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.
We all love Sunday's Coffee Fellowship Hour, but did you know that member donations can 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.
Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, May 8, at Daisy Cafe and Cupcakery at 2827 Atwood Ave. We will have the backroom to ourselves. Donalea Dinsmore and her colleague, Kirsten Held, will bring us up-to-date on our Wisconsin DNR. Our June meeting will be on Tuesday, June 12. Mark your calendars.
Fair Maps Coalition Meeting
FUMC will be hosting The Wisconsin Fair Maps Coalition on Tuesday, May 15, from 4-7 p.m. The Wisconsin Fair Maps Coalition is comprised of organizational leaders from member groups working to fight partisan gerrymandering and to promote independent redistricting. The group will be holding a public hearing, open to all, in the Fellowship Hall. Come see this important process in action and find out how you can get involved.
Our May meeting will be the last until September as we take our usual summer hiatus. Please note the day change! We will meet on Wednesday, May 16, in Room 208 from 1-2:30 p.m. at FUMC.
Emily Ford will lead the discussion of The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World by
The Dalai Lama & Desmond Tutu. This is certainly a book needed for our time. All are welcome.
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.
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.
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 6 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.