What We Believe Matters!

When we learn a new sport, it’s best to begin with the basics, the fundamentals of the game. The story is told of a young man by the name of Ivan McQuire who died at age 35. McQuire aspired to be the greatest sky diving photographer in the whole country. However, he became so excited about filming some other skydivers, that he failed to follow one of the fundamentals of sky diving. He forgot to put on his parachute before jumping out of a plane, with disastrous results. He ignored the basics. It’s important to review the basics regularly, or we can find ourselves drifting or off track, sometimes with tragic results. That is also true about living as a Christian in today’s world. It’s important to be reminded of our core beliefs, the basics of our faith in God. Read more What We Believe Matters!

God is Love

“When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is mankind that you are mindful of them,
human beings that you care for them?” – Psalm 8:3-4

I love to sit outside in the evening during the summer, and just take in the natural beauty that surrounds us in Wisconsin. The other night as I was admiring the full moon, I was reminded of Psalm 8:3-4. As the Psalmist looked around at creation, and sees the mightiness of God, he is astounded that God actually cares about human beings. Why should the great God of the universe care about us?  And yet the Bible reveals God does! Read more God is Love

Cave Quest: Ecumenical Vacation Bible School


Embark on a Cave Quest VBS Adventure That Will Light Their Way!
Gear up for an over-the-top underground adventure! Ground kids in the rock-solid foundation of God’s love, a love that takes us through life’s dark times.

Dates: August 7-10, 2016
Time: 5:30 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.
Place: Antigo United Methodist Church




Many volunteers are needed! See Pastor Debbie or Denise Janke if you would like to volunteer, or sign up on the clip board in the foyer.
We need volunteers for as crew leaders, Music, Bible Adventures, Games, Decorating, Skits and Imagination Station! Join in the fun as we share the Light of Jesus this summer!!
Registration forms are available here or on the table in the church foyer. You can also call the church office at 715-623-3802.

Sponsored by:
Antigo United Methodist Church
Calvary Lutheran Church
Faith United Church of Christ
First Baptist Church

The Salt of the Earth

“You are the salt of the earth….” – Jesus in Matthew 5:13
“Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity. Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.” – Colossians 4:2,3,5,6

I’ve been disturbed by the name calling and rancor that has characterized the political landscape during this season of campaigning.  Somehow we, as a culture, have forgotten how to disagree with one another, without resorting to slander, malice, or hate filled words.  Our culture seems to be turning more often to solving our disagreements, or slights or hurts or differences, with acts of violence rather than by words that seek understanding or offer hope. Read more The Salt of the Earth

Spiritual Fruit

“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.” – John 15:5
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. -Galatians 5:22-23

I love the beauty of the flowering fruit trees in the spring. (As I’m writing this article, the fruit trees are in full bloom.) I have four apples trees in my back yard and a crab apple tree in my front yard. They are beautiful, but they don’t have any fruit yet. Their flowering beauty will be short lived. Because an apple tree’s purpose is to produce…fruit…apples!! Apples trees were created to produce apples. Read more Spiritual Fruit