You are always welcome here! God promises to meet you where you are, whatever your circumstances and with whatever questions you have. You can also share your gifts here. You have experiences, knowledge, and talents to share. Here you can grow in your faith and help others to grow in their faith.
A Message from Pastor Collier -
I am Pastor Rich Collier, and I am here to be your Interim Pastor while you go through the process of Calling a new Pastor to serve you here at First English Lutheran Church.
The process of finding a new Pastor is not an easy one. The pastor is someone who serves many roles in a congregation. They need to be the CEO over the business of a congregation. They are the Spiritual Leader of the congregation, preaching God’s word and guiding the spiritual life of this community of faith. The pastor also becomes that Special Friend, who can be with you in some of the most emotionally significant times in your family’s life.
The work of choosing a new pastor should be approached with great intent, and great prayer. It is my privilege to be with you and to offer guidance and support as you undertake this holy task. It will be especially challenging in this time of widespread illness and the need for caution.
And now, some information about me.
I have been a pastor for 38 years. For 26 years I have been serving exclusively as a full time Intentional Interim Pastor in congregations all over southern Wisconsin. My last assignment was helping the congregation of Dekorra Lutheran Church in Poynette.
Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, I attended college at Edinboro U of Pennsylvania. and seminary at Wartburg Seminary in Dubuque, IA. My first Call was with a 3 point parish in eastern North Dakota. Mayville, WI has been home for 19 years now. I am a widower. My daughter lives in Fond Du Lac with her husband and two sons, Finn and Everett.
I will usually be in the office Monday and Wednesday. I often have Zoom meeting on Tuesday and Thursday, which I conduct from home. You can also contact me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org My cell number is 1-920-904-4818.
There is a place for you here at First English Lutheran Church.
401 W. Main Street Whitewater, WI 53190
Church Office: 262-473-5076
All members of the Church and Visitors are expected to:
Spend time with your family making these easy Prayer Pretzels! Legend says that the pretzel shape resembles crossed arms of a traditional prayer pose. The three open holes represent the Holy Trinity. Pretzels were created by an Italian monk to reward children for learning their prayers. Who knew this snack had deeper meaning?
Daily prayer, especially during Lent, helps us reorient our lives toward what really matters, God at work in us and our lives. So, light a candle and pray together every day …. our FELC family connected in thanks and praise. Questions? Contact Karil Bilgen email@example.com.
Call for your private Thrift Shoppe experience.
Call dates are Wednesday, Friday 1pm-4pm. 262-473-3138
We look forward to seeing you!
Out of an abundance of caution,
the church office will be closed to the public until further notice but church business is still being done!
Please call 262-473-5076 to request an appointment for assistance with any office needs, drop offs, or pick ups.