A Weekly Newsletter of First United Methodist Church of Madison
This Week in Worship
Services at 9 & 11:15 a.m.
  • Sunday, April 28 is Second Sunday of Easter. Dr. Fowler's text is the Damascus Road experience of the apostle Paul (Acts 9:1-20) The title of the sermon is She is an instrument whom I have chosen. It will focus on Methodist women who pioneered the faith. Two were associated with Wisconsin!
  • Chamber Choir will provide music for the 9:00 service. They will sing "Just As I Am", a sublime choral offering of personal commitment, accompanied by Ann Vanderbloemen, clarinetist. Read more about this piece here. The Handbell Choir will offer the prelude and offertory. Music at 11:15 will be provided by Alexandra Zulauf, soprano soloist.
This Sunday in Christian Formation
Classes at 10:15 a.m.

Adult Education I n the Chapel, Special Forum
The chapel forum will review any decisions which are forthcoming from the meeting of the United Methodist Judicial Council which is gathering in Evanston, IL April 22-25 to review the constitutionality of the decisions of February's Special Session of General Conference.

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
Theology for the 21st Century continues with a study of  Healing the Heart of Democracy, by Parker Palmer .

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.

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, and Leigh Roberts .


Avanti Piano Trio Recital, April 28
The final concert in this season's The Arts @First series will be presented Sunday at 1:00 PM. The Avanti Piano Trio was formed just last year and since has performed at many venues in the area. The program will include works of Kirchner, Bloch, Debussy and Brahms. Although the concert is free and open to the public, a free will donation will be taken at the door to benefit The Arts @ First.

Spring Fling, Tuesday, April 30
Our first senior get-together of the year is going to be very special. This year is the 150th anniversary of the first Methodist women's movement, and we are celebrating the important contributions so many women have made and continue to make to both church and society. The free lunch features chicken a la king over biscuits, Jello with fruit and birthday cake.  Tuesday, April 30 , 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. Please sign-up on Sundays in  the Narthex, or email Jim or call 608.338.0268.

Day Without Latinos, May 1
Next Wednesday, our building and parking will be used for the Day Without Latinos advocacy day.

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.

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