Our "Trumpet" Newsletter . . .
. . . is a monthly publication that includes dates, times & details for all upcoming events both at the church & in our community.
Trumpet articles are due to the church office (EandRoffice@gmail.com) by noon on the 3rd Monday of each month.
Rev Christine Wilke
Because of YOU, our church changes lives April 2023
This statement appears on the cover of your Annual Report and on Stewardship campaign materials. And in the 13 months I have been at E&R, I have learned that it is true!
Most recently, when asked to provide baby items for a friend of a congregant in need who is currently unable to receive public assistance, you provided clothing, diapers, bedding, toys, gift cards, a crib mattress, three hand crocheted blankets, and a handmade keepsake baby book.
Your generosity changes the lives of this mother and her baby, just as it did for the 20 families directly impacted by Hurricane Ian in Rotonda West, Florida last fall. You gave enough money to purchase $250 in gift cards and snacks for each family.
That’s not all. Your generosity has been changing lives for decades.
For over 20 years you have donated baby items to Angel’s Baby Closet in the Neonatal ICU of Waukesha Memorial Hospital. In 14 years, you have handmade over 300 quilts for local nonprofits and recently sent some to Ukraine. You provide books for children at the Big Yellow House and Family Promise, hats, scarves, mittens, socks, and underwear to the Hope Center, toilet paper, laundry detergent, garbage bags, and other necessities to Hebron House, and canned food and gift cards to The Women’s Center. Several times per year, you make meals for people who eat at the Hope Center, as well as for Family Promise. Plus, you have now partnered with Ricardo and his Mami Feliz food truck to regularly provide meals for families at the Waukesha Overflow Shelter.
Along with our youth, you participate in the Cancer Walk, pack food boxes for the United Way and Hunger Task Force, do yard work through St. Vincent De Paul, and were Salvation Army bell ringers. Through Baking Buddies and Friendship Ministries, you provide the opportunity for people who live with disabilities to bake, have fun, and learn about God’s love. Through the Together in Peace prayer vigil, you gave church and community members an opportunity to heal.
You also participate in all the UCC’s Special Offerings – One Great Hour of Sharing, Strengthen the Church, Neighbors in Need, and The Christmas Fund – which change the lives of our retired UCC ministers, and people in our UCC churches, the U.S., and all over the world.
Just think of the thousands upon thousands of lives you have changed for the better.
Plus, you care for each other through the Andrew Club, Angel’s Express meals, the Giving Tree, Off Our Rockers, Men’s Breakfast, and the countless ways you connect and check in with each other.
Through all these things and those I forgot to mention, you are indeed salt of the earth and light to the world, embodying Christian discipleship through Jesus’ call to love God, neighbor, and self.
Because of YOU, our church changes lives.
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