FPGMC News

On this page we highlight Fountain Park Global Methodist Church members accomplishments, plus highlight special church family events.

Page Contents:
> Fountain Park GMC Apparel Sale – Until Dec. 31, 2024
> FPGMC Golf Classic – May 2024
> Scholarship Awards and Graduates – May 2024
> Church Family Bowling Party – February 2024
> Talent Show – November 2023
> Fall Frolic Ladies Luncheon  –  October 2023
> Feed My Starving Children  –  October 2023
> Church Family Picnic  –  June 2023

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Fountain Park GMC Apparel (Order Deadline Extended thru 2024!):   A wide variety of shirts, sweatshirts,  sweaters, fleeces, jackets, hats and accessories available in a variety of colors in many sizes, including ladies, men’s and unisex.  All items proudly display the GMC logo along with our church name.  

How To Order:  Click on the link below to go to the on-line store.  You do not have to register, just place your order, go to the shopping cart and follow the easy to use payment instructs and your order will be delivered to the church every 30 days.

Click here to go to the on-line store:  https://fountainparkmenthodistchurch.itemorder.com/shop/home/ 

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FPGMC Golf Classic Open (May 19, 2024):  Our 7th annual Golf Open was another fun day for the church family.  They participated in around of 18-holes of miniature golf.  29 golfers took part on a course that was laid out throughout the church basement.  All the holes have a theme with obstacles that add to the challenge and laughs.  Some hole themes were; the outhouse hole, railroad hole, soccer hole, Noah’s Ark hole, road construction hole, and kitchen hole.  Some holes had multiple holes in layers. 

Pastor Warren had the best score of the day with a round of 40.  Perhaps he had some Devine intervention!  Jerry Doyle and Andy Schmidt had the most hole-in-ones with 5.    A hot lunch was served which include a “Sandwich in the Rough” (Sloppy Joes), “Pick Your Slice” (Pickle spears), Chip Shots (Potato Chips), On-The-Green (Lettuce Salad), Bucket of Balls (Melon Balls), Hole-in-one (Doughnut Holes), among other delicious food and fantastic desserts.   It was a wonderful day of fun, food and fellowship for our church family!!!  

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FPGMC Scholarship Awards   (May 19, 2024):  A total of seven scholarships were awarded to members of our church family.  These scholarships are through the generosity of the Bernice Staege Scholarship Trust and the Clarence & Ella Keller Scholarship Trust. 

The recipients for 2024 were:         
>  Emily Gilligan at University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.
Tayloranne Lampe at University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.
Janna Stokdyk at University of Minnesota – Twin Cities.
>  Johnathan Wishman at University of Wisconsin, Plateville. 
>  Nicholas Wishman at Lakeshore Technical College. 
>  Jonah Johnston at Lakeshore Technical College.
>  Isabella Anderson at University of Wisconsin, Plateville. 

We also honored  Lindsey Kaat who graduated from University of Wisconsin, Green Bay.

We’re proud to assist members of our church family that are in good standing with a strong Christian faith.  We send you off with prayers for success in furthering your education & careers and may God guide your path.

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Church Family Bowling Party
February 25, 2024
Dozens of our church family got together at Odyssey Fun Center in Sheboygan Falls for a bowling party for all ages and abilities.  Not only was there plenty of pin action, the gutter saw its share of action to.  So no part of the bowling alleys was left undisturbed.  The kids made use of the gutter guards, but the adults had to “fling it” and sometimes hope for the best.  But no matter what the score was, laughter and fun was the big hit. 

Also lots of members came out just to watch and cheer everyone on and get an afternoon of laughs.  There was no shortage what to see as scores ranged from the 50’s to the 200’s.  So there was a variety of bowling skills to see.

This was the first family bowling party, and judging by the turnout and the fun, it looks like this could be an annual event.

