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This Week's Events
DEC

18

MON
Theology on Mondays
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
AA Meeting
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Encore Strings Rehearsal
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Advent Study Group
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Women's Renewal Group
4:45 PM to 5:45 PM
Circles of Support Program
5:30 PM to 6:45 PM
Grace Rehearsal
6:00 PM to 6:45 PM
Family Orchestra Rehearsal
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Troop 2
6:30 PM
DEC

19

TUE
Alanon
8:30 AM to 11:30 AM
AA
10:00 AM to 12:30 AM
AA Meeting
10:00 AM
Covenant Disciples Group
3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Advent Study Group
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Bible Study Fellowship
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
ALATEEN
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
AL-Anon
8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
DEC

20

WED
GriefShare
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
LESI Classes and Tutoring
4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Advent Study Group
5:30 PM to 6:15 PM
GriefShare
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Youth Group
6:00 PM to 6:45 PM
KIDZ KONNECTION
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Genesis Choir Rehearsal
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Sonshine Singers Rehearsal
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Jesus League
6:45 PM to 7:45 PM
DEC

21

THU
Men's Thursday Noon Group
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Women's Noon Study
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Advent Study Group
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
AA "Young at Heart"
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
LESI Classes and Tutoring
4:00 PM to 8:30 PM
TOPS
5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Advent Study Group
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Family Orchestra Rehearsal
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
DEC

22

FRI
AA Meeting
10:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Advent Study Group
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Bible Search
Staff
Director of Music Ministries

Bob Butler

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Born on the West Coast, I became a transplant to the Midwest when I attended Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois, graduating with a degree in music, social studies, and English education.  Upon, graduation, my wife and I moved to Neenah, where I taught for thirty-four years.  During that time, I earned a Master’s Degree from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. 

Music has always been an important part of my life.  I began singing in the children’s choir of our church at the age of four, and from then until the present, there hasn’t been a time in my life during which I have not been involved in some type of church music ministry either singing, accompanying, directing a choir, or serving as an organist.  Before coming to First Church, I was involved in the music ministry of a large Neenah church for thirty-five years and was the founding director of their Living Christmas Tree program.

I became acquainted with First Church in the late 1970s when my wife became the principal organist here, a position she held for over twenty years.  After retiring from my previous church position, I joined my wife here at First Church.  It wasn’t too long after becoming a member here that Bass Clef was established, and then in 2007, I was asked to become the Director of Music Ministries. 

It is my strong belief that music is intended to minister; it is that foundational principle which guides everything I do with music in the church.  I have a passion for worship and a desire to choose music that enhances the worship experience as we glorify God together. 

As I begin my ninth year at First Church, it continues to be my privilege to serve God in this church community.  It is an awesome responsibility, and one I do not take lightly, to follow in the tradition of musical excellence for which this church has long been known.  In all that I do with the music program of First Church, my desire is to see God honored, lifted up, and glorified.  Soli Deo Gloria!

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