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What's Happening at UMC Madison 5/22/22


Sunday, May 29th is the 7th Sunday of Easter

10:00am - Family Worship Service

11:00am - Fellowship Hour



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New Worship Series: To Be Or Not To Be The Church:

Church is not a place you go, it’s something you are and something you do. Encounters with Jesus change people, not just for a moment, but by transforming us into something new. But we are not new by ourselves! We become new as part of a community, the church, held together and sent out by the Holy Spirit to introduce more people to the transformative Jesus! To be the church is to do God’s mission in the world. 

Jacqueline Rose Rosania arrived from Heaven yesterday, 5/17/22 at 2:54 pm, weighing 7 pounds, 2 ounces and 19 inches long. Mom (Julie Guempel Rosania) and Dad (Jay Rosania) are doing well and thrilled with their first baby. Scot and Nancy Guempel are thrilled and grateful for the healthy delivery of their 5th granddaughter. They now have a girls basketball team! 

Peace and blessings to all


Madeline Joyce

Our hearts go out to Nancy & Jack Luts on the passing of Nancy's mom Madeline Joyce.

The service will be Wednesday, May 25th from 4-8 at Burrough, Kohr & Dangler Funeral Home at 106 Main Street (at Greenwood). The service will be from 6:30-7:00.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Madison Volunteer Ambulance Corps

Dangler Funeral Home



rescheduled to

Sunday, June 5th

Please join us for a luncheon event in Fellowship Hall after church to thank Pastor Kate for her leadership and to wish her well as she begins the next chapter of her faith journey. Food and drink will be provided. Please reach out to Lisa in the office if you are interested in assisting with the set-up/clean-up.


We will be collecting a Love Offering for Pastor Kate to help show our appreciation for all she has done. Please be sure to note "Pastor Kate Love Offering" when making your donation by check, or on our website.


Please join us as Pastor Kate leads her final worship service. This is also Confirmation Sunday. It's fitting that one of Pastor Kate's final acts will be to preside over the confirmation class as they commit to a life of serving Christ.


Please join us to hear Pastor Mark preach his first sermon to our congregation. Since this is a holiday weekend, we decided to postpone the luncheon to welcome Pastor Mark and his family until Rally Sunday. However, we are planning to have an expanded coffee hour so those in attendance will have an opportunity to gather and get to know Pastor Mark and his family.

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.

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]

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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. 


  • Nancy Luts and her family on the passing of her mom, Madeline Joyce
  • Domingos and his family on the passing of his father
  • Katie King's 3-month scan was clear
  • Stan, dealing with chronic pain
  • Stu Shippey and his family on the passing of his sister Melda Pike
  • Prayers for all Drew students graduating, and those heading home
  • Jan & Doug's granddaughter Miren, graduated from Temple University with honors, and going on to law school
  • Barbara Boyd's 99th birthday
  • Vic's friend Joe, dealing with serious depression
  • Prayers for the people of Ukraine and Afghanistan
  • Prayers for strength for Dan's cousin Hope
  • Joy of welcoming college kids home
  • Prayers of healing and pain relief for Pastor Kate's shoulder
  • Prayers of recuperation for Vic's dislocated hip
  • Dan's friend Dave on his difficult spiritual journey

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

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Church Office Hours

Office will be closed on Memorial Day (Monday, May 30th)

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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