CROSSROADS NEWSLETTER
Greetings! we are pleased to present your 2019 September-October First Presbyterian Church of Green Bay newsletter!
Pastor Nominating Committee Update by Tom Schoffelman

The selection process of our next pastor has started. Your Pastor Nominating Committee (PNC) has met twice and begun the work needed to call our next pastor.

During these meetings we have met with Leslie Gunter, the Commission on Ministry coordinator from Winnebago Presbytery, started getting to know each of our committee members in a deeper spiritual sense and started the work that will enable us to bring you an excellent candidate to be our next pastor.

Chancel Choir Bootcamp
August 29, 6:30-8 pm

The Chancel Choir will begin its regular season with a bootcamp rehearsal on Thursday, August 29, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Weekly rehearsals are held Sunday mornings from 8:45 to 9:45 a.m. in the Choir Room. Any singer high school age or older is invited to join the group. Please contact Bob Nickel if interested. ( roberthnickel@gmail.com).
Feed My Starving Children 5K Walk/Run
September 7, 8 am

Are you ready to have some fun, and make a difference at the same time? Participate in the FMSC 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, September 7 at 8 a.m. - register here. The course is set in Howard, leaving Green Bay Community Church which is the site of the mobilepack in October. The course takes you through the scenic Meadowbrook Park wooded trail for about a mile before returning to the church. Please consider joining us the first Saturday in September every year for this charitable event!
Sunday School Begins Again
September 8

Sunday school will resume on September 8 for the 2019-2020 school year. This is time for our children will learn and grow in the Lord. There will be no Sunday School the first Sunday of each month. (Please note: there will be no Sunday School on Dec. 29.) Kathleen Ford will be our teacher for September, and she will be the point person after Ben leaves.
Outdoor Movie Night feature TBD
September 14, 7:30 pm

Join us Saturday, September 14 at 7:30 pm on the front lawn of the church for our outdoor movie night. Our feature is yet to be determined, but we will have it on Facebook once it is decided. Snacks will be served. The movie is free and everyone is welcome. Invite your friends and relatives, and bring a blanket or lawn chair. September 21 will be the rain date.
Intergenerational Choir
September 29, 10 am

Do you sing in the car? Sing with us with the Intergenerational Choir which is planning to sing on Sunday, September 29 and again on November 24. We sing very easy music, and practice following worship on the Sunday prior to singing and then again on the morning we sing. Anyone second grade and older is welcome to join. Contact Mary Steeno with questions.
Presbyterian Pantry
September & October Needs

For September, Presbyterian Pantry volunteers are requesting donations of spaghetti sauce; and for October, spaghetti. You can place your contributions in the shopping cart in the narthex at your convenience. Don't forget, the Pantry can always use monetary donations! 
Feed My Starving Children Mobilepack
October 7-10

Are you ready to have some fun, and make a difference at the same time? Then plan to volunteer for the Feed My Starving Children Mobilepack event in Green Bay! The Mobilepack will be held Monday October 7th through Thursday October 10th, and there are 8 different times to volunteer. The event will be held at Green Bay Community Church, and is open to young and old alike. If you haven’t packed or volunteered before, this is the year to see what all the excitement is about. Please consider helping in this great cause.

Here are the pertinent dates and links:

Thank you to all who have participated in the fundraisers to date, including the rose sale and the Deacons' bratwurst, hamburger, and hot dog fry. Every dollar helps!
2 for 2 at the U
October 8

The Outreach Committee announces that 2 for 2 at the U will again be held at the Mauthe Center on Tuesday, October 8. We will be serving the students chili, vegan chili, veggies and crackers, and desserts, and will need volunteers, as well as desserts. Please let Stephanie Fahringer know if you can help with either or both! The desserts should be brought to the work room by noon that Tuesday, and Stephanie will transport the items.
Casserole Cookoff
October 6

