From our Pastor

Ways to Make Thanksgiving into an Action Word


1.       Collect your change from now until Thanksgiving and give to a charity or the


2.       Send a card to someone who doesn't get out of the house very often.

3.       Make cookies or drop off a bakery treat for a neighbor.

4.       Pray for your pastor and your church each day.

5.       Collect hygiene items for the food pantry.

6.       Post only positive remarks on social media.

7.       Give up a good parking place for someone else.

8.       Knit hats or prayer shawls for those in need.

9.       Offer to babysit for young parents.

10.     Drop of flowers at a nursing home with instructions to give to someone

            without visitors.

11.     Collect school supplies and bring to a school.

12.     Write a note of encouragement to a high school student.

13.     Host a game night at your house.

14.     Seek out someone you do not know at the church coffee hour to speak to.

15.     Volunteer to be on a committee or to serve in worship.

16.     Say thank you to a grocery bagger or to the drive-up window cashier.

17.     Offer a cold water to a lawn crew in your neighborhood.

18.     Drop off donuts or coffee shop gift cards for teachers when school begins.

19.     Call the church and offer to drive people to church who might need a ride.

20.     Find out how to help with the food pantry on food distribution days.

21.     Take unneeded clothes to Salvation Army.

22.     Call up someone who you have not seen in church (or just have not seen in

             general) and let them know you miss them.

23.     Offer to help an older person change the batteries in their smoke detectors.

24.     Volunteer to teach people how to use their computers or how to "do


25.     Give away a gift card you are not likely to use.

26.     Call someone who needs to talk and just listen.

27.     Collect socks for homeless shelter.

28.     Give old/used towels to an animal rescue.

29.     Support a kid's lemonade stand.

30.     Bring used books to church for the veterans.

31.     Commit to make a prayer list and be purposeful who and what you pray

            about. Include people you would not typically include in your prayers



Thanksgiving is

an Action Word


Pastor Meg Wilson


The United Church of Christ (UCC) is a distinct and diverse community of Christians that come together as one church to join faith and action.  With over 5,000 churches and nearly one million members across the U.S., the UCC serves God in the co-creation of a just and sustainable world.  The UCC is a church of firsts, a church of extravagant welcome, and a church where "…they may all be one" (John 17:21).

The Church of Firsts

Since 1957, the United Church of Christ has been the church of firsts, weaving God’s message of hope and extravagant welcome with action for justice and peace. Together, we live out our faith in ways that effect change in our communities.  The UCC's many "firsts" mean that we have inherited a tradition of acting upon the demands of our faith.  When we read in Galatians: "There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male and female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus"—a demand is made upon us. And so we were the first historically white denomination to ordain an African-American, the first to ordain a woman, the first to ordain an openly gay man, and the first Christian church to affirm the right of same-gender couples to marry. We were in the forefront of the anti-slavery movement and the Civil Rights movement.  Our response to the demands of our faith is woven into the history of our country.

A Church of Extravagant Welcome

Today, we continue to change lives throughout the world. We work alongside more than 200 mission partners. We labor ceaselessly to fight injustice, in the United States and abroad. We instill our vision into our youth and young adults, forging leaders who will imagine new dreams. And we sustain and develop church leaders, pastors, and our local churches to live their faith in exciting new ways.  We believe in a God that is still speaking​, a God that is all-loving and inclusive.  We are a church that welcomes and accepts everyone as they are, where your mind is nourished as much as your soul.

We are a church where Jesus the healer meets Jesus the revolutionary, and where together, we grow a just and peaceful world.



Rev. Meg Wilson (Pastor)

Sue Robinson (Administrative assistant)

Board of Trustess

Nancy Burnham (President)

Rick Cole (Vice President)

Donna Canu (Secretary)

Norm Nenninger (Treasurer)

Kirk Schoenherr

​​​​​​​Nancy Michelson

Ida Eckert

Steve Nielson

Linda Parsons

Linda Rehm

Lori Sarnowski

Jim Wilson

Sunday School

Pam Flaherty (Superintendent)

Music Ministry

Deborah Frontczak (Music Director)

Denise Kildea (Accompanist)

Patrick Baker (Organist)