Holiday Events

  • Saturday, December 7: Cookie/Candy Walk 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall
  • Sunday, December 15: Ebenezer Brass Holiday Concert 4:00 p.m. EUCC
  • Sunday, December 22: Children's Christmas Program 8:45 a.m.
  • Tuesday, December 24: Worship services at 4:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, December 25: Worship service at 9:00 a.m.
Don't forget to utilize Scrip gift cards for your holiday shopping needs!!!
Annual Meeting

It's time to begin planning for the Annual Meeting on January 18! If you have a committee report that needs to be included in the Annual Report, please have it to the church office by January 3.
Confirmation Readers

December 1: Maddie Mueller
December 8: no reader
December 15: Owen Brown
December 22: no reader
December 29: no reader
Church Decorating

If anyone is available and wants to help decorate the church for Christmas, decorating will be done on Saturday, November 30, starting at 9:00 a.m. All supplies will be furnished. If you have questions, you can contact Karen Cmejla at 920-375-0244 or Ruth Aebischer at 920-849-9427. Thank you!
Coffee Hour Sponsors

December: Church Council
January: Women's Guild
February: Mission Committee
March: Church Council
April: Worship/Christian Education Committee
May: Bell Choir
Prayer Box
A reminder that the Church is here for you! If you, or someone you know, is in need of a prayer, please fill out the form in front of the box (this can be done anonymously). The box is checked weekly. Any questions, contact the office .
Join the Council!

Are you interested in being a part of the church council? If so, they are looking for 2 new members to serve! Please let Kari Meyers know if you are interested, or have any questions.
EUCC Ushering Schedule
Below is the upcoming ushering schedule; please note that the church office does not find a replacement, but we are happy to help you get in contact with possible subs! Please let the office know when any changes are made.

December 1: Council
December 8: Sunday School
December 15: Vern & Ann Gasch, Dean & Ellie Papendieck
December 22: Kristi & Ryan Schnell, Kari Meyers, Kurt Knoespel
December 29: Steve & Chris Stenz, Don & Connie Waldvogel

January 5: Council
January 12: Sunday School
January 19: Don & Donna Pingel, Kimberlee & Jennifer Pringle
January 26: Ken & Shirley Lisowe, Kelly Brown Family

If you have any questions about your ushering duties, click here for the instructions.
Cookie/Candy Walk
Our Cookie/Candy Walk is coming up on Saturday, December 7 , from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Cookies and candy can be dropped off anytime during the week of December 2 during office hours (Tuesday - Thursday 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.) or on Thursday, December 5, from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. in the kitchen at church. We will be assembling cookie/candy containers at that time. And please remember to label your containers so we can get them back to you after the Cookie/Candy Walk.

If you have questions on anything about the sale, need to have cookies/candy picked up, or would like to pre-order any cookies or candy, you can contact Nan Popp at 920-418-0149 or Jeanne Keuler at 920-203-4137. Cash donations are also appreciated and can be dropped off or sent to the church office:
Ebenezer United Church of Christ
Attn: Mission Education Committee
44 W. Washington Street
Chilton, WI 53014

Thank you!
The Mission Education Committee
Mission Education Committee's December Project...
This year, during the month of December, we will be reviving a project from the past. The 'Food For the Poor Chick Project' aims to provide food for families in the form of eggs and also income from extra eggs. Food For the Poor is a non-denominational organization helping families in the Caribbean and Central America. They have a 5-star rating with The Better Business Bureau, giving out 95% of monies received to the poor, and only 5% going to administrative costs!

A donation of $10 will buy 7 chicks, $30.00 a whole flock! Whatever amount you choose to give will be appreciated. Members of the Mission Committee will be accepting your donations after services on all Sundays in December. Please help us to meet our goal of 300 chicks by giving generously! And don't forget to take a chick ornament for every donation!
Notes from the Music Corner ...
We are happy to have Katharina Keller rendering several vocal selections for the first Sunday of Advent, December 1. Katharina was the 2018 Jeris Waldvogel Scholarship recipient and has graciously returned several times to offer her talent at Ebenezer. Her songs will help us commence the season of Advent as a period of anticipation and preparation to experience God more clearly. A request has been made to sing more Christmas carols during December instead of the brief time at Christmas. There are many meaningful Advent hymns (#101-123 in the New Century Hymnal) that prepare our hearts and minds for the coming of the Christ Child. Indeed, we do continue singing the Christmas hymns during Epiphany in January. We wouldn’t think of putting a roof on a structure until the walls were put up, nor do we want to sing the Christmas carols until we have prepared with Advent music.

Ebenezer Brass handbell choir is working diligently to present their annual Christmas concert at 4 p.m. on Sunday, December 15. The theme is “Sensing Christmas” which will include both sacred and secular music. St. John’s UCC Choir will join the bell choir for several selections. Please come to experience a wide variety of exciting music, plus food and fellowship to follow. Ebenezer Brass will also be participating in the 4 p.m. Christmas Eve service.

Sydnee Koenigs was awarded the 2019 Jeris Waldvogel scholarship on Sunday, November 24. She is a graduate of Hilbert High School and is presently attending UW Green Bay majoring in secondary education with a minor in music. We will look forward to having her share her musical talents with us soon. Congratulations Sydnee!

Elaine always appreciates your comments and suggestions to keep music a vital part of Ebenezer worship.  
Ebenezer Evangelism Committee
Meeting Minutes: November 3, 2019
Called to order @ 8:10 a.m. 

Old Business:
  • Blessing Box
  • Need someone to sand & varnish in Spring 2020
  • See Property Committee
  • Flower Pots
  • Picked up & stored in Hilbert
  • 18 pots, one broken
  • Need 2 more for next year
  • Pastor Mike, Ken, Zach and Don picker uppers
  • Outdoor Flags
  • Zach is working with Zander Press 
  • Will purchase 2 flags for display outside of church building
  • Design being done by Zander
  • Brochures
  • Need ideas for ways to distribute more brochures
  • Prayer Request Box
  • Keep mentioning it during Sunday announcements for people to use
  • Continue recognizing the box and the use of it in the Sunday bulletin and Eagle

New Business:
  • Lay Council Committee
  • Group of people to assist Pastor Mike with sick & shut-in visits
  • Andy & Zach will take to Council for discussion and possible formation
  • Congregation Involvement
  • Provide a pad for Sunday a.m. announcements in office to be read by a church member during service
  • Provide forms in office for members to submit articles for Brillion, Delta and UCC publications
  • Give information to Jackie to type & submit

The meeting adjourned at 8:35 a.m. 

The next meeting is December 1 @ 8:00 a.m. – all are welcome! 

Minutes submitted by:
Don Waldvogel
Ebenezer Church Council
Meeting Minutes: November 17, 2019
Opening: The meeting of the Ebenezer Church Council was called to order at 8:01 a.m. by Kari Meyers.

Present: Colleen Marx, Kari Meyers, Andy Hofmeister, Pastor Mike, Barb DeKerf and Zach Platner. Absent: Ken Lisowe.

Approval of Agenda: Vern made a motion to approve the agenda. Colleen seconded. The motion carried.

Approval of Minutes: The October 2019 meeting minutes were previously approved via email.

Treasurer’s Report:
Barb made a motion to approve the November bill list, Andy seconded. The motion carried.
Minister’s Report: Visitation log was reviewed. 

Committee Reports
  • Christian Education and Music: Will start Christmas music December 1 instead of December 15.
  • Evangelism: Blessing Box needs to be sanded and varnished. Have picked up all the flowerpots and will have 20 pots next year. Additional money is needed in the budget for this and money will be shifted from the choir director budget since that position no longer exists. The committee has recommended getting a Lay Council together to assist Pastor with visitations. The members would be trained. The committee members will be doing the announcements in church. They are looking for congregation members to volunteer for this. A prayer request box is available.
  • Mission: Annual Cookie and Candy walk will be Saturday, December 7. Proceeds go to Our Church's Wider Mission.
  • Property: No new news.
  • Stewardship: No new news. 
  • Membership: No new news. 
Continuing Business:
  • Pastoral visitation card: Approved 
  • Flags: The flag design was approved. They will be posted outside of the church on the South and West sides.
  • Bat mitigation: Nuisance Pro did an inspection on November 7. They found evidence bats in the attic. They have submitted a bid to perform bat removal. The Council is going to contact the company to see what that quote covers. What we desire is for bat removal and for bat prevention.
New Business:
  • New phones in office: The phones in the office, pastor office, lounge and kitchen need to be upgraded. The current ones do not function properly and cannot be repaired. Spectrum cannot upgrade the phones for what is needed. RanderCom was contacted and can upgrade the phones. This was approved by the council.
  • Christmas service times: After discussion with congregation members it has been decided to keep the Christmas Day service.
  • Christmas service times will be:
  • Christmas eve: 4 p.m. and 11 p.m.
  • Christmas day: 9 a.m.
  • New door times: Church doors will now lock at 9:00 a.m instead of 8:50 a.m.

**Next council meeting is on December 15, 2019, at 8 a.m.**

Adjournment: Colleen made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Andy seconded. The meeting was adjourned at 8:46 a.m. 

Minutes submitted by:
Colleen Marx 
Approved by: The Church council via email. 
Tod ~ David ~ Lorraine ~ Da’Nisha ~ Mary
Arlene ~ Rebecca ~ Vern ~ Marlene
Audrey ~ Rod ~ Jeff ~ Steve ~ Terri Ann
Janice ~ Ryann ~ Kathy ~ Don ~ Patrice
Diana ~ Betty Bob ~ Tom ~ Joan

Due to privacy laws, last names cannot be printed on the prayer list because the Eagle goes on the church website which can be viewed by anyone on the Internet. 

If you want someone added or removed, please contact the church office . Thank you.
Visitation List: If you know someone who is ill/homebound that you would like to add to Pastor Mike's Visitation List, please contact the office (include a contact number and address).

Building Use Form: If you would like to use the Fellowship Hall, please fill out the Building Use Form and return it to the office. We require a completed form for all events in the Fellowship Hall that are not related to EUCC (if you are planning multiple events, i.e. a recurring meeting, you only need to fill the form out once.)

Newsletter Articles are due to the office on the 3rd Tuesday of the month (unless posted otherwise); be sure to check the calendar for the month’s due date. Please also share any pictures for inclusion!

Weekly Bulletin Announcements are due to the office by Tuesday mornings.

Weather Closing: If the Chilton Schools are closed due to weather, the office will also be closed. If there are any events scheduled, they are also cancelled (this includes Confirmation, The Wired Word, etc.)
Ebenezer Office Hours:
(through January 2, 2020)
Tuesday - Thursday 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

(920) 849-4331

Pastor's Ebenezer Hours:
Monday 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Pastor's St. John Hours:
Monday 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Thursday 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
2111 Church St
New Holstein, WI 53061
(920) 898-4259
Pastor's Cell Phone: 920-286-1956

Please make sure to write a note on the pad on Sunday mornings if you need to communicate with the office. Pastor Mike is a little preoccupied on Sundays, so use this pad to assure these tasks are completed. Thank you!!!

Please schedule any appointments with Pastor Mike through the office .
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Dennis Winkler: December 1
Blake Carle: December 1
Beverly Baltz: December 1
Mark Rusch: December 1
Glen Pingel: December 2
Wyatt Schneider: December 2
Chelsa Schneider: December 3
Tyler Giebel: December 3
Rita Pingel: December 5
Kerry Duchow: December 6
Kristi Schnell: December 6
Judy Kurscheidt: December 6
Noel Kuhn: December 8
Nick Kuhn: December 8
Christopher Marx: December 14
Jeanne Keuler: December 15
Brian Adamietz: December 19
Heidi Pringle: December 20
Janet Andrews: December 21
Norman Pautz: December 21
Sandy Marx: December 23
Tricia Roehrig: December 25
Logan Platner: December 28
Serenity Ditter: December 29
Gretchyn Goodrich: December 30
Dean Papendieck: December 30
Riley Roehrig: December 30
Robert Van Beek: December 30
Kourtney Payne: December 30

May God bless your years and may you continue to bless Ebenezer!
  • Become a member of the Church Council; see Kari Meyers for details!
  • Evangelism Committee Meeting: December 1 at 8:00 a.m. in the Lounge.
  • The Cookie/Candy Walk is December 7 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.; if you are donating, please drop your item(s) off on Thursday, December 5, between 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. OR during office hours starting December 3. Please label your containers!
  • Come have lunch with the Women's Guild on Thursday, December 19, at 1:00 p.m. at 7 Angels; all are welcome!
  • The Family Caregiver Support Group will be meeting on December 19; see the board for details. 
  • The Children's Christmas Program will take place during worship on December 22.
  • The Christmas Fund Offering will be Sunday, December 22.
  • The church office will be closed December 24 - December 30.
  • There is No Wired Word on December 24 & December 31.
  • There is No Confirmation or Bell Choir Practice on December 25 & January 1.
  • January 3: Deadline for Annual Meeting Committee Reports.
  • See the board for upcoming Lunch & Learn dates on ‘What is Diverticulosis.’
  • There are December dates & locations on the board for Foot Care Clinics
  • A list of needed items for Pillars Adult & Family Shelter has been added to the board. 
  • The Memory Cafe meets on the second Thursday of the month at the Chilton Public Library - see the board for details!
  • Did you know the Chilton Library delivers? Learn more from the flyer on the board!
  • Information about The Appleton Visually Impaired Support Group is located on the bulletin board for anyone interested in the topic of vision loss. 
  • The November/December Upper Room devotional guide is available in the Narthex book rack. Help yourself!
  • A pew card for those that give electronically is available for placement in the offering plates on Sunday morning. 
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