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

Third Sunday of Easter
Preaching: Rev. Dr. Mark Fowler
Text: 1 John 3:1-7
Music: The Blessed Brass 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.

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

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

Black Theology: The Thinking of James Cone and Dr. J. Kameron Carter
Doug Maynard will offer video clips of Carter followed by discusssion to prepare for the Lyons lecture. Register for the lecture here. 

This week we'll discuss faith, polling, elections, and the media. How does your faith align with polling results, how you vote, what you believe in the media? 

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

Theology in the 21st Century
Joining in Black Theology class this week.

Lyons Lecture 2018
Next week 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. 

Last Week's Recap
Missed church last week? Catch up with Rev. Tina's message on John 20:19-31. 


Memorial Party for Brian Soper
There will be a memorial party for Brian Soper to be held at "Nora's" - halfway between Cambridge and Madison on Hwy 12/18 this Sunday, April 15. We'll gather from 2-5 p.m. and food and drink will be provided. No RSVP required. Invitations can be found at the information desk or in LL05.

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.

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! 

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.

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. 
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

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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