REDEEMER

UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST


Sunday Worship

9:30 AM

Located at:

W220  N4915 Town Line Road

Menomonee Falls, WI 53051

 

Mail:

PO Box 230

Sussex, WI 53089

ABOUT
REDEEMER UCC

FROM PASTOR JULIE EKLUND

I'M NEW - WHAT CAN I EXPECT?

We gather each week at 9:30 AM Sunday morning for music, prayers, scripture readings, a message, and to share each other's joys and concerns. Our modern sanctuary has prayer shawls on chairs throughout the room for you to take and give to anyone who may be going through a difficult time or to those celebrating a joyous event . Large print bulletins and hearing devices are available to use, and our building is at one level, with air conditioning, and accessible . Plenty of parking space and valet parking is available. There is no dress code; dress how you feel comfortable - many of us wear jeans, shorts, and other casual clothes.


At Redeemer, children are an important part of the worshiping and learning community.  Children are encouraged to participate in worship.  There is a special time for The Child In All Of Us during the service.  Children are invited forward and adults are encouraged to accompany children who may be cautious. Supervised nursery care is available for children under age 3 during worship. In the nursery are toys, a rocking chair, a changing table (also in all of our restrooms) and a toddler-sized toilet for those working on potty training.  If you’d prefer to sit by the fireplace or let your toddler explore the Great Hall (the gathering space outside of the sanctuary), the worship service is broadcast there as well.


Communion is celebrated the first Sunday of each month. Redeemer practices “Open Communion” as Jesus did.  Christ’s table is open to everyone, whether you’re a member of Redeemer, another church, or no church at all. Children are welcome to participate in communion as soon as parents feel they are ready. In addition to the bread and wine, gluten-free bread and grape juice are available.


The third Sunday each month please come and join us around the fireplace at 8:15 AM in the Great Hall for a continental breakfast with Panera bread and conversation with members and friends of Redeemer.


OUR
MISSION

We are a church

Inclusive of all God’s people,

attentive to God’s Word,

supportive of one another,

responsive to Christ’s call.

OUR

VISION

To be a church more...

  • Spiritually alive and growing
  • Inclusive of all God’s people
  • Engaged in our communities

SUNDAY

WORSHIP

You're invited and welcome!

We hope that you will join us on Sundays to experience our worship and community. We worship at 9:30 AM and celebrate communion on the first Sunday of the month. All are welcome to participate in communion: children and adults, members and visitors, divorced and remarried. Nursery care for children under the age of 3 is available.

REDEEMER'S CONGREGATION "WALKS ITS TALK" . . . AS A WARM, FRIENDLY, AND SPIRITUALLY ACTIVE CONGREGATION.

Don Easterling - Member

I'M GRATEFUL FOR REDEEMER BEING ALL INCLUSIVE. THIS CONGREGATION HAS HELPED ME UNDERSTAND LIFE.

Dave Swan - Member

OUR STAFF

AT REDEEMER UCC

Rev. Julie Eklund

Pastor

Pastor Julie entered into ministry after working in both restaurant and retail management in Rockford, IL. As a life-long United Church of Christ member, she was encouraged by her church family to pursue ordination after actively serving in her church for several years. Pastor Julie earned her Master of Divinity degree from Chicago Theological Seminary and her Bachelor of Arts in English from Aurora University.


Pastor Julie is married to her husband, Dustin and they have two sons, Austin and Aydin. As a family they enjoy music, sports and technology.


You're invited to follow Pastor Julie's blog at:


Dan Stolper

Worship Accompanist

Dan Stolper has been involved with Redeemer UCC for over 30 years.  Dan began as our Choir Director, then took the position as Worship Accompanist, which he has held for the last 15-plus years.  Dan works for Hal Leonard Corporation as a Choral Editor, and frequently puts his arranging and editing talents to work for Redeemer by creating new pieces for our choir to perform! 


In his spare time, Dan enjoys hiking the mountains of Colorado and the hills of Wisconsin, and exploring the wealth of craft beers around our state.



Andrea Pelloquin

Choir Director

Andrea Pelloquin has been the Choir Director at Redeemer since 2008.  She loves challenging our choir with all sorts of music, and enjoys collaborating with Dan on custom choral pieces for Easter and Christmas.  Andrea also worked at Hal Leonard Corporation as an Account Manager and then Choral Editor for 10 years, and is now working at Viterbo University as their Off-Campus Coordinator for Graduate Education Programs. 


Andrea also teaches piano and flute lessons at Redeemer during the week, and is working toward her Doctor of Education degree in Leadership from Creighton University.


Jon Olson

AV Tech

Jon has been running the sound and projector system for the church since it was rebuilt in 2006. He has been a sound engineer for forty years. He is also a patent holding R&D Design Engineer at his other job.


Jon has been married for 32 years to Becci and they have two sons Derek and Scott.  He enjoys playing the guitar and singing and is also an avid motorcyclist and bike builder. He likes fixing things himself before calling an expert and always has a project in the works.




Erica Smith

Child Care Provider













Connie Pinzl

Parish Administrator

Connie has been working in a church atmosphere for almost 9 years and as Redeemer's Parish Administrator since March of 2014. Connie is responsible for entering all contributions and generating quarterly statements for parishioners, answering emails, maintaining an up-to-date membership list, providing a master calendar for the church and many other jobs required to keep the office running smoothly.  She loves to organize and take on new challenges!


Connie is married and enjoys spending time with her dog, and family and friends whenever possible.  She and her husband are members of St. James Catholic church and have lived in the area for 30 years.


Laurie Ostdick

Secretary/Accounting Assistant

Laurie joined the staff of Redeemer in 2014 after a long career in healthcare. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Valparaiso University and is a member of Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church in Sussex.


Laurie's responsibilities include bulletin and PowerPoint preparation, providing sheet music for the worship accompanist, creating the weekly email newsletter Redeemer Reminders, updating the website, and assisting the Parish Administrator as needed. As Redeemer's Accounting Assistant Laurie is responsible for accounts payable, payroll, and general bookkeeping. She enjoys being a part of the warm, caring, and radically inclusive community here at Redeemer.


David Abresch

Custodian

Dave has had a varied working career in a number of different areas, from working in the boating industry, an engine rebuilding shop, various retail establishments, and as a live-in caretaker for the Pabst mansion.


Dave lives in Menomonee Falls with his wife, where more than half of the 3 acres they own is prairie and woodland plants. When he is not pulling invasive species from his yard he works as an area artist selling his wood sculptures. Dave considers it  a pleasure to keep such a nice building, that is surrounded by a beautiful native prairie, looking good throughout the seasons.


No matter who you are or where you are on life's journey, you're welcome here.