RBG – Wednesday, September 19 at 12:30 PM, Seniors in the Park

RBG is a 2018 American documentary film directed and produced by Betsy West and Julie Cohen, focusing on the life and career of United States Supreme Court of the United States Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. After premiering at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, the film was released in the United States on May 4, 2018.

When: Wednesday, September 19 at 12:30 PM

Where: Seniors in the Park

Hope Comes A Concert to Inspire Hope Through True Stories of Transformed Lives – Friday, September 14

Agape House, a home and school for teens, invites community members to an inspirational fundraiser concert on Friday, September 14, 2018, at CrossPointe Community Church in Whitewater, from 7:00-8:30 pm.

The concert, entitled “Hope Comes,” will feature songs written by Abbie Werner based on her personal story of recovering from anorexia and obsessive compulsive disorder. Werner’s goal to sponsor this concert is to encourage others who have felt stuck or alone in the struggles they face, having experienced firsthand the challenges and joys of moving forward to find healing.

The audience will also enjoy music written by April Eitler and the talents of local musicians and friends Jenny Abild, Moang Her, Alex Polivka, and Maggie Tanis, hearing songs of raw honesty and deepened faith in God, i.e., “One Small Step,” “Vulnerable,” and “Before It Grows.” Mixed in with the songs, teens and families who benefited from Agape House’s services will talk about the impact this program has had on their lives.

Agape House, located in Walworth, Wisconsin, began in 1997 when Ben and Pam Patterson felt called to provide a safe, loving environment for children in need. Agape House has grown to provide a school, safe home, mentoring, counseling services, and a transitional living home (18 years and older) for girls and their families throughout Walworth, Milwaukee and Dane Counties in Wisconsin and from surrounding states, including Illinois, Minnesota, and Michigan. A school for boys will open soon, and upon completion of the building renovations, the home for boys will be opened as well.

The concert is free with a suggested donation of $5 per family that will go towards helping Agape House continue to offer these programs and services. However, there is no obligation to donate; all are invited to come and enjoy music and fellowship in a coffee shop atmosphere.

For more information on the concert, please check out the Facebook event, “Hope Comes: Concert for Agape House”: www.facebook.com/events/1063719160467387, or call Abbie Werner at 262-215-2025.

HOPE FOR CREATION workshop – September 29

On Saturday, September 29, from 10 am to 3 pm, Rev. Dr. Timothy Eberhart, professor of Theology & Ecology at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, will lead a series of workshop sessions at First United Methodist Church, Whitewater. The workshop sessions will explore how we are called to share in the healing of creation. The registration fee for the workshop is $15/person and lunch is included. To learn more and register, go to: www.garrett.edu/hopeforcreation. All are invited.

On Sunday, September 30, Dr. Eberhart will preach at First United Methodist Church at the 8 am and 10 am worship services.

Guinness World Record attempt at UW-Whitewater

UW-Whitewater students will attempt a Guinness World Record for longest glow stick at 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 7, at Perkins Stadium, as part of the university’s Sesquicentennial celebrations. Constructed by students and faculty from the Department of Chemistry, the stick will be 150 meters long — one for every year of the university’s existence. The “breaking” of the glow stick will take place during Willie’s Birthday Bash, a campus-wide celebration featuring food, live music, and fireworks.

For more information about the event, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/158963491448296/

For more information about the university’s Sesquicentennial, visit http://www.uww.edu/150