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Our Music Ministry offers many ways to share your musical gifts. HeavenSound, the praise team, practices at 10:00 a.m. Sunday mornings (8:15 a.m. on summer Sunday’s) and leads the congregation in the 10:30 a.m. worship service each Sunday (9:00 a.m. in summer every other Sunday). The Handbell Choir practices on Wednesday evenings at 7:30 pm and plays in the holiday worship services. The 9:15 a.m. Sunday School opening is a place where children offer their praises and they will also be singing in the worship service at various times.

VBS Week in 2016  was July 25-29 at Christ of the Bay. The theme was Barnyard Roundup where Jesus gathers us together, picks us out, calls us by name and loves us now and forever, no matter what! Children learned Psalm 23 through memory verses, songs and activities. Besides serving our member children, it was a great outreach as many unchurched kids attend and learn the saving truth about Jesus!

UWGB Ministry – Rides are available for worship services at Christ of the Bay. Contact Dianne Rentmeester 866-2647, Rentmeall@aol.com or Pastor DeCoste 655-3933, cdecoste@yahoo.com to arrange a ride.

There is a Food Pantry at Christ of the Bay. Donations of dry goods and canned foods marked “Pantry” may by left in the kitchen.

We have an Emergency Fund for some of our members who have lost jobs or need assistance. If you are moved to give a special gift, please put a check in the offering plate or send it to the church office. Make check payable to: Christ of the Bay Lutheran, with “Emergency Fund” on the memo line. Pastor will see to it that the appropriate people receive the funds. Thank you for any help you can give.

Our LWML chapter, the Ladies in Mission, has many projects.  In December 2016, personal care items were collected for a local nursing home. Treat bags and a “Jesus Loves You” bear were given to each child in the Tannenbaum Christmas program. Thanksgiving food baskets were given to elderly church members.  In December 2015, we collected items for Transformation House such as men’s clothing, toiletries and devotional books.  We also made treat bags for the Sunday School children at the Tannenbaum Fest. Each spring, we hold our annual Craft, Bake and Rummage Sale to raise funds for missions such as Trinity Lutheran School. In December 2014, we provided treat bags for the children at the Tannenbaum Fest and sponsored a Mitten Tree for the children at Baird School.  We delivered Fruit Baskets for our elderly and shut-ins.  In November 2014, we collected food items and grocery gift cards to put together Thanksgiving Gift Baskets.  At Christmastime 2013, we collected items for House of Hope.  In the past we have also marked Bibles for prison ministry and made quilts for the “Linus Project”. Our group meets on the second Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m. at the church. (except months that begin with “J”).

Listening/Visioning Outreach Opportunities

Baird Elementary School has a need for before and after school supervision.

Christ of the Bay (COTB) could collect and assemble school supply packets for Baird Elementary School.

COTB should continue to provide transportation to UWGB students wishing to attend services.

Use multiple forms of media to communicate with UWGB students on events and opportunities.

COTB could have a Neighborhood Fest event and invite our neighbors for a day of special events.

Volunteer to go through the Literacy Council of Green Bay program to become tutors.

Donate books and supplies to the Literacy Council.

Volunteer for phone answering, building repairs and transportation for Golden House.

Provide donations of food, clothing, and money to assist Golden House domestic violence shelter.

Many opportunities exist!