2019 Leadership Directories / Reports The 2019 Leadership Directories and Committee Report booklets are available on the white kiosk in Fellowship Hall.

Growing Through Grief – through Feb. 10th

The 2019 series of the Growing through Grief support group will begin on Sunday, January 6, 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., at the church. This free, six-week series will be facilitated by Judy Ellington.

Growing through Grief has been offered in Sauk County for more than 30 years as a free service to anyone who has experienced loss due to death, divorce or other life circumstances.  Each session incorporates the use of a variety of audiovisual materials, including the “When Mourning Dawns” video series.  No registration needed. There is also no obligation to attend all six sessions. For more information, contact Judy at (608) 356-5495 or

Youth/Confirmation Parents’ Meeting—1/13 after worship

Youth/Confirmation Parents’ Meeting 1/13 at 11:30 a.m.  Kenda Scott, Youth leader, will begin the meeting with details about the trip to the summer Love Well Youth Gathering in St. Louis, MO.  Following that, the parents and confirmation youth will plan mission/service work and field trips for 2019.  We’ll also set the date for Confirmation Sunday.

Human Relations Sunday—January 20

Human Relations Sunday is January 20th. FUMC Mission Committee has chosen to support Human Relations Day Special offering opportunity. This is an opportunity to give over and above your regular offering to this effort which strengthens outreach to communities in the United States and Puerto Rico. It encourages social justice work, nurturing at risk youth, strengthening communities’ self-improvement efforts and advocating for the oppressed…It is one of the Special offerings taken throughout the year which goes to specific efforts. Thank you for considering this important opportunity to reach out to those in need. ~FUMC Mission Committee

Next UMW Pasty Bake —January 26

It’s pasty time again!  The United Methodist Women will be taking orders and making pasties on January 26th. Each pasty costs $4 and orders are due by January 23rd. Order forms will be provided in the church bulletin on Jan. 13 and 20. You can also order by phone/email to Janet: 356-7636, or Alice: 356-2387.

Special Church Conference—January 27

Rev. Scott Carlson, District Superintendent of the South West District of the Wisconsin Annual Conference Calendar has authorized a special church conference for our congregation on Sunday, January 27th at 11:45 a.m.  Rev. David Kell, retired pastor from the Northern Illinois Annual Conference, will be the presiding elder.  The sole item on the agenda will be to discuss and vote on whether to adopt the welcoming statement proposed for our congregation by the Reconciling Ministries team and supported unanimously by the Administrative council. All those who are members of First United Methodist Church will be eligible to vote. You must be present to vote.

First United Methodist Church of Baraboo, WI welcomes all to share in the life, leadership, fellowship, worship, responsibilities, blessings and joys of our congregation as we seek to grow in faith, do all the good we can, and help others say YES! to God. As a Reconciling Congregation we affirm that each person is of sacred worth and created in God’s image. We embrace the diversity of human nature, and celebrate the inherent uniqueness, potential and contributions of all persons, regardless of age, race, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, economic status, and physical or mental ability. All are welcome, supported and included here.  Many voices, many hands, and shared wisdom from varied perspectives and life experiences make us stronger and richer in thought, creativity, understanding and growth. We recognize that we hold a variety of opinions.  We do not seek to erase our differences but to journey together in faith toward greater understanding and mutual respect. 

 Straw Poll voting results (voting on Nov, 4, 11, 18)

99 Yes votes

5 No votes

1 Neither yes or no- just a comment that statement was too wordy.

104 total ballots votes; 99 yes = 95% approval

Last updated: Jan 11, 2019 @ 2:00 pm