A Weekly Newsletter of The First United Methodist Church
Thursday, June 9
Sunday Worship
Special Offering to Support Van Dyke-Alton Scholarship Fund
Text: Luke 7:36 - 8:3
Message: Rev. Phil Blackwell
"Where We Belong"
Music: Woodwind Trio: Suzy Vanderbloemen, Oboe, Anne Vanderbloemen, Clarinet, Brian Vanderbloemen, Clarinet
Van Dyke-Alton Scholarships Presented During 9 a.m. Worship
Worship: 9 a.m. & 10:30 a.m., Sanctuary
Coffee Fellowship: 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Reception for High School Graduates @ 10 a.m.
Family Concert 
to Benefit Family Shelter
Sunday, June 19 @ 2 p.m., FUMC

FUMC will host a Family Concert benefitting the new outreach effort to provide emergency shelter to homeless families. Children and youth from FUMC and other churches in the community will share their musical talents in support of this cause. Afterwards, the highly acclaimed local performer, Ken Lonnquist, will take the stage as our featured act. A freewill offering will be received and a reception will follow the concert. Spend your Father 's Day with family, enjoying great music and supporting families in need.
Want to perform or volunteer for this event? Contact Jennifer Hedstrom and she will find a spot for you!
Vacation Bible School 
Next Week: 
Monday, June 13 - Thursday, June 16
5-7:30 p.m., James Madison Park

Kick off the summer with an "Abundance Orchard" experience! Children will learn through food, fun games and fellowship how to share food with others just as Jesus did.You can still register online or at the park next Monday from 5-5:45 p.m.
Wanted: Fruit for Our Kids' Spirits

Out 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.
The Music Advisory Team is Listening
Listening Sessions: Sunday, June 12
10:30 a.m., Room LL05 
& 11:30 a.m., Sanctuary

With last year's end of the year departure of our Director of Music, our Organist, Ross Cowing, has more than capably filled in as Interim Director of Music. We are exceptionally grateful for Ross' additional leadership, but we know that at some point he'd like to hand over some of the responsibility. To that end, a Music Advisory Team has been working in consultation with our Staff Parish Relations Committee to clarify our needs and to do some visioning about future music ministries. Ross, Chamber Choir, Chancel Choir, Bell Choir and Blessed Brass members have all been part of the conversation. The team would also like to hear from others in the congregation.
Please add your input:
  • Attend a listening session
  • Return the Music Conversations questionnaire to the church by this Sunday. (See link below or pick one up at the Info Desk.)
  • Send your ideas about our music ministry needs to pjmelrose@aol.com. 
Thank you!
Missionary from Senegal Luncheon Cancelled

The luncheon on SenĂ©gal with David Makobo, scheduled for Monday, June 13 at the church has been cancelled. An alternate gathering will be held at the Wisconsin Annual Conference at the Marriott in Middleton. Please contact Donna Veatch at 608-212-3374 or dveatch@aol.com for details. 
Joys & Concerns
Please remember these First Church members and friends in your prayers:  Tony Mercurio, Mary Andreas, Leah Sailor, Abby Ehlers, Marcia Grothaus.

Congratulations to Victor Ocampo and Julia Hasheider, who were married on Saturday, June 4. Julia's parents are Phil and Mary Hasheider.     
Harvest of Good Books
Sundays @ 10:30 a.m., Chapel
Our annual summer series continues this Sunday with Donna Veatch speaking about her recent trip to Senegal as a member of the Wisconsin Annual Conference medical mission team.  Learn More > 
Climate Justice Workgroup Potluck
Sunday, June 12 @ 11:45 a.m., Fellowship Hall 
UMW Deborah & Tabitha Circles Joint Gathering
Tuesday, June 14 @ 6 p.m., Imperial Garden West
Deborah and Tabitha Circles will combine f or our final  meeting until fall. Sharing in Christian fellowship always our goal, we will talk about the special guidance and direction valued by each circle throughout our years together.
Young Adult Life Group
Tuesday, June 14 @ 7 p.m., Barriques (127 W. Washington Ave.)
High School Youth Retreat
Thursday-Friday, June 16-17, Bethel Horizons
All high schoolers are invited to take part! The retreat will include mandatory training for everyone going on ASP.
Contact Seth for details >  or call 608.338.0158  
Experience Youth Mission Trips
There are still spots available for both the Middle School trip to Detroit (June 26-July2) and the High School ASP trip to Kentucky (July 23-31). Don't miss out on these rich, life-changing experiences!  Contact Seth for details >  or call 608.338.0158
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