Congratulations Class of 2023!

Congratulations Class of 2023

Graduation Sunday June 4, 2023

Join us on Sunday June 4th as we recognize during 10am worship this year’s high school graduate, Eric Sperduto, and award him a scholarship. The fellowship hour following worship will be a chance to congratulate Eric and continue the celebration.

Eric Sperduto
Eric Sperduto, 2023 Graduate

Eric graduated May 31st from Pulaski High School and has plans to attend UW-Platteville where he’ll study Mechanical Engineering.

Eric has received:

  • Platteville Renewable Merit Scholarship
  • Butch Reimer Memorial Scholarship
  • Ray Nitschke Memorial Scholarship
  • Pulaski Education Association Scholarship
  • College Ready Scholarship
  • Mike and Jean Berken Mathematics Scholarship
  • Red Raiders Sports Boosters Scholarship

While in high school, Eric participated in football, wrestling, tennis, track and field, concert band, wind ensemble, marching band, pep band, served as Officer/Editor on the yearbook and was Senior Class President. Eric also received numerous academic honors throughout his high school years.

Eric’s favorite high school memory was his first game starting on varsity football.

CONGRATULATIONS, Eric! Blessings to you as you continue your journey beyond high school!

Congratulations College Graduates!

We extend our love and congratulations to the following graduates of higher education programs this spring:

  • Elizabeth Paag graduated from UW-Stevens Point with a Bachelor of Science degree in Natural Resources
  • Brandt Schoffelman graduated from Bradley University with an Engineering degree
  • Wyatt Stenson completed his Emergency Medical Technician certificate at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College

(If there are other higher education graduates that we missed, please send information to the church office at

2023 Outdoor Worship and Potluck Picnic

Outdoor Worship

June 18, 2023

Potluck Picnic

We had such fun last summer, we’re going to try it again!

Please join us on Sunday, June 18th for a special outdoor worship service at 10am on our front lawn followed by a potluck picnic.

BYOC: Bring Your Own Chair! and claim a spot on the front lawn ready to sing, pray, clap, and laugh without the screen, bulletins, or organ!

This is an opportunity to get the church out of the building and enjoy the beautiful summer weather while we can. Bring your own camp chairs as well as a picnic side dish for our potluck lunch.

Hotdogs on the grill, condiments, plates and plasticware and beverages will be provided by our Deacons. Please sign up on the bulletin board in the hallway to help with planning.

All are welcome—this is a great opportunity to invite friends, neighbors, and relatives to come to church with you.

Congregational Meeting – June 11, 2023

Congregational Meeting

The Session of First Presbyterian Church has called a meeting of the congregation for Sunday, June 11th immediately following the worship service.

The purpose of this meeting is to hear a report from the Nominating Committee and elect new elders and deacons to serve the church, and to approve changes to the By-laws.

The By-laws have been thoroughly reviewed and updated to reflect our current practices and future needs by a small task force of the Session and will be presented for discussion and approval at this meeting.

Ginney Amen Celebration of Life—June 9, 2023

Celebration of Life

Please join us for Virginia (Ginney) Amen’s Celebration of Life on June 9th at 10am at the Blaney Funeral Home located at 1521 Shawano Avenue.

Ginney died on December 26, 2022 at Unity Hospice having suffered a fall earlier in December which resulted in a broken hip. She spent almost a week at Bellin Hospital and then was transferred to Unity Hospice in order to keep her comfortable during her final days.

Born June 9, 1919, Ginney was a member at First Presbyterian all her life, and influenced many people and programs of the church over her 103 years. Thanks be to God!

On what would have been Ginney’s 104th birthday, June 9, 2023, the family is having a celebration of her life from 10am to 11am. She will be buried next to her sister, Winifred, at Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Unity Hospice or First Presbyterian Church in her memory.

2023 Vacation Bible School

VBS Ready-Set-Move

August 7 – 10, 2023

The Christian Education Committee is excited to begin preparations for our 2023 Vacation Bible School! Our theme this year is Ready, Set, Move! Follow Jesus Here, There and Everywhere!

Ready, Set, Move Vacation Bible School will inspire kids to: DO What He Says, BELIEVE Who He is, LOVE Who He loves, SHARE What he did, and GO where He leads.

Bible School is led by members of our CE Committee and is open to children aged 4 through those who have completed fifth grade. Older children and youth are welcome to participate as volunteers.

This year we have four fun-filled evenings planned from August 7 through 10. We ask that children are dropped off shortly before 5:30 so our light meal can begin at 5:30, and our evening ends with class concluding at 7:30.

