510 E. BROADWAY   |   MEDFORD, WISCONSIN

LOCAL  MINISTRIES

PENNIES FROM HEAVEN

Our Sunday School manages its own children's ministry called “Pennies from Heaven,” collecting the spare change of congregation members one Sunday a month throughout the school year. Each year, the children choose one local organization to be the benefactor of their ministry. This year the children selected the Taylor County Humane Society, presenting the organization with $750!

BACKPACK PROGRAM

Our church participates in the local area’s Blessings in a Backpack program. Congregation members provide healthy, easy-to-prepare food on the weekends elementary school children in our community who might otherwise go hungry. There are more than 16.2 million children in this country who are at risk of hunger.  We do it because “hunger doesn’t take weekends off.”

CANDLELIGHT GUILD

Our Candlelight Guild leverages member talents to design, develop and implement special events that support the church financially and strengthen its role in our community.  The Guild hosts Saturday Night Soup Suppers, a Summer Brat Fry, occasional Tag Sales and an annual Holiday Bazaar to raise funds for church initiatives. This year we launched a new initiative to raise funds for UCC Summer Camp Scholarships for our young members.  All are welcome to join!

STEPPING STONES

Our members support Stepping Stones, a non-profit organization that provides free support services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in Taylor County, Wisconsin. We consistently provide financial support, office equipment and supplies, kitchen supplies, bed linens and bathroom items to help them continue their valuable work.

PRAYER SHAWLS

Many of our members gather with others from churches in the area to share the spiritual practice of of creating beautiful prayer shawls. The shawls are donated to people in our community who are undergoing medical procedures, need comfort after a loss or in times of stress and bereavement, who are birthing or nursing a baby, or recovering from an illness.

SALT&LIGHT BRIGADE

Our all-member and all-ages Salt and Light Brigade live by the simply message "Be These." We strive to be the Salt of the Earth and Light of the World as we commit ourselves to projects that help our neighbors with special home projects and engage with partners in our area to make our community a  healthier place to live. 


GLOBAL MINISTRIES

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER

Our church participates and occassionally hosts the World Day of Prayer, a worldwide movement of Christian women of many traditions who gather in local communities for a common day of ecumenical prayer on the first Friday of March. In our partnership, we are guided by nine principles. This year in March our church hosted the World Day of Prayer with a worship service designed by  women of the Phillippines.

OUR CHURCH'S WIDER MISSION

 Our Church’s Wider Mission (OCWM) funds the work we do in the Associations, Conferences and in the national and global church. OCWM funds are invested in programs, resources, and tools needed to keep local UCC churches strong, effective, and growing.  Our church is proud to be a "5 for 5" church, Being 5 for 5 means that our  church is a leader, providing support to Our Church’s Wider Mission and the Special Mission Offerings: One Great Hour of Sharing, Strengthen The Church, Neighbors In Need and The Christmas Fund.