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What's Happening at UMC Madison 4/25/22


Sunday, May 1st is Third Sunday of Easter

10:00am - Family Worship Service

11:00am - Fellowship Hour

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New Visitation Group

Thanks to all who delivered Easter Flowers to our friends who haven't been able to join us in person. We've received some lovely emails and cards thanking us for the flowers and remembering them.

Can You Help?

Our Drew Intern, Domingos Francisco, is looking for a new place to live. Do you have a room or an apartment for rent or know someone who does? Please get in touch with Domingos or Lisa in the office if you can help.

Former Member Barbara Boyd is celebrating her 99th birthday on May 7th! She was a long-time member of UMC Madison and her late husband, James Boyd, was a Methodist pastor and Chaplain at Drew University. Her daughter, Krista is asking you to send her a birthday card. You may send to:

Barbara Boyd

Mayo Continuing Care

71 Richardson St.

Northfield, VT 05663 or


Barbara Boyd

c/o Krista Larrow

3385 North St.

Montpelier, VT 05602


Free, one pool table to someone who will come and get it. If interested, call Vic Schumacher at 862-324-4275 for additional information.


Severe Storm Damages Mulungwishi Women’s School

 in Republic of Congo

A former congregant and graduate of Drew Seminary, Pastor Felix Tshibang, who is from the Democratic Republic of Congo, reached out to our congregation for disaster support in response to the destruction that occurred at Mulungwishi Women’s School of the Seminary of Katanga Methodist University in Congo. On March 8, a severe storm destroyed most of the buildings on their campus including the health center, women’s dormitories and education buildings. This facility serves as vocational training center for wives of student pastors. Member, Dr. Vivian Bull, spent time at this school through her work with the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM) and led us to support the women’s program in 2011.

The school relies mainly on donations. Immediate maintenance and repair of these structures is critical prior to the rainy season which will further deteriorate the buildings.


Pastor Felix is asking for our compassionate financial assistance on behalf of the women at Mulungwishi / Katanga Methodist University and to ask for your prayers as they recover from this disaster. Pastor Felix is serving in the Oklahoma Conference.

Gifts of support can be made in the following ways:

Online at

Call toll free telephone: 800-862-4246

By check with “Advance #08112A-Mulungwishi” written on the memo line, addressed to

Global Ministries, The Advance

458 Ponce De Leon Ave, NE, Atlanta, GA 30308

or through any United Methodist church

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

Local Church – Please select the option to credit your local church with your donation online.

A gentleman in Morristown, retired US Army, is looking for a volunteer to drive him on errands and shopping. He is also looking for someone to accompany him to entertainment events in New York City and New Jersey. Those expenses would be covered.

Please contact Lisa in the office at 973-377-1231 or if you are interested.

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:


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
  • The people of Ukraine
  • Paul Milas, having his last chemo treatment
  • Prayers for our new Pastor Mark Schol and his family during this transition
  • Traveling mercies for Jeanne, visiting her family
  • Rory's mother in the hospital with a broken arm
  • Baby Leo had successful surgery to remove tumor
  • Uncle Bruce, in hospice with rare blood cancer
  • Pastor Woo and his family on the passing of his grandmother
  • Prayers for John, with a non-aggressive prostate cancer
  • Prayers for Bob, has a tumor on his pancreas
  • Nancy's mom, Madeline Joyce, in the hospital after a fall
  • Don & Estelle's 71st Anniversary
  • All college & high school students with finals approaching
  • People of Ukraine

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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

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