This is an excellent opportunity for friends, neighbors, cousins, and grandchildren. Please spread the word to members and non-members alike, the more the merrier!

Registration is online only.


Registration deadline is Tuesday, July 19th.

To volunteer or for questions please contact our Director of Children, Youth, and Family Ministries, Joel Morien, at (920) 437-8121 or

We look forward to seeing the children at VBS in August!

Church Chix Gather June 1, 2023

Church Chix

Please join us, women of all ages, for our June Church Chix Social on Thursday, June 1st!

Our dinner reservation is for 6:00pm at the Ten-O-One Club located at 1001 Main Street.

Some Chix like to meet up for a cocktail the hour before dinner so that’s an option and before our evening wraps up, we’ll decide where next month’s dinner will be, trying our best to alternate the east side of town with the west side of town. There’s no monthly commitment required – join us when you can.

To attend, you can email an RSVP to or there’s a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board.

For more information, please contact Linda Michael at or by calling 920-347-0261.

So, if you haven’t already RSVP’d, do it today and join the Church Chix June social for a great night of laughter that’s sure to be memorable!

Letter Carriers Food Drive 2023

Letter Carriers Food Drive

The Letter Carriers food drive is on Saturday – May 13, 2023. We need to supply two individuals to help out at the Cofrin post office that day (this is very important, as if we don’t provide people, we will not be able to participate in the food drive next year).

You can either help at 9:00 a.m. by being given a route to pick up food on, or at 2:30 p.m. by loading bags into totes.

We are also in need of people to help at church at 3:00 p.m. that day by unloading, sorting, and putting away the food that our Presbyterian Pantry receives.

Please contact Gene Stenson at 920-241-4370 if you are able to help. Thank you in advance for your Gesture of Generosity!

May, 2023 – Composing a Legacy Workshop

Gestures of Generosity

How do we tell the story of God’s grace and love—not just today, but for generations to come?

We have been blessed with many special gifts and estates over the years of our history in this church, and our endowment provides a great support to who we are and what we can do together in the kingdom.

We have set aside Sunday – May 7, 2023 as a time to focus our attention and intentions on legacy giving, from wills and bequests to life income plans that will benefit this church for generations to come.

The Rev. Kyle Nolan, a Ministry Relations Officer for the Presbyterian Foundation, will be with us on that day to preach and lead a workshop after the 10 am worship service offering tools to help us craft our faith legacy. He will cover topics including donor advised funds, charitable trusts, retirement accounts and more.

A luncheon will be served following the Fellowship coffee hour for all who wish to attend this workshop—please make your reservation by signing up on the bulletin board or calling the church office at (920) 437-8121 by May 4, 2023.

Pentecost Party: Happy Birthday to the Church!

Pentecost Sunday

Sunday – May 28, 2023

The Festival of Pentecost is probably the least-known of all the church holy days. It occurs 50 days after Easter, marking the arrival of the promised Holy Spirit.

Will there be gusts of wind, flames dancing over our heads, doves descending from on high, unknown languages emanating from our mouths? Who knows?! What we do know for sure is that Pentecost has become known as the official birthday of the Church, the time when the disciples and others understood their charge to go out and preach, teach, heal and make disciples of all nations.

So we’re going to have a birthday party! Join us on Sunday, May 28th in worship at 10 a.m. and following worship during the fellowship hour for a grand birthday party.

All are welcome—no presents, just your presence!

Christian Educator Appreciation Sunday 2023

Christian Educator Appreciation

Mark your calendars for Sunday, May 21st when we’ll show appreciation for our amazing Christian Educators during our 10am worship service.

On that morning, we’ll be recognizing those who have organized, led or taught various educational programs and activities for children, youth and adults through the 2022/2023 program year including Sunday School, Bible studies, devotionals and Vacation Bible School. Faith development was only possible by the following members volunteering and giving of their time, talent, and treasures, so we extend a heartfelt thank you to:

  • Brenda Hubbard
  • Lisa Olson
  • Sara Bostedt
  • Loni McCormick
  • Deb Gauthier
  • Stacy Bostedt
  • Olivia Crooks
  • Jessica Gauthier
  • DeShawn Estes Collins
  • Grace Estes Collins
  • Bobbi Holl
  • Jill Stenson
  • Nancy Siewert
  • Joel Morien
  • Katie Estes

These outstanding members were instrumental in cultivating and building faith which supports our efforts to achieve our mission of Inspiring All to Love and Serve with Christ.

Please join us as we celebrate and thank these leading Christian Educators who’ve made such a positive impact with the children, youth and adults in our community of faith.