A Weekly Newsletter of The First United Methodist Church
Thursday, April 7
Sunday Worship
Text: John 21:1-19
Message: Rev. Phil Blackwell
"What's the Catch?"
Music: Green Bay Boys and Girls Choirs @ 9 a.m.,
Quadrilateral Quartet @ 10:30 a.m.
Worship: 9 & 10:30 a.m., Sanctuary
Coffee Fellowship: 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
First Church in the News

These recent news media stories reflect what it means for our church to be "Downtown for Good."

Wisconsin State Journal Article
WKOW Channel 27 News Report

Easter Community Meal
WMTV Channel 15 News Report
Native American Ministries Sunday
Special Offering this Sunday
Special Musical Visitors
This Sunday, 9 a.m. Worship Service

We are pleased to welcome three choirs from the Green Bay Boy Choir and Girl Choir organization. We will be hosting the three youngest choirs of the seven choirs that are part of their organization. The Green Bay Boy Choir and Girl Choir are music performance and education programs for boys and girls emphasizing the development of music skills and understanding. The Choirs endeavor to enrich the lives of children from all religious, racial, cultural and economic backgrounds. Through music activities and community involvement, the Choirs help foster the personal and social growth of their members and promote members' sense of self-esteem, accomplishment and pride. We look forward to hearing from them.
CSA Kick-off Potluck
Sunday, April 10 @ 11:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m., Fellowship Hall 

Celebrate the conclusion of our spring CSA registration drive! All are welcome. You do not have to buy a CSA share to attend. Please bring a soup or salad. Deviled eggs, bread, beverages, table service provided. Meet our CSA members for 2016, partner up if you are splitting your share, and learn how to make our CSA run smoothly this season. Hear updates from the Green Team, Service Squad and other FUMC ministry teams. You can still sign up for a CSA share at the potluck or online. Details at www.farleycenter.org.

Joys & Concerns
Please remember these First Church members and friends in your prayers:  Mary Andreas, Leah Sailor, Joan Miller (mother of Judy Metz), Abby Ehlers, Marcia Grothaus.
Volunteer in Welcome Center
Your help is needed in the Welcome Center/Narthex Office! Stop by the table in the Octagon on Sunday to learn more about this ministry team.  Contact Karen Andro >
UMW Tabitha Circle
Tuesday, April 12 @ 6 p.m., Bluephies
(2701 Monroe St., Madison)
Donna Veatch will share her experiences during her recent mission trip to  Senegal. Hope you can join us!  More Info > 
Register for Lyons Lecture
Saturday, April 16 at FUMC
It's not too late to register! Dr. Diana Eck, Professor of Comparative Religion and Indian Studies and Frederic Wertham Professor of Law and Psychiatry in Society at Harvard University, will give two provocative lectures.  Learn More/Register > 
Rev. David Couper Wednesday Night Discussion
Wednesday, April 20 @ 7 p.m., Fellowship Hall
The Rev. David Couper, former Madison Chief of Police, will speak to us about changes in police strategies in Madison and what more needs to be done.  Learn More >
The Crossings Spring Gala
Friday, April 22 @ 5 p.m., Monona Terrace Convention Center
The Spring Gala is the primary fundraiser for THE CROSSING Campus Ministry, an ecumenical and mission-focused ministry for UW students. Enjoy dinner, music from Mal-O-Dua, stories and testimonies from students and a silent auction. To buy tickets or ask questions contact Mel Vance> or Ann Herrold-Peterson> 
Ken Lonnquist's Summer Musical Theatre Workshop
August 1-12, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at FUMC
Ken Lonnquist and Friends will be creating and bringing a musical to life this summer with the help of young people 7-15 years old who are interested in theater, music or public speaking. The cost for the two-week workshop is $300. More information is available at the Information Desk in the Narthex.  Signup deadline is April 22.
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