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What's Happening at UMC Madison 8/29/22


Sunday, September 4th is the 13th Sunday after Pentecost

Labor Day Weekend

10:00am - Family Worship Service

11:00 - Fellowship Hour

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: Qumran Pottery, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. [retrieved August 26, 2022]. Original source:

Thanks to Jeanne Eisele for sharing pictures of Peter Karanja & Leah Wandera's wedding in Omaha, Nebraska. Jeanne was able to attend and said it was an amazing ceremony with lots of energy and fun at the reception. If you look closely at the wedding photo, you'll recognize some familiar faces. Many blessings to the happy couple!

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

One chance left to meet w/Rev. Mark in a small group setting on 9/11/22. Sign up below or call Lisa in the office to attend!

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 

Diaper Shortage! The day center is running critically low on diapers. We especially need newborn and sizes 1 & 2 for some new babies in our programs, in addition to larger sizes as well. If you would like to donate a package of diapers, please contact Nora Godown at
We are in need of new air conditioner units for families to keep cool this summer. A new window A/C unit provides much relief for an entire family and helps to prevent heat-related ailments. If you would like to donate a unit or funds for one, please contact Nora Godown at

Congratulations to Woo Lim Kwak and Ha Young Yang

on their engagement!

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


  • Men and women of the Armed Forces
  • Jeanne's stepdaughter LeeAnne, dealing with MS
  • Friends of Vic, making a big transition
  • Barbara's sister-in-law Pat, having complications from recent surgery
  • Katie King (15) remains clear of cancer after her last scan
  • Families in need of school supplies and food
  • Karen's nephew Michael, leaving to join bootcamp
  • Traveling Mercies for Dan on his trip and prayers for his family while he's away
  • Congratulations to Leah Wandera & Peter Karanja who were married in Omaha, Nebraska

  • Prayers for Estelle who is still in rehab and wisdom for Don to make the right decisions
  • Carolyn Currey and her family, George was in the hospital and daughter Sharon providing care for both parents 
  • Family and friends of Muriel Mota (93) who passed away 
  • Family of Paul Herzog (55) who passed away
  • Prayers for the family & friends of Vivian Bull who passed away at 87
  • UMC Madison members with Covid
  • Prayers for Jane and her breast cancer treatment
  • Prayers for Molly who is having brain surgery
  • Happy 11th birthday to Carl!

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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