A Weekly Newsletter of The First United Methodist Church
Thursday, February 25
Sunday Worship
Text: Isaiah 55:1-9, Luke 13:6-9
Message: Rev. Phil Blackwell
"If Not Now, When?"
Music: Chancel Choir @ 9 a.m.
Worship: 9 a.m., Sanctuary & 10:30 a.m., Chapel
Family Worship @ 9 a.m., Chapel
Coffee Fellowship: 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Farmers' Market & Meal for Hope Breakfast
This Sunday, February 28 @ 8:30-11 a.m., Fellowship Hall
Reserve your tickets for the breakfast ($10 adults/$5 children) by emailing
info@fumc.org  today and pay at the door on Sunday.

Support environmentally friendly and sustainable Wisconsin family farms and enjoy a hearty breakfast. Home grown/home made products will be available for purchase from local vendors and part of the proceeds from the Meal for Hope will support the FUMC Food Pantry. 
Sponsor Easter Flowers
Order by Thursday, March 3

Spring flowers can be ordered in honor or memory of friends, family and loved ones whose names will be listed in a bulletin insert on Easter. Each plant costs $15. Order forms are available at the church and online at fumc.org. You can drop the form in the offering plate or mail it to the church office. Orders must be received by Thursday, March 3.
Immigration Rally Featured in UM Conference Newsletter

This week's United Methodist Wisconsin Conference newsletter features a story about participants in last Thursday's Día sin Latinos rally at the Capitol. Click the link below for quotes from Rev. Phil Blackwell and Karen Andro and photos from the event.  
Lenten Conversation/Study Series
"Of One Blood" (Acts 17:26): Conversations on Race
Wednesdays @ 7-8:30 p.m., Fellowship Hall

Next Wednesday, March 2 we welcome speakers Rev. David Hart, Esq., and Frank Humphrey, J.D., as we discuss the topic "Religion and Racism."
Joys & Concerns
Please remember these First Church members and friends in your prayers:  Leah Sailor, Joan Miller (mother of Judy Metz), Abby Ehlers, Marcia Grothaus, Dave Steffenson.
We extend our condolences to the friends of Timothy Anderson, who died February 9. A memorial service will be held in Fellowship Hall on Thursday, February 25 at 4 p.m. A reception will follow.  Obituary > 
Join Million Pound Challenge
If you exercise (walking, running, yoga, etc.) you can participate in this challenge!  For every hour you exercise, Princeton Club will donate 10 pounds of food to the Food Pantry of your choice. Our FUMC Team earned $334 in January. Can you help us double that? It takes less than 5 minutes to sign up and 30 seconds each week to record your exercise. It's free to you and makes money for our Food Pantry! Though the challenge is scheduled to continue through April 30, roughly 948,000 pounds of food have already been earned. When the million mark is reached, it's all over, so sign up SOON! Sign Up >
Biblical Resurrection Stories: A Lenten Study
Sundays through March 20 @ 10:30 a.m., Room 208

Rev. Jim Scorgie will lead a six session class on the resurrection accounts found in scripture. These texts are both difficult and significant for the modern world and one's faith journey. It may be helpful bring your own bible for making notes.
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