The symbol of the United Church of Christ comprises a crown, cross and orb enclosed within a double oval bearing the name of the church and the prayer of Jesus, "That they may all be one" (John 17:21). It is based on an ancient Christian symbol called the "Cross of Victory" or the "Cross Triumphant."
The crown symbolizes the sovereignty of Christ. The cross recalls the suffering of Christ—his arms outstretched on the wood of the cross—for the salvation of humanity. The orb, divided into three parts, reminds us of Jesus' command to be his "witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria and to the ends of the earth" (Acts 1:8).
The verse from Jesus’ prayer in the gospel of John, “That all may be one,” reflects our historic commitment to the restoration of unity among the separated churches of Jesus Christ.
Learn more about the United Church of Christ at www.ucc.org.
Pastor Glenn Danz is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ for the past 24 years having served congregations in Green Bay, Madison, Milwaukee, Columbus, Ohio and Reading, Pennsylvania. Born in West Allis, he attended high school in Sheboygan, college at UW-Eau Claire, graduate school at Iowa State University, and seminary at United Theological Seminar of the Twin Cities. Pastor Glenn is married to Stephanie Danz, who works at Marquette University Law School. They have one son, Gabriel and an 8 year old Scottish Terrier named Maya.
St Paul's is the oldest of the Evangelical Synod of North America churches in Wisconsin. The Evangelical Synod was a forerunner of today's United Church of Christ.
An accessible new addition to the historic church building was completed in 2004. Over the entrance is this window, designed, crafted and installed by Krauski Art Glass studio of nearby Monches. The blue ribbon running through the farm scenes and grain represents the Oconomowoc River which flows through Loew Lake in the nearby Kettle Moraine State Forest.
Receiving strength from a heritage extending over 150 years in this place, and trusting that it is called to an even more promise-filled future, St. Paul's United Church of Christ, is living God's word in offering a caring and accepting family of faith to our community.
We all come to churches from different personal histories, for different reasons, and with different beliefs. Please know that this congregation extends an open-hearted welcome to each and all. If there is any way this congregation or its pastor can serve you, please feel free to ask
No matter who you are or where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here!
Our life together begins with worship. We gather every Sunday morning at 9:30 a.m. Our worship is both relaxed and classic. We have made a conscientious effort to design worship which is visitor-friendly, remembering that some of us have not worshiped regularly for some time.
We offer many opportunities for the community to gather together in fellowship. Each Sunday following worship, we enjoy a time of coffee and conversation which includes delicious homemade treats. Pancake breakfasts, chili suppers, and several other events occur throughout the year.
Our church was founded in 1840. The building dates back to 1880 with a twenty-first century addition that makes us handicapped accessible. The sanctuary seats 150 and retains the warm glow of the pious nineteenth century pioneers who built it.
The cemetery behind the church is a lovely resting place. Some graves date back to the church founders.
Council President - John Duwell
Altar Committee - Judy Nell
Building & Grounds - Vern Guetzke &
Caregiver - Pastor Glenn
Cemetery - Bill Evert
Chapel Bells Newsletter - Donna Runte
Christian Education - Jodie Staus
Endowment - Vicki Guetzke
Fellowship - Pastor Glenn
Hospitality - LouAnn Evert
Mission - Rachel Schuppel
Pastor Relations - Vicki Dost & Jodie Staus
Personnel Committee - John Duwell
Womens Guild - Carol Kaisler