A Weekly Newsletter of The First United Methodist Church
Thursday, June 2
Sunday Worship
Holy Communion
Text: Psalm 146, Luke 7:11 - 17
Message: Rev. Phil Blackwell
"God of All Compassion"
Music: Jami Simpson, Soloist @ 9 a.m.
Worship: 9 a.m. & 10:30 a.m., Sanctuary
Coffee Fellowship: 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Harvest of Good Books 
Summer Series 
Begins This Sunday
Sundays @ 10:30 a.m., Chapel

Our annual summer book review series begins this Sunday with Paul Melrose discussing Accidental Saints - Finding God in All the Wrong People, by Nadia Bolz-Weber, pastor of the House for all Saints and Sinners Evangelical Lutheran Church in Denver, Colorado. Come each week or drop in occasionally this summer and add some interesting books to your must-read list.
The Music Advisory Team is Listening
Listening Sessions: 
Sundays, June 5 & 12
10:30 a.m., Room LL05 & 11:30 a.m., Sanctuary

With last year's end of the year departure of our Director of Music, our Organist, Ross Cowing, has more than capably filled in as Interim Director of Music. We are exceptionally grateful for Ross' additional leadership, but we know that at some point he'd like to hand over some of the responsibility. To that end, a Music Advisory Team has been working in consultation with our Staff Parish Relations Committee to clarify our needs and to do some visioning about future music ministries. Ross, Chamber Choir, Chancel Choir, Bell Choir and Blessed Brass members have all been part of the conversation. The team would also like to hear from others in the congregation.

Please add your input:
·  Attend a listening session
·  Return the Music Conversations questionnaire to the church by
June 12. (See link below or pick one up at the Info Desk.)
·  Send your ideas about our music ministry needs to
Perfect Harmony
Men's Chorus Concert
Friday, June 3 @ 7:30 p.m., Sanctuary

Enjoy this favorite local group's spring concert. A reception will follow in Fellowship Hall.
Sewing Kit Collection 
Last Collection Day:
Sunday, June 5

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.
Go, Go, Flying Angels!
Wednesday, June 8 @ 6:30 p.m.,
Bowman Field #3

Enjoy an evening in the open air before the mosquitos hatch and cheer on the FUMC Flying Angels softball team. Fun for all guaranteed!
Joys & Concerns
Please remember these First Church members and friends in your prayers:  Opal Orth, Mary Andreas, Leah Sailor, Abby Ehlers, Marcia Grothaus.
High School Youth Retreat
Thursday-Friday, June 16-17, Bethel Horizons
All high schoolers are invited to take part! The retreat will include mandatory training for everyone going on ASP.
Contact Seth for details >  (or call 608-338-0158)  
Experience Youth Mission Trips
There are still spots available for both the Middle School trip to Detroit (June 26-July2) and the High School ASP trip to Kentucky (July 23-31). Don't miss out on these rich, life-changing experiences! Contact Seth for details >  (or call 608-338-0158)  
Help Needed for Children's Summer School
Begins Sunday, July 3
Help nurture our children and delight in watching their spiritual growth. Volunteers needed to lead classrooms and staff the Children's Library this summer.  Contact Tina Lang > 
(or call 608-467-5108) 
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