As you enter the building, you are reminded that it is a placed tied to the Christian story. There is a cross above every door. It serves to inform others of who we are and to remind us of that as well.
If you have ever wondered where stained glass entered the thinking of the church, it is in this scripture passage:
“The foundations of the city walls were decorated with every kind of precious stone. The first foundation was jasper, the second sapphire, the third chalcedony, the fourth emerald, the fifth sardonyx, the sixth carnelian, the seventh chrysolite, the eighth beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth chrysoprase, the eleventh jacinth, and the twelfth amethyst. The twelve gates were twelve pearls, each gate made of a single pearl. The street of the city was of pure gold, like transparent glass.” (Rev. 21:19-21)
People, and not the building, are the church. Still, the building in which we believers gather has long been important not only as a shelter, or sanctuary, but as symbolic of the story of God's work in the world. In a way, the church building itself, is an image of the heavenly city as described in the book of John's Revelation.
The building is listed: Wisconsin Historic Places – Wisconsin Architecture & History Inventory
National Register Date: April 21, 1988
In 1976 we called our first permanent minister Reverend Henry 'Jack' Brown. By 1980 we had purchased our current church building. We were grateful for the financial assistance we received from the National Association of Congregational Christian Churches and several of our sister churches enabling us to obtain our first real church building.
Theologically diverse our membership maintains openness toward individual experience and perspective while upholding standards of the Bible and orthodox theology as well. Worship is traditional and relaxed following Christ in The Congregational Way. People of a Congregational Church do not seek to be led by a creed, but by the Spirit.
Our growing, friendly and open congregation is also dedicated, questing and engaged. We offer open communion on the first Sunday of every month where the elements are brought to you in the pew.