A Weekly Newsletter of The First United Methodist Church
Thursday, October 13
Sunday Worship
Message: Rev. Dr. Mark A. Fowler
"A Broken Window "
Text: Jeremiah 31:27-34
Music: Chamber Choir, Women 's Ensemble, Quadrilateral Quartet
Worship: 9 a.m. & 10:30 a.m., Sanctuary
Coffee Fellowship: 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
A Life ... in Chaos!

The future feels unpredictable and ambiguous. Hear how we can cope even as we hope for the future.

New Beginnings Update

Thank you again for your generous response to this spring 's New Beginnings Fund Appeal. Our goal was to raise $60,000 or more. These additional financial commitments were needed to fully fund our new Lead Pastor 's compensation and our Director of Music position through 2016. We received 151 financial commitments for $98,732. More than $56,000 of that has already been given. We expect the remainder to be received before the end of this year.
Because of your generosity the New Beginnings contributions beyond $60,000 will continue to help fund Mark Fowler 's and Ross Cowing 's compensation and our music ministry into 2017.  
" On This Spirit Walk " Class Begins
Sundays, October 16-November 20, 10:30 a.m., Room 208, Facilitated by Jim Scorgie

Inspired by a United Methodist Church initiative, this class will discuss the book On This Spirit Walk: The Voices of Native American and Indigenous Peoples. Written by two Native Americans, Henrietta Mann and Anita Phillips, the book shares insights into tribal culture and the history of our church's relationship with this culture. Copies of the book are available at the Information Desk. Participation is welcome on any or all Sundays.
Sunday, October 16, 
Registration: 12:45 p.m., 
First Congregational UCC  (1609 University Ave.)

H elp end hunger in Dane County b y participating in this year's walk or donating to support our church's team.   Visit the table in the Octagon on Sunday or donate online.
Get to Know Mark Gatherings
Thursday, October 20 & 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 >  
Just Bakery
Sunday, October 16
Just Bakery products will be available for purchase this Sunday in the Octagon.  More Info > 
Energy Star Boot Camp Webinar
Tuesday, October 18, 11 a.m., Room 214
The focus of this final webinar will be on water savings strategies for worship facilities, highlighting the EPA's WaterSense program. All are invited to attend.  Calendar Details > 
UMW Tabitha Circle Meeting
Thursday, October 20, 1 p.m., Room 208
Kathy Kelly will lead a discussion of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander. Join us - and bring a friend - for this provocative discussion.
Support Just Bakery Unity Dinner
Friday, October 21, 6 p.m., Blackhawk Church
Sponsored by Madison-Area Urban Ministry (MUM) to bring people together to share in a meal and take a step toward mending what is broken in our community. Just Bakery students and local law enforcement members will prepare and serve the dinner.  Deadline to purchase tickets is Friday, October 14.  Learn More >  
Like us on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter
View our videos on YouTube
203 Wisconsin Avenue
Madison, WI 53703