Sept. 18 – Oct. 2

• October is “Coats for Kids” time at Feed My People/Clothe My People. Anyone wishing to donate a new or gently used coat should drop it off at Tip-Top Cleaners or DeJardin Cleaners in Sturgeon Bay or at the Feed My People/Clothe My People facility at 204 N 14th Avenue. Coats will be available October 12 – 23. Please bring verification of Door County residence with you when you bring in your child to select a coat. We are caring people helping neighbors.

• First Baptist Church of Sister Bay will launch its “Fire & Reign Campaign” on Sunday, October 4, joining a worldwide network of hundreds of churches across the country devoted to helping people discover their life’s true purpose.

Interim Pastor Scott Erlenborn is excited by the prospects that this new campaign offers people. The theme is “The Fire on God’s Spirit for the Reign of Christ’s Church.” At the center of the campaign is a 3-D adult discipleship curriculum that includes personal devotional workbooks, video based small group discussion and Sunday morning messages.

First Baptist Church meets on Sunday mornings for all ages Sunday School at 9:15 am and Worship at 10:30 am. Nursery care is provided. New visitors are welcomed and encouraged to attend. For more information call 920.854.2544.

• The Hardy Gallery is pleased to announce that Linda Birmingham of Fish Creek is the winner of the gallery’s summer-long “Hawaii on the Hardy” raffle. The winner was chosen out of approximately 2,500 entries at the opening of “The Hardy Celebrates: A Century of Inspiration” exhibit on Friday, September 4.

The raffle prize included two roundtrip coach class airline tickets from any major gateway nearest the winner’s home city, five nights at the beautiful Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa – Kohala Coast on the big island of Hawaii and an original Hawaiian themed painting by local artist Jeff Olson.

The raffle generated just under $9,000 for the non-profit Hardy Gallery, with 10 percent of the monies being donated to Door CANcer, Inc., a volunteer organization that supports Door County families with cancer in their time of need. In total, Door CANcer, Inc. will receive a $1,000 donation – nearly $900 from the raffle proceeds with the remainder being donated anonymously.

For more information about the Hardy, please call 920.854.2210 or visit

• Rev. Margaret Wellert, most recently the full-time pastor at Sister Bay Moravian Church, was called and installed as a full-time pastor at Great Kills Moravian Church, in Staten Island, New York on September 27.

Originally from Easton, Pennsylvania, Rev. Wellert is a graduate of Boston College in Boston, Massachusetts. She was awarded his Master of Divinity in 1999 from Moravian Theological Seminary, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Rev. Wellert was ordained a Deacon in April, 2001 and was then consecrated as a Presbyter in the Moravian Church in October, 2005. Prior to her call to Great Kills, Rev. Wellert has served in team ministry with her husband, the Rev. Keith Harke, at Berea and Our Savior’s Moravian Churches, Altura, Minnesota and at Sister Bay Moravian Church.

• St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Sister Bay invites everyone to bring their beloved pets to a service of “Blessing of the Animals” at 3 pm on October 4. Several clergy of the Northern Door Ministerial Association will be present to lead guests in a worship of thanksgiving and blessing for those “critters” who live with us, and have become an important part of our lives.

October 4 is the day that the greater Christian community commemorates the life of St. Francis of Assisi. Francis wrote a Canticle of the Creatures, an ode to God’s living things: “All praise to you, O Lord, for all these brother and sister creatures.”

• Grace Rossman of Baileys Harbor is traveling to El Salvador on October 16 to help build a community of homes side by side with families in need thanks to a $125 million alliance between Thrivent Financial for Lutherans and Habitat for Humanity International.

Rossman, a Thrivent Financial for Lutherans financial consultant, CFP®, serving Lutherans and their family members in Door County, was selected to represent her colleagues from the organization’s Northeast Wisconsin and Upper Michigan region of Thrivent Financial. Rossman was nominated for this team because of her sales performance, passion for volunteering with members, and drive to help people become financially secure.

This team of 28 service-minded Thrivent Financial representatives from regions across the United States will spend Oct. 16 – 25 in El Salvador. The new community, called “Villa Esperanza,” which means “Hope Village,” will soon have up to 75 Salvadoran families living in new decent, affordable homes.

For more information, visit

• The United Way of Door County will present the 14th annual Chefs for a Day event on Saturday, October 10 at the Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club. The doors will open at 6 pm, volunteer servers will be distributing hors d’oeuvres starting at 6:30 pm, and guests will be able to sample the entrees, served by each chef at numerous buffet stations, at 7:15 pm.

A few of this year’s chefs include Dina Boettcher from Boettcher Communications, Phil Berndt from Door County Visitor Bureau, and Becca Berger from Door County Libraries. A newspaper reporter, a non-profit executive director, and a financial consultant are a few more of the people from Door County who are preparing taste tempting dishes for your enjoyment.

In addition to the gourmet appetizers and entrees, guests can satisfy their sweet tooth with a variety of desserts, which will be served at each dining table later in the evening. Throughout the evening there will be a silent auction and raffles. Some items include artwork, jewelry, dining certificates, a jacket from On Deck, a sumptuous wine package, and more.

Tickets are available for $45 at the United Way office. All tickets must be purchased in advance. For more information call 920.746.9645 or visit