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

Pentecost Sunday
Preaching: Rev. Tina Lang 
Text: Acts 2:1-21
Music: The Chancel Choir and the Blessed Brass will provide music at the 9 a.m., with a prelude beginning 15 minutes prior to the service. The Quadrilateral Quartet will offer music at the 11:15 a.m. service.  

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

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

Childcare    
For infants and toddlers - Noah's Ark Nursery (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
This week's leader: Alison Long
Youth Room

Incarcerated Women Give Expression Through Art
Presentation by Julia Weaver (see spotlight below).
Chapel

FaithLink
Joining with presentation in the Chapel (above).

Theology and the 21st Century
We'll continue with discussion on Chapters 7 & 8 of Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil de Grasse Tyson.  
LL05

Love and Logic
Week 6 in a series on positive parenting and teaching techniques led by Margot Fisher.
Room 208

Spotlight on Spiritual Formation
 
Julia Weaver, former women's chaplain at Dane County Jail, will be discussing ministry with women through artwork. This presentation features art by women currently or formerly incarcerated in Dane County Jail. All art was created during Bible studies with Rev. Weaver. 


We'll meet at 10:15 THIS Sunday, May 20, in the Chapel.

Last Week @First
 
With brass at the first service and arguably our most spirited and lively baptism to date at the second, last weekend @First was full of joy! We were also delighted to host The Wisconsin Fair Maps Coalition this week as they fought partisan gerrymandering.

If you missed services, you can still catch Rev. Mark's message. 

Watch on our YouTube channel or on the website.

Announcements

Books Available
We have a few books left from the Lyons Lecture book sale which need a good home. You can purchase either of the following books for $20 each: Do No Harm, by Stephen G. Ray Jr and Enfleshing Freedom, by M. Shawn Copeland. Call the Welcome Center at 608-256-9061 or email Brooke Seeliger to claim your copy.

Coffee Sponsorship
We all love Sunday's Coffee Fellowship Hour, but did you know that we rely on member donations to help support this valuable time? We now have two easy ways for you to sponsor the Sunday of your choice - add your name to the list in the Narthex or sign up online. You can also reach out to the Welcome Center by email or phone at 608-256-9061. 

UMW Envisioning Meeting
UMW will meet  Monday, May 21, at 1 p.m. at the church to focus on plans for next year. Your ideas and dreams are needed! Please join us. Meeting will be no longer than 2 hours and this will take the place of an August meeting. If you can't make it, do voice your concerns, hopes, and ideas to Josie Gobel or Emily Ford.

Wisconsin Faith Voices for Justice
Please join Wisconsin Faith Voices for Justice for our annual celebration on May 23, from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Lussier Education Community Center. The theme is Welcoming the Stranger: Immigrant Justice and the Faith Community. FUMC is a proud member  of Wisconsin Faith Voices for Justice. If you wish to attend, please RSVP here.

Spouses Now Alone Luncheon
Our next Spouses Now Alone luncheon will be held Tuesday, May 29. We'll meet at noon at Imperial Garden restaurant at the corner of University Ave. and Allen Blvd. in Middleton. For reservation purposes, please contact Jim at 608-338-0268 if you plan to attend.

STARS Training
FUMC is partnering with the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for another year of STARS (Summer Teaching to Advance Reading Success). This program helps provide our community's youngest scholars with the head start needed to succeed in school. Volunteer opportunities range from one to four hours for anywhere from 1-6 weeks during the summer. STARS is a great opportunity to continue our congregation's work around racial equity and education.  Join us at FUMC on Sunday, June 3, after the second service for a training. Contact Kathy Carpenter for more information.

Deborah Circle
Deborah Circle will meet at Sa Bai Thong at University Station on Tuesday, June 12, at 6 p.m. Josie Gobel will share her experiences at the worldwide UMW Assembly which met in Cleveland this May. 

ASP Trip - Only 2 Spots Left!!
First UMC youth are headed to Appalachia Service Project this summer from July 14-July 22 to repair homes and serve God. We still have 2 spots available and are looking for more youth to join us. Cost is $400 with fundraisers are available. Please contact Breanna to sign up or get more info.

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