A Weekly Newsletter of The First United Methodist Church
Thursday, May 19
Sunday Worship
Trinity Sunday
Peace with Justice Special Offering
Confirmation Service @ 9 a.m., New Members Received
Text: Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, John 16:12-15
Message: Rev. Phil Blackwell
"The Fourth Person of the Trinity"
Music: Chancel Choir, Handbell Choir @ 9 a.m.; Quadrilateral Quartet @ 10:30 a.m.

Worship: 9 a.m. & 10:30 a.m., Sanctuary
Family Worship: 9 a.m., Chapel
Coffee Fellowship: 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Reception to honor Confirmation Class @ 10 a.m., Fellowship Hall
Peace with Justice Special Offering 
Sunday, May 22
Equipping The United Methodist Church to Do Justice in Jesus' Name

This Sunday we can empower peacemakers and those who courageously stand for justice in the U.S. and around the world. Our contributions give witness to God's demand for a faithful, just, disarmed and secure world. Please consider contributing to this Sunday's special offering.
Sewing Kit Collection for UMCOR

Help the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) help people who have been impacted by natural disasters. A collection bin for the kits will be available in the Octagon on Sundays, May 22 & 29 and June 5.
Happy Birthday, Church!

FUMC children celebrate Pentecost.
Joys & Concerns
Please remember these First Church members and friends in your prayers:  Leigh Roberts, Opal Orth, Bob Kramer, Mary Andreas, Leah Sailor, Abby Ehlers, Marcia Grothaus.
We offer condolences to the family and friends of Myna Gibbons, who died May 11. A memorial service will take place at FUMC in late June.
Vacation Bible School Signup in Octagon
June 13-16 @ 5-7:30 p.m., James Madison Park
This year's theme is "Abundance Orchard." We will learn ways we can share food with those who need it most, both inside and outside our community.  Register Online >
Save the Date: Reception for Rev. Phil Blackwell
Sunday, June 26 @ 10 a.m., Fellowship Hall
A special morning full of activities is planned for Pastor Phil's last Sunday with FUMC. You won't want to miss it!
In the News
Read about the Raging Grannies social justice advocacy and an interview with FUMC member Marjorie Mathews. 

Read about Mark Fraire's leadership of Dane Arts and see the family photo with Becky and Emiliano. 
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