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 – 2022
> Fall Frolic Ladies Luncheon – 2022
> Feed My Starving Children – 2022
> Family Church Picnic – 2022
> Group Workcamp in Sheboygan County – 2022
> Scholarship Awards – 2022
> FPUMC Golf Open – 2022

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Talent Show (November 5, 2022):  The 4th annual Talent Show was full of more exciting, fun and unusual talent.  There was a total of 14 acts that included music, stories, singing poems, 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 blustery 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:

> Poetry – Kathy Markevitch
> Sing A Song – Anna Thomas
> Story Time – Kathe Fermin
> Stand Up Comedy – Pete TenPas
> Day-By-Day Duet – Lori Kanitz & Linda Waddell
> Self Defense – Dan Kanitz
> Whistle – Carl Nonhof
> Animal Menagerie – Warren Waddell
> Accordion Fun – Ethel Lau
> ELK Trio – Ellen Bailey, Linda Waddell, Kelly Johnston
> Off The Top Artwork – Ken Bailey
> Piano Sing-a-long – Kathy Markevitch
> Harmonica & Poems – Lori Kanitz
> Faith & Fedoras Quartet – Ron McGettrick, Bob Fink, Ken Bailey, Warren Waddell

 

 

 

 

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Fall Frolic Ladies Luncheon (October 29, 2022):  The 2nd annual Fall Frolic Ladies Luncheon.  This years theme was “Autumn Blessings.”  Nine ladies sponsored nine tables and were in charge of decorating their table and finding guests.  A total of 72 guests attended the luncheon.  Each table was beautifully decorated in different themes by the table host. 

Ladies from the church provided an assortment of delicious desserts.  Men from the church provided kitchen help and served the ladies their meal and beverages. 

Entertainment was provided by the musical group “Sound Celebration”. 

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 15, 2022):  Ten 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 a total of 120 boxes were packed.  Each box contains 36 food bags, so that means we made 4,320 food bags.  Each  food bag makes 6 meals, so we made 25,920 meals.  That will feed 71 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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Church Family Picnic (July 24, 2022):   Members of Fountain Park UMC were blessed with a beautiful summer day with a comfortable breeze and sunny skies. 

We gathered for food, refreshments, games and good times at our annual church family picnic at Cleveland Park in Sheboygan.

We had a good old fashion Sheboygan picnic with brats and hamburgers and a variety of summer side dishes and of course delicious summer desserts with ice cold lemonade.

Thank you to everyone that made donations for this fun day! 

See more pictures on the slideshow on the home page.

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Group Workcamp in Sheboygan County (June 26th to July 1st, 2022)
During the week of June 26th to July 1st Christian youth from around the country gathered in Sheboygan County to fix-up homes.  But their journey to do this job actually started over two years ago.

Plans were being made in 2019 by the host church, Fountain Park United Methodist Church in Sheboygan working in coordination with Group Workcamps.  But unfortunately those plans came to a halt due to the pandemic in 2020.  But the members of Fountain Park UMC didn’t lose hope and immediately shifted plans to a future date. Those plans became reality in 2022 when 201 teenagers and their adult leaders from eight states arrived in Sheboygan on June 26th.

Group Workcamps are a non-profit ministry, interdenominational Christian volunteer home repair organization headquartered in Fort Collins, Colorado.  Each summer over 12,000 high school youth and adults will participate in 35 work camps in communities across the United States.

Here in Sheboygan County the youth & adults were divided into 34 work crews and finished 35 job sites spread out in Sheboygan, Sheboygan Falls, Oostburg, Elkhart Lake, Adell, Howards Grove and Cleveland.  Repairs to these properties are done free of charge to improve the homes of the elderly, disabled and low-income residents.  Work included interior and exterior painting, weatherization, porch and wheelchair ramp construction, plus other work.  All work is supervised by volunteer contractors.  Lisa Radder, Fountain Park UMC camp coordinator, says these youth are amazing.  “Each one is actually paying for the privilege of working in our community.  Workcamp fees are used to help cover costs for food, insurance and building material.”

Workcamp participants were housed at Horace Mann Middle School, with campers sleeping in classrooms, eating in the cafeteria, and enjoying evening programs of live music, games, play acting and devotionals in the gym.  The cafeteria was staffed by adult volunteers serving food for breakfast and dinner and prepare food for lunch at their work sites.  These adults also insure a safe place for the kids to stay.

Group Workcamps and Fountain Park UMC strongly believe in providing opportunities for teenagers to encounter Jesus Christ through serving others in the community.   Besides giving thanks to members of her fellow church family for their time and effort, Lisa Radder also recognizes the following organizations and businesses that donated time, materials and money: Johnsonville Sausage, Sargento Cheese, Old Wisconsin Sausage, Palo Popcorn, Al & Al’s Steinhaus, Thrivent, First Congregational Church, Love Inc., N.E. UMC Circuit 12, and Wisconsin United Methodist Foundation.  She added, “this was an awesome example of how individuals and organizations came together to help so many others in our community.  We are all truly blessed by their generosity!”

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FPUMC Scholarship Awards Sunday  (May 15, 2022):  A total of eight 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 2022 were:         
Kayla Gilligan at Marian University in Fond du lac, WI.
>  Lindsey Kaat at University of Wisconsin, Green Bay.
>  William Tolzman at Moraine Park Technical College, Fond du Lac , WI.
>  Emily Gilligan at University of Wisconsin, Sheboygan Campus.
>  Johnathan Wishman at University of Wisconsin, Plateville. 
>  Nicholas Wishman at University of Wisconsin, Whitewater. 
>  Tayloranne Lampe at University of Wisconsin, Sheboygan Campus.
>  Janna Stokdyk at University of Minnesota – Twin Cities.

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 (May 15, 2022):  Our 5th 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), Chip Shots (Potato Chips), On-The-Green (Lettuce Salad), Bucket of Balls (Melon Balls), Hole-in-one (Doughnut Holes), Nutter Putters (Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip cookies), among other delicious food and desserts.   It was a wonderful day of fun, food and fellowship for our church family!!!  

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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
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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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