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Photos and Story by Tom Ganser
Events of the day:
(1) Breakfast gathering in Fellowship Hall beginning at 8:45 a.m.
(2) Organ recital at 9:30 a.m. by FUMC organist and music director (since 1975) Jim Athas featuring compositions by Mozart, Vivaldi, Bach, and Paul Otto Mantz
(3) Worship service at 10:00 a.m. beginning with Sophia Walton playing piano
(4) Celebration after the service in Fellowship Hall.
Rev. Susan Bresser – Pastor for First United Methodist Church
Rev. Mary Beth Byrne – Pastor of Caring Ministry for First United Methodist Church
Bishop Hee-Soo Jung, Wisconsin Conference of the United Methodist Church
Rev. Forrest Wells, District Superintendent, South East District (Wisconsin); served as Associate Pastor for First United Methodist Church (Whitewater), 1984-86.
Also serving roles in the worship service:
Sophia Walton, piano
Jayne Haskey, FUMC Office Manager
Jim Athas, FUMC Organist/Music Director
Angie Dickens, flute
Ella Smith, ukulele and vocalist
Beth Staniforth-Seamster, Children’s Ministry Coordinator for Whitewater Area Regional Ministry
Chancel Choir directed by Christine Hayes
Technical support provided by Joe Sherman.
Congregation members Lynn Binnie, Cason Boudreau, Ethan Dugan, Kay Ebert, Jake Gerlach, Margaret Hancock, John Hoffmann, Tim Hoffmann, Amy Houwers, Elizabeth Katzman, Meikayla Korf, Elizabeth McComb, Mary Peiffer, Jen Soehner, Chuck Taylor, Donna Vosburg, Caroline Wieman (Church historian)
Several members of the congregation participated in the “March of History” highlighting important events in the history of Methodism and the First United Methodist Church in Whitewater.
Week of November 5 – 9
Week of November 12 – 16
LEAF AND YARD WASTE COLLECTION:
The City of Whitewater Department of Public Works will conduct a leaf and yard waste collection the:
- Week of November 5 – November 9
- Week of November 12 – November 16
Yard waste must be bagged in clear or transparent bags only. The City offers Bio-Bags at the Finance Department free of charge while supplies last. Yard waste will not be collected if not properly bagged or placed in non-transparent or black bags. Please place your bagged yard waste on the curb by Monday, November 5, 2018. Brush will not be collected as part of the yard waste collection. Residents requesting brush collection may call 473-0560 to make an appointment for pick up on Tuesdays.
NOTICE: It is against City Ordinance Chapter 12.08 – Street Obstructions, Section: 12.08.010 – Prohibited to deposit any yard waste debris on city streets or right of ways other than City of Whitewater designated days.
If you have any questions, please call the Streets Department at 473-0560.
Whitewater Lions will once again be collecting deer hides during the deer bow and gun hunting season. Together we can make a difference in the life of a child. Each donated hide will help raise funds to send a child to camp. Extra cash is raised for the tails!
Hides and/or tails may be dropped off at the Whitewater Lions Clubhouse, located at N7462 Kettle Moraine Dr, Whitewater, WI 53190. There will be a drop box on site so hides could be dropped at any time. Please salt the hides when dropped off. Salt will be available on site. Hides could also be dropped off at the Steve Malone residence located at 6636 N. Sturtevant Rd, Whitewater, WI. Please call (608) 201-5515 to arrange drop off time. Feel free to call Steve if you have any questions regarding hide collection. Bob Strand is also available to answer any questions and he can be reached at (414) 630-4981
Back Row standing (left to right) – Bob Rowley, Karen Luther, Ray Welter, Mary Holden, Jerry Pfiefer, Bonnie Lyons Pfiefer, Brian Fehly, George Behrens (Illinois), Ray Gavitt, Mike Piper, Jack Hale, John Stachowski, Cindy Luebke Wagner, Joe De Mott, Steve Pomplun, Ed Steck
Second Row sitting (left to right) – Lois Beattie Gray, Lynn Messerschmidt Dickey (Colorado), Cindy Cuff (Indiana), Sue Hookstead Meyer, Barb Kitzman, Debbie Gerner Ferguson, Windy Sievert Kremin, Kathy Davidson Colwell (Colorado), Kathy Peyer Pope Hookstead, Janet Bromley Olsen, Pat Peck Bromley, Becky Nugent Lippencott
Third Row standing (left to right) – John Stachowski, Ed Steck, Jim Lawrence, Mike Frawley, Gregg Theune, Cindy Luebke Wagner, Ralph Giorno, Dave Parker (Arizona), Bob Rowley, Clay Van de Bogart.
Front Row sitting (left to right) – Cindy Cuff (Indiana), Brian Fehly, Hoyt Klingaman (Indiana), David Nash, Meredy Misener Crosby, Randy Crosby, Sue Hawes Miazga
All Photos by Tom Ganser
St. Patrick Catholic Church is proud to announce that the following high school students from our parish were confirmed on Saturday, September 22 by Bishop James Schuerman from the Archdiocese of Milwaukee: Zachary Brantmeier, Montserrat Cuevas, Elijah Gilson, Kourtney Huppert, Carlos Martínez, Jesús Rojas, Alejandra Valdez, Dalia Velázquez, and Jacquelín Villarreal.
Joan was born on January 1, 1932, in Chicago, IL to Andrew and Mary (Houlihan) Grotz. She married Ralph Saelinger on June 30, 1951. Joan enjoyed reading and watching old movies, especially John Wayne movies. Joan and Ralph loved to dance and she enjoyed gardening. She was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church and the Whitewater Lions Club.Read More
He was born December 26, 1928, in Whitewater WI, and is the son of Benjamin and Luella (Schoechert) Parker. Doug was raised in Whitewater, WI, where he graduated from Whitewater High School in 1947. Immediately after high school, Doug became a member of the Home Guard, which then was changed to the Wisconsin National Guard. Member Headquarter Company, 3rd Battalion, 127th Infantry. Promoted to Sergeant T/5. He was honorably discharged in 1951. During this time, he attended the Milwaukee School of Engineering, graduating in December 1950 with a Technical Degree in Thermodynamics. His first job was with Lipman Refrigeration, Beloit WI, as a repairman, disassembling ammonia compressors for recycling, and eventually promoted to foreman then assistant to the chief engineer. He also worked with Fairbanks-Morse and Company, as a parts technical writer then service manual writer for diesel engines. The family then moved to Galesburg, IL, where he worked as a service manual writer and assistant department manager. Later, the family moved to Kenosha County, where he worked with Modine Manufacturing Company in Advertising and Sales Promotion. He was later transferred to an assembly line as a foreman, then to Wonder Lake, IL as an Assistant Factory Manager.
In 1969, Doug started a career with State Farm Insurance. During his time with State Farm, Doug earned Legion of Honor, Agent of the Year and Traveling Millionaire. After more than 23 years of service, he retired from State Farm in December 1992. He thoroughly enjoyed his career as a State Farm Agent, especially in his efforts to help clients and associates and the friends he made along the way. After “retirement,” Doug and Winnie moved to Sun City West, AZ, where he started a new career as a real estate agent with Ken Meade Realty. He enjoyed hobbies such as photography, history, genealogy, and computer club. He also loved trains, travel, and visits from family and friends. After 21 years in Arizona, they moved back to Whitewater, where he spent time working on a couple of novels started when he was in Arizona. He and Winnie married in 1950 and celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary this year. He was very proud of his family and loved them dearly.Read More
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