Fall Blood Drive October 19, 2020

Give the gift of life! The Blood Center of Wisconsin is taking appointments for 1:00-6:00pm Monday, October 19. Full safety precautions for the pandemic are in effect; masks are required. COVID-19 antibody testing will be performed on all successful donations.

Schedule your appointment online at http://bit.ly/giveoct19 or call 877-232-4376.

For questions, contact Susan Herzog-Blumer (susan.r.herzogblumer.civ@mail.mil or 608-786-4352).

COVID-19 Updates

See our COVID-19 page for the most current information about re-opening, worship, groups, pastoral care, and other aspects of our church and community life affected by coronavirus. Our re-opening phases are tied to the Coulee COVID-19 Collaborative recommendations.

COVID Collaborative Status: Severe Risk (2020/10/14)

OUMC Fall Plans (PDF) – September 9, 2020 letter to congregation.

Capital Campaign Meeting October 18, 2020

Onalaska UMC is planning a capital campaign called “A Future With Hope.” Our goal is to raise $300,000 over three years, enabling us to retire all our debt and build a cushion for future opportunities.

Join us on Zoom Sunday 10/18 at 1:00pm to ask questions of our leaders. You may connect online for the video conference, or call in on a regular telephone to audio conference.

   Mute/unmute:  microphone icon usually at lower left of screen
Join by telephone…  312-626-6799 US 
   Meeting ID: 840 0483 5572
   Passcode: 959921
   Mute/unmute:  *6 (star-six)

Church for Sunday, October 18, 2020 (Kingdom 6)

For Sunday, October 18, Paul Bratsch preaches “Peace Be With You,” from Luke 4:16-21. Our world is more divided than ever. How can we reconcile with each other and live in peace? This week in our Kingdom of God series, we’ll discover three Jesus stories that show us how to resolve differences and change hearts and minds in a world where we often see each other as enemies.

Pastor Park plays “Jesus Says” during the children’s time. Ryan Geister shares a God Moment about volunteering to help with tech.

Sandy Koster, Doug Huggett, Peg Benz, and Renee Kastenschmidt lead hymns and special music at the 8:30a Classic service. Zoe de Boer and Melissa de Boer lead music at the 11:00a Praise service.

Onalaska UMC worship services for this Sunday are available only by live stream on our YouTube channel. Please don’t come to church. Instead, stay at home and “praise in place!”

Here’s how to participate…

  • Download and print the worship slides so you can follow along… 8:30 Classic or 11:00 Praise (PDF).
  • Live stream worship at 8:30 and 10:30 from our YouTube channel.
  • During worship, text requests to 608-304-7214.
  • Give electronically, or contact the office to request mail-in giving envelopes.
  • YouTube Live Chat is available during the service. Say “hi” and let us know you’re worshipping with us! You must be logged in with a Gmail account on your device to use the chat feature.

If YouTube doesn’t work for you, contact our office (608-783-3380 or office@onalaskaumc.org) and we will mail you a copy of the worship slides and the sermon notes the week following.