Fellowship & Care
“No one is an island,” to paraphrase the poet John Donne. We all need people to live with. Encouraged by our pastors and the church boards (especially the Deacons of Membership & Pastoral Care, and the Board of Christian Education), we strive to support every member and to find ways to reach out to all Christ-followers & God-seekers who are without a church home in the greater Sheboygan area.
We are eager to welcome as members all those who express “a desire and intention to live the Christian life and to share actively in the mission of the church.” Members are encouraged to worship regularly, pray daily, study the Bible, and share their God-given gifts of time, talent, and treasure as faithful stewards. All active members are eligible to vote and hold elective office.
Our pastors teach that “every member is a minister and every minister has a mission.” We strive to find ways to help each member to discern his/her spiritual gifts and find ways to become active in fellowship, study & mission in the Body of Christ, the church.
At present, we have approximately 500 covenant members.
One of our purposes as a church is to “build and nurture the church family through caring, loving fellowship.” Other ways in which we are doing this include:
Bus Ministry (transportation) – offer transportation to members and friends in and near the city limits, especially to Sunday worship.
Healing Group – meets every Friday from 11:45 – 12:30 pm in the Conference Room. Pastor Julia, leader.
Newcomers Classes – This class is a good orientation for newcomers to FCC – our history, mission, vision and values, and our connection with the wider church. This is a pre-requisite for membership but there is no obligation to join. These are offered 2-3 times per year, at various times in the week.
Shawl Ministry – group of knitters gathers in prayer and fellowship to make shawls to comfort those in need. Meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 10:00 am in the church lounge. Ginnie Romaine, Parish Nurse, coordinator.
“Unwrapping Our Gifts” – a small group program that meets over 8 consecutive weeks, with a Saturday retreat, for the purpose of growing in our understanding of what and who God has called us to be. Led by a team of clergy & lay. Stay tuned for news of upcoming classes.
Church Softball League – Games are held on Monday nights at Veteran’s Park during the summer months.
All-church gatherings, e.g., pot luck meals, Advent Decorating Workshop, progressive dinners, Square Dances, Parenting programs, Adult Study (e.g., January series called “Food for Body & Spirit”).
Parish Nurse Virginia “Ginnie” Romaine, R.N., is our volunteer Parish Nurse. She is a blessing to us. She helps to connect us and offers wisdom on healing and wholeness. She attends monthly meetings of the Care Committee and the monthly Shawl Ministry gatherings. She may be reached through the church office at 457-4818.