reyna Taggart:

Thank you!!



Offering Report

Offering Expected to Date 61,872.04
Offering Received to Date 57,249.58
Difference (4,622.46)



Maxwell Street Days

It's that time of year again! Maxwell Street Days parking is a big fundraiser for our church. If you are able to help park cars please sign up HERE.  Thank you!



  • Diane W. ~ health concerns
  • Carolyn E ~ health concerns
  • Jim S ~ health concerns
  • Dave B ~ health concerns
  • Ashley C ~ health concerns
  • Beth P ~ health concerns
  • Kay R ~ health concerns
  • Candi (from Linda G) health concerns
  • Judy T (from Joanne H) health concerns
  • Judy (from Tom & Sue R) passed away
  • Cheryl (from Beth P) health concerns
  • Our shut ins and those in ill health
  • Our Church leadership
  • Those in Need
  • Mission School of Hope & Clinic



Join in Prayer!



Jim Backstrom will be leading corporate prayer the first and third Wednesdays of each month from 7 - 8 PM. If you are not able to join us in person on June 7th, please pray for our church, Pastor Kevin and his family, the Fellowship Team, and member/friend Wil & Shirley Manion.


Taking Acts 4:23-24, 29-31 as a guide, we are asking that the Holy Spirit will shake up the way we all are used to praying. Like the early apostles, we want to ask for more boldness for the church in this day and age. He can change our sometimes safe and harmless prayers into prayers that will change our community and even our world.



Happy Birthday!

None this week.



Happy Anniversary!


Chris & Cindy Wendlandt

June 9




Mission School of Hope News

Charles Sagay will be with us on Sunday, June 11th for worship and to let us know the new things that are happening at the school. After worship Missions will be providing a luncheon for him, so please come join us for worship with Charles and the luncheon afterwards.

Missions Team will be donating $1,000 to the MSOH when he visits. We will also be putting out the Over and Above box for any donations you feel called to donate as well. We'd like to present him with "The Big Check" on that Sunday, so we'd love to receive your donations by Sunday, June 4th so they may be added to the amount give to him.

Thank you!
The Missions Team



NACCC Annual Meeting

This year's NACCC Annual Meeting will be held in Milwaukee.  Details about the meeting can be found HERE.

If you would like to attend the meeting, here are some specific details for us as members of a Wisconsin Congregational Association (WCA) church:

  • Sunday is the focal day for WCA church members.  Beginning with worship that morning (10am) and carrying through plenary sessions by both our keynote speakers, an intergenerational mission project, and then evening entertainment and presentations, Sunday is a full day that is FREE to all WCA church members.
  • There are three social events taking place.  Thursday evening will be a brewery historical tour and dinner in Milwaukee ($55).  Friday will be an evening at the Milkmen baseball game with dinner ($44).  Then, the closing celebration will be Monday evening with dinner and touring at the Harley Davidson Museum ($55).
  • All, of course, are welcome to register for the meeting as a whole (or portions thereof).   Plenary sessions, workshops and business meetings will take place Saturday, June 24, through Tuesday, June 27.  

As for registration, a specific page has been set up for WCA church members.  Those wishing to attend Sunday and/or any of the social events, are asked to register through this WCA-specific page.  Note that this page is not published and is only accessible through this direct link.

For those wishing to register for any days other than Sunday, they are encouraged to register for everything they plan to attend via the main registration link available here.  Note that WCA church members using this link should NOT include Sunday in their registration, but should leave a comment that they plan to attend on Sunday as well.  This way they will not be charged the fee for Sunday registration, and the NA staff will add Sunday to their registration on their end.





Worship This Weekend


We will be worshiping in-person and via Zoom this Sunday at 10:00 am. Visit these links for important information:





To access worship via Zoom, please use the information below:


Phone Number: (312) 626-6799

Meeting ID: 459 288 4444

Password: 2623637249


Adult Bible Study will meet before church in the large classroom at 9:00. You can access the Bible study via Zoom as well:

Phone Number: (312) 626-6799
Meeting ID: 459 288 4444
Password: 2623637249


Contact Us


Church Office


231 Roberts Drive

Mukwonago WI 53149


Pastor Kevin Clark



Marni Wiggins

Organist/Choir Director


Prayer Chain




Articles for "What's Happening"

(Due by 8:00 am Friday Mornings)



Church Council


Moderator - Terry Buchmann



Moderator Elect -


Treasurer-Jean Brocker



Secretary-Joanne Himebauch



Budget & Finance-Gary Himebauch



Property & Grounds-Rae-Ellen Preuss



Worship-Michael Zvara



Congregational Care-Janine Coley



Missions-Reyna Taggart



Christian Education-Sue Roberts


First Congregational Church
231 Roberts Drive
Mukwonago, WI  53149

PH: 262-363-7249

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The Word of God

Positively Impacting Our Community and the World

Growing in Faith Together

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