A Weekly Newsletter of The First United Methodist Church
Thursday, July 6
Sunday Worship
Scripture: Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30
Message: Rev. Dr. Mark A. Fowler
Music: Quadrilateral Quartet: 9 a.m., 
Intergenerational Community Summer Trombone Choir, 
Becky Buechel, Vocal Soloist: 11:15 a.m.
Prelude will begin at 11:10 a.m.
Worship: 9 a.m. & 11:15 a.m., Sanctuary
Coffee Fellowship: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Fellowship Hall 
Christian Formation Opportunities
Sunday, July 9, 10:15 a.m.

Children's Summer Sunday School
Room LL17
"Forgiveness Is Key"
Children age 3 - Grade 5

Youth Summer Sunday School
Room LL04
"Who Is My Neighbor?"
Middle School and High School Youth

Parents' Group
Room LL12
"Jesus' Priorities: Our Essential Habits"
Prayer, Facilitated by Rev. Dr. Paul Melrose

Adult Study
"Who Is My Neighbor?" Series
Who Were Jesus' Neighbors?
Artist Char DeVos and Rev. Dr. Mark Fowler, Presenters
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Who Were Jesus' Neighbors?
Sunday, July 9, 10:15 a.m., Chapel
Artist Char DeVos and Rev. Dr. Mark Fowler, Presenters

Char DeVos and Pastor Fowler will discuss Char's original painting, "Lord's Supper Revised." They will explore the scripture that prompted this representation of the Last Supper and Char's choices as she brought the piece into being. Char says her work invites participation by the viewer. Come and join the discussion on Sunday and view other pieces of Char's art in the Chapel.
Senior Social: Summer Camp!
Tuesday, July 18, 
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., 
Fellowship Hall 

Join us for an old-fashioned picnic lunch, a sing-along, games and prizes.  Sign up by July 14  at the Info Desk on Sunday, email   Jim Ostrander  or call 608-338-0268. 
Technology Assistance
Tuesday, July 18, 
10:30 - 11:30 a.m., Octagon

First Church youth will be available before the Summer Camp Luncheon to answer questions you might have about your cell phone, iPad, Facebook and more. So come early, bring your device and have your questions answered by this knowledgeable group of young people.
First Church Ministries Highlights

During worship we express our appreciation for the wide variety of critical ministries to which our friends and members give their gifts of time and energy as an offering to God. There are many ways we can give to God and serve our neighbors. Maybe you will be inspired!
Principal Reduction on Mortgage Loan

Thank you to all  donated in June towards reducing our mortgage. We received over  $14,000 ! Doug Knudson recently offered a match up to $20,000! If you were hesitating, but would now like to be a part of making it a $40,000 total, please know your  gift has a long term effect on the programs and mission of First Church.
Youth Mission Trip Training
Sunday, July 2, 8:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Youth Rooms
Training for everyone going on this summer's Middle School and High School mission trips. Worship, discussion, trip details, food and...a game or two. Visit the First Church Youth Facebook page for all the details.

Foot Care Clinic Volunteers Wanted
Saturday, July 15, 8 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., FUMC
Help our neighbors in a variety of capacities at this clinic hosted by First Church. Email Beth Wild or call 608-772-0350 with questions.
Young Adults Picnic
Friday, July 14, 5:30 p.m., Picnic Point
Join us for a potluck picnic, s'mores and a relaxing time at one of Madison's most beautiful spots. Look for our group at Fire Circle #1.
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