July 15 – The Upper Room Small Group – Prayer is “paying attention to God,” said Simone Weil. One thing that helps us pay attention to God in our lives is reading the Bible every day. This becomes even easier when we have others who encourage us, and help us understand what we are reading. Join me after church on July 15th for coffee, juice and doughnuts as we talk about being part of a small group of people who read the Bible daily and get together to talk about what we are reading. Options for different meeting times, and different Bible study plans, will be offered. Please sign up on the sheet in fellowship hall, so I’ll make sure there are enough treats to go around. – Pastor Marianne
July 21 – FUMC TO SELL BRATS & MORE AT BIG TOP PARADE!
FUMC WILL BE SELLING WALKING TACOS, BRATS AND HOT DOGS to raise money in support of Gods’ Loving Arms, our contribution through St. Vincent du Paul for those needing temporary help in food, housing, gas, etc. Food and refreshments will be sold on the church lawn on Saturday, July 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. to crowds assembled for the Annual Baraboo Big Top Parade. The goal is to sell 250 brats, 180 hot dogs, 300 walking tacos and as many bar/cookies as possible by day’s end. We will also be providing space for nursing home residents to sit on the lawn during the parade. Your help is greatly appreciated in the following ways:
- Donate your time in two-hour shifts on Saturday, July 21, including set-up, food prep and sales, and clean-up. Setup will begin at 7am.
- Donate cookies and/or bars. Please deliver your baked goods to the church by 1:00 p.m. on Friday, July 20th.
- Donate cash to help cover the cost of supplies which we will purchase in bulk.
- Loan an item to the event, including pop-up tents, large coolers and grills.
- Help push wheel chairs before 10:30 and after the parade (about 12:30).
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