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What's Happening at UMC Madison 5/30/22


Sunday, June 5 is Pentecost Sunday

Confirmation & Pastor Kate's last service

10:00am - Family Worship Service

11:00am - Farewell luncheon for Pastor Kate



Attribution: First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley, CA. Pentecost art work, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. [retrieved May 27, 2022]. Original source:


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.



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 plan on joining a specially called Church Council Meeting Tuesday evening, May 31 at 7:30 PM via ZOOM.

The Trustees will be presenting a motion regarding the use of Church Properties and recommendation for disposition of #29 Laurel Way.

There will be a brief presentation of this topic with some background on the Trustees' decision and recommendation. Then following a time for discussion there will be a vote on the Motion from the Trustees. Your participation is important to the future of our congregation. 

Please contact Lisa in the office if you would like to attend.

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The Youth Group will be going to an Ice Cream Social & Potluck at UMC of Summit of Sunday, June 5th from 6-8 pm.

Bring a dish to share!

For more information, please contact Pastor Woo.

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. 

Madeline Joyce

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

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

Madeline's obituary


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:


  • Nancy Luts and her family on the passing of her mom, Madeline Joyce
  • Stan, dealing with chronic pain
  • Vic's friend Joe, dealing with serious depression
  • Prayers for the people of Ukraine and Afghanistan
  • Prayers for strength for Dan's cousin Hope

  • Dan's friend Dave on his difficult mental & spiritual journey
  • Estelle, in rehab for a hip replacement
  • Happy birthday to Shirley, Steven & Noah!
  • Prayers for our leaders to act on gun violence
  • Wendy, after a hard winter of dealing with Covid

If you have a prayer request, please contact Lisa at

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