Updates 3.19.15

Sunday Worship – March 22

This Sunday’s worship topic is the Wedding Banquet (Matt 22:1-14).  “The honor of your presence has been requested by God.  You are invited to the feast.  Have you sent in your RSVP yet?”  Special music will be provided by “The Band” with Keri Olson.
9:00am                         Adult Study (Conference Room, 2nd floor)

9:00am                         Adult Confirmation

9:00am                         Youth Sunday School

10:00am                       Fellowship

10:30am                       Worship


March 29th – Palm Sunday Concert

The choirs of Baraboo’s First United Methodist Church and St. Paul’s Lutheran Church will present a one-hour concert, “Testimony of Life,” at First United Methodist Church. “Testimony of Life” by Joseph M. Martin tells the story of the life, ministry, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ through choral anthems, scripture readings and congregational songs. The concert is free of charge. Please bring a nonperishable food item, paper product or health and beauty aid for the Baraboo Food Pantry. A free will offering will also be taken at the concert to support the churches’ music ministries.

 April 18th – Lyons Lectures by Dr. Hal Taussig

2 Lectures: “Re-Thinking How Christianity Began” & “A New New Testament: Why?” Register online http://goo.gl/YD9i9V.  Lecture schedule is from 9am – 3pm at the FUMC in Madison.  $55 fee includes a box lunch.  See poster on bulletin board for more information.

Peace Study Group – April 9th – May 14th (Thursdays)

A 6-week study group facilitated by CaSandra May from the organization One Heart, Inc, offers a variety of experiences for its member to learn about and to share in the new global culture of peace. Participating in each session is highly recommended though not mandatory.  To register: www.oneheartinc.org/peace+nonviolence. Email casandramay3@gmail.com or call 608-393-2799. The Study group will be held at First Congregational United Church of Christ from 6:30 – 8:30pm.

Nursery Signup

There is a signup sheet for the nursery in Fellowship Hall.  Please consider signing up for one of the available Sundays.

Moving Help Needed

Barb Opperman is moving at the end of March and needs help packing boxes from now until the end of March (mornings are best). If you are able to help please email fumc@barabooumc.org.  Thanks!

Easter Flowers

The Worship Committee taking orders for hydrangea plants, which will be used to decorate the sanctuary for Easter. You may purchase the plants as a gift or designate the plant in honor or memory of a loved one.  Plants can be picked up after the Easter Sunday Service.  Please fill out the pink insert and place in the offering plate with payment by March 29th. (You may also mail the form and payment to church).

Easter Potluck Signup

In the Fellowship Hall, there is a sign up for the Easter Potluck, which starts at 9:00am on Easter morning.  There are a variety of options to sign up for.  Join us for this delicious breakfast!

Upcoming Church Meetings:
Mar. 19 – Choir @ 6pm (at St. Paul’s Church)
Mar. 21 – UMW Pasty Bake & Sale (pickup pasties from 1-3pm)
Mar. 23 – Centering Prayer @ 6pm
Mar. 25 – UMW Circle @ 4pm
Mar. 26 – Choir @ 6pm (Sanctuary)