Giving Tree 2020

This year, our Salvation Army Giving Tree is going virtual.

Give the gift of love this Christmas Help local, low-income families by buying clothing and gifts for one or more children. We have fifty kids to support this year.

You can stop by the church office and pick a child, or sign up for one here… https://tinyurl.com/givingtree20

There are five easy steps…

  1. Choose a child to support and click on the link to sign up
  2. Purchase an outfit for that child – information on sizes is in the sign up comment line
  3. Optional – you may purchase something extra to put with the gift. Ideas/interests are listed on the sign up, if known.
  4. Put UNWRAPPED gift(s) into a gift bag
  5. Return gift to church by December 2.  Please attach something that has your name so we know you dropped it off.

For questions, please contact Paul (discipleship@onalaskaumc.org) or Jessica (kidmin@onalaskaumc.org) or call the church office (608-783-1331)

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 (2020/11/04)

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

Worship for Sunday, November 29. 2020 (Home 1)

For Sunday, November 29, Pastor Park Hunter preaches “Home Alone,” based on Jeremiah Mark 13:24-37. Our Advent readings start with an apocalypse. That feels about right for 2020! Yet even when we are home alone, bunkered down against the end of the world, we wait and watch with hope. This is the beginning of our Advent/Christmas series, “Home for Christmas.”

The puppets explain the meaning of the Advent wreath during the Children’s Moment. This is United Methodist Student Sunday, and we’ll share a video during the God Moment about this special giving opportunity.

Sandy Koster, Kimberly & Jeff Wadewitz, and Kathi Beane lead hymns and special music at the 8:30a Classic service. The Noteworthy Bells mini-choir shares special music during the prelude, and Kimberly sings a solo. Zoe & Melissa de Boer and Cathy Novy 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.

Thanksgiving Eve Service 6:30p, November 25, 2020

For our Thanksgiving Evening service Wednesday, November 25, Pastor Park Hunter preaches “Thanks for Everything,” based on 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24. Christ challenges us to give thanks for everything: the turkey on the table… and the turkey sitting at the table. Yet when we practice steady rejoicing and ceaseless prayer, God goes to work transforming us into ever-thankful people.

Jessica Gobel shared a Children’s Moment about giving thanks. Rev. Jason Stanton of First Lutheran Church sends greeting. Pastor Park leads a special Thanksgiving prayer meditation.

Special music tonight from Cory Groves, the Noteworthy Bells mini-choir, Barbara Martin-Stanley, and Zoe deBoer and friends.

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…

  • Live stream worship at 6:30p from our YouTube channel.
  • During worship, text prayer 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.