A Weekly Newsletter of The First United Methodist Church
Thursday, March 31
Sunday Worship
Text: John 20:19-31
Message: Rev. Phil Blackwell
"The Wesleyan Quadrilateral"
Music: Chancel Choir, Handbell Choir @ 9 a.m.,
Quadrilateral Quartet @ 9 & 10:30 a.m.
Worship: 9 & 10:30 a.m., Sanctuary
Coffee Fellowship: 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Quadrilateral Quartet Sings Sunday

Get excited, 'cause this Sunday is Quadrilateral Sunday at FUMC! Not only will we be singing in the worship service, but Pastor Phil is preaching on the Wesleyan Quadrilateral and how it came to be part of our name. You may have heard a small preview of our music at the fundraiser a few weeks ago and in the past couple of services. This Sunday we're providing the special music right after the sermon, and Ross Cowing has picked Craig Curry's Jazz Alleluia for us. You'll love these luscious harmonies and contemplative mood when you hear the full colors of our voices. We're excited - hope you will be too! See you Sunday!

J. Adam Shelton , Tenor Soloist of Quadrilateral Quartet
Rev. David Couper Wednesday Night Discussion
Wednesday, April 20 @ 7 p.m., Fellowship Hall 

The Rev. David Couper will speak to us about changes in police strategies in Madison and what more needs to be done. He is the former Chief of Police in Madison and now an Episcopal priest. He also is a poet and author. This is a key issue for us as a church "downtown for good," and his presentation will be an excellent time for us to learn what is happening in our city. 
Easter Music at First Church

Alleluia! ¬°Alabar√©! These were the words we heard this past Sunday as we celebrated Easter with joyful music.

Joys & Concerns
Please remember these First Church members and friends in your prayers:  Nelly Perry (mother of O'uma Toon), Leah Sailor, Joan Miller (mother of Judy Metz), Abby Ehlers, Marcia Grothaus.
Aix "A.B." Harrison died Sunday, March 27. We extend our sympathies and prayers to his wife, Gwen, and daughter, Nancy Harrison-Noonan and family. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Thursday, March 31 from 1-3 p.m. at Warner Park Pavilion.
We extend our condolences and prayers to the family and friends of the Rev. Earl F. Lindsay, retired clergy member of the Wisconsin Conference and former Associate Pastor at FUMC, who died on Saturday, March 26.
Congratulations to Lorimer and Talitha Cushman on the birth of their daughter, Lyla Grace, on March 29. Adelyn is Lyla's proud big sister. 
FUMC Children's Musical Auditions
Registration is open for Heroes of the Faith - our upcoming Children's Musical! All FUMC children and youth in Grades 1-8 are welcome to participate. No audition is necessary. Rehearsals will take place in April and May, with a final performance taking place on Sunday, June 5 at 10:30 a.m.  Contact Jennifer Hedstrom by email or Chelsie Propst in person at church by this Sunday. A minimum of 10 participants is required for the production.
Prayer Shawl Ministry Team
Monday, April 4 @ 2 p.m., Chapel  More Info > 
Food for Thought: East High School Food Pantry
Help keep this community resource stocked for students and their families. Collection grocery cart located in Narthex. Greatest need items: Single serve fruit cups and meals (mac & cheese, noodle bowls, etc.), protein bars, beef sticks. No glass or perishable items please.
Volunteers Needed for Lyons Lecture
Saturday, April 16 at FUMC
If you are able to give a piece of your time toward helping this event go smoothly, the Lyons Lecture committee is seeking your help. We need greeters, parking attendants, people to help with registration and lunch monitoring, among other duties. Please contact Joan Maynard with your availability. And, online registration is now available. Be sure to register now!  Contact Joan > 
Church Women United Forum
Oakwood Village University Woods, 6209 Mineral Point Rd
Friday, April 1 @ 9 a.m.
Forum @ 10 a.m.: Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice, by Dace A. Zeps 
The Crossings Spring Gala
Friday, April 22 @ 5 p.m., Monona Terrace Convention Center
The Spring Gala is the primary fundraiser for THE CROSSING Campus Ministry, an ecumenical and mission-focused ministry for UW students. Enjoy dinner, music from Mal-O-Dua, stories and testimonies from students and a silent auction. To buy tickets or ask questions contact Mel Vance> or Ann Herrold-Peterson> 
Ken Lonnquist's Summer Musical Theatre Workshop
August 1-12, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at FUMC
Ken Lonnquist and Friends will be creating and bringing a musical to life this summer with the help of young people 7-15 years old who are interested in theater, music or public speaking. The cost for the two-week workshop is $300. More information is available at the Information Desk in the Narthex.  Signup deadline is April 22.

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