Wednesday eJOY - January 12, 2022
Building and Worship Update:

The church doors are now open and worship will continue in person and online starting this Saturday with in-person, masked group meeting and events beginning next week.

At this time, masks are required for everyone regardless of vaccination status when entering the building and in worship,

We will not have WNL this week.
The Wednesday Night Live meal
will be postponed until further notice.
We will be monitoring the COVID numbers in the area moving forward and will decide when we can safely hold it again.
Even though Wednesday Night Live will not be held tonight,
Pastor Matt's small group will meet online at 6:30 p.m.
This week's sermon is "New Understandings."
The group will discuss Romans 12:2, Ephesians 4:23-24,
Acts 8:30-31, and Philippians 4:8.

Click the link below to join the meeting online at 6:30 p.m.
Meeting ID: 852 5957 1919
This week in worship:

This week we continue with our sermon series, "This Year is Going to be Different."
Join us for Pastor Matt speaking on “New Understandings”
Contact Patricia Wisialowski,
Director of Congregational Connections,
at 414-964-2424, ext. 224
with any questions.
The church building and office will be closed
Monday, January 17
Year-end giving statements for the entire 2021 calendar year will be emailed within the next week.

If you do not have an email address,
the statement will arrive through the mail.
This saves the church money and our finance volunteers a lot of time! Happy New Year to you all!
Zoom Martin Luther King Jr. Interfaith Devotional -
Tuesday, January 18, 7 p.m.

Join us for a virtual Interfaith Devotional on this National Day of Racial Healing with readings, music, and meditation on the themes of Truth, Justice, Courage and Change. Use this link to tune in

This event is co-sponsored by UMCWFB, Congregation Shalom, 5 Points Neighborhood Assoc., Same Dust, Sikh Temple of WI, Unitarian Church North, Nurturing Diversity Partners, Greater Bethlehem Temple, Bay Bridge, and MMWC. 
Social Justice Happenings

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

January 18 from 7 - 8 p.m. in the Sanctuary
Live Interfaith Devotional for Martin Luther King with readings (see above).

January 20
“When Claude Got Shot” documentary and panel discussion on crime.
Sponsored by Bay Bridge. Registration will be required.

January 27 - February 24
A five-week “Training on the Criminal Legal System.”
Sponsored by WISDOM. Registration will be required.

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.
Feb.10 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.” 
***MISSION AT HOME POSTPONED - Because of the present surge in COVID cases, we have decided to postpone the Saturday, January 15 Mission At Home Day at UMCWFB.
We thank those of you who had planned to volunteer on that day. We look forward to the day soon when the Mission At Home can be rescheduled so that we as members can help maintain our church building and houses. Stay tuned and stay safe.

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
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