August 12 – “Koinonia” Bible Study
“Koinonia” is a Greek word that means sharing. This Bible study is about sharing the experience of reading God’s Word with others, and sharing encouragement as we seek to live out its meaning in our lives. To begin, our text will be “The Upper Room” daily devotional published by The Upper Room. In October “Treasure” by Jacob Armstrong (focusing on Matthew 6) will be our text (copies will be available in September). We’ll meet in the second floor work room at 10:30a.m. starting August 12th and change to 9:15 a.m. on September 9th. All are welcome. For copies of the texts, or if you have questions, please speak to Pastor Marianne.
August 12 – FUMC Art Camp Decorating Let’s add a splash of color and create an artist’s workshop! If interested in helping decorate for Art Camp, be at church at 4 p.m. today. Bring your creativity!
Aug 13-17 – FUMC Art Camp for Kids!
On your mark, get set, create! Art Camp for children (ages 4 to 12) is coming to FUMC Baraboo in August! Five day camp will start on Monday, August the 13th, and will go till Friday, August the 17th. Sessions will go from 4:30 p.m. until 6 p.m. Inspired by Bible verses and songs, children will have the opportunity to let their creativity flow using a variety of art medium. Registration forms are available in the Fellowship Hall and on the church website. If you would like to assist with Art Camp, please contact the church office (356-3991) or Children’s Ministry Coordinator (Yulia at email@example.com). Click here to register.
August 18 –The Backpack Project
It is time for The Backpack Project to start up again for Baraboo students in need of some TLC and supplies! The event will be held here in the church basement on Saturday, August 18 from 9am to 6pm. I am looking for people who want to help that day by helping students choose backpacks and giving out the supply packets. There will be a signup sheet in Fellowship Hall with two hour increments. I believe we will see most of the kids between 9am and 1pm. If you have a couple hours to spare, I think you will have a great time reaching out to our community in this way. The only prerequisite is that you smile a lot, enjoy meeting new people, and also like a little chaos and noise.
We will be offering haircuts again this year and I am looking for beauticians that want to donate a couple hours of time. If you know of someone, please have them contact me as soon as possible.
Supplies that are still needed are as follows:
- 2 pocket folders
- 2” – 3” binders
- loose leaf paper
- #2 pencils
- pencil cap erasers and pink erasers
- wide line spiral notebooks
- graph paper pads
- colored pencils
- washable classic color markers
- Boxes of Kleenex are also needed and will be distributed to the schools directly where most needed
- Financial donations can be made to the church with “The Backpack Project” in the memo line.
The Bookmobile will be here that day and the Neighborly will be open for back to school shopping. There are many opportunities to show our support and investment in the community! Becky Hovde, 608-963-8230, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Reconciling Ministries Team has been busy this summer contacting Reconciling Congregations of the United Methodist Church and asking this question of pastors, lay leaders and members of the congregations, “How did your congregation change when you became a Reconciling Congregation?” We have contacted over 10 Reconciling Congregations and are preparing to share this information with all of you. We will summarize our findings in a short mission moment during worship on Aug. 26. Following the worship service we will host a listening session to give all of you an opportunity for questions and comments and to provide additional details from our conversations. We will be providing our recommendations to the Administrative Council sometime in the near future. We look forward to a time of sharing on 8/26.
Liturgist Signup Sheet Would you like to participate in worship? We are looking for liturgists from September – December. Being a liturgist involves reading various scriptures and responses during worship. A signup sheet is in Fellowship Hall – signup for 1 Sunday or more!
August 24 – Choir “Kickoff” Party
All choir members and any interested new choir members are invited to a Choir “Kickoff” Party at the Flygt’s home on Friday, August 24 at 8pm. We will have ice cream floats and sing around the bonfire.
August 27, 9:30-11:30am – Celebrating Volunteers
A big “thank you” to all the volunteers who work in the church office, in the kitchen, who count the offering weekly, record attendance and work at The Neighborly Free store. Your dedication, love for God and for this congregation are awesome! On Monday, August 27th from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. I invite you stop by my office so I can say “thank you” with a treat from Neato’s Bakery and a cup of coffee/juice. Thank you all! – Pastor Marianne
August 30 – Confirmation Parents’ Meeting
All parents/grandparents/guardians of youth going into 7th, 8th, or 9th grade are invited to attend a Confirmation on Thursday, August 30th at 6:30 p.m. We’ll look at various options for format, for curriculum and meeting times. Bring your calendars. This is a meeting for adults (the Confirmation age youth do not need to attend).