MINISTRIES

There is a ministry for everyone


Senior Choir 

 

    Senior Choir meets weekly on Sundays before church.  We are always looking for more singers.  Time is 9:00 a.m. and while regular attendance is appreciated, please don’t let an irregular schedule prevent you from participating.  We accept singers at any time during the choir season. 

    The choir has two responsibilities in the service, one is serving as leading voices for congregational singing and the second is to share a musical rendering of scripture or focus of the service in the form of an anthem. 

    Thank you to all of our musicians who had more responsibilities this month, but especially to Deanna Perschke who was soloist on Palm Sunday, to Saedra Fremont who was soloist on Good Friday, and to Tom Rusch who continued his faithful playing as both service musician and choir accompanist for the March services.

 

Watertown High School Concert in our Sanctuary

      On March 19th, our church hosted the Concert Choir and Select Voices for their Showcase Concert.  It was a beautiful mix of sacred and secular music from the United States and abroad.  For me, it was especially wonderful to hear several students performing who I have worked with either in church choir or community theater.  The level of musicianship that Ryan Moldenhauer evokes from his students is remarkable. 

    Both Tucker Fremont and Cooper Wood are members of the Concert Choir and Cooper also accompanied the choir on “True Colors.” 

Mr. Moldenhauer shared a tribute to Susie Krueger (long time accompanist of the High School Choirs, as well as our church musician) before the Select Voices sang “Things That Never Die.” This song was a favorite of Susie’s and was included on the last concert that she would have accompanied before her passing prior to the choirs’ fall concert in 2022.

    The audience filled our sanctuary and both musicians and audience agreed that it is a lovely space to experience music.

 


MUSICIAN Position Available at First Congregational UCC

 We are seeking a musician to share their talent with our Congregation. The ideal candidate will be proficient in accompaniment and performance on a piano and/or organ.  This individual will partner with the Choir Director and Pastor to coordinate selections for the weekly Worship services.

To be considered, contact our Church Secretary at 920-261-6213 or email    lbentz@firstcongwttn.org 

Housing Justice Team 

 

Our Social Justice Team met on March 24th.  We narrowed down our choices of priorities.  Our number one concern was "Poverty and Homelessness."  And on April 14 the Building a Welcoming Watertown Committee met, of which the First Cong is a subgroup with four other churches.  That meeting had the same agenda and result.

  This group determined a feasible goal would be to look into establishing a warming shelter to provide a hospitable place in Watertown for those out in the cold.  Both groups definitely thought alike!

* The next meeting of the Housing Justice team will be at noon on May 26th and the next Social Justice Team meeting will hold a Learning Session on Tuesday, June 4th at 6:00.     


Youth Group 

For Middle School and High School

YOUTH GROUP:  Watch for Updates


The Confirmation Experience

On Confirmation Sunday, May 19, 2024

We welcomed into membership Cooper Wood.

Children Ministry

 

Sunday School   For Preschool through 5th grade

May 26th is the last day of class until Fall.

Children are in worship with their family each Sunday (except Communion Sundays) and leave for class after Melissa’s Family Time.   Our groups may be small, but we do have fun! We have talked about what we can pray about and what is the right way to pray…oh, there isn’t a right way to pray!!!

Come join the fun.


Intentional Faith Formation

 

Church History Study

Pastor Chris is leading a basic church history class that covers the era between the New Testament and Crisis in Watertown.  And to help make this class more accessible for folks’ schedules, we’ll be meeting on Sunday mornings at 8:45 in the office conference room.

NOTE:  Class runs through the end of May.  Watch for the next study group in the Fall.