A Weekly Newsletter of The First United Methodist Church
Thursday, October 20
Sunday Worship
Message: Rev. Dr. Mark A. Fowler
"Leaping Forward "
Text: Joel 2:23-28
Music: Blessed Brass at 9:00, Chancel Choir, Quadrilateral Quartet
Prelude begins at 8:50 a.m.
Worship: 9 a.m. & 10:30 a.m., Sanctuary
Coffee Fellowship: 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Have you noticed? We are leaping forward in ministry and mission at First Church. You can leap forward too.
This Sunday begins our appeal for 2017 financial commitments to support ongoing and new ways to be Downtown for Good. To begin our appeal, Mark Fowler will preach on the theme Leaping Forward. Please join us in worship as we begin our journey that leads us to our Leaping Forward Commitment Sunday on November 20th. 
A Broken Window

Love, in the Christian concept, becomes justice. Hear Pastor Mark talk more about reaching our promised home.
Who ya gonna call? 
Youth Power!
Sign Up Sunday in the Octagon

Do you need help with yard work? Or maybe you would like to learn how to " work " your cell phone? Our youth are ready to help with a wide variety of jobs .   Visit the table in the Octagon on Sunday to find out more about this free service or contact Seth Schroerlucke .
or call 608-338-0158 
Young Adults Hike at Devil ' s Lake
Sunday, October 30, 10:30 a.m.

Join us for an afternoon at beautiful Devil 's Lake State Park. We'll leave from church at 10:30 a.m. (so plan to attend the 9 a.m. service) and carpool up together. We'll grill out when we get there and then hit the bluffs for an afternoon hike to see the autumn leaves. Sign up by contacting Seth by October 23 so we can plan carpools and food.
Campbell ' s Soup Labels Program  Update

Campbell 's will soon end its label redemption program. Please turn in all your labels by the end of December so Northcott Neighborhood House in Milwaukee can redeem them for laptops and other educational items. Visit the Information Desk for a list of products that qualify for this program and then bring your labels to the collection canister located under the display monitor in the Octagon. Thank you!
Get to Know Mark Gatherings
Wednesday, October 26 & Other Dates (times vary)
These get-togethers are a chance to connect and get acquainted with our new lead pastor, Rev. Mark Fowler, and to share ideas about the church. Mark will lead these discussions held in church members' homes or at the church.  Sign Up Online >  
"On This Spirit Walk"
Sundays, 10:30 a.m., Room 208
Inspired by a United Methodist Church initiative, this class will discuss a book written by two Native Americans that shares insights into tribal culture and the history of our church's relationship with this culture. Facilitated by Rev. Jim Scorgie.  More Details > 
Green Team Lunch Meeting
Sunday, October 23, 11:45 a.m., Fellowship Hall
The team will review efforts to further save church building energy through the ENERGY STAR program and plan new initiatives for the winter and spring.
QPR/Suicide Prevention Training
Monday, October 24, Noon, Fellowship Hall
Spouses Now Alone
Tuesday, October 25, Noon, Imperial Garden, Middleton
Please contact Jim Ostrander if you plan to attend.  
Contact Jim > or call  608-338-0268
Black Marigold Playing for Come As You Are Worship
Wednesday, October 26, 9:30 a.m., Fellowship Hall 
The Black Marigold Wind Quintet will provide musical ministry for next week ' s worship service, which will be led by the
Reverends Linda and Mel Vance . Join us before the service for food and fellowship at the Community Outreach Breakfast at 9 a.m.
UMW Envisioning Team
Wednesday, October 26, 1 p.m., Room 208
At its last regular meeting of 2016 the team will welcome a Triangle Ministries representative and will plan for new and ongoing projects. All are invited to bring ideas and join the discussion.
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