A Weekly Newsletter of The First United Methodist Church
Thursday, July 28
Sunday Worship
Text: Hosea 11: 1-11
Message: Rev. Dr. Mark A. Fowler
"Those Who Lift Children to Their Cheeks"
Music: Serina Jolivette, Vocal Soloist
Worship: 9 a.m. & 10:30 a.m., Sanctuary
Coffee Fellowship: 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Emergency Day Shelter Makes a Difference

Opening First Church for our neighbors without homes provided a safe, hospitable place to call home during the excessive heat last week. Nearly 200 people were brought together to share an experience to remember for a lifetime. The two days were filled with grace and hospitality!
"God Meeting Our Deepest Desire"
Rev. Dr. Mark A. Fowler

New Sermon Video Available
Listen to Pastor Mark's welcome to worship last Sunday at First Church.
Joys & Concerns
Lynn Peterson, Leah Sailor, Bob Kramer, Frank Siedschlag, Mary Andreas, Abby Ehlers.
How to Contact Pastor Mark
With pictures on his office walls and books lining the shelves, Pastor Mark is fast settling into life at First Church. You can reach him directly at  mfowler@fumc.org or 608-234-5189.
Summer Harvest of Good Books
Sundays, 10:30 a.m., Chapel
The series continues this Sunday with Judy Lyons reviewing Spiritual Defiance: Building A Beloved Community of Resistance by Robin Meyers. Meyers will be the 2017 Lyons Lecturer.  More Details >  
Politics of Resentment 
Thursday, August 4 @ 6:30 p.m., Fellowship Hall 
Presented by Interfaith Coalition for Worker Justice, join us to learn more from UW-Madison Professor Katherine Cramer and envision a more united and just future.
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