About FUMC

‘To love God with all your heart soul mind and strength and love your neighbor as yourself.’  Jesus said this is the essence of faith. We are a welcoming, supportive community of people who gather weekly to worship God revealed in Jesus Christ, made known to us by the power of the Holy Spirit.  We praise God in word and song, experience Christian community and are nurtured in the Christian faith. Then, we can go out into the world and try to live the motto that hangs in our fellowship hall:

“Do All the Good You Can.”

 This is the second of three ‘simple rules’ that United Methodists seek to live by. “Do no harm, do all the good you can and stay in love with God” are an updated version of the principles that guided the early Methodists. These ‘simple rules’ guide us as we seek to grow in faith our whole lives long.

 The mission of our global United Methodist Church is “to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.”
 Our mission as a congregation is Helping people ‘Say Yes’ to God.

Sunday worship, Sunday school for all ages, Wednesday night SPIRIT night meal and activities for children and youth, choirs, small groups, and mission opportunities are all practical ways we ‘help people say “yes” to God.’

Sunday Worship  
September through May    10:30 a.m.
June through August           9:00 a.m.

Sunday School  (September through May)
9:00 a.m.  “With All Your Mind”  Adult Class (upstairs Conference Room)
9:15 a.m.  “Spirited Disciples”  Adult Sunday School Class (lower level)
9:15 a.m.  Sunday school for ages 2 through 12
9:15 a.m.  Youth Sunday School Class

Choirs
Vocal Choir – Sings in worship six times a year.  Charlene Flygt, Director
Hand Bell Choir —  Participates in worship four times a year.  Deanna Horjus-Lang, Director
Tone Chimes —  Children’s Tone Chime choir participates in worship six times a year.  Aimee Lutz, Director
“The Band”  — shares in worship leadership once a month.  Jim Cotter, Leader

Wednesday SPIRIT Night Activities
Every Wednesday from September through May, a meal is served at 5:30 p.m.  Everyone is welcome (free will donation).  From 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. there are activities for children and youth ages 4 through 18.  Volunteers are needed to help cook and clean up.

Small Groups

  • Centering Prayer (Contemplative Prayer group meets the second and fourth Mondays of the month from 6 to 7 p.m. Instruction provided)
  • Men’s Conversation Group (For all men in the community, informal conversation, coffee and doughnuts)  Fridays at 6:45 a.m.
  • United Methodist Women – A supportive, creative fellowship