A Weekly Newsletter of The First United Methodist Church
Thursday, February 18
Sunday Worship
Text: Luke 13:31-35
Message: Rev. Phil Blackwell
"The Fox and the Hen"
Music: Handbell Choir, Chancel Choir @ 9 a.m.
 
Worship: 9 a.m., Sanctuary & 10:30 a.m., Chapel
Coffee Fellowship: 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Pastor Phil on Mitch Henck Radio Show

Rev. Phil Blackwell was a guest on the Mitch Henck radio program Wednesday, February 17.  Pastor Phil discussed the theme of our Lenten Study related to issues of race in our city and beyond.
FUMC Host Site for Immigration Rally

First Church, together with the Wisconsin United Methodist Immigration Task Force, a founding member of WNIRR (WI Network for Immigrant & Refugee Rights), hosted groups that were downtown for today's "Día sin Latinos" (Day without Latinos).  

Lenten Series Conversation/Study 
"Of One Blood" (Acts 17:26): Conversations on Race
Wednesdays @ 7-8:30 p.m., Fellowship Hall

Next Wednesday we welcome speakers Prof. Richard Davis, Tehmina Islam, Chris Reyes and Amy Kue as we discuss the topic "Confronting the Realities of Racism."

Newcomer Gathering 
Sunday, February 21 @ 10:30 a.m., Room 201

If you are interested in learning more about First Church and its mission and ministries, please join us for an informal gathering. 

Mary Hasheider
Director of Connecting Ministries
608.338.0107
Youth Fruit Sale Ends 
Sunday, February 21, Octagon

Last chance! Order mouthwatering assortments of citrus fruits and cheese and sausage combos. Proceeds benefit local outreach programs.
Joys & Concerns
Please remember these First Church members and friends in your prayers:  Abby Ehlers, Marcia Grothaus, Dave Steffenson.
We extend our condolences to the friends of Timothy Anderson, who died this past week.
Congratulations to Brittany Hei and Kip Finger, who were married in our Sanctuary on Saturday, February 13.
Announcements
NAACP Dane County Presents Black Workers Forum
Thursday, February 25 @ 5 p.m., Madison Labor Temple
(1602 S. Park Street)
In keeping with the NAACP's social justice mission, the Black Workers Forum will seek solutions to improve the economic status of Black Workers in Dane County. Online registration available. 
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Young Adult Roller Skating Social
Sunday, February 21 @ 2-4 p.m., Fast Forward Skating Rink
20 and 30 year olds - when was the last time you went roller skating? Join us Sunda!. Contact Seth at youthya@fumc.org or 608.338.0158 to sign up, for more info, or for rideshares.
Biblical Resurrection Stories: A Lenten Study
Sundays through March 20 @ 10:30 a.m., Room 208

Rev. Jim Scorgie will lead a six session class on the resurrection accounts found in scripture. These texts are both difficult and significant for the modern world and one's faith journey. It may be helpful bring your own bible for making notes.
Mark Your Calendar > 
UMW Envisioning Meeting
Wednesday, February 24 @ 1:30 p.m., Room 208

All are invited to add your voice and ideas to our United Methodist Women's plans.
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