Resources

Here are some resources and links we hope you will find helpful.

Building Project  |  Directory  |  Discipleship  |  Policies  |  Reports  |  Links

Building Project

Visit the Building Project page for the most current information about our building project, including video, pictures, and plans. A few resources are also linked here.

Summary (PDF) – Two-page summary including the project mission, budget, and floorplans.

Details, Questions & Answers (PDF) – Detailed mission statement, goals of project, more detailed financial information, floorplans, and answers to the most common questions about the building project.

Instant Church DirectoryDirectory

Our electronic directory is available to members and regular attenders. You can download a PDF copy; a password is required for access. Contact the church office for the password.

The directory is also available as an app for your smartphone or tablet which is automatically kept up-to-date. This is a secure directory. To access it, your email address must be on file in the directory and you must receive approval . Click below to download the directory application for Apple, Android or Kindle devices, then follow the directions in the app.

To add or update your directory information, complete and return the member info form to the church office.

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Discipleship

One-Year Bible Plan (PDF) – Read the whole bible in one year. Arranged chronologically, so that related parts of the bible are read together.

Prayer Guide (PDF) – There are many different ways to shape our prayers. Use this four-page guide to try something new.

The Story Plan – Onalaska UMC members read the entire bible September 2016-May 2017, using The Story condensed NIV. Learn about God’s great story and consistent love throughout human history, and about the stories of individual men and women of faith. This plan shows the bible readings for each Sunday. Sermons in the series can be found on our YouTube channel.

Policies

Employee Handbook (Google Doc) – Employee handbook for Onalaska UMC, updated and approved April 2017.

Safe Sanctuaries Policy (Google Doc) – Onalaska UMC values the safety of our children and youth, and has adopted these policies to protect them. Click for the associated forms referred to in the policy. Updated and approved February 2017.

Reports

2017 Leadership (Google Sheet) – List of church leaders for 2017.

2018 Leadership (Google Sheet) – List of church leaders for 2018 (draft).

2017-2018 Confirmation Service Assistants (Google Sheet) – Service schedule for confirmation students & mentors assisting with worship.

Church Budget (Google Sheet) – Detailed church budget for the current year with comparisons to previous years.

Infections Associated With Communion (PDF) – Onalaska UMC offers communion by intinction, as well as options for those with gluten intolerance, compromised immune systems, and allergies. This report summarizes scientific research concluding Christian communion is not a risk for infection.

Worship Planning (Google Sheet) – Worship planning worksheet for upcoming services. This document is continuously updated. Look ahead to see scripture selections, sermon topics, and special events.

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Chuck Knows Church – Fun, short videos explaining some of the mysterious inner workings of churches from a Methodist perspective.  (http://www.chuckknowschurch.com/)

Hymnary – An online database of church hymns from many traditions, including The United Methodist Hymnal. Includes history on the hymns. When hymns are public domain, sheet music, lyrics, and song files are available. (http://www.hymnary.org/)

Olive Tree Bible+ – Free bible app for mobile and desktop. Includes the KJV bible. Other translations and bible study resources are available for purchase. All resources synchronize across all your devices. (https://www.olivetree.com/bible-study-apps/)

Pray As You Go – Free devotional podcast offered six days each week by British Jesuits. These 10-15 devotions include music, scripture reading, and guided prayer. (http://www.pray-as-you-go.org/)

Common Grounds Campus Ministry – Shared outreach of the United Methodist Church and other denominations to the students of UW-La Crosse, Viterbo, and Northwest Technical.  (http://commongroundcampusministry.com/)

Wisconsin Conference of The United Methodist Church – United Methodists in Wisconsin. News and information about our many shared ministries and missions. (http://www.wisconsinumc.org/)

Wisconsin United Methodist Camps – Check out our camps at Pine Lake and Lake Lucerne, with opportunities for kids, families, and adults. Special facilities include retreat centers, cabins and campgrounds for individual use, and horse riding. Sign up for camps here. (http://www.wiumcamps.org/)

Wisconsin Volunteers in Mission – WisVIM plans several affordable mission trips each year locally, nationally, and globally. Details of upcoming trips are listed on the website. (http://www.wisvim.org/)

The United Methodist Church – Our global denomination, with information about the many ministries we support, what our denomination believes, news, and other helpful informaiton. (http://www.umc.org/)

United Methodist Committee on Relief – UMCOR is our church’s global disaster relief operation, one of the most respected worldwide. (http://www.umcor.org/)

United Methodist Board of Global Missions – General information about the missionaries and programs the UMC supports worldwide, ways to donate, and how to get involved.  (http://www.umcmission.org/)