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:
> Church & Community Picnic
> Salvation Ride
> Happy Heart “Wisconsin Dairy Industry” Program
> Salad Supper & Talent Show
> “Take a Hike” Maywood Outing
> Pie-The-Pastor Fund Raiser
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Feed My Starving Children
> Barkhausen Waterfowl Preserve Field Trip

 


Church & Community Picnic (August 20, 2017):  Members of FPUMC and invited people from the community to join us for the annual church picnic on the church grounds.   Activities included games such as Bingo for all ages included prizes.  A great lunch with many delicious desserts was served while drawings were held for numerous fabulous gifts.  It was a beautiful August day to share with Christ’s people.  Additional photos can be found on the Photo Gallery Page.

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Salvation Ride (July 8, 2017):  The Ride is much more than a fun day on two wheels: every dollar raised and each mile biked provides critical support for those in need through the Salvation Army. Registration fees provide a night of shelter, three meals, case management and other services for a homeless neighbor. Just imagine what you’ll make possible when you secure pledges!

This year marked the 4th annual “Ride” (not a race) held on Saturday July 8th. Each mile you ride and every dollar you raise makes life changing services available to those who need them most. There are five routes: 10, 25, 50, 62.5 and 100 miles.  There are well-stocked Rest Stops providing snacks and refreshments along with rest rooms along each route.  Tire checks and general maintenance are available on-site.  All Riders have access to Support and Gear (SAG) vehicles, First Aid and other assistance throughout their time on the road.

John & Vicki Winter participated in The Ride again this year. With your help and a few other outside donations, we raised a combined total of $730!  This year there was a total of 381 riders. In just 4 short years, the Ride is being hailed as one of Wisconsin’s best cycling events.  Next year’s Ride will be on July 7, 2018 – rain or shine. John & Vicki really look forward to having more members from our church family join in The Ride.

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IMG_7112Happy Hearts “Wisconsin Dairy Industry” Program (August 10, 2016):  During the August Happy Hearts program, Sheboygan County Dairy Ambassador, Marlene Kammann, gave a presentation about the dairy industry in Wisconsin.  She shared information about Wisconsin’s Signature Dairy Industry.  Prior to the program, she invited everyone to join in some cheese tasting made locally.  Guests learned that Wisconsin is by far the #1 IMG_7120producer of cheese in the country, and our state is #4 in the entire world in cheese production.  Plus 96% of all Wisconsin Dairy Farms are family owned.  Wisconsin set a record for milk production in 2015 at over 29 billion pounds.  Cheese production reached a milestone in 2015 topping 3 billion pounds.  At the World Championship Cheese Contest, Wisconsin earned 127 awards.  That is more than the other 49 states combined.  It was an interesting program and we are proud to be called “Cheeseheads”.  Additional photos are posted on the Photo Gallery page.

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Talent 3Talent 5Salad Supper & Talent Night (July 23, 2016):  A fund raiser dinner was held for Pastor’s Warren’s mission trip to Russia in October.  A delicious variety of salads were served followed by a talent show by several church members showing off their skills.  Nothing better than having a dinner and a show!

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IMG_5878“Take a Hike” Maywood Outing (May 22, 2016):  It was a beautiful spring day for members of FPUMC to spend the day outdoors at Maywood Environmental Park in Sheboygan.  We explored some of the several trails in the park enjoying God’s creation including waterfowl, deer, and plants blooming.  About two dozen adults and youth hiked and gathered for a picnic lunch.  (Additional photos in the Photo Gallery)

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Pie-The-Pastor Fund Raiser (May 14, 2016):  A variety of pies in four categories were entered into a pie contest; Breakfast Pies, Appetizer Pies, Main Dish Pies and Dessert Pies.  Those attending had numerous choices to try and then vote for their favorite in each category and prizes were awarded.  After the meal, each table had the opportunity to bid to “pie-the-pastor”.  The winning people then took turns throwing a pie at the pastor.  It was messy fun!!!  Money raised will support Pastor Warren Waddell for his mission trip to Volgograd, Russia in October, 2016.  (Additional photos on the Photo Page)

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IMG_5094Feed My Starving Children (October 9-10, 2015):  Several FPUMC members to part on two of the FMSC sessions.  The youth participated on Oct. 9th and other church members volunteered on Oct. 10th.  During the session on Oct. 10th, FPUMC members were part of a group of 124 volunteers from numerous local churches.  A total of 153 boxes were packed that contain 33,048 meals.  That would be enough to feed 91 children for a year.  It was an fun and awesome time!!  More photos on the photo page.

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IMG_4986 - CopyBarkhausen Waterfowl Preserve Field Trip (September 27, 2015):  FPUMC youth and adults traveled to Suamico, WI to visit Barkhausen Waterfowl Preserve.  This preserve is just north of Green Bay and includes 910 acres with 9 miles of trails.  Naturalist Jena Rosinsky (former FPUMC member) led the group giving them the opportunity to handle various creatures, including snakes, frogs and turtles.  We then headed to a pond to dip nets into the water to see what other interesting pond life we could find, like tadpoles, snails, minnows, frogs, and lots of gooey pond scum.  We then enjoyed a walk through wooded areas and along duck ponds.  It was a perfect day to explore God’s creation!!!  More photos on the photo page.

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