A Weekly Newsletter of The First United Methodist Church
Thursday, June 16
Sunday Worship
Text: Luke 8:26 - 39
Message: Rev. Phil Blackwell
"My Name is 'Legion'"
Music:  J. Adam Shelton, Vocal Soloist
Worship: 9 a.m. & 10:30 a.m., Sanctuary
Coffee Fellowship: 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Celebrate Family! Concert
Sunday, June 19 @ 2 p.m.
to Benefit Family Shelter

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 from those able to give and a reception will follow the concert. Spend your Father 's Day with family, enjoying great music and supporting families in need. 
Plan to 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.
Youth Mission Trips
Open to Everyone!

Ever wonder what it'd be like to go on one of our mission trips to ASP or Detroit? Wonder no longer! We are hoping that both of our trips this year can be more intergenerational, so we are opening up registration to adults - and you don't even need to be a chaperone! We'll have separate adult-only work crews, who will essentially have their own trip as participants and witnesses to the experience, but will share also meals, space, and some activities with the youth and chaperones.  Contact Seth ASAP if you are interested for more info on this unique experience.
  • Detroit Trip: June 26-July 2
  • Appalachia Service Project: July 23-31
Seth Schroerlucke,  Coordinator of Youth and Young Adult Ministries
Wanted: Fruit for Our Kids' Spirits
Sunday School Snacks

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 or contact Tina Lang for details at tlang@fumc.org or 608.467.5108.
Graduate Recognition Sunday

Congratulations to our 2016 Van Dyke-Alton Scholarship recipients: Brett Andreas,  Emma Crowley, Danielle Nelson, Braxton Senson, Tyler Tweed and Lauren Zurovitch.
Bridge Builder Award

Donna Veatch was honored with the Bridge Builder Award by the Commission on the Status and Role of Women (COSROW) at this year's Annual Conference in June. The award recognizes Donna's work building bridges between the ministries of the Wisconsin Annual Conference and social/community needs throughout the world while striving to create harmony, cooperation and understanding both in the Church and beyond. Congratulations, Donna!
Joys & Concerns
Please remember these First Church members and friends in your prayers:  Frank Siedschlag, Mary Andreas, Leah Sailor, Abby Ehlers and Marcia Grothaus.

We share our love and joy with Laura and Paul Nagel, whose daughter, Piper Rose, was born on Thursday, June 9.
We offer our love and condolences to the family and friends of Lilian Wirth, who died Friday, June 10. 
Read Obituary > 
Read Responses to Orlando Shooting
Message from Bishop Jung >
Post by Rev. Manny Santiago in "Believe Out Loud"
In English >
Pastor Phil Hosts Radio Show
Rev. Phil Blackwell was the guest host for the Mitch Henck Show for the second time on May 5. Listen to his discussions with guests Jim Hoyt, Fred Mohs and Dan Harper, Co-President of the Freedom From Religion Foundation.
Harvest of Good Books
Sundays @ 10:30 a.m., Chapel
This Sunday John Odom reviews one of his favorite books, Nothing's Impossible: Leadership Lessons from Inside and Outside the Classroom, by Dr. Lorraine Monroe.
Learn More >

Governing Board Meeting
Monday, June 20 @ 6 p.m., Room 208 
Young Adult Life Group
Date Change
Tuesdays, June 21 & 28 @ 7 p.m.
Barriques (127 W. Washington Ave.)
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