Greetings! we are pleased to present your First Presbyterian Church of Green Bay November 2020 newsletter.
Pastor Katie is coming SOON!

Great news: Pastor Katie sold her house in St. Paul, and better yet has found a new home here in Green Bay at Lake Largo. She and her children will be moving around November 20. In the meantime, she will be here physically to preach on November 8 and 15; details as to exactly when she will be here are still being worked out. In the meantime, she will be participating in committee and other meetings via phone or Zoom.

Welcome, Pastor Katie!
Guest Pastor
November 1

Ken Sann has agreed to provide the sermon for Sun., November 1, and then we will hear Pastor Katie at the pulpit on November 8 and
going forward! Thank you Ken for making yourself available for our worship services so often - you are appreciated, as are the other generous people who offered their insights in sermons during this extended time of transition. We also thank Mary Steeno for arranging these speakers for our pulpit supply.
Farewell Celebration
November 5 Deadline; November 10 Meeting

General Presbyter Sarah Moore-Nokes is stepping down from the position of General Presbyter of Winnebago Presbytery at the end of the year. Sarah has worked for the Presbytery for 15 years, and has brought her quick wit, collaborative approach, empathy, and organizational smarts to this work. We will miss her! At the Nov. 10 presbytery meeting, we will be honoring Sarah and you can help. You can join in honoring her in either or both of the following ways: send a note or a card for a memory book; and/or contribute to a going-away gift. Please send cards or notes directly to the presbytery office, attention Jill, and if you’d like to contribute to this gift, please send a check made out to “Winnebago Presbytery” to the presbytery office, attention Jill. The deadline for both is November 5.
Winnebago Presbytery
181 E. North Water St., Suite 207
Neenah WI 54956
ATTN: Jill
To join us on November 10 for Sarah’s farewell, register for the presbytery meeting on our
website at On the registration form, choose the option attending
for “Sarah’s portion of the meeting only”. The farewell will begin at approximately 5:15 pm.
If you have any questions contact Jill at
Commitment Sunday
November 8, 10 am

Stewardship is a vital part of keeping our church's ministries alive. The Apostle Paul wrote to the people of Corinth in 2 Corinthians 9:7, “Each one must give as they have decided in their heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.”
During this year’s stewardship season several of our members are sharing their reasons for giving and how it makes them feel. What is your reason for honoring God with your gift? What have your past gifts helped God accomplish? How has that made you feel? Please share it on Sunday, November 8, Commitment Sunday when we also welcome back Pastor Katie!
Prayer Baskets
November 10 Coordinators Set Deadline

The Outreach Committee hopes to keep our tradition of prayer baskets for three Tank School families. We will need to set it up further AHEAD of time because of pandemic reasons. We are asking for Family Coordinators to sign-up specifically by November 10. The youth group will not be having the sleep-over that includes wrapping the gifts this year. So the Family Coordinators will need to complete that part also - possibly by asking friends & family to help wrap gifts. If we do not have three coordinators set by November 10 we will not be able to continue this wonderful mission. Please text or call Stephanie at (920) 609-7510 to sign up.
Pantry in Cold Weather
November 10 & 24, 10 am-noon

On November 10 the Presbyterian Pantry will be moving back inside to serve our guests. We will have new instructions posted for everyone. Please use social distancing and EVERYONE must wear a MASK, including our volunteer pantry workers. If there is a medical issue, please state so at check-in and we will bring food out to you. Thank you for helping us honor these safety procedures. We will not be able to have a Treasure Table for safety reasons, nor will we be able to have the Toy Shop this year for the same reasons. This pandemic has not finished, and our main goal is to provide food for guests...safely. If there are any questions please speak to Mary Ginnebaugh or Stephanie Fahringer. We will continue to use the door on Howard St for the pantry on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, November 10 and 24 from 10 am to noon. All are welcome, however MASKS are REQUIRED.
Sunday Worship
10:00 a.m.

First Pres is continuing to meet for Worship in our Sanctuary on Sunday mornings at 10 am (with masks and safe distancing to protect each other.) More of our church family join us each week through live streaming on Facebook.

