A Weekly Newsletter of The First United Methodist Church
Thursday, September 8
Sunday Worship
A New Chapter Begins
Christian Education Sunday Special Offering
Message: Rev. Dr. Mark A. Fowler
"Joining the Jesus Story "
Text: 1 Timothy 1:12-17
Music: Chancel Choir
Bibles Presented to Third grade Students, 9 a.m.
Worship: 9 a.m. & 10:30 a.m., Sanctuary
Welcome to Fall Breakfast
This Sunday, September 11
8:30-11:45 a.m., Fellowship Hall 

Stop in to Fellowship Hall this Sunday to enjoy breakfast and conversation
as we mark the beginning of a New Chapter and a  new season at First Church. Menu: Garden Veggie Egg Bake or Ham and Cheese Omelet Casserole with Breakfast Potatoes and Fruit Medley. Free will offering, suggested donation $5. 

Coming Sunday, September 18 - Sharing the Word, a Meal & Music: Worship, Lunch and a Concert
"Sing for Your Supper" 
Quadrilateral Quartet Concert
Sunday, September 18
12:30 p.m., Fellowship Hall 
This talented group that provides musical leadership for the Chancel and Chamber Choirs will present a 45-minute program of a variety of musical styles. A dessert reception will follow. Freewill donations will be accepted.
Sunday Adult Education Classes Begin
This Sunday

A variety of classes and educational opportunities begin this Sunday. Click each link for more details.
Ironman Downtown  
This Sunday
The Ironman competition takes place this Sunday. Be sure to plan your route to church accordingly!
Joys & Concerns
We offer prayers of love and support to Elaine Waldo and her family upon the death of Bob Waldo on Tuesday, August 30. A memorial service will be held in the Tree of Life Chapel at Oakwood East (5565 Tancho Drive, Madison) on Tuesday, September 13 at 1 p.m., with visitation staring at 12 p.m.  Read Bob's Obituary >  
Congratulations to Emily and Bryan Burris on the birth of their daughter, Adelaide, on Monday, August 29.
Music Advisory Team Report
The Music Advisory Team has compiled their notes from this past spring 's listening sessions where we expressed our vision for our church 's music ministries. The team thanks everyone for their involvement and contributions to this process. 
Read Report > 
Newcomer Gathering
Sunday, September 11, 10:30 a.m., Room 201
Learn more about First Church and its mission and ministries at this informal gathering. 
Contact Mary Hasheider > 
Children's Sunday School Begins
Sunday, 9 a.m., Sanctuary
It 's Superhero Sunday! Fourth and fifth graders, please bring your bibles for special activities to share with third grade students, who will receive their bibles this Sunday.
Youth Sunday School
Sunday, 9 a.m., Sanctuary
We 'll begin the year sitting together in worship this week. Don 't miss next week 's special kick-off events! 
Details > 
Groups Meeting This Week
Prayer Shawl Ministry Team
Monday, September 12, 2 p.m., Chapel 
Details > 
UMW Deborah Circle
Tuesday, September 13, 6 p.m.
Meet at Noodles and Company, 3600 University Ave. 
Details > 
UMW Tabitha Circle
Thursday, September 15, 1 p.m., Room 208 
Details > 
QPR/Suicide Prevention Training
Monday, September 12, Noon-1:30 p.m., Fellowship Hall
Carrie Newcomer Concert
Friday, September 16, 7:30 p.m., Sanctuary 
Learn More >
Weekly Sermon Video Available
Did you know? You can listen to each week 's 9 a.m. worship service and watch a video of the sermon on the church 's website.
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