Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Here is a list of Easter events happening in Oak Creek this year.
Easter falls on Sunday, March 31 this year, so stock up on Cadbury Creme Eggs now! Whether you want to attend an egg hunt, church service or get your child’s photo taken with the Easter Bunny (much less traumatic than Santa Claus), check out our list of Easter events happening in Oak Creek. Easter Egg Hunt and other activities Midwest Twisters, 600 E. Rawson Ave., will host an Easter egg hunt for three-year-olds at 10 a.m., four- to five-year-olds at 10 a.m., six- to nine-year-olds at 11 a.m. Friends of Boerner Botanical Gardens invites families and friends to Easter at Boerner, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Easter Sunday at Boerner Botanical Gardens, 9400 Boerner Drive. Children will be able to meet the Easter Bunny up close and personal, …
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
'Know Your Neighbors: Exploring Our Diverse Faiths' showcased the Milwaukee area's diverse mix of religious beliefs.
Nobody could learn everything they need to know about a religion in eight minutes or less. But an event Monday night at the Oak Creek Community United Methodist Church gave those who attended a better understanding of their neighbors and the wide range of beliefs in the Milwaukee area. "Know Your Neighbors: Exploring Our Diverse Faiths" was held seven weeks after white supremacist Wade Michael Page killed six members of the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin. The event was put on by the Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee, which later presented the Sikh temple with a donation of $5,558. Organizers said the community needs to move into and beyond tolerance to understanding and friendship, and Monday's meeting showed that despite all their …
Thursday, September 20, 2012
'Know Your Neighbors: Exploring Our Diverse Faiths' aims to promote religious understanding following the Aug. 5 shootings at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin.
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Thursday, September 20, 2012
People of several different faiths will come together Monday to talk about their religions in an effort to increase understanding following the shootings at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin. Representatives from the Sikh, Hindu, Muslim, Jewish and Buddhist traditions will speak at "Know Your Neighbors: Exploring Our Diverse Faiths." The event will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Oak Creek Community United Methodist Church, 8675 S. 13th St. The evening will begin with an emphasis on the Sikh faith, followed by overviews on the other religions. The Sikh Temple of Wisconsin was rocked Aug. 5 when a gunman with white supremacist ties killed six members and wounded four others, including an Oak Creek police officer. Organizers say religious …
Monday, August 6, 2012
Area residents and Sikh members, including survivors from Sunday's shooting, attended a vigil Monday in Oak Creek, while hundreds packed the Sikh temple in Brookfield.
A candlelight vigil held in Oak Creek one day after shootings at the Sikh Temple was filled with songs, prayers and messages of hope. Several hundred residents, local dignitaries and a few Sikh members, including survivors of Sunday's shooting, gathered at Oak Creek Community United Methodist Church around sunset Monday night. Church members played music as the audience sang along to songs such as "We Shall Overcome." They held moments of silence for the families of those who lost their lives, first responders, fellow audience members and the family of the alleged shooter. "We are not here for revenge or heightened conflict," the Rev. Paul Armstrong told the audience, "but as instruments of peace." Armstrong is the pastor at Oak Creek …
The Oak Creek Community United Methodist Church is holding a vigil Monday. A vigil will also be held Tuesday at National Night Out.
At least two vigils are planned in Oak Creek early this week following the shootings at the Sikh Temple Sunday. The Oak Creek Community United Methodist Church, 8675 S. 13th St., will hold a prayer vigil at 7:30 tonight (Monday). The service will include reflection, prayer and song followed by a candlelight vigil for peace and healing. All are welcome. "I call us together for a time of prayer in support for our fellow brothers and sisters, especially those Sikh families who have lost loved ones," said Rev. Paul Armstrong, pastor of Oak Creek Community United Methodist Church. "We pray for the police officer and his family who first engaged the shooter and was wounded in so doing. Let us pray against the increasing violence seen in our …