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What's Happening at UMC Madison 3/21/22


Sunday, March 27th is the Fourth Sunday in Lent

10:00am - Family Worship Service

11:00am - Fellowship Hour resumes

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Attribution: Scene from Nashville Civil Rights protests, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. [retrieved March 20, 2022]. Original source: Vanderbilt University Special Collections.


Next Book Study Meeting

Tuesday, March 22nd @ 10:30

Join us on Tuesdays at 10:30am for our new book study "Reading the Old Testament Through Jewish Eyes". Study will run approximately 6 weeks. Books may be picked up in the church office.

Rabbi Evan Moffic has a passion for sharing Jewish faith and traditions with Christian audiences.

In Reading the Old Testament Through Jewish Eyes, Rabbi Moffic explores the first five books of the Hebrew Bible and highlights the key points of interest to Christians. He presents the biblical text and interpretations of it in the way Jewish leaders during the time of Jesus would have studied it while examining different commentaries from thousands of years of Jewish sources.

Watch a Video

The Madison UMW and any others interested have been invited to attend a UMW program in Chatham on Tuesday, April 5 at 10 am when the Sarah Circle will meet in the Asbury Room in Chatham UMC. The program will be Deaconess Leah Wandera with an update on her charity, Mama's Smile Foundation and progress of women in Kenya. There will be no refreshments at this time because of Covid concerns and the meeting should last about an hour to an hour and a half.

Some may remember Leah from her informative and inspiring program at our Church last summer. If anyone needs a ride or would like to carpool, please contact Laurie Hagerich at 973-377-9407.

Global Ministries Statement on Giving to Support the People of Ukraine

United Methodists and others wishing to provide humanitarian assistance to the Ukrainian people in the wake of the Russian invasion of their country may contribute to Advance #982450, UMCOR International Disaster Response and Recovery. This fund will provide direct assistance to those in Ukraine as well as assistance to Ukrainians fleeing to neighboring countries.


Gifts to support the people of Ukraine can be made in the following ways:

  •  Online at
  • By toll free telephone: 888-252-6174
  • By check with “Advance #982450-Ukraine” written on the memo line, either mailed and addressed to Global Ministries/UMCOR, GPO, P.O. Box 9068, New York, NY, 10087-9068 or given at or through any United Methodist church

One hundred percent of all Advance contributions go to the designated cause.

The United Methodist community in Ukraine, though quite small, is actively engaged in assisting neighbors in need. Global Ministries is in touch with the church’s leadership as well as with church leaders in countries welcoming those who are fleeing from violence in Ukraine. 

When you donate online, you may click the box at the bottom of the page to give credit to The United Methodist Church in Madison (search by our address, not the church name)

Local Church - We would like to credit your local church with your donation.

Yes, I would like to give credit to my local church

Membership Sunday is April 17th (Easter)

There will be three classes for new members on Sunday February 27th, March 13th and April 3rd from 11:15-1:00pm in the Fellowship Hall. If you’d like to become a member of the church, please contact Lisa in the office at [email protected] or 973-377-1231.

Lunch and childcare will be provided



Oikos will meet next Sunday at 4pm in the library.

See you there!

Acorn Academy is hiring! When we say this is a great place to start, we’re not just talking about children preparing for elementary school. It’s also about our employees. When you join our staff, you’ll discover the joy of learning, as you grow and develop in your career, alongside the children in your care. As you inspire them to achieve, you’ll be inventing your future too.

-Competitive wages

-Health Insurance offered

-Supportive, working environment

Email Kareena Salo, Director of Acorn Academy: 

[email protected]


Acorn is collecting helpful educational books for their staff library. Helpful topics include: Classroom management, social emotional teaching strategies, nutrition in early childhood, etc. Please donate these materials so that we can build the staff library at Acorn.

Thank you

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At UMC Madison, we are asking that ALL people regardless of vaccination status wear a mask, sanitize hands, and maintain social distance to help keep one another safe. Thank you for taking care of yourself and your neighbors. 


  • Katie King and her family
  • Melda Pike's cancer treatment
  • Carolyn & George Currey and their family
  • Vic's friend, whose son David is close to death
  • The people of Ukraine
  • Kerstin & Dick's daughter Lisa, suffering with Covid symptoms in San Francisco 
  • International Students trying to flee Ukraine
  • Kerstin's mother in Germany, living with dementia 
  • Laurie's cousin Paul Milas, starting chemo for cancer 
  • Prayers for our new Pastor Mark Schol and his family during this transition
  • Megan & Kyle, awaiting the birth of their first child
  • Educators trying to teach our children during the last two difficult years
  • Our Family Promise families dealing with homelessness
  • Michael, fighting cancer

If you have a prayer request, please contact Lisa at [email protected]

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Church Office Hours

Monday - Friday

9:00am - 3pm

If you have any news or announcements you would like to go into this weekly email, please contact Lisa in the church office at

 973-377-1231 or [email protected]

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