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

Preaching: Mallory Moore 
Text: Luke 15:11b-32
Music: The Quadrilateral Quartet will lead music ministry in the 9 a.m. service and the 11:15 a.m. service will hear from soloist Jake Elfner.  

Welcoming Mallory Moore!

We're excited to welcome Mallory Moore as our guest preacher this weekend. Mallory began at the Executive Director at The Crossing in November 2017. Previous to this she was the Campus Minister at ISU Wesley, a United Methodist campus ministry at Illinois State University. Mallory received her Masters of Divinity from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston, IL. 

She is excited to be living in Madison and to be a Badger! Mallory is passionate about ministry with youth, college students, and young adults and is eager to create space for those age groups in communities of faith.

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

Coffee Fellowship: 8:15-11:15 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall (treats served at 10 a.m.)

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.

Children's Sunday School
Children age 3 and older
Classrooms in the Lower Level

Youth Sunday School
Special Guest Mallory Moore
Youth Room

Digging Deeper into the Christian Faith
The Inevitability of Faith, Rev. Dr. Mark Fowler facilitating 

Spotlight on Spiritual Formation

We'll continue our church wide study on  Introduction to Christian Faith: A Deeper Way of Seeing, written by a former president of Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary, Neal Fisher. Each weekend offers new ways to grow in faith and connect with the community, so join us whenever you're in town - even if you miss a week in between!

The series, Digging Deeper into the Christian Faith, will run through August 26 (we'll suspend class on August 19 to welcome Sarah McBride during Pride weekend). 

We'll meet in the Chapel. 

Reflections from Annual Conference
This past week clergy and members from FUMC attended the Wisconsin Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. Annual Conference is a time of denominational learning, worship, celebration, and business. It also offers a time of renewal and fellowship across the connection. We're thankful for those who represented our congregation and are delighted to share their reflections.

Last Week @First

Last weekend we were blessed to welcome Bishop Eduard Khegay to services as he shared how his service as bishop has helped him better understand the grace of God. 

If you missed the Bishop's sermon, you can catch it on our website or our YouTube channel. 

FUMC in the News

Our very own Karen Andro, Director of Hope's Home Ministries, will be featured next week on Channel 3's 10 o'clock news. Tune in next Thursday evening, June 28, to hear about Karen's story and the work she's devoted herself to at First UMC and in downtown Madison. Shorter versions are also likely to air on other newscasts that day, or the following day.

Way to go, Karen!

Vacation Bible School

Ahoy! We expect some information about this summer's VBS will be washing up on shore this weekend. Keep an eye out in the Narthex for a table and save the date for July 9-13!

Follow along on our facebook page for updates and sneak peeks!


Spouses Now Alone
Our next Spouses Alone lunch will take place Tuesday, June 26.  We'll meet at noon at "Circ" in the Concourse Hotel, located across the street from First Church. There will be room to park in the church lot if you care to do so. RSVP to Jim by email or phone at 608- 338-0268.

Answer Your Calling with Hope's Home Ministries
We serve in community to help our neighbors in need and share calls for help. If you've been looking for a way to get involved with our outreach ministries, now is the time! We need help in the following ministries: food pantry, Loaves and Fishes Kitchen food prep and composting, and shelter meal service.  Contact Karen at 608-338-0320 for details and to sign up. 

Support our ASP trips
Show your love to our youth and adults headed to Jonesville, VA this summer by providing snacks. Sign up near the Welcome Center to bring a variety of treats and then drop them off in the welcome center by July 8. While you're there, please write a note for our group and drop it off in the box. Notes will be distributed throughout the week to help keep our spirits strong.

Senior Summer Camp Luncheon
Our "Summer Camp" senior luncheon is just around the corner and will take place on Tuesday, July 10. Besides the opportunity for fun and fellowship, there will be wonderful picnic-style food, music, and a few rounds of bingo. Please register by July 6 by signing up at the information desk on Sundays or by emailing Jim. 

Communications Volunteers Needed
Are you looking for a way to get involved and serve this community? We're looking for volunteers to help in Communications - from printing bulletins to helping us with our social media and everything in between! Timing and tasks are flexible and open to all skill levels and abilities. Contact Alison Long with questions or to express interest. And thanks for your help!

Lyons Lecture Virtual Access
The Lyons Lecture has wrapped up for 2018, but your opportunity to experience it has not! We're excited to offer virtual access (through a YouTube link) to those who weren't able to make the lecture or to those who would like to revisit the material.  Email the office  to purchase or with any questions. The cost is $15.

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