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


Sunday, April 10th is Palm Sunday

10:00am - Family Worship Service

11:00am - Fellowship Hour

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Easter is the most joyous day for the church and as we celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord, Jesus Christ, we invite you to contribute to the Flower Fund for the decoration of the Sanctuary for Easter.

We hope that you will make a gift in honor or memory of a loved one. Please send your contribution of $20 or more to the Church Office or put it in the offering plate by Wednesday, April 13th.

Holy Week Calendar

Maundy Thursday - April 14th

6:00-7:30PM - Dinner Church in the Fellowship Hall

**Come for worship around the dinner table as we remember the last meal 

Jesus had with his disciples.

Good Friday - April 15th

7PM - Good Friday Worship in the Sanctuary (Service will be livestreamed)

Easter Sunday - April 17th

8AM - Sunrise Worship Service

8:45AM - Easter Breakfast

10AM - Worship in the Sanctuary

11AM - Church-Wide Easter Egg Hunt

** Come one and come all, congregants and visitors of all ages as we go on the GREATEST easter egg hunt of all time!




We look forward to breaking bread and sharing communion together on Maundy Thursday.

We will provide three different types of pasta. Please help us complete the meal by bringing sauce, salad and bread. Sign up HERE on Signup Genius.

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.

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.

Youth Group Bowling night has been postponed

until Sunday April 10th, 6-8.

Hope you can join us!


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:


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
  • International Students trying to flee Ukraine
  • Laurie's cousin Paul Milas, starting chemo for cancer 
  • Prayers for our new Pastor Mark Schol and his family during this transition
  • Our Family Promise families dealing with homelessness
  • Michael, fighting cancer
  • Kate's Aunt Maria, fighting cancer
  • Katy's friend Dee, nearing surgery
  • Prayers for good biopsy results for John
  • Angela's friend Howard, having health issues
  • Dan's trip to Europe for his 60th birthday celebration
  • Traveling mercies for Jeanne, visiting her family
  • The passing of Vic's friend John

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