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Pilgrim Congregational Church Names Pastor

Rev. Dr. Mark McAnlis has been hired to become the ninth senior pastor for Pilgrim Congregational Church, 991 Pilgrim Way. Dr. McAnlis and his wife Janet are moving to Green Bay from Costa Mesa, Calif.

He's earned a bachelor of arts in Biblical studies from Rockmont College in Denver, a masters degree in Pastoral Studies from International Graduate School of Theology in Honolulu and doctoral degree with an emphasis on church renewal from Fuller Seminary.

Dr. McAnlis began his ministry career in 1976 in Avalon on Catalina Island in Calif., at a member church of the National Association of Congregational Christian Churches. He's also ministered as senior pastor in Malta, Mont., and Denver; served as Dean of Student Affairs for Rockmont College; and completed a five-year study in Patristics.

Dr. McAnlis and his wife Janet have three adult children and six grandchildren.

Activities Calendar

Dec. 8

Feast of the Immaculate Conception: 8:15 a.m. Dec. 8, All Saints Parish, 145 St. Claude St., Denmark.

St. Philip's Christmas Bake Sale: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 8, St. Philip Church, 312 Victoria St., Green Bay. Ornaments, raffles, crafts and more. (920) 468-7848.

Norbertine Center for Spirituality Advent Series: 9:15-11 a.m. Dec. 8, St. Norbert Abbey, 1016 N. Broadway, De Pere. The Rev. James Neilson, O. Praem., will present Images of Mary, Dec. 8. Donation. To register or for information, (920) 337-4315,

Geoff Moore: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8, Cup O' Joy, 232 S. Broadway, Green Bay. Folk rock music. Guest performer: Meg Proper. Donation for local pantry requested. (920) 437-6694,

Christmas in the Country: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 8, Sister Bay Moravian Church, 10924 Old Stage Road, Sister Bay. The Women's Fellowship serves breakfast rolls, coffee, homemade chicken soup. Crafts, bakery and cookies available. Bazaar features Moravian stars, rag rugs and a silent auction. (920) 854-4080.

Nativity Walk: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 8, First Presbyterian Church, Shawano. More than 150 nativities from around the world, in different styles. Christmas music, apple cider and cookies. (715) 526-3329.

Dec. 8-9

Christmas tree giveaway: Noon-4 p.m. (while supplies last) Dec. 8-9, Peace United Methodist Church, 919 Schwartz St., Green Bay. Free cookies and hot chocolate available. Donations accepted but not required. (920) 412-4781.

Dec. 9

Sunday Chat 3: Pantheism and Paganism-Two Perspectives: 8:30-9:45 a.m. Dec. 9, Green Bay Area Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Library, 1641 Commanche Ave. Suite G, Ashwaubenon. Carolyn Hawk and Steve Krings, who facilitate summer and winter solstice celebrations each year, share their experiences. Open to the public. (920) 822-7047.

Intergenerational Holiday Service: "The Last Straw": 10 a.m. Dec. 9, Green Bay Area Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 1641 Commanche Ave., Suite G, Ashwaubenon. All children and adults are welcome. Email (920) 499-2344.

Candle Lighting Remembrance Program: 3 p.m. Dec. 9, First United Methodist Church, 510 Howe St., Green Bay. Sponsored by The Compassionate Friends of Green Bay. Families invited to bring a candle, a photo of their deceased child(ren) and/or a memento to place on a table. The 45-minute program includes special music, readings, and the naming of the children as candles are lit. Family and friends are all invited. (920) 370-3858 or (920) 437-9252.

"Hotel Bethlehem" Children's Christmas Play: 10 a.m. Dec. 9, Woodland Worship Center, 760 Airport Drive, Hobart.

Dec. 11

Adult Gay/Straight Alliance of Green Bay: 6-8 p.m. Dec. 11, Union Congregational Church of Christ, 716 S. Madison St., English Room, Green Bay. An open, affirming advocacy group for families and friends of persons who identify as GLBT.

Dec. 12

"Salvation History: Genesis to Revelation" bible study: 6:30 p.m. Dec. 12, St. Matthew's Orthodox Church, 1226 Redwood Drive, Green Bay. Bible study reviews the Scriptures from beginning to end from an Orthodox Christian perspective. Lead by Fr. Maximus Cabey. Preceded by Vespers service (or Molieben for Healing one Wednesday per month) at 6 p.m. (920) 490-7900.

Santa Lucia Service: 6:30 p.m. Dec. 12, Bay Evangelical Covenant Church, 2280 Nicolet Dr, Green Bay. Hear the story of Swedish Santa Lucia and share some Scandinavian baked goods. Free. (920) 468-1833.

Dec. 13

The Greatest Gift performance: 7 p.m. Dec. 13, Bay City Baptist Church, 1840 Bond St., Green Bay. (920) 499-5561.

Dec. 14

Our Saviour Lutheran Fish Fry: 5-7 p.m. Dec. 14, Jan. 11, Feb. 8, March 8, April 12 and May 10, Our Saviour, 120 S. Henry St. Green Bay. Deep-fried perch, baked cod, chicken strip dinners. Carry-outs available. (920) 468-4065.

Sarah Kelly Christmas: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 14, Cup O' Joy, 232 S. Broadway, Green Bay. Donation for local pantry requested. (920) 437-6694,

Cookie Walk: 1:30-6 p.m. Dec. 14, Holy Cross School Gym, 3002 Bay Settlement Road, Green Bay. Choose from hundreds of cookie varieties, and pay by the pound. (920) 468-0625,

Rivers of Life Ministries Team Healing Service: 6:30 p.m. Dec. 14, 522 Orlando Drive (Hwy. EE), De Pere. Experience the anointed worship, ministry and healing power of God. Everyone welcome. Evangelist, Pastor John Dessart, (920) 265-0708.

Dec. 15

Chanukah Menorah Lighting Celebration: 7 p.m. Dec. 15, Chabad of the Bay Area, 220 Bellevue St., Green Bay. The menorah lighting is a unique way to emphasize the Chanukah tradition by bringing the Festival of Lights outside for all to see. Traditional refreshments. Rabbi Michoel Feinstein, (920) 288-2252 or email

Dec. 16

SHARE Pregnancy & Infant Loss Christmas Service of Remembrance: 7 p.m. Dec. 16, St Vincent Hospital Chapel, 835 S Van Buren St., Green Bay. Ecumenical service with candle lighting and reading of names for families whose baby has died. Bring an ornament to hang on the tree of remembrance. Free. (920) 433-0111.

Dec. 18

Worship service for developmentally disabled community: 6:30 p.m. Dec. 18, Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, 2160 Packerland Drive, Green Bay. (920) 499-7405.

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