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"Souper" Bowl
Soup Sale Fundraiser

Sunday, February 12
9:00 a.m. to Noon

The Mission Outreach Committee will again be sponsoring a "Souper Bowl" Soup Sale. The proceeds of this year's sale will go towards our covenant missionary, Temba, at Mujila Falls. 

We are asking interested congregants to make one or more quarts of their favorite soup (or chili). Please sign up on the kiosk in Fellowship Hall. Deliver your soup to church between 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 11. Soup will sell for $10.00 per quart. 

We will have empty quart containers donated to CUMC for this fund-raiser. These containers/lids will be made available on Sunday, February 5. For those of you who want to make and donate soup, please stop by church, pick up as many containers as necessary, and please indicate on the sign-up sheet your name and the number of containers that you have taken. Thank you in advance for helping to make this activity successful and for allowing us to continue supporting Temba and Mujila Falls.

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Friendship & Love - Lunch with the Pastor

Sunday, February 19
11:30 a.m.

Bring your favortie dish to share! We will gather in Fellowship Hall after service for lively conversation and the warmth of friendship.
Sign up on the kiosk. 

 

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Ash Wednesday Services

Sunday, February 22
12:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m.

We will have two services on Ash Wednesday with imposition of ashes at both services. 

 

 

High School Hangouts

High School Hangouts

Wednesday, February 22
2:30 to 4:00 p.m.

Given the great response from the Community Engagement  High School Exam Week, we took the opportunity to talk with the students  while they were here and asked if there is more we could do, what they would like/need, and how we could help. As a result, I am pleased to announce that we will implement High School Hangouts every 3rd Wednesday of each month after school from 2:30 until 4pm.

These “hangouts” will be similar to what we offered during the exam week with areas to hang out, study, and play games along with, of course, snacks and beverages. Our goal is to give high school students a place where they feel welcome, loved, and supported. As these relationships grow, we are hoping to tailor this program to include additional things the kids are interested in such as learning to sew or play cribbage, tutoring opportunities and discussion groups.

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Lent Prayers & Soup Nights

Wednesdays, March 1 through March 29 - 6:30 p.m.

Join us for our Lent Prayers and Soup Nights on Wednesdays,  at 6:30 p.m. There will be a variety of soups to choose from along with rolls, salad and a little something sweet. While we enjoy the meal, Pastor Lourdes will lead us in a time of reflection and prayer. 



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Last Supper Presentation
Road Trip

Wednesday, April 5 - Leave CUMC at 3:30 p.m.,
Return at 11:30 p.m.

We will rent a van and travel to Wesley UMC in Marshfield, Wisconsin. Eighteen years ago, after being inspired by seeing “The Last Supper” performed by an area church in Wausau, Lynn Tomlinson presented the idea to Wesley United Methodist Church and began organizing its recreation at Wesley United Methodist Church, Marshfield.

Over the years, many different men from multiple churches in Marshfield and the surrounding area have participated in this presentation of the Last Supper. The church sanctuary will be transformed into “The Upper Room,” where thirteen men will portray Jesus Christ and his disciples. The presentation will start at 7 p.m.

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Spring Art/Craft & Bake Sale

Sundays - March 27, April 2, April 9  After  10:00 a.m. Service

Since our Art/Craft & Bake Sale at Christmas was so successful, we would love to bring it back for Easter! The goal of this Fundraiser is to boost our general funds for the church and help meet our budget!  Could everyone contribute in some way? Bake some cookies, or loaves of bread. Be creative and think of spring crafts for the home or yard. Create bouquets, etc. New ideas welcome! The sale will run three Sundays before and including Easter: March 26th, April 2nd and April 9th. If you are able to set up, organize or work the sale, please let Shirley Krenzke know, So remember - give as generously as you can in any way! Help us to keep the church programming going so we can continue to grow devoted followers of Christ and equip our leaders in service!

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Community Engagement
ADRC Caregiving Class

Wednesdays - April 12 through May 17, 9:30 a.m. to Noon

Through a contact at the Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC), we have finalized plans to offer a caregiving class beginning this coming April. Here is a most recent article from their newsletter describing that class: Powerful Tools for Caregivers

Are you caring for a loved one? Are you helping a relative, neighbor, or friend with transportation, grocery shopping, housekeeping, finances, medications, or personal cares? If so, you are a caregiver.

Like many caregivers, you don’t identify as a caregiver. You identify as a son, daughter, spouse or partner, friend, or neighbor. It’s important to recognize that you are helping someone and to take care of yourself as a caregiver. Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a series of six consecutive weekly classes that can help you do just that.
This two-and-a-half-hour program is an evidence-based workshop for caregivers of older adults. The workshop helps you take better care of yourself while caring for your loved one. By taking care of yourself, you are better equipped to provide care. Topics addressed include time management, goal setting, problem solving, caregiving transitions, effective communication, community resources, improved emotional well-being, and reducing stress, guilt, depression, and anger.

Classes will be held April 12-May 17 from 9:30 am to 12 noon in the Wesley room right here at our church! The suggested donation for the class is $20 which includes the book, “The Caregiver Helpbook”. With advance notice respite care is available upon request. To register for the workshop, please call Kari Dombrowski at 262-284-8120. Last day to register is Monday, April 10.

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Community Engagement 
CHS Exam Week

Wednesday, June 7 and Thursday, June 8, 
12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Imagine how much stress gets ramped up during exam week. Kids feel a lot of pressure to do well, to fit in, to prepare for their future and all this pressure and frustration culminates as they study and take their midterm exams.

With this in mind, we will offer high school students a place to decompress, study, or just hang out during the Cedarburg High School exam week, Wednesday, June 7 and Thursday, June 8.  During these two days (from noon until 2:00 p.m.) we will offer students a place to hang out and play board or card games or work on craft/art projects in the Education Wing, a quiet place to study in our Library, and access to our Youth Room where they can play carpet ball, foosball, or air hockey. And probably most importantly, we will be providing them with free food! All high school students (who do not have to be at school) are welcome to attend.