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What's Happening at UMC Madison 8/1/22


Sunday, August 7th is the 9th Sunday after Pentecost

10:00am - Family Worship Service with Communion

11:00 - Fellowship Hour


During Jesus’s ministry we find him preaching, teaching, caring for those in need, and participating in miraculous events. These miraculous events are reflections of God’s willingness to perform the extraordinary, but are we missing something? During the month of August, we will reread the powerful stories of Jesus’s miracles with water and see the ripple effect God was creating.

A warm welcome to Rev. Mark Schol and his wife, Meredith Hoxie Schol and their daughters Elise and Nora. If you didn't get to meet them on Sunday, please come out next week or sign up to meet Rev. Mark in one of our small group sessions.



Attribution: Otterness, Tom, 1952-. Educating the Rich on the Globe, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. [retrieved August 2, 2022]. Original source:

Hunger Doesn't Take a Vacation

The Interfaith Food Pantry needs your help. We are currently very low on the following items: Peanut butter, canned tomatoes (not tomato sauce), hearty soups.

Place your donations in the baskets in the hallway by the library. Thank you!

Meet Rev. Mark Schol

Small group gatherings have been scheduled to meet with Rev. Schol.

Signups will be available at coffee hour,

on Signup Genius,

or email Maria Meo at 

School Supplies

As you're buying new school supplies for this fall, please consider buying extra for kids who can't afford them. We will be collecting and packing them as a service project. You can leave your donations in the hallway.

We will also be collecting kid friendly snacks such as small shelf-stable milks, 100% juice, pudding, goldfish, granola bars and cereal packs.

Bottle Hill Day

Bottle Hill Day is Saturday, October 1st this year. Please join us in planning for a great booth this year. Contact Lisa in the office if you can help.

973-377-1231 or

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 T-Shirts are on sale!

Help support Acorn Academy by purchasing a T-Shirt to show your support.

Profits will go to tuition assistance and classroom supplies.

Contact Kareena Salo at

Local Business Owner fighting cancer

Owner of local sushi restaurant Takuma, Ilene Otai has had a recurrence of her lymphoma. If you can help, please click on the Go Fund Me link below for more information.

Go Fund Me


  • Prayers for Estelle in rehab, and Don whose health and strength make it difficult to visit her
  • Ilene Otai, dealing with a relapse of lymphoma
  • Prayers for Wendy, dealing with Covid related health issues
  • Family friend of the Galtons, dealing with a difficult medical diagnosis
  • Carolyn Paddack and her family, on the death of her brother James

  • Men and women of the Armed Forces
  • Katy's friends starting chemo
  • Francine, doing well after foot surgery
  • The Wickens family, on the death of Pat Wickens
  • Jeanne's step-daughter LeeAnne, dealing with MS
  • Friends of Vic, making a big transition

If you have a prayer request, please contact Lisa at

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Church Office Hours

Summer office hours

Tuesday - Friday

10am - 2pm

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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