A Weekly Newsletter of First United Methodist Church of Madison
This Week in Worship
Services at 9 & 11:15 a.m.
  • This Sunday, May 5, will be a wonderful celebration of Brian McLaren's work as the Lyons Lecturer for 2019. Brian will preach both services on Sunday and visit with us at the 10:15 hour. There is still time to  register for Saturday's Lectures hereWe will receive new members at the 11:15 service.
     
  • This Sunday at 9:00 Chancel Choir will sing In God's Hands, an anthem by Mary Lynn Lightfoot that looks to a future that is good and in God's hands. Organ music is a concerto by Karl Heinrich Graun, a German composer of the mid 1700's who is mainly known for his operas. Alexandra Zulauf will sing a new setting of Fanny Crosby's text Take the World But Give Me Jesus at 11:15.
This Sunday in Christian Formation
Classes at 10:15 a.m.

Adult Education I n the Chapel, Special Guest Brian McLaren
2019 Lyons Lecturer Dr. Brian McLaren will preach at both services, and speak at 10:15 about his work.

Children's Sunday School
Children age 3 and older
Classrooms in the Lower Level
Wee Learn Class in room LL12 at 10:30

Youth Sunday School
Lower Level Youth Rooms

Theology for the 21st Century
Join Brian McLaren in the Sanctuary!

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

Childcare
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.

Special Offering for Native American Ministries

A special offering will be received on May 5, to affirm United Methodist ministries with First Americans.  Through Native American Ministries Sunday, your support equips Native American seminary students and outreach that honor and celebrate Native American culture and communities.  Please come to worship on May 5 prepared to share a special gift.
Wear Your Beliefs
For All to See

All Still Means All  scarves will be available for purchase (while supplies last) on Sunday mornings in the Welcome Center. These colorful scarves are another way to show support for an inclusive faith community where all are welcome to participate and experience the love and acceptance of Jesus Christ. They also make a wonderful gift! Scarves are $30 each. If you wish to reserve a scarf, email or call the church office at 608.256.9061.
Click on the image to register - don't miss this event!
Joys and Concerns

Please hold the following in prayer this week: Shirley Blank, Cindy & Roy Jacobs, Nancy Deaner, Leigh Roberts, and Pat Wahlton .

Announcements

Church Women United, May 3
On Friday, May 3, 2019, we will gather at St. Stephen's Lutheran Church in Monona for our May Friendship Day Celebration. The theme for the day is "The Time is Now! Agree to Differ." For more information, including how to register, click here.

Calling All Volunteers!
Hawthorne Elementary School is looking for volunteers to assist in the operations of its new in-school food pantry, opening August 2019. Pantry volunteers find fulfillment in meeting pantry customers and providing support to families facing food insecurity. In-pantry and delivery shifts are available, with a time commitment as low as 2-3 hours per week. Please find full details here, and email Tan Yang with any questions.

Looking Ahead, in Music
Next Sunday May 12, Chancel Choir will be joined by The Very Special Arts Choir of Madison under the director of Anne Vanderbloemen at the 9:00 service. The Very Special Arts Choir will present a short program at 10:15 in the Sanctuary. We know you will enjoy these delightful singers.

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