Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

December 2023 Community

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Advent Bible Study

From Heaven to Earth Christmas for New Believers, Old Believers, and Nonbelieversby Will Cantrell and Paul Seay Advent Bible Study with Pastor Amy November 29 | December 6 | December 13 | December 20 Wednesdays | 2 – 3:30pm OR 6:30 – 8pm | Chapel All are welcome. Come as you are.Registration is appreciated by not required. Reading Schedule: A limited number of used books are available for loan or purchase or Pastor Amy can order you a new book.Please have chapters 1…


Aerobics Weekdays | 9 – 10 a.m.Typically meets in the fellowship hall All are welcome for light aerobics and conversation.Every Tuesday we stay after for coffee and fellowship.

Ornament Making Class

Ornament Making Class December 6 & December 13 | 6 – 7:30pm | Fellowship HallThis is a two week class | BOTH weeks are required Come make Christmas ornaments using a variety of materials including polymer clay, felt, and paint! Important Information: Register at the Welcome Center or click below

Banned Book Club

Banned Book Discussion Wednesday December 6 | 6:30 – 8pm | Lounge The 57 Bus by Dashka Slater A True Story of Two Teenagers and The Crime That Changed Their Lives, by Dashka Slater.  The true story of an agender teen who was set on fire by another teen while riding a bus in Oakland, CA.  Why is this banned? Come to discuss. Arrowhead Library System has over 12 copies available for check out or hold or also available online…

Bible Study

Bible Study Thursdays | 10:30 a.m. – NoonMeets in Room 106 | Led by Ramona Hohenstein Click the link below to learn what we are currently studying. We look forward to seeing you!

Senior Meals

Senior Meals Anyone is welcome at Senior Events, regardless of age! Cost is $8.00 – Pay the day of lunch Nov. 2 – Meatloaf, Baked Potato, Brussel Sprouts and Dessert Nov. 16 – Turkey Dinner, Mash Potatoes, Stuffing, Sweet Potato Casserole, Gravy, Rolls and Dessert Dec. 7 – Baked Ham, Cranberry Sauce, Cheesy Potatoes, Salad and Dessert Sign up on the Senior bulletin board or call the church office 608 752-0548  We hope to see you there!

Men’s Bible Study

Men’s Bible Study Fridays | 6 – 7 am | Room 106 A faith based group of men that meet for fellowship. Also known as the Promise Keepers, this group has a long history at Cargill. Approximately 30 years ago, this began as a group of men meeting for bible studies as well as doing tasks for fellow congregation members such as yard work, repairs, etc. Over the years, it has changed to be a group of men committed to…

Yuletide Family Fun Night

Yuletide Family Fun Night Friday, December 8 | 6 – 8pm | Fellowship Hall All ages are welcome to attend! Arts & Crafts | Tree Decorating | Christmas Karoke | Holiday Short Film Popcorn, water and lemonade will be provided.Bring a holiday snack for yourself or to share!

GIFTS Thrift Store

Come and Serve The 2nd Saturday of Every Month Lunch after at Culver’s on Milton Ave. Meet at the store | 1141 Black Bridge Rd.  What might we be doing? Sort merchandise | Unload donations | Stock shelves | Create displays Volunteers from the past events | We have lots of fun!

GIFTS Men’s Shelter 

Serve GIFTS Men’s Shelter December 10 – 17 | 1025 N Washington St., Janesville, WI Cargill provides one week of meals and volunteers, four times a year.  We collaborate with other churches in our area so GIFTS can offer an invitation to God’s promise of eternal life with Him.  If we are open and ready, God can change our lives. Jesus was born in a stable “because there was no room for them in the inn.” Luke 2:7For various reasons, we…

Adult Bible Study

Adult Bible Study Sundays | 9 – 10 a.m.Meets in Room 106 | Led by Daryl Spors Join us for an Adult Sunday school class on Sunday mornings.

Sunday School

Children’s Sunday School Every Sunday (Except the 1st Sunday of each month)10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Everyone begins in worship together. Children may sit with their families or enjoy the children tables at the front of the Sanctuary. Following the Honest Questions, Compassionate Answers, children ages five through fifth grade will be invited to follow a shepherds to age-level Sunday school. Note: On the first Sunday of each month (Communion Sunday), children are invited to stay in worship with their families…

Goshen Quilters

Goshen Quilters Mondays | 8:30 – 11 a.m.For all experience levelsMeets in room 110 Join us for quilting and fellowship on Monday mornings.All experience levels are welcome.Come as you are. Equipment and supplies provided.

Prayer Shawl Ministry

Every Monday | 1 – 2:30pm | Lounge Prayer Shawl Ministry is a unique and powerful expression of God’s love and care.  We will gather for knitting or crocheting, conversation and snacks with the specific purpose of making and blessing Prayer Shawls. Cargill UMC has a rich history of Prayer Shawl ministry, and many people have been touched by the loving talent of knitters and crocheters.    It combines the love of knitting/crocheting with compassionate care into a prayerful ministry which reaches…

Bountiful Blessings

Cargill continues to offer our monthly Bountiful Blessings free community meal on the 3rd Saturday of each month. 4 – 5 pm in Fellowship Hall This meal is free to the community. To volunteer to prepare and/or distribute, contact Sara Pedersen at 608-756-2686 or Becky Saliby at 608- 201-6069.

Live Nativity

Live Nativity December 16 & 17 | 5 – 7pm | Both nightsFree Community Event Inside and outside activities for all ages!| Live Animals | Drive through Nativity || Free Dinner | Family Activities | Cookie Decorating | We need many hands for this wonderful community eventPlease consider signing up for one or more shifts

Ceremony of Carols

Britten’s Ceremony of Carols Presented by Cargill Wesley Chorale Sunday, December 17 | 9am Service The Wesley Chorale presents our gift for Christmas to the congregation and Greater Janesville community. A Ceremony of Carols by British composer, Benjamin Britten. Milwaukee-based harpist, Mary Keppeler, will share her musical talent. Richard Severing is conducting this presenatation with Ruth Hansen and Marie Severing as soprano soloists.

Adult Fellowship & Craft Night

You are invited for an evening of crafting and fellowship. What you need to know July 17, 2023 Craft Night is Cancelled Due to VBS. We will reconvene on August 21, 2023 5pm until we go home | Come when you can Enter from the west entrance Bring your own supplies for your project  All are invited | Bring a friend Monthly event | Watch for future datesNote: This is intended as an adult fellowship opportunity, but well-supervised children are also…

Family Christmas Eve Service

Family Christmas Eve Service Sunday, Decemeber 24 | 4pm | Sanctuary This family friendly Christmas Eve service features a Children’s Christmas Pageant: T’was the Night Before Christmas. This is a Christian version of the classic T’was the Night Before Christmas.  Featuring a certain furry character learning about the true reason for the season with the help of a few friends. The service ends with the traditional singing of Silent Night with glo sticks.

Candlelight Christmas Eve Service

Candlelight Christmas Eve Service Sunday, December 24 | 7pm | Cargill Sanctuary Traditional Christmas Eve Servicewith a Quartet accompaniment, traditional Christmas musicand ending with a candlelight singing Silent Night.

Communion Christmas Eve Service

Communion Christmas Eve Service Sunday, December 24 | 11pm | Cargill Sanctuary Traditional Christmas Eve Service with CommunionTraditional Christmas music, Holy Communionand ending with a candlelight singing Silent Night.

Knitting and Crocheting

Knitting and Crocheting Fourth Thursday | 6pm | Lounge All skill levels, including beginners are welcome. Teachers and helpers will be available Questions? [email protected]