The meeting to plan March liturgies will be held on Thursday, February 15, 9:30, at the Riverwalk Community Room. Please join us! It's our combined ideas that create such meaningful liturgies! And it's fun!

And let Joanne or anyone on the liturgy committee know if you’d like to present a homily.  All in CLS would love to hear your stories, your ideas, or your insights on favorite topics.  Let us know, too, if you have an idea for an guest homilist.


Once Again, A Wonderful CLS Christmas Eve Liturgy!

Heartfelt thanks to all who helped make our Christmas Eve liturgy a truly beautiful celebration! Thanks to Salem United Methodist Church for once again providing the lovely setting, to Rev. Katherine Zakutansky for her welcoming words and thoughtful homily, to Bonnie Birk for orchestrating the music, to Meg Kasprowicz for her great work as piano accompanist, and to the choir. The core choir of Meg, Bonnie, Gail Dustin, Bill Schuster, and Julie Vogelsang was wondrously augmented on Christmas Eve by Marge Bergeon, Bridget Moran (Bonnie’s granddaughter), Julian and Alexandra Pozniak (Marilyn and Gene Baus's grandchildren), Gail Bennett and her son Jacob (Alice Foley’s daughter and grandson), and Geri Kasprowicz (Meg’s daughter-in-law). All agreed it was one of the best choir performances in years!

Very special thanks and appreciation to those who provided the evening’s lovely solo music – Jacob Bennett, Bridget Moran, and Spencer and Dylan Baus (Marilyn and Gene's grandsons). All were wonderful and added so much to the occasion!! Many people consider the solos, especially those provided by grandchildren, the highlight of the service!

Thanks also to Linda Vincent, Dave Helling, Marge Bergeon, and Marilyn Baus for doing the readings and/or ensuring that all was organized and running smoothly. And last but certainly not least thanks to all those who attended the liturgy!  It was so good to see so many friends and family members!!






   Food Pantry of Waukesha County: $150.00       

   St. Joseph Medical & Dental Clinic: $50.00   

   Hebron House of Hospitality: $50.00    

   Hope Center: $100.00   

   The Woman’s Center: $50.00   

   Social Services/Kelly Bratz: $25.00      

   Waukesha catholic Worker: $25.00

   La Casa de Esperanza: $50.00



    SOPHIA (Stewards of Prophetic, Hopeful, Intentional, Action): $700.00

    Hmong College Student Book Scholarships: $1000 to $1500 each Spring & Fall    Semester


29th Anniversary & 5th Annual Peacebuilder Award

Registration is now open!

Join us on Denim Day at our 2018 Anniversary Luncheon!

Troy Vincent, the NFL’s Executive Vice President of Football Operations, former NFL All-Pro, and 1988 - 1991 Badger player and alum, will be our keynote speaker. A childhood witness of domestic violence, Mr. Vincent uses his platform to engage more men in the work to end domestic and sexual violence and to advocate for survivors.

We invite you to join in the conversation, learn how you can become part of the solution, and celebrate our anniversary with this award-winning leader.

VIP Reception: 10:00am – 11:00am
Silent Auction & Raffle: 11:00am – 12:00pm
Lunch & Program: 12:00pm – 1:30pm

This event has sold out in recent years, get your tickets now! 

New this yearVIP tickets are available to meet Troy at an exclusive reception before the event.

Register Now

Sponsorship opportunities are available! We have several new benefits this year for our Elite Sponsors ($3,000) and higher, including:

  • Postcard mailed to all members of the Waukesha County Business Alliance ($5,000 Premier level sponsors’ logos are included)
  • VIP Reception with our speaker, Troy Vincent
  • Exclusive to $5,000 Premier and $10,000 Championship sponsors, billboard promotion of your support and the event
  • For $10,000 Championship sponsors only, an opportunity for your representative to speak at the event.

Visit our website or contact Anna Christensen at to learn more.




© Bonnie Birk 2012