A Weekly Newsletter of First United Methodist Church of Madison
This Sunday in Worship
Services at 9 & 11:15 a.m.

Fourth Sunday of Easter
We will celebrate an adult baptism of Brenna Johnson at the 9 a.m. service. 
Preaching: Rev. Dr. Mark Fowler
Text: 1 John 3:16-24
Music: The Handbell Choir and Chancel Choir will provide musical offerings at the 9 a.m. service. The Quadrilateral Quartet will provide music at the 11:15 service. 

This Sunday in Christian Formation
Classes at 10:15 a.m.

Special Presentation on Postracial Blues with Dr. J Kameron Carter
If you're not able to make this year's Lyons Lecture, don't worry! Presenter J. Kameron Carter will speak between services in the Chapel. Don't miss this exciting opportunity to continue our shared work around race and religion. 
Chapel

Coffee Fellowship: 8:30 a.m. - noon in the Narthex

Childcare    
For infants and toddlers - Noah's Ark Nursery (entrance in Octagon), 8:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
For young children - Read N' Play Room (LL07) from 9-10 a.m.

Youth Sunday School
Lower Level

FaithLink
This week we'll join Dr. Carter's presentation in the Chapel. 
Chapel

Love and Logic
Week 2 in a series on positive parenting and teaching techniques led by Margot Fisher.
Room 208

Lyons Lecture 2018
 
This weekend is the Lyons Lecture and we're thrilled to welcome Dr. J. Kameron Carter! Dr. Carter's presentation Postracial Blues will help us continue our conversation around race and religion, offering new insights and ways forward for people of faith committed to an anti-racist future. You can find out more about the lecture on our website or register here. 

Registration is still open for half day, student, and day of tickets (no lunch included). See you Saturday!

Spotlight on Spiritual Formation
 
Mark your calendars for next week's Spiritual formation special event. FaithLink will welcome our very own Jim Hoyt to talk about his life as a journalist, his Silver Circle award, and his thoughts about journalism today. You won't want to miss this! Meet at 10:15 on Sunday, April 29, in the Chapel.

Last Week's Recap
 
Missed church last week? No worries! We welcomed Rev. Fowler back from sabbatical and you can catch his message on 1 John 3:1-7. 


Announcements

Senior Spring Fling Luncheon
Come, join your friends, for the Spring Fling luncheon on Tuesday, April 24. Besides the opportunity for fellowship, there will be a beautifully photographed presentation featuring Great Lakes lighthouses. Please register by April 22 at the information desk or emailing Jim.

Faith Labor Breakfast
You're invited to join Worker Justice Wisconsin for a faith-labor breakfast and Workers' Memorial Day observance and press conference.  The 19th Annual Faith-Labor Breakfast will be held this year on April 27, from 8-10 a.m. at Christ Presbyterian Church and features a panel discussion with Sergio Gonz├ílez, author of Mexicans in Wisconsin

Climate Advocate Training at FUMC
FUMC's Green Team is hosting a climate advocate training workshop in partnership with the Madison Chapter of the Citizens' Climate Lobby (CCL) on Saturday, April 28, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. The session will be led by Madeleine Para, CCL Vice President of Programs. 
This workshop will teach you to speak powerfully and effectively about climate solutions to friends, neighbors, business leaders, and elected officials.  The workshop is free and open to the public. Registration requested here. 

Interfaith March for Peace and Justice 
A group will gather on April 29 at the Catholic Multicultural Center at 3:15 for a kick-off. Rabbi Jonathan Biatch of Temple Beth El, Rev. David Hart of the Sherman Avenue United Methodist Church, and Dr. Ibrahim Saeed from the Islamic Center of Madison will send us off with prayers celebrating our diversity and lifting up our unity. The march will take us to Centro Hispano, the Boys and Girls Club, and back to the Catholic Multicultural Center for food, music, and conversation.

Church Women United's May Friendship Day 
Join us on May 4 at Mount Zion Baptist Church (2019 Fisher Street, Madison). The day will begin with an annual meeting at 10:30 a.m. followed by a catered lunch and a celebration.  The menu is a chicken salad croissant, Waldorf apple salad with cashews, and bars for dessert.  To reserve your place at the luncheon please send an $8.00 check to Marleen Lippert at 6329 Scandia Lane, McFarland, WI by April 29. All are welcome to attend! 

Race and Religion Opportunities & Resources 
Looking for opportunities to continue the dialogue and learning around race relations? Check out these opportunities happening around Madison in the coming months:
Events
April 21 -  Lyons Lecture (see box above)
April 25-26 - Rev. Mark will be participating in a panel at Upper House during the  Howard Thurman Conference
Resources

Wesleyan Heritage in England: Travel and Learn Together
Rev. Mark will be the primary teacher on a pilgrimage to England this summer, July 13-20. Pick up an itinerary and registration form at the Information Desk or contact Rev. Tina for more information. Number of participants is limited so if you're interested, don't delay.
 

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