At the Cooperative Ministry Meeting held at Our Savior’s in May, representatives from the congregations agreed to print the minutes from the group’s meetings, as well as sharing the information going on in each church in their monthly newsletters.
CWCM (Central Wisconsin Cooperative Ministries) Meeting
May 5, 2015 + Our Savior’s Lutheran, Greenwood
The CWCM met at Our Savior’s in Greenwood on Tuesday, May 5, 2015. The churches represented were Our Savior’s, Greenwood & Emmanuel Lutheran, Longwood; Nazareth Lutheran, Withee; and St. Paul’s, Curtiss & Our Saviour’s, Holoway. Pastor Laurie Skow-Anderson was also present to answer any questions.
Discussion centered around two major areas:
1) Where Are We Going?
--Surviving for now but a future of sharing ministries
--Budget issues—getting to where we need to be for the future
2) How Do We Get There?
--the approach of taking “baby steps” now but also looking at what if a “crisis” occurs
--suggestion was made of members of the five churches getting to know each other i.e. visiting each other’s church, joint potluck dinner between all five churches. Progressive dinner or picnic, etc.
--How would it all work—administratively in particular
It was decided that in the minutes of this meeting as well as a two-month listing of the activities for each church, including a list of the worship times for each church, would be included in the June newsletter of each church. Two activities mentioned: 1) Our Saviour’s, Holoway, July 7th VBS with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes for ages 5-12, with a cost of $10 per child. High School youth are needed as helpers. 2) Emmanuel Lutheran, Longwood, August 16th 10:00 a.m., polka service and potluck.
A Facebook page has been established for the CWCM (www.facebook.com/7ChurchesforChrist) and can be found by searching on Facebook using CWCM. This was established in the fall of 2014 by Nicole Shattuck of Nazareth Lutheran. Those attending were encouraged to use the Facebook page as a way of letting others know of the activities taking place within each of the five churches by either posting pictures or other church related information.
The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 30, 7:00 p.m., at Our Saviour’s, Holoway.
Submitted - Kay Roe, Nazareth Lutheran Church
Upcoming Activities at Area Churches
June Community events for St. Paul’s & Our Saviour’s:
June 5 & 19; July 17 & 31 - St. Paul’s Brat Fry Dates, County Road E & HWY 29 at Exit 127 – the Lion’s Brat Stand
July 7 – One Day VBS with FCA (flyer below)
June Community events for Nazareth:
June 8-12, VBS with Emmanuel, Longwood
June 21, 10:00 a.m., Worship at Lion's bldg. for Withee Days
June 30, CWCM Meeting, 7:00 p.m., OurSaviour's, Holoway
June community events for Our Savior’s and Emmanuel:
June 8-12 from 12:30 to 3:30 pm - Vacation Bible School at Emmanuel
June 21-26 from 5:45 to 8:00 pm - Vacation Bible School at Our Savior’s
Sun. August 16 at 10:00 am - a Joint Polka Worship Service between Our Savior’s and Emmanuel at Longwood Park
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