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What's Happening at UMC Madison 5/9/22


Sunday, May 15th is the Fifth Sunday of Easter

10:00am - Family Worship Service

11:00am - Fellowship Hour

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Attribution: Peter's Vision, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. [retrieved May 6, 2022]. Original source:

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. 


Sunday, May 15th will be Domingos’ final day with us. We will hold an extended coffee hour to thank him for his presence and leadership this year. Don't miss it!

Wildflower Garden planting this Sunday!

Our youth and anyone who is interested will be planting in our Native wildflower garden this Sunday the 15th around 11:30. Dan Meharg raised these seeds over the winter, and they have been tended here at the church. Dress for mess and bring your planting tools!


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.


Service for Melda Pike

The service for Melda Pike will be at Chatham United Methodist Church on Saturday, May 14th at 10am. Viewing hours will be at Bradley Funeral Home in Chatham on Friday, May 13th from 5-8pm.

Our prayers go out to Stu Shippey and his family on the loss of his sister.

Please click here for Obituary


Please join us for a luncheon event 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 bringing food or assisting with the clean-up. Depending on the weather, the luncheon will be held outside or in Fellowship Hall.


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.


Starting in July, there will be a number of small group meetings so members can continue to get to know Pastor Mark. Stay tuned for more information about hosting and/or attending these meetings.

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


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. 


  • Rory's mother in rehab 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, after a fall
  • Don & Estelle's 71st Anniversary
  • All college & high school students with finals approaching
  • Domingos and his family on the passing of his father
  • Peggy recovered from Covid
  • 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

If you have a prayer request, please contact Lisa at

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Monday - Friday

9:00am - 3pm

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 973-377-1231 or

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