The Gathering: A Good Friday Experience
Join us on Friday, March 30, from 6-7:30 p.m. for a meal and fellowship with those who were present at Christ's crucifixion. Hear reflections from those closest to him as they remember his life and ministry in this pre-resurrection, Good Friday experience. Tickets are $15 per person and can be purchased on Sundays in the Octagon or throughout the week at the Welcome Center. Vegetarian and gluten free options will be available. Childcare provided.
Spouses Now Alone Luncheon
Our next Spouses Now Alone luncheon will be held Tuesday, March 27.
We'll meet at 12 noon at Circ restaurant in the Concourse Hotel.
For reservation purposes, please contact Jim at 608-338-0268 if you plan to attend.
Father John Dear Event
On Wednesday, April 4, at 6:30 p.m. Father John Dear, longtime activist, priest, author and Nobel peace prize nominee, will read from and discuss his new book, "They Will Inherit the Earth," at James Reeb Unitarian Universalist Congregation.
Church Women United
The next CWU Forum will be on Friday, April 6, at Bethany United Methodist Church (3910 Mineral Point Rd). The meeting begins with a gathering at 9 a.m. for coffee followed by welcome and announcements. The program presentation will begin at 10 and will focus on the preschool at BUMC.
Deborah Circle will meet at The Nile Restaurant on Tuesday, April 10, at 6 p.m. Ken Baun of Open Doors for Refugees will share with us the latest happenings regarding refugees in our area. If you're able, please bring personal care items that we will pass on to refugees in need (shampoo, deodorant, face soap, women's sanitary supplies, paper towels, toilet paper, dish soap, laundry detergent, etc.)
The 2018 Camp and Retreat Ministries Brochure is Ready!
There are UM church camps this summer for everyone: Mother/Daughter camp, 1st-Timer camp, Video Game Adventure camp, Treehouse camp, Special Needs camp, Night Owl camp, Youth Mission camp, Grandparent camp, Family Beach Getaway camp, and more.
Check out the website
for all the options and then
contact Rev. Tina Lang
about camp scholarships offered to help cover the cost of all UM camps.
Recycling Opportunities from the Green Team
he Green Team now has two containers in the octagon where you can drop off the following items to keep them out of the trash. Terricycle will use those items to make picnic tables, piers, and other useful items.
One container is for: b
allpoint pens that no longer work,
dryed up markers and caps, m
echanical pencils that no longer work, and p
ermanent markers and caps.
Another container is for: e
mpty toothpaste tubes and caps, u
sed toothbrushes, e
mpty floss containers, m
outhwash bottles and caps, e
mpty deodorant containers and
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:
April 15 - Screening of Alice's Ordinary People at 1 p.m. with filmmaker present at
Black Earth Library.
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.