Updates 4.23.15

Sunday Worship – April 26th – Paul’s Mission (Acts 13:1-3, 14:8-18). Elizabeth Hanson will be baptised and special music provided by John Ellington, Rex Flygt, and Marlys Schulz.
9:00am                         Youth Sunday School (LL)
9:00am                         Adult Confirmation
9:00am                         Adult Sunday School (Conference Room)
10:00am                       Fellowship
10:30am                       Worship
12:30am                       Just for Kicks Dance Studio Reservation

May 2nd – Neighborly Spring Cleaning Party #2!
On Saturday, May 2nd, from 9-11am, there will be a 2nd Spring Cleaning Party for the Neighborly Clothing Store. This is a chance to sort through the clothing, pack away winter items and put out the spring clothing. This is being sponsored by the members of the adult Confirmation class. All are welcome to come and help. Mary Ellen Murray will be providing snacks. If you are able to join us, please sign up on the sheet provided in on the table in Fellowship Hall. Thank you for serving in this way!

May 2nd –Confirmation Class Field Trip
Confirmation Class will depart at 11:00am for the Field Trip to the Islamic Center of Milwaukee. Bring a sack lunch and bring spending money for frozen custard and mini golf on the way home. If Confirmation Mentors would like to come, please let Pastor Marianne know.

May 3rd –Confirmation Class Meets at 8:45am
Judy Ellington will be our special guest and the topic will be “Health & Holy Living Part 2”.

May 3rd –VBS Organization meeting
An organizational meeting for Vacation Bible School (VBS) will be held after worship on May 3rd. If you are interested in helping with VBS this summer, please join us for the meeting. We are also in need of volunteers for VBS. For more information, please contact Yulia (mamautka@yahoo.com or 434-7905).

May 3rd –FUMC Bike Ride
The 1st FUMC Bike Ride will be held on May 3rd starting at 2pm. The bike ride will last about 2 hours. (Meeting place TBD). Tentative route will be from SR33 to CR-T to Levee Road.  Maps are available in Fellowship Hall.

May 9th –9th Annual Great Giveaway
The 9th Annual Great Giveaway will take place on Saturday, May 9, 8-10am, in the gymnasium at St. Joseph’s Catholic School, 310 Second Street in Baraboo.  The purpose of the Great Giveaway is to build community and support others by sharing gently used furniture, clothing, toys, dishes and other household goods in a setting where no cash is exchanged.
Both quality items and volunteers are needed to ensure the Great Giveaway’s success. Those wishing to donate items may deliver them to the school gymnasium on Friday, May 8, from 6-8pm. Tables will be set up and labeled for you to place your own items on.
Volunteers will be greatly appreciated between 6-8pm on Friday and between 7:45-10:30am on Saturday. There are sign-up sheets in Fellowship Hall. Thank you in advance for your help. For more information, call Judy Ellington at (608) 963-4683 or Wendy Schneider at (608) 393-4220.

May 16th – Celebrate the Superintendency of Sam Royappa
Gathering at Dodgeville UMC (327 N. Iowa Street) to celebrate the ministry of Sam Royappa who has been our District Superintendent for the past 8 years. Please RSVP to Sherry Malone by April 30, 2015 (smalone@wisconsinumc.org) or 608-837-0056.

Camping Brochures Available in Fellowship Hall
“Hi my name is Elise Lewison. I am a freshman in high school and I have been going to church camp at Lake Lucerne for 4 years. This last year that I went to camp was called Senior High Alive and it was easily the most fun camp I had been to all 4 years I’ve attended camp. A very unique thing about this camp was that the majority of teenagers that were there lived in Baraboo. As an incoming freshman that summer, I got to spend a week with many people that I would soon go to school with and build many friendships with them. In addition to the Baraboo friendships I made, I became friends with many people from out of town, and I still communicate with those friends to this day. At these camps, we also do many fun activities like swimming, horseback riding and campfire worship sessions to name a few things.”

Nursery Help Needed
Please sign up for an upcoming Sunday in the nursery! Thanks for your help.

Church Morning Helpers Needed
We will need a few extra volunteers to help open the church in the mornings during the summer.  Summer worship starts at 9am, so volunteers need to arrive around 8am to unlock doors and prepare the building for morning worship. You can sign up for just 1 Sunday, or more if you are able. Please contact the office or Alice Schellenberger at 356-2387.  (Thank you to Kathy Shrake for helping throughout the year!)

Upcoming Church Meetings:
Apr. 27 – Centering Prayer @ 6pm
Apr. 29 – SPIRIT Supper @ 5:30pm, Musical practice @6pm
Apr. 30 – Choir @ 6:30pm (Sanctuary)
May 2 – Neighborly Spring Cleaning @ 9am
May 2 – Confirmation Class departs @ 11am for Field Trip
May 3 – VBS Meeating @ 11:30am
May 3 – Bike Ride @ 2pm