A Weekly Newsletter of The First United Methodist Church
Thursday, June 23
Sunday Worship
Text: Galatians 5:1, 13-25; Luke 9:51-62
Messages: Rev. Phil Blackwell,
Rev. Dr. Mark A. Fowler
"So What?/Now What?"
Music: Summer Choir
Worship: 9 a.m. & 10:30 a.m., Sanctuary
Coffee Fellowship: 8:30 - 10:15 a.m.
Join Us for a Very Special Sunday!

Sunday, June 26 will be a morning of Progressive Celebration from 9-11:15 a.m. It will be an opportunity to reflect, bid fond farewell to Pastor Phil Blackwell, and look to the future.

Sunday, June 26 Schedule:
9:00 - 9:45 a.m. Worship (Part 1), Sanctuary
Topic: "So What?" led by Pastor Phil
9:45 - 10:15 a.m. Refreshments, Fellowship Hall

10:15 - 10:30 a.m. Expressions of Gratitude
for Pastor Phil's leadership

10:30 - 11:15 a.m. Worship (Part 2) Resumes
Topic: "Now What?" Part 2 - Vision-casting    shared by Pastor Phil and our incoming Lead      Pastor Mark Fowler and will include a symbolic  "passing of the mantle" from Phil to Mark.
Give Summer Choir a Try
Sunday, June 26 @ 8 a.m.,
Music Room (Lower Level)

Have you thought about joining choir but weren't sure whether you'd like it or you couldn't make a long-term commitment? Here is your chance to be a part of the fun! Join your voice with others this Sunday to provide special music ministry for Rev. Phil Blackwell's last Sunday at FUMC. The group will meet to rehearse the morning's music before singing at the 9 a.m. service. The choir will also sing at the 10:30 a.m. service, but even if you can only attend the first service, please come and be a part of the group. Members of the Quadrilateral Quartet will join us to give us all confidence.
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.
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.
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.
or call 608-338-0320
Joys & Concerns
Bob Kramer, Frank Siedschlag, Mary Andreas, Leah Sailor, Abby Ehlers, Marcia Grothaus. 
A memorial service for Myna Gibbens will be held in our Sanctuary at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 30. A reception will follow in Fellowship Hall. Our love and sympathy are extended to her family.
Read Obituary >  
Sunday Morning Schedule for June 26
No Children's Sunday School

Summer Sunday School will begin Sunday, July 3 @ 9 a.m.
No Summer Harvest of Good Books
The schedule resumes Sunday, July 3 @ 10:30 a.m. in the Chapel with Carl Di Iorio reviewing Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth, by Reza Aslan.     
New Beginnings Update
Thank you to all our members and friends who made financial commitments and helped us exceed our New Beginnings Fund Appeal!  Watch Video > 
In the Media: Family Concert for Family Shelter
Last Sunday's concert to benefit the overflow emergency family shelter was a fun success! Madison TV station WKOW-Channel 27 covered the event.  Watch Story > 
Suicide Prevention Training
Tuesday, June 28 @ Noon, Fellowship Hall  
Young Adult Life Group
Tuesday, June 28 @ 7 p.m., Barriques
(127 W. Washington Ave.)
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