A Weekly Newsletter of The First United Methodist Church
Thursday, June 30
Sunday Worship
Text: Galatians 6:7-10; Luke 10:1-11, 16-20
Message: Rev. J. Manny Santiago
"Yes, It Is About Mission"
Music: Donna Veatch, Vocal Soloist
Worship: 9 a.m. & 10:30 a.m., Sanctuary
Coffee Fellowship: 8:30 - 10:15 a.m.
The church building, offices and outreach services will be closed Monday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day.
Children's Summer Sunday School Starts Sunday, July 3

Our classrooms are ready and waiting for children to fill them! Come and discover the "Fruits of the Spirit" this summer.
Wanted: Fruit for Our Kids' Spirits

Our theme for this summer's Children's Summer Sunday School program is "Fruits of the Spirit." In addition to the weekly spiritual nourishment from the teachers, we would like to provide the children with a small snack each week. If you can help supply some physical nourishment - with a fruity theme, of course! - click on the link below.
A Celebration Sunday Indeed!

On Sunday, June 26,  special worship services included Pastor Phil Blackwell's farewell sermon and  Phil sharing the second service sermon time with our new Lead Pastor Mark Fowler.  

Booklet of Rev. Phil Blackwell's Sermons

So many have enjoyed Phil's sermons while he served as Interim Lead Pastor  the past 15 months. We will be compiling a booklet of his sermons given during  his ministry at First Church. If you are interested in ordering one or more booklets, please submit an order form, which will be included in Sunday's bulletin, or contact the church office at  info@fumc.org  or 608-338-0545. Cost is $10 per booklet. Deadline for orders is Friday, July 22.
An Invitation to Enjoy "Summer Vacation": A Senior Luncheon
Tuesday, July 19 
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Sign Up by July 15

We all remember how excited we were at the approach of the end of each school year. We'll recapture some of that excitement at Summer Vacation, our July 19th senior luncheon, when author Susan Apps Bodilly will reminisce about one-room school houses.  Chef Steve is planning a delicious "school days" inspired lunch.

We're asking you to look for photos from your own school days that you would be willing to share with the group. You may either drop them off at church or email them to jostrander@fumc.orgPlease note that any photos received will be returned to you. 

Summer Vacation is sponsored by the United Methodist Women and FUMC's Homebound Ministry.
or call 608-338-0268
Community Outreach Breakfast  
& Come As You Are Worship
Off for Summer

Due to limited volunteer availability and building maintenance this summer, we are planning to suspend regularly scheduled weekly Community Outreach Breakfasts and Come As You Are Worship gatherings in Fellowship Hall in July and August.  A special thank you to all the volunteers from our congregation and greater community who help with this program.
Breakfast by the Cross & Worship in the Garden
Wednesday, July 13 
8:30 am Breakfast Served Outside Church
9:30 am Worship in the Garden
Music by Cliff Fredericksen
Bring a blanket or lawn chair.
Joys & Concerns
Bob Kramer, Frank Siedschlag, Mary Andreas, Leah Sailor, Abby Ehlers, Marcia Grothaus. 
Guest Preacher J. Manny Santiago This Sunday
Rev. Santiago is the Executive Director of The Crossing, an ecumenical campus ministry at UW-Madison, supported in part by the United Methodist Church. The Crossing is a progressive, inclusive Christian community that serves university students of all faith traditions through worship, study and service, both locally and abroad.  Website >
Summer Harvest of Good Books
Sundays @ 10:30 a.m., Chapel
The reviews resume this Sunday with Carl Di Iorio reviewing Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth, by Reza Aslan.  
Outreach Services Closure
Outreach Services will be closed the week of July 4 - July 7. The Narthex Welcome Center will be open Tuesday through Thursday and To-Go Meals will be served on Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. - Noon. Outreach Services will resume Monday, July 11.
Foot Care Clinic for the Homeless
We host a monthly clinic for individuals experiencing homelessness to address foot care and help connect all to health care. Clinics are led by medical professionals thru Madison-Area Care for the Homeless (MACH OneHealth). If you are available to help Saturday, July 9 to serve on our Welcome Team or Hospitality Team, please contact Karen Andro, Director of Outreach Ministries.
Contact Karen > or call 608-338-0320
Kids in the Kitchen
Interested in getting young family members in the kitchen? Our Kitchen Manager is working to involve Kids in the Kitchen. Opportunities to learn about food safety, food prep and culinary arts are available. If you know of children and youth interested please contact Karen Andro at 608-338-0320 or kandro@fumc.org.
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