In Loving Memory….

9769065_300x300_1Freddie A. “Fred” Fields, 80, of Beaver Dam passed away on Friday, December 1, 2017 with his family by his side.

Fred was born the son of William and Ida (Kutz) Fields on July 4, 1937 in Byron, WI. He graduated from the Wisconsin School for the Blind & Visually Handicapped in Janesville. Fred was married to Alice Brochu on June 15, 1968 in Slinger, WI. Fred was employed as a piano tuner in the Milwaukee and Beaver Dam areas for many years.

Fred was a member of Faith Community Church in Beaver Dam. He was a sports fan especially the Brewers, Badgers and Packers. Fred even invented his own baseball card game. He loved to listen to old radio shows. Fred was a wise man of strong faith with a deep love of his family.

Fred is survived by his wife, Alice of Beaver Dam; his daughters: Mary (Curtis) Berkenpas of Hartley, IA and Holly (Scott) Kooiman of Beaver Dam; his son, Timothy (Janna) Fields of Beaver Dam; 10 grandchildren: Tyron, Lucas, Logan, and Victor Berkenpas, Abby and Emma Kooiman, and Weston, Natalie, Elizabeth, and Grant Fields; his brother, Richard (Georgia) Fields of Horicon; two sisters: Lorinda (Larry) Farnsworth of Columbus and Caroline Gotchy of Sheboygan; and further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Hilda Fields; and his brother, Kenneth Fields.

A visitation will be held at Faith Community Church in Beaver Dam on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 12 p.m. (noon). Rev. Larry Meyer will officiate. Interment will take place at Oakwood Cemetery in Beaver Dam.

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Announcing Operation Ruby Slipper!

f580a604-21c4-41fb-9abe-512875b9ff25An opportunity for schools, youth groups, college clubs, and church groups to help hurricane survivors go home.

Can you believe it’s already been three months since people in the southern US and Puerto Rico were pounded by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria? Time marches on, but the urgency to help hasn’t subsided. Thousands of people are still displaced from their hurricane-damaged homes.

In situations like these, the teens and young adults in our churches and schools often feel like they have no way to help.

Perhaps your church has already done something to support the hurricane survivors; thank you! Think for a moment, were your youth directly involved?

World Renew Disaster Response Services (DRS) has created Operation Ruby Slipper so that teens and young adults can take action and help hurricane survivors get home.

Operation Ruby Slipper is a peer-to-peer fundraising campaign that encourages youth to team up and raise money together by creating and promoting their own fundraising events. Team leaders can register their teams on our website—myworldrenew.net/rubyslipper—and funds raised will be directed to World Renew DRS, specifically for hurricane response.

The goal for the campaign is $100,000. This amount will help up to 25 families rebuild their homes. The campaign will be open from November 29, 2017, to March 9, 2018. Your team’s fundraiser can be a one-off event or an on-going campaign and can take place at any time during that timeframe.

Young people may not have a lot to give financially, but their energy and enthusiasm can work wonders. Will you encourage your students or youth group to participate?

More information is included in the video below and you can download our flyer here. Learn more and register a team event at myworldrenew.net/rubyslipper

 

Join us…..

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To enhance our Church’s Christmas decorations this season the Fellowship Committee is looking for donations of poinsettias. We will be decorating the church on Saturday, November 25th frfe90c196e0f5c16f5fd4d3cc5479af34om 10 to noon. Anyone interested in donating a poinsettia can bring it to the church on Saturday.

If that is not convenient please bring feel free to bring one on Sunday.