A Weekly Newsletter of The First United Methodist Church
Wednesday, August 3
Sunday Worship
Holy Communion at both services
Text: Luke 12:32-40
Message: Rev. Dr. Mark A. Fowler
"Attentive Waiting"
Music: Summer Choir; Black Marigold Woodwind Quintet
Worship: 9 a.m. & 10:30 a.m., Sanctuary
Coffee Fellowship: 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Outreach in Action: Adopt-A-Block

It's our anniversary! One year ago First Church partnered with the City of Madison and Downtown Madison, Inc. in a pilot program, Adopt-A-Block. This program involves picking up litter and getting to know our neighborhood and neighbors without homes. It also involves reporting any structural problems requiring repair. We are looking for people to volunteer once a month to help us continue this program in our second year. Contact Karen Andro, Director of Outreach Ministries, to learn how you can help: 608-338-0320 or kandro@fumc.org.
Summer Choir This Sunday
Meet: 8:15 a.m., Choir Room

All singers are invited to join the Summer Choir this Sunday. If you have been thinking you might like to sing with the choir, now is the perfect time to try it out! The group will rehearse the anthem for the morning at 8:15 a.m. and then will sing at the 9 a.m. worship service. Those who are able can stay to sing the anthem at the 10:30 a.m. service too.
"Like Those Who Lift Children to Their Cheeks"
Rev. Dr. Mark A. Fowler

New Sermon Video Available
First Church Band for Pride Parade

Our church will have an entry in this year's Madison Pride Parade on Sunday, August 21. If we have enough interested people we will also have a band as part of our group. If you would like to be part of the FUMC band please contact Rev. Tina Lang.
or Call 608-467-5108
Politics of Resentment 
Thursday, August 4, 6:30 p.m., Fellowship Hall 
Presented by Interfaith Coalition for Worker Justice, join us to learn more from UW-Madison Professor Katherine Cramer and envision a more united and just future.
Summer Harvest of Good Books & More
Sundays, 10:30 a.m., Chapel
The series continues this Sunday with Karen Andro, Director of Outreach Ministries at FUMC, speaking about homelessness in Madison and the services offered by First Church.  More Details > 
Young Adult Life Group
Tuesday, August 9, 7 p.m., Barriques, 127 W. Washington Ave.
Domestic Violence as a Community Issue
Wednesday, August 10, 5:30-7 p.m.
Warner Park Community Center (1625 Northport Drive, Madison)
The Domestic Abuse Intervention Services (DAIS) Prevention Team will explore the systems in our community that are affected by intimate partner violence and how those systems in turn affect victims and survivors. This is a free public event. 
How to Contact Pastor Mark
With pictures on his office walls and books lining the shelves, Pastor Mark is fast settling into life at First Church. You can reach him directly at mfowler@fumc.org or 608-234-5189. 
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