A Weekly Newsletter of The First United Methodist Church
Thursday, September 1
Sunday Worship
Labor in the Pulpit Sunday
Reflecting on United Methodist Social Principles and Worker Justice
Message: Rev. Tina Lang, "Sacred Work"
Music: Adam Shelton, Vocal Soloist
Worship: 9 a.m. & 10:30 a.m., Sanctuary
Holy Communion celebrated at both services
Coffee Fellowship: 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Sunday School Resumes on September 11.
(No classes on September 4.)
Bring a Symbol of Your Labor
Sunday, September 4

On Sunday, September 4 we will join many other congregations across the nation to celebrate Labor in the Pulpit Sunday. Please bring a symbol of your labor to contribute to a collection that will be recognized and blessed during worship. Think broadly about your labor: paid employment, volunteer work or assistance offered others.
New Chapter Begins
Sunday, September 11

Be sure to be part of the story as our community comes home again on Sunday,  September 11. Inspiring worship, wonderful music, new educational opportunities all begin then.
"Eco-Justice:  Working For The World"
Rev. Dr. Mark A. Fowler

New Sermon Video Available
UMW Envisioning Team Meeting
Thursday, September 8, 1 p.m., Room 208
Handbell Choir and Chancel Choir begin
Thursday evening , September 8
Contact Ross Cowing, especially if interested in Handbell choir.
Church Women United Gather
September Forum
Friday, September 9, 9 a.m., Madison
2016 State Assembly:
Saturday, September 17, Milwaukee (Register now.)
Contact info@fumc.org for more information
Faith Alive
New Session Begins September 16
A Journey of spiritual formation  to integrate faith and service.
Food for Thought Initiative
The Food for Thought Initiative is currently providing food pantries for East High School and Sandburg Elementary School, where poverty levels are high and the need is great. The Initiative is also organizing a weekend program to provide food to homeless students and their families (if they are living with them).
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