A Weekly Newsletter of The First United Methodist Church
Thursday, September 14
Sunday Worship
Scripture: Exodus 14 & 15
Message: Rev. Dr. Mark A. Fowler
Music: 9 a.m.: Chamber Choir, Handbell Choir
11:15 a.m.: Quadrilateral Quartet
Worship: 9 a.m. & 11:15 a.m., Sanctuary
Coffee Fellowship: 
8:30 a.m.-11 a.m. (Fellowship Hall); 11 a.m.-Noon (Narthex)
Christian Formation Opportunities
Sunday, September 17, 10:15 a.m.

Children's Sunday School
Whole People of God: Together on the Journey
2-3 year-olds - Room LL19
4-6 year-olds - Room LL17
7-10 year-olds - Room LL15
Children age 3 - Grade 5

Youth Group Kick-Off
Room LL04
Middle School and High School Youth
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Biblical Economics and the Abundant Life

Room LL12

Theology for the 21st Century
Room LL05
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Wednesday Night Bible Study Begins
The Exodus Covenant: 
Its Reforms and Dangers
Wednesdays, September 20 - October 11
6:30 - 8 p.m., Fellowship Hall 
A bible study led by Rev. Dr. Mark Fowler

The Scriptures cycle around two key identifying events: the giving of the Covenant at Sinai (the Ten Commandments, the Decalogue, the Law) and the New Covenant in Jesus Christ. This study will renew these foundations in our lives as a church community and our mission of hospitality, our spiritual journey and our emerging vision and action to live into a transformed world of love and justice. The sessions will focus on the meaning of Sinai, Josiah's reform with the re-discovery of the covenant, Jesus as the New Covenant and a consideration of some contemporary recoveries of the covenant that are both blessing and caution.  
Hurricane Area Residents Need Our Help

The United Methodist Commission on Relief (UMCOR) is coordinating the collection of supplies needed to assist displaced residents. Read about the most recent recovery efforts at the UMCOR website
If you are interested in joining a possible work crew from First Church, sign up on Sunday at the Information Desk or send an email to info@fumc.org.   
Sermon Videos

You can catch up on what happened in worship at First Church by viewing sermons or listening to entire services on the Sermons page of our website.
First Church Ministries Highlights
During worship we express our appreciation for the wide variety of critical ministries to which our friends and members give their gifts of time and energy as an offering to God. There are many ways we can give to God and serve our neighbors. Maybe you will be inspired!
UMW Tabitha Circle
Thursday, September 21, 1 p.m., Room 208
Join us for our first meeting of the fall. We discuss The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba. Even if you haven't had a chance to read the book, join us anyway for some lively discussion and wonderful fellowship.
Extending the Table:  Sing for Your Supper
Sunday, September 24
Noon - 2 p.m., Fellowship Hall 

Join us after church for lunch at this fundraiser for our Quadrilateral Quartet.
Sunday in the Octagon:  Just Bakery Initiative
Fresh bakery products for sale from this program of Madison Urban Ministries (MUM).
International Ministries Equal Exchange Coffee
What goes better with bakery than a good cup of coffee? Coffee, chocolate and other goodies available.
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A Visual Journey: 22 Watercolor Paintings
Stop by the Chapel on Sunday morning to view First Church member Ann Herrold-Peterson's exhibit.
Foot Care Clinic Volunteer Opportunity
Saturday, September 16, 8 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., FUMC
Help our neighbors in a variety of capacities at this clinic hosted by First Church. Email Beth Wild or call 608-772-0350 with questions.
Governing Board Meeting
Monday, September 18, 6 p.m., Room 208
Young Adult Discussion Group
Tuesdays, 7 p.m., Barriques (127 W. Washington Ave.)
Come and talk about faith, current issues, and what we can do.
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