Wednesday eJOY - January 19, 2022
COVID Implications Update

As we are all aware, the number of positive cases has been overwhelming in the month of January. Last week we reinstituted the mask requirement here at UMCWFB. Out of an abundance of caution, we are going to continue requiring masks for the rest of the month.

We are planning to resume our
Wednesday Night Live
meal and programming
on February 2nd.
It is our prayer that as February arrives
we will be able to lift our mask policy.
We will keep you informed as we move forward.
Pastor Matt’s Wednesday sermon scripture small group meets tonight from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Our topic for this week is “New Attitudes.”
(Psalm 30:11-12, Philippians 2:1-5, and Colossians 3:14-15)

Click the link below to join the meeting online at 6:30 p.m.
Meeting ID: 852 5957 1919
This weekend in worship:
"This Year is Going to be Different"

Our sermon series continues with “New Attitudes.
Financial giving records for 2021
were emailed on Tuesday, January 18.
If you are expecting one and do not see it in your inbox, please check your 'Junk' or 'Spam' folder.

Depending on your settings, it could have been routed there.
If you don’t have email, your statement was mailed via USPS on Tuesday. If you have any questions, please contact Pam Vaughan
at 414-614-5358 or at
Gray Guys: We need technicians and painters. Handymen are always welcomed for those projects that always seem to crop up. No experience necessary!!

Tuesday, January 25, from 8:30 a.m. until noon
Meet in Narthex for coffee and doughnuts and then to work.   
Social Justice Happenings

There are several events coming up that will focus on social and racial justice issues.

Thursday, January 20, at 7 p.m.
“When Claude Got Shot” documentary and panel discussion on crime.
Sponsored by Bay Bridge.
To register, CLICK HERE.

Thursdays, January 27 - February 24, at 6:30-8:00 p.m.
A five-week “Training on the Criminal Legal System.”
Sponsored by WISDOM. See below.
Register by clicking on the link above or by clicking HERE for more details.

Thursday, February 10, at 7 p.m.
A training session at church on how to have productive dialogue on controversial subjects entitled “Depolarizing Within.” See more info below.
Facilitated by Braver Angels. Sponsored by Church & Society.
North Shore School for Seniors
Improving mind and spirit through learning and fellowship
North Shore School for Seniors begins Winter Session Feb. 15

Classes are on Tuesdays and meet from one to six times, depending on the subject matter. The school is open from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Fees are $8 per class session.

To request a brochure, phone the NSSS office at (414) 292-0960, and the brochure will be mailed, or stop by the church to pick one up from the front office counter.

CLICK HERE for class details, schedule, and fees.
Feb.10, 7 p.m. Zoom Workshop
on Political Polarization
Presented by Braver Angels

The United Methodist Church of Whitefish Bay’s Church and Society Team sponsors a Zoom workshop on “Depolarizing Within” on Feb. 10 at 7 p.m.
The Depolarizing Within workshop is presented by the Braver Angels organization.

The workshop is designed to teach participants to look within and develop strategies for engaging in conversations about politics without demonizing the other side.
The mission of Braver Angels, a national citizens organization, is to "bring Americans together to bridge the partisan divide and strengthen our democratic republic.”

Registrants can sign up for free or make a donation to Braver Angels.
A link for signing up is on the Braver Angels Eventbrite Page, where UMC of Whitefish Bay is listed as a partner organization. Click below to sign up.

Those registering for the workshop will get a confirmation email with a link to the participant's guide, which can be printed. The PDF of the guide also is linked HERE. Registrants also receive an email with the Zoom link two days before the event and a reminder the day of the event. 

Walt and Sue Ebersohl, co-chairpersons of the Church and Society Team, urge people with views across the political spectrum – “Red and Blue” – to sign up for the workshop. “Anyone interested in more fully exploring polarization and the remedies for it is welcome.” 
The Mission Team would like to co-sponsor an Afghan Refugee Family in collaboration with an organization involved with refugee resettlement.

If you are interested in being a part of a Mission sub-team working with an Afghan family, contact
Don Lybeck at 414-807-5789/
or Cynthia Boock at 414-573-5203/

Co-sponsors help with activities such as furnishing an apartment, transportation, scheduled check-ins to ensure needs are met, and serving as a cultural navigator. The refugee resettlement organization assists the co-sponsor in securing sustainable employment for refugees. The church would also need to contribute some financial support.
Colorful, cuddly, luscious, decadent, thoughtful, gentle, and fun
– these words and many others are Lydia’s Treasure. Stop by on Sunday morning 10-10:30 or 11:30 – Noon and see for yourself. Little mission gift shop – BIG blessing for all.

University Christian Ministries (UCM) is an interdenominational campus ministry at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) campus. UCM works to engage students at UWM in discovering, exploring, experiencing, and growing their faith as followers of Jesus Christ. Their programs range from free lunches to study/discussion groups. This fall many students returned to in-person classes at UWM. To support students UCM has opened again to in-person meals and programs. Over 50 new students have attended UCM this fall as we continue to draw new participation almost every week. Our student staff continues to do an excellent job of helping to rebuild our campus ministry as we nurture student bodies and spirits. UM Women from our church have provide lunches one Wednesday of each semester and our members are or have served on the governing boards of UCM.
United Methodist Church of Whitefish Bay
819 E Silver Spring Drive
Whitefish Bay, WI 53217
Visit and our Facebook page for more information.