A Weekly Newsletter of The First United Methodist Church
Thursday, December 29
Sunday Worship
First Sunday After Christmas
Message: Rev. Tina S. Lang
"A Voice Was Heard"
Worship: 9 a.m. & 10:30 a.m., Sanctuary
Coffee Fellowship: 8:30-10:30 a.m., Fellowship Hall
Weekday Worship
Wednesday: 9:30 a.m., Fellowship Hall
Community Outreach Breakfast: 9 - 9:30 a.m.
Worship on Sunday, January 1

Happy New Year! Families are encouraged to worship together on this first Sunday after Christmas. Sunday School classes for children and youth will not meet this week and adult classes will also be on break. Childcare will be available. 
UMW Interfaith Brunch and Program
Saturday, January 7
10 a.m., Fellowship Hall

Greet our neighbors from the Orchard Street Mosque and learn more about the Islamic faith. Music by the Raging Grannies. To reserve your tickets ($10) RSVP to Jim Ostrander at jostrander@fumc.org or 608-338-0268 by Friday, December 30.
Climate Justice Book Study
Sunday, January 8, 1 p.m., Fellowship Hall

Start the New Year off on a thoughtful, hopeful note with this four-part study of the book Climate Justice: A Call to Hope and Action. All ages are invited to join the inter-congregational dialogue. Sessions will meet at First Church and several other Madison churches during January and February.
Sunday Sanctuary Help Needed
Would you like to help reset the Sanctuary furniture between worship services on Sundays? Help with this light lifting is needed between 10:10 and 10:20 a.m. on Sunday mornings. We hope to develop a monthly schedule, so this will not be an every Sunday commitment. Please contact Ross Cowing if you are interested. Contact Ross>  or Call 608-338-0545
2017 Offering Envelopes Available
Please pick yours up at the Info rmation  Desk on Sunday. If you need yours mailed to you, please contact Sarah Flanagan.
Contact Sarah >  or Call 608-338-1288 
Prayer Shawl Ministry Team
The Prayer Shawl Ministry Team will not meet January 2. The next gathering will be on Monday, February 6.
Church Women United to Honor Steve Schooler
Saturday, January 7, 9 a.m., Bethany UMC
The Human Rights Award will be presented to First Church member Steve Schooler, Executive Director of Porchlight, for his many years of leadership of this organization.
Adjourned Session of Church Conference
Monday, January 16, 6:30 p.m., Fellowship Hall
The evening will begin with a brief worship service of remembrance in honor of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. Then we will review the church's work this past year and look forward to our new plans.
Learn More >
Church Building and Outreach Services Closure
The church building, offices and Outreach Services will be closed Monday, January 2 for the New Year's holiday.
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