Houses of Worship: an Integral Part of the Fabric of a Community

For a large part of our community, and for many people who want to move into Mequon, our houses of worship are important. For many, they are far more important than anything our government does. Without them, many of us would live elsewhere.

Mequon recently spent time and money updating its website. The new website  has room for improvement, and that will happen over time; however, the new site is much better than the old.

The new website attempts to tout how Mequon is a great place to live and a great place to do business. There are whole sections of the website dedicated to those two ideas.

Yet, despite this idea, the website ignores many of the institutions that make our community what it is. Some in City government forget that the community is much more than the public services provided by City government and the school district. If we truly want people to think Mequon is a great place to live, we should at least acknowledge the groups and institutions that build community. Those institutions are part of what sells our community to others.

I have suggested that the City should add basic information to the website about its houses of worship (similarly, I would add information about service organizations and other contributors). So far, my suggestion, at least at the Public Welfare Committee, has fallen on deaf ears.

Clearly, if we do not play favorites, any such list would not run afoul of the First Amendment. We should not endorse religious participation, but we also should not ignore it.

Maybe, when the new Public Communications Policy gets to the whole Common Council, the policy will be changed. Perhaps not. Meanwhile, I can use this website (which is mine, not the City’s) to provide some of this information.

Here is the information I have compiled from the internet for houses of worship in Mequon-Thiensville. Please let me know if I made any mistakes or if I missed any houses of worship.

Catholic
Lumen Christi Catholic Church
Father Dan Sanders
2700 West Mequon Road, Mequon
262-242-7967
Website

Episcopal
St. Boniface Episcopal Church
Father Kenny Miller
3906 West Mequon Road, Mequon
262-242-2994
Website

Jehovah’s Witnesses
7420 West Donges Bay Road, Mequon
262-242-4780

Jewish
Congregation Anshai Lebowitz
Rabbi Ira Grussgott
2415 West Mequon Road, Mequon
262-512-1195

Lutheran

Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church
Rev. Phillip Hillenbrand
11313 North Riverland Road, Mequon
262-242-6650
Website

Christ Alone Church
Rev. Don Scheuerlien
247 South Main Street, Thiensville
10001 North Cedarburg Road, Mequon
262-242-4710
Website

Christ Church
Rev. Bob Suhr
13460 North Port Washington Road
262-243-3093
Website

Grace Lutheran Church
Rev. William Beyer
303 Green Bay Road, Thiensville
262-242-1174
Website

 

 

 

(Lutheran Continued)
St. John’s Mequon
Rev. Jeremy Koehler
1616 West Mequon Road, Mequon
262-241-3121
Website

Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church of Freistadt
Rev. Carl Lehenbauer
10729 West Freistadt Road, Mequon
262-242-2045
Website

Methodist
Mequon United Methodist
Rev. Tim O’Brien
11011 North Oriole Lane Drive, Mequon
262-242-4770
Website

Other Christian Churches
Alliance Bible Church
Rev. Brian Dainsberg
13939 North Cedarburg Road, Mequon
262-375-4200
Website

North Shore Assembly
Rev. Lisa Larson
11040 North Range Line Road, Mequon
262-339-7897
Website

Presbyterian
Crossroads Presbyterian Church
Rev. Cheryl Galan
6031 West Chapel Hill Road, Mequon
262-242-1680
Website

Unitarian
Unitarian Church North
13800 North Port Washington Road, Mequon
262-375-3890
Website

United Pentecostal
Christian Life Church
Rev. Joseph Hanthorn
2909 West Mequon Road, Mequon
262-643-4602
Website

4 thoughts on “Houses of Worship: an Integral Part of the Fabric of a Community”

  1. This is a great post! Houses of Worship have been the foundation of society since the beginning of civilization. Most of those listed here have been here since before Mequon became a City. Most community websites list these types of Worship Services because very often, they are a condition of residency/attracting people to relocate, (along with schools) etc.

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  2. Good show. Some of the church’s in M/T have schools. Thus, providing great community activities through those schools. Perhaps, adding this info would help to promote not only the church’s we provide, but the schools associated with them.

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