 

 

 

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Talent Show (November 4, 2023):  The 5th annual Talent Show was full of more exciting, fun and unusual talent.  There was a total of 8 acts that included music, stories, and comedy.  Plus the return of the “Okie-Dokie” spot quiz between acts and some “unusual stories and laws”.  The fellowship started with a nice meal of Special Autumn Chili and Chicken & Rice Soup, along with hot cider to warm your bones on a chilly November evening.  Of course, no event would be complete unless we had plenty of delicious desserts to cap it off.  Thank you to the Adult & Family Committee for hosting this family friendly show.

The nights program included the following acts:
Dinner Music – Kathy Markevitch
Fun Song – David Williams
Fear, Guilt & Worry Skit – Kathe Fermin, Jamie Fink, Vicki Winter, Eileen Bailey
Interactive Song – Bob Fink
It’s a Seven Minute Life – Ken Bailey
Harmonica Fun – Lori Kanitz
Oldie-Wed Show – John Winter & Volunteers
Fountain Park GMC Men’s Chorus – Warren Waddell ,  Ken King, Dennis Smith, Bob Fink
Ladies ELK Trio – Eileen Bailey, Linda Waddell, Kelly Johnston

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Fall Frolic Ladies Luncheon (October 28, 2023):  The 3rd annual Fall Frolic Ladies Luncheon.  This years theme was “Autumn Blessings.”  Nine ladies sponsored nine tables and were in charge of decorating their table and finding guests.  A total of 81 guests attended the luncheon.  Each table was beautifully decorated in different themes by the table host. 

Ladies from the church provided an assortment of delicious desserts.  Men from the church provided kitchen help and served the ladies their meal and beverages. 

Entertainment was provided Ryan Kautzer and his accordion”. 

This event was a fund raising a little over $1,000 and proceeds from tickets and donations going to local missions.  

 

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Feed My Starving Children (October 7, 2023):  Fourteen volunteers from FPGMC joined other volunteers to pack food that will be distributed throughout the world to starving children.  The work if fun and fast paced.  

The FPGMC volunteers worked a 2 hour shift that goes by quickly.  Our job is to fill packets with dried vegetables, vitamins, rice and protein and pack them in a box.  We packed a total of 23.5 boxes and each box contains 36 packets.  We filled a total of 846 food packets.  That equals 5,076 meals that will feed 14 hungry children for a year.

 

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Church Family Picnic (June 25, 2023):   Even though the weather forecast wasn’t favorable, we went full speed ahead with our plans for the picnic.  God blessed us as the storms and rain moved around us with only an occasional shower.  The day turned out wonderful for the 43 members of Fountain Park GMC who attended the annual picnic. 

As always there was plenty pf delicious homemade food, desserts and of course brats & burgers for everyone.  Plus summer refreshments like ice cold lemonade to quench our thirst. 

Several attendees participated in dart baseball games.  While others enjoyed socializing with past members that were in attendance.   It was a good time for all at our annual church family picnic at Veteran’s Park in Sheboygan.

Thank you to everyone that made donations for this fun day and to the Adult & Family Committee for organizing this annual event! 

See more pictures on the slideshow on the home page.

 

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FPC Golf Open (April 30, 2023):  Our 6th annual Golf Open was a fun day of puttering around 18-holes of miniature golf.  About 40 golfers took part on a course that was laid out throughout the church basement.  All the holes have a theme with obstacles that add to the challenge and laughs.  Some hole themes were; the outhouse hole, railroad hole, soccer hole, Noah’s Ark hole, road construction hole, and kitchen hole.  Some holes had multiple holes in layers.  Andy Schmidt navigated the course with the best score of 43.  While Kelly Johnston collected the most hole-in-ones with 5.    A hot lunch was served which include a “Sandwich in the Rough” (Sloppy Joes), “Pick Your Slice” (Pickle spears), Chip Shots (Potato Chips), On-The-Green (Lettuce Salad), Bucket of Balls (Melon Balls), Hole-in-one (Doughnut Holes), among other delicious food and fantastic desserts.   It was a wonderful day of fun, food and fellowship for our church family!!!  

                     

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