A Weekly Newsletter of The First United Methodist Church
Thursday, September 22
Sunday Worship
We Join an Upside Down Story
Message: Rev. Dr. Mark A. Fowler
"Topsy-Turvy "
Text: Luke 16:19-31
Music: Chancel Choir, Handbell Choir
Worship: 9 a.m. & 10:30 a.m., Sanctuary
Coffee Fellowship: 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Sundae Sunday
Sunday, September 25,
10:30 a.m., Fellowship Hall  

Who says you can 't have dessert for breakfast? During Coffee Hour this Sunday get a bowl of ice cream and then visit the Sundae Bar to add all your favorite toppings!
Who is Welcome at the Table in Our Church?

Learn about the invitation we all receive and who's welcome at the table during Pastor Mark's message.
Extending the Table
Sunday, October 2,
11:30 a.m., Fellowship Hall 

On World Communion Sunday we will extend table fellowship by joining together for a meal after worship. A simple, free-will-offering lunch of grilled hot dogs, brats and veggies will be complemented by a Mustard Bar. (The scripture passage that morning will talk about mustard seeds.) T here will also be pretzels for sampling various kinds of mustard and fresh root beer on tap. Plan to extend your Sunday morning and " extend the table " by joining others for a fun and tasty lunch ... which may even include some mustard-themed prizes!
Young Adults Now Meet Weekly
Tuesdays, 7 p.m.

The Young Adult Discussion Group now meets every week! Come for insightful discussion - and free beverages! Location varies, so check our Young Adult Facebook group page or contact Seth Schroerlucke for the week 's meeting spot.
Thanks for Your Support!

Thanks to the many people who joined us for the Quadrilateral Quartet " Sing For Your Supper " concert. It was an entertaining concert of amazing singing by Adam Shelton, Jeremiah Gile, Anna Polum and Rebecca Buechel, with Stephen Radtke at the piano.  Thank you to the volunteers who provided the dessert. Thank you to the 29 donors who contributed $2,219 for the Quadrilateral Quartet! (Donations will continue to be accepted as seed money for next year.)
Joys & Concerns
There will be a Service of Installation for Rev. Ann Beaty on Sunday, September 25 at 3 p.m. at First Congregational UCC (1609 University Ave., Madison). All are invited to this worship service. 
We share love and condolences with Abby DeLong and her family upon the death of her mother, Patricia Brumbaugh, on Wednesday, September 14.
We offer prayers and love to the family and friends of Dr. C. Weir Horswill, who passed away on Monday, September 12, in Arlington Heights, Illinois. Dr. Weir and his wife, Jane, were long-time active members of First Church.
Get to Know Mark Gatherings
Wednesday, September 28, 4 p.m. or 6 p.m.
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 > 
Sunday, October 16, 12:45 p.m.
Help end hunger in Dane County by participating in this year's walkor donating to support our church's team.  Visit the table in the Octagon on Sunday or donate online.  Donate Online > 
Host an International Student for Thanksgiving
Share your table and traditions with an international student from UW-Madison or Madison College this year. Visit the Madison Friends of International Students table in the Octagon this Sunday for details.  Learn More > 
Music in the Prairie
Saturday, September 24, 3-7 p.m.
Advent Lutheran/Madison Christian Community (7118 Old Sauk Rd.)
Free concert to support the Triangle Community Ministry.
Spouses Now Alone
Tuesday, September 27, Noon
Meet at Imperial Garden, 2039 Allen Blvd., Middleton
Love Books?
Thursday, September 29, 9:30 a.m., Second Floor Library
Help us in the church library for fun and lunch! Please let  Josie Gobel or Kay Bradley  know if you are planning to help us on that day.
Grandparents on Call
Sunday, October 2, 5-8 p.m., Fellowship Hall
Take an evening "off" and leave your kid(s) with us!  To sign up, contact Seth Schroerlucke 608-338-0158 by Sunday, September 25.  More Info >
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