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


Sunday, August 14th is the 10th Sunday after Pentecost

10:00am - Family Worship Service

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: Turner, J. M. W. (Joseph Mallord William), 1775-1851. The Burning of the Houses of Parliament, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. [retrieved August 5, 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

Four spots still available on Wednesday, August 10th to meet Rev. Mark at the Church Library. Signup 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 

Please help

Nancy & Keith Fielding

Our dear friends Nancy & Keith Fielding could use your assistance in keeping their home. Please click on the Go Fund Me link to read their story and help if you're able.

Go Fund Me

Blessing of the Backpacks

On Sunday, August 28th we will be holding our annual Blessing of the Backpacks during our worship service. Students of all ages and teachers are invited to bring their backpacks to the altar for a special blessing. We are asking that you consider purchasing an additional backpack and/or school supplies to be donated to local children. We will also be collecting kid friendly snacks such as small shelf-stable milks, 100% juice, pudding, goldfish, granola bars and cereal packs.

NOTE: There is a Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday from August 27th - September 5th


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

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


  • Men and women of the Armed Forces
  • Katy's friends starting chemo
  • Francine, doing well after foot surgery
  • Jeanne's step-daughter 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
  • Prayer of Thanksgiving that Luke did not require emergency surgery

  • Families in need of school suppliess and food
  • Prayers for Nescopeck, PA, where a house fire killed a family of 10
  • Karen's nephew Michael, leaving to join bootcamp
  • Karen's recent diagnosis of Lyme Disease
  • People of Kentucky after terrible flooding and for rebuilding effort
  • Traveling Mercies for Dan on his trip and prayers for his family while he's away
  • Prayers for Estelle who is still in rehab and wisdom for Don to make the right decisions

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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