If you ever miss the live stream, the recordings of the services are available on our Facebook page under "videos" or on our website's sermons page. It's so wonderful that we can worship together in so many ways! If you are not going to be joining us at the church, you can still follow along on the bulletin, which is also on our website under Worship with Us/Bulletins. Join us!
Sunday Fellowship on ZOOM
11:00 a.m. (following the service)

We are happy to be able to continue to provide a way for First Pres members to "get together and talk" online via Zoom. You received an email from Connie on 8/13 with the information for the Fellowship Sundays at 11:00 a.m. Those who don't have the ability to go online will still be able to call in with the information provided. We hope that you will join us for the next best thing to being able to gather in person. (If you need it resent, please ask Connie ASAP.) It is great to see people's faces or hear their voices! (Marj Krause Crowl is on the phone in the photo.)
Pantry Requests

For November, the Pantry volunteers are requesting donations of toilet paper. If you would prefer to make a monetary donation, checks sent to the office should be made out to Presbyterian Pantry of Green Bay, or donations online should have the Pantry noted as the fund to which you are donating. You can also support the pantry through Amazon Smile: Shop at and AmazonSmile donates to the Presbyterian Pantry of Green Bay! Thank you!
Peace and Global Witness Offering

October 4 was the Peace and Global Witness Offering. In too many places around the world, peace is merely a hope. Conflicts between nations, peoples, and ideas put peace at risk everywhere. During the Season of Peace, we recognize that too many people live in situations that are both unsettled and unjust.

Your gift to the Peace & Global Witness Offering works to address these deep-seated problems by supporting efforts to inspire, equip, and connect Presbyterians engaging in ministries of reconciliation and peace around the world. You may send a check labeled Peace and Global Witness Offering or donate online. Thank you.
Mask Fundraiser Continues

Deacons are offering face masks as a fundraiser, through October 31 for FMSC, and after that for the Pantry. Holly has added more! Melissa Peters donated some seasonal fabrics, so we have fall (leaves) and winter masks (snow flakes.)

They are available for sale at church, or you can contact Holly Gehri. Suggested donation of $5 with all proceeds going to FMSC. Purchase of one mask will feed a child for about a week! Holly has made the masks in children's and adult's sizes and she said larger masks can be made to order.

The World Food Program estimates that 265 million people could be on the brink of starvation due to the effects of COVID-19. Please keep FMSC and starving children in your prayers and consider a gift to FMSC through our church if you are able. The deadline to donate is October 31, 2020. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.
A special message of appreciation
From Stephanie Fahringer: Dear First Presbyterian Family, THANK YOU from Tank and administration! I took Julie, the administrative assistant (pictured with a child from Tank) on a shopping spree the first week in October. Due to the pandemic, with fewer people shopping or in the building, our church did not collect as many school supplies as in the past. We do have a line item for Tank that many have contributed to, and it sure did fill the need, as we filled two full shopping carts at one store, followed by a few more stops at dollar stores. Thanks to the generosity of all our members, the Tank kids now have all they need. This is a wonderful church and a great example of our missional direction. I am very grateful to be a part of all we do for others in this neighborhood!

Heads up: Julie is searching for three families to be the recipients of our Christmas Prayer Baskets, so please start considering being a Family Coordinator. Especially in this year of turmoil, these giving opportunities give us a sense of normalcy and remind us all of what this church stands for. Thank you for so much caring about our neighborhood. God bless and keep you all!
Financial Report
November Birthdays
3rd - Delores Nelson; Robert Nickel;
Eli Solper

4th - Christian Gehri; Nancy Kwaterski;
Sandra Siewert

8th - Leah Joslyn; Donald Krueger;
Taylor Wittman

10th - William Price

12th - John Jansen

13th - Scott Zernicke

14th - Brooke Bruette; Connie Early;
James Jansen
17th - Alyssa Thomas

18th - Andrea Christensen

20th - Diane Anderson; Floyd Bucher;
Alexander Leicht

21st - Anthony Young

23rd - Matt Gehri

25th - Becky Christianson

26th - Virginia Nixon