FPUMC News

On this page we’ll recognize FPUMC members accomplishments both in the church and in the community, plus highlight special events involving the church.

Page Contents:
> Talent Show – 2021
> UMW Ladies Luncheon – 2021
> Feed My Starving Children – 2021
> Family Church Picnic – 2021
> FPUMC Scholarship Awards – 2021
> FPUMC Golf Open – 2021

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Talent Show (November 6, 2021):  The 3rd annual Talent Show was full of exciting, fun and unusual talent.  There was a total of eleven acts that included music, stories, singing and comedy.  Plus the return of the “Okie-Dokie” spot quiz between acts and some “news flash” reports.  The fellowship started with a nice meal of Chili and Chicken Soup, along with hot cider and hot chocolate to warm your bones on a November evening.  Of course, no event would be complete unless we had plenty of delicious desserts to cap it off.  Thank you to the Adult & Family Committee for hosting this family friendly show.

The nights program included the following acts:

  1. Welcome – A Really Big Show
  2. Piano Selections / Kathy Markevitch
  3. Lay Up Your Treasurers in Heaven / FPUMC Choir
  4. Vocal Duet+1 / Eileen Bailey & Kelly Johnston
  5. Oratory / Jerry Doyle
  6. Button Box / Jim Wilsing
  7. The Four Pretenders / Eileen, Vicki, Ken & John
  8. Oratory – Part Two / Jerry Doyle
  9. Fountain Park Four / Male Quartet
  10. Harmonica Fun / Lori Kanitz
  11.  Ladies Trio / Kathy, Kelly & Linda
  12. Art Might Be Involved / Ken Bailey

To watch a video of the Talent Show, click here.  

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UMW Ladies Luncheon (October 30, 2021):  The United Methodist Women hosted a ladies luncheon.  Eight ladies sponsored eight tables and were in charge of decorating their table and finding guests.  A total of 66 guests attended the luncheon.  Each table was beautifully decorated in different themes by the table host.  Ladies from the church provided pumpkin type desserts.  Men from the church provided kitchen help and served the ladies their meal and beverages.  Entertainment was provided by the musical group “Gypsy Swing Chicks”.  This event was a fund raiser with proceeds from tickets and donations going to local missions.  

 

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Feed My Starving Children (October 9, 2021):  Fourteen volunteers from FPUMC joined other volunteers to pack food that will be distributed throughout the world to starving children.  The work if fun and fast paced.  We worked a 2 hour shift that goes by quickly.  During the shift the FPUMC group packed 22 boxes.  Each box contains 36 food bags, so that means we made 792 food bags.  Each  food bag makes 6 meals, so we made 4,752 meals.  That will feed 14 children one nutritional meal a day for a full year that will eliminate the effects of starvation.  What a wonderful way to bless so many with only a little bit of your time.

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Family Church Picnic (July 25, 2021):  Members of Fountain Park UMC enjoyed fellowship, food, refreshments and fun at our annual Church Family Picnic at Veterans Park in Sheboygan.

God blessed us with a wonderful summer day with a nice breeze keeping us all comfortable.  A day of laughs, games and good times.

As always, there was plenty of delicious food shared with everyone having a good old fashion Sheboygan cook out with brats and hamburgers and of course plenty of yummy desserts and cold drinks. 

See more pictures on the slideshow on the home page.

 

 

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FPUMC Scholarship Awards Sunday  (May 16, 2021):  A total of seven scholarships were awarded to members of our church family.  These scholarships are through the Bernice Staege Scholarship Trust and the Clarence & Ella Keller Scholarship Trust. 

The recipients for 2021 were:         
>  Matthew Stokdyk at Yale Divinity School, Yale University.
>  Kayla Gilligan at Marian University in Fond du lac, WI.
>  Lindsey Kaat at University of Wisconsin, Green Bay.
>  William Tolzman at Ripon College in Ripon, WI.
>  Emily Gilligan at University of Wisconsin, Sheboygan Campus.
>  Johnathan Wishman at University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh. 
>  Nicholas Wishman at University of Wisconsin, Whitewater. 

We’re proud to assist members of our church family that are in good standing with a strong Christian faith.  We send you off with prayers for success in furthering your education and may God guide your path.

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FPUMC Golf Open (April 18, 2021):  Our 4th annual Golf Open was a fun success.  About 40 golfers played an 18-round of miniature golf.  The course was laid out throughout the church basement.  A lunch was served which include a “Sandwich in the Rough” (Sloppy Joes), “Pick Your Slice” (Pickle spears), Bucket of Balls (Melon Balls), Hole-in-one (Doughnut Holes) among other delicious food and desserts.  Open Leaders:  1st-Carl (34), 2nd-Nicole (36), and three way tie for 3rd-Kathy H., Emma, Jamie (37).  Having the most hole-in-ones: Tied-Carl & Jonah (9).  And getting the most exercise by swinging the putter a lot: Judy (56) and Annette (55).  It was a wonderful day of fun, food and fellowship for our church family!!!  

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