Worship Time Survey On Sunday Sept. 16 and Sept. 23 watch for a bulletin insert on worship times. These Sundays you will be asked to asked to fill out a response sheet asking whether we should we keep our worship time 10:30 a.m. all year round or continue to move to an earlier worship time of 9:00 a.m. in the summer months. Thanks for your participation.
Money affects your heart. Whether you are in plenty or in want, money has a direct connection to your stress level, your anxiety, and the health of your relationships. It is no wonder, then, that Jesus talked about the relationship between our treasure and our hearts.
For a four-week period in October, we will look at the many ways that our treasure (time, energy, money) affects our spiritual and emotional lives. Join us in worship starting October 7th as we begin our new sermon series called Treasure. We will explore Matthew 6 and Jesus’ teachings on money, giving, worry, and more.
At the end of the four weeks, we will have an opportunity to make personal commitments of our offerings to God through our church in the coming year. We will receive commitment cards in the mail, and cards will be available on Sunday mornings. I hope that you’ll join us in the coming weeks as we look at Jesus’ teaching on how we can avoid freedom from some of the common pitfalls related to money, and how we can give our lives and our treasure to God.
Small Group on “Treasure” – starts October 7th Four Week Small Group to explore the connections between your values, your faith and the health of your relationships. It explores Jesus’ radical message in the Sermon on the Mount about our “treasure” and our hearts. Copies of the book are $7 and are available from Aimee in the church office.
Deadline to register: September 20th. Please sign up in Fellowship Hall. The class will meet 9:15 a.m. on Sunday mornings and will begin with a short video presentation.
Church Nametags – On October 7th we will start wearing nametags once a month (on the first Sunday of each month). Please plan to pick up your nametag as you arrive for worship that day. You may ask, “Why do I need to wear a nametag? Everyone knows my name.” In fact there are new people to the church who may not know your name (and you might not know their name). Wearing nametags deepens our sense of connection by letting everyone know others and be known. Thanks for helping us build community here at First UMC Baraboo in this way!
CROP Walk – set for Sunday, October 14, 1-3pm Walkers alert! Walk to stop hunger and stay healthy. This year’s walk has an educational theme to help walkers and families know they make a difference. Join the CROP WALK BARABOO and raise funds to stop world hunger starting right here at home. In addition to walking, folks will be urged to bring canned goods to the church to go to our local food pantry. Walker packets will be available at the church and from David Kell. Stay tuned for more information.
Teens N’ Theater (TNT) – We are happy to welcome Teens N’ Theater (TNT) as a new community group using our building starting this month. The purpose of TNT is to use theatre as a creative medium to help teens open up dialogues about real life issues that they face. The group performs original plays that reflect current struggles a lot of teens in the community face. Teen actors perform the plays for their peers in communities around South Central Wisconsin. After each performance there is a teen-led, but professional-supported, talk-back session. Teens N’ Theater hopes to promote youth empowerment and social justice leadership through theater. TNT is an off-shoot of CAB Theater (Creative Arts of Baraboo). Every Sunday night TNT will be using the lower level of the church for their rehearsals. If you’d like to know more about Teens N’ Theater (which is open to all area high school and older middle school youth) please contact Pamela Roland at firstname.lastname@example.org. Welcome Teens N’ Theater!