2015 VBS: All You Need to Know!

You’re invited to Eureka United Methodist Church’s

Vacation Bible School

Monday, July 20 – Friday, July 24

6:00 – 8:25 p.m.

“Enter Through The Narrow Gate”

 Music, Memory – Maze, Drama, Lessons, Food!

Bus Pick Up at:  Anchor Bank-Berlin, Pharmacy-Omro & Yeomans-Edinger Chiropractic Center-Ripon.

(Kids riding bus are to do so both ways)

Pick Up 5:30p.m.     Drop Off Time 8:50 p.m.

  • Bring an open heart and your Bibles – God’s Holy Word. – points!

  • Bring a visitor – someone who was not at VBS last year = sweet treat and 1000 points

  • Bring with you the completed registration form (in side), or mail to church – address on bottom of form.

  • Wear play clothes and running shoes.

  • Wear last year’s “blue – Knock Knock” T-shirt and earn 1,000 points (Monday Only).

  • This year’s “Route Matthew 7: 13-14” yellow t-shirts for all who come, handed out on Tuesday.

Throphies, Medals & Award Program

Ice Cream Social

Friday, July 24th at 6:00 p.m.

(Buses will pick up as usual)

Scripture memory verses are enclosed so start practicing our theme verse, Matthew 7: 13-14

Enter through the narrow gate.  For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it.  But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it. (NIV)

See you on July 20th & bring a friend!

Questions? call Pastor Anita Genrich 608-393-0856 (cell)

This program is a FREE, mission outreach of the Eureka UMC.  Offerings will be used for Youth Ministry.

Uganda 2015: School of Good Hope

Eureka Church is once again sending out the faithful into the mission field!

Uganda 2015 mission promotional slide

Pastor Anita Genrich, Steve Nankervis and Emily from the Eureka UMC will be heading up the return Mission Trip in February 2015.  Rev. Becky Heinke and Dave Heinke from Janesville area will be on the team. Dave Walker – our African well expert and African traveler from Virginia will be joining us too.  We have room for 2 others to join the team.  In 2013, we were called to dig a well in the refugee community of Goshen Blessings in West Central Uganda.  God provided funding for two wells, in the process of being completed.

In 2015 – we have been called to build a 7-room school in the refugee area called Gaspa – School of Good Hope.  They are currently serving 300 + grade school students – many without biological parents, with no facilities other than banboo shoots, mud and tin.  Headmaster, Annette, asked us in 2013 to come back and build her a school. The land has been gifted to them.

What can you do to help?

  • PRAY – God will make it clear as to how you can be a part of this effort
  • LOOK – There is treasure all around us, buried treasure of junk
  • ASK – Ask individuals if they would be willing to give their discarded metal to help build a school.  Donations of any kind are appreciated.

Jesus said“So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. 10 For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.”  Luke 11: 9-10 (NIV)

The Eureka UMC will be the Non-profit, faith based organization that will facilitate the collection and disbursements of the money for the school.   Pastor Anita is working with Bishop Nelson Wesamoyo and Pastor Robert Masada in Uganda on this project.

The Eureka Youth for Christ (MS/HS) youth, are taking on this project as a way to respond to God’s call to go and serve the least and spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ – God’ s love is for ALL people.   Jesus said,  40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’ (Matthew 25:40)

The Youth Leaders at Eureka UMC will come with the youth to help pick up your metal donations and get a good price for them at a salvage yard.  You will receive a thank you note with the value of what you have given for your tax purposes.  Call and let us know when we could come haul your gifts for the school.

  • Steve Doro (Eureka):  920-229-8434 (cell)
  • Scott Peterson (Berlin): 920-420-5075 (cell)
  • Jeff Schultz (Ripon):  920-579-4724 (cell)


Slates 4 a School

Annette Khainza,
Head Mistress of the School of Good Hope in Gaspa, Uganda, has placed her hope in God to use Eureka, the surrounding area, and other faith communities in Wisconsin to help answer her prayer.  She needs a permanent school for the children (300+) nursery/primary.  The Psalmist, David wrote in Psalm 33: 20-21:

20 We wait in hope for the Lord;
he is our help and our shield.
21 In him our hearts rejoice,
for we trust in his holy name


The Youth of Eureka are responding by listening to God to “Do Something! “ (Matthew West’s new song) 


Mission Trip to Uganda – 2013


Why Uganda – well, well, well it’s about a need for clean Water.

Region: East Africa
30.9 million
Ranked 154 out of 177 countries according to Human Development indicators (HDI)
Life expectancy:
49 years
5.4% of population living with HIV&AIDS
One in seven children die before their fifth birthday
Two in nine children are underweight

Bishop Nelson Wesamoyo from Mbale will be hosting our trip Feb. 27 – March 12, 2013.  Rev. Laverne Larson from the Viola UMC (WI) is a seasoned mission servant in Uganda and will be guiding us on the trip.  Read more →

What will you do?


Our US Election day is over.   So what will be our path tomorow?  John 15: 12-13 (NRSV) is very clear:  “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.  No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” (Jesus speaking).

The world is watching and waiting.  Will we lead by reaching out to those with so much less…like the children of Africa and Indonesia?  Will we continue to think only of our own frustrations and desire to have more?  Will we go the extra mile to help a neighbor in need?  Will we spend more money this Christmas to get the things we believe we deserve, just because? Read more →

Pastor’s Musings for November


As Autumn colors are starting to dull into blurs of browns and grays, the harvesting of crops is over the hump, and the furnaces have warmed a home in the evenings …November comes.  For me, it is a month that seems like a Sabbath rest for many who plant, sow and harvest.  A month before the Advent/Christmas Season officially begins with all its busyness.  For some, it is a month where hunting turkeys and deer is a great delight.  And for all, it is a month of Thanksgiving.  Read more →

Martha Meals


Martha Meals is our newest Community Outreach, Mission Service.  Birthed by Mary Lee being bold enough to gather a group of people from the church (currently 5 different Teams with other back-up volunteers) to “Out-live” their lives in service to others.  On Wednesday nights the Eureka Church is alive with activities.  Read more →