On Sunday October 6 after worship the Silver Spatula is up for grabs. Who will be the new Casserole King/Queen of First Presbyterian Church of Green Bay? Bring your best casserole and dethrone reigning champ Ann Argall. Don't you want to win bragging rights as the 2019 King or Queen? So please start thinking about what recipe you'd like to use. Contact Jennifer Christianson or the church office if you have any questions or plan on entering your prize-winning casserole - or enter the information on the sign-up sheet on the bulletin board.
Griffon String Quartet
October 12, 7 pm

We are excited to announce a new partnership with The Griffon String Quartet. The quartet is scheduled to perform four concerts in our sanctuary. Concert dates are October 12, December 14, March 14, and May 23. Concert time is 7:00 p.m. The quartet will also play for Sunday worship services a week prior to each scheduled concert date. The Griffon String Quartet is the professional quartet associated with Midsummer's Music. Our own Blakeley Menghini is a member of this fine group.
Esther Circle
September 12, 1 pm

Esther Circle begins its new study, “Love Carved in Stone, A Fresh Look at the Ten Commandments” by well known bible study author, Eugenia Gamble, on Thursday, September 12 at 1:00 pm. Everyone is invited to join us for good discussion and coffee.
Fall Camp at Pilgrim Center
October 25-27

Fall Youth Camp will be at Pilgrim Center from October 25-27. The theme will be the theology of play, and the connection between God and play. (“What does it mean to have a God who plays?”). There will be a speaker from California, and adults will be encouraged to attend, as well as middle and high school students.

Thank You from Recipient

At First Pres, the Pentecost offerings that stay local (40%) are donated to two local charities at the recommendation of our Outreach Committee. Those two organizations are the Family & Childcare Resources of N.E.W. and the Greater Green Bay YMCA.

At Family & Childcare Resources, the funds are used for programming to support healthy child development, and the “Fly a Kite Fest” – their primary fundraiser – which raises awareness and funds each year. First Pres recently received this thank you letter from them.
Triennium by
Rose Schumacher

In case you missed it, you can read Rose Schumacher's report on her time at Triennium on our Unga Bunga Tribe Youth Ministries page. Read her report here.
Financial Report
September Birthdays
3rd - Benjamin McCormick; Linda Michael;
Nancy Siewert

4th - Patty Kabacinski

7th - Connie Early

10th - Sarah Arcand

13th - Gabrielle Minor

14th - David Anderson; Lisa Escott

15th - Melvin Collins; Kevin Kabacinski;
A.J. Walker
16th - Bryan Ryder; Tammy Shober

17th - Hendrik Akerboom; Hannah Bauer;
Wesley Michael

18th - Jessica Kabacinski; Wyatt Stenson;
Jon Tessier

23rd - Lacy Schimmel; Brandt Schoffelman

25th - Duber Aceituno; Kristen Alger;
Sara Bostedt; Donna Jansen

26th - Jody Minor
October Birthdays
1st - Katherine McCormick

2nd - Nancy Blashka

3rd - Carol Christensen

6th - Mary Barlament

7th - Nina Lundin; Ann Price; Wayne Price

8th - Gina Phillips; Shirley Schoffelman

9th - Jennifer Christianson; Emma Smith

11th - Kyle Thomas
16th - Joseph Bruette; Patrick McCormick;
Linda Van Pay

18th - John Wood

21st - Mary Steeno; Gary Van Pay

24th - Beverly Wood

25th - Jesse Batal

26th - Tammy Escott

27th - Judy Knutsen-Nerad

29th - Keith Stange
Save the Dates
November 25, 7 pm & December 24, 5 pm, 8 pm, & 8:30 pm

This year, First Pres will host the annual Thanksgiving Service in partnership with First United Presbyterian, De Pere. The service will be held Monday, November 25, at 7:00 p.m. Plan to join us!

Christmas Eve (Tuesday, December 24) worship plans include the Children's Pageant at 5:00 p.m. and the Lessons and Carols service at 8:30 p.m. with 30 minutes of pre-service music beginning at 8:00 p.m.