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From Pleasant Prairie UMC

Pleasant Prairie UMC is looking forward to some new beginnings as we welcome Pastor Keith Hewitt and a closer relationship with Salem UMC. July 7 at 8:30 a.m. will be the official start of this association.

We would like to thank the many lay speakers as well as Pastor Forrest Wells, our District Superintendent, who have filled our pulpit so graciously, interestingly, and effectively for the last three months. The return of Pastor Joyce Rinehart for Easter Sunday was also a Blessing.

Many other individuals continued to help us run our church business. Linda Dowell and Florence Bohn made sure we had bulletins each Sunday and did many other secretarial duties. Jerry Wells and Rose Gingerelli have trimmed and pulled countless weeds to keep our grounds beautiful. Sandy Betz has made sure our grass has been mowed and our hospitality has been provided on several occasions. Gail Johnson has paid our bills in a timely fashion. These are but a few of the many church members who have assisted us during this time of transition.

Our mission efforts have also been progressing. Marylln Zirbel has gathered the food donations and delivered them to the Sharing Center. Jim Lura and Ann Bradshaw continued their collection and delivery of the Shalom to Home kits to the Center. On May 29, they delivered their 84th kit. Many thanks to the Circuit churches, as well as Wesley on 60th , for making this extraordinary witness possible.

Lastly, Ann and Jim represented our congregation at the Wisconsin Conference in Green Bay June 15-17. A report will be made during worship on June 23.

Have a happy and safe holiday!

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