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


“Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take. Don’t be impressed with your own wisdom. Instead, fear the Lord and turn away from evil.” – Proverbs 3:5-7 New Living Translation

I love these verses from Proverbs. They remind me that God Promises His Presence, and His wisdom, as well as His guidance and direction, and that fills me with hope.

My part in this promise is to trust God. Trusting is not always easy, especially as we begin a new phase in our lives, like graduation, getting married, starting a new job. Trusting can also be difficult when our lives take an unexpected turn, illness, losing a job, or losing an important relationship. Remembering God’s faithfulness in the past, and His great love for us, makes trusting easier. God loved us so much Jesus died for us. Jesus promised, “I will never leave you or forsake you.” Read more Trusting

Unshakeable Faith

“Anyone who listens to my teaching and follows it is wise, like a person who builds a house on solid rock. Though the rain comes in torrents and the floodwaters rise and the winds beat against that house, it won’t collapse because it is built on bedrock.” – Jesus in Matthew 7:24-25

Living in Wisconsin, we’ve all probably heard the dreaded sound of the tornado warning. We hear the siren and head for the basement, or an enclosed room, someplace that will grant us shelter in the storm. A mobile home is one of the worst places to be when a tornado is approaching. Why? Trailers or RV’s do not have a strong foundation. There is no basement or storm cellar in which you can ride out the storm unscathed. I’d rather be in a well-built house that I know has a strong foundation when a storm strikes. Read more Unshakeable Faith