membership meeting

A Patchwork Quilt of Stories from the North Side

Monday, August 6, 2018
6:30 pm

Cesar Chavez Community Center
Douglas Park
2221 Douglas Avenue
Racine, WI  53402

Pastor Bill Grimbol will be our guest speaker at this month's Preservation Racine membership meeting. Pastor Bill was raised on the north side of Racine, attending Roosevelt Elementary School, Washington Junior High School and William Horlick High School. His reminiscences
will include what it was like to be a young boy in the 1950s.

He received his B.A. from St. Olaf College, and a Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary. Following graduation, for eight years he served as the Associate Pastor at Bay Shore Lutheran Church in Wisconsin. For two years he was an artist in residence at All Souls Unitarian Church in New York, where he developed a series of storytelling programs, performed frequently and brought these programs to churches throughout Long Island. After several stints as an interim Pastor on Long Island, Bill settled into a 25-year ministry at the Shelter Island Presbyterian Church.

Pastor Grimbol was a highly sought-after workshop leader, having conducted over 100 in-service days for public and private schools along the eastern seaboard. He is a prolific writer and has authored 15 books and drama collections which often included creative liturgies. He is soon to publish the books Our Children Need Stories and Parenting Hope:Being the Adults Our Youth Need Us to Be.

Now Pastor Grimbol is reveling in retirement. He spends his time reading, writing and painting. He still longs to preach and teach and remains committed to a spiritual ministry for youth, their families and adult seekers. He makes a pointed effort to “make someone's day” each and every day.

Please join us for a convivial evening remembering what it was like to be in Racine during the summer -- neighbors visiting on the front porches, cheering for the Milwaukee Braves, looking forward to the Labor Day carnival rides at Douglas Park and autumn celebrations, culminating with the Wheary Christmas light display.

Parking is available to the east of the building. Please note the early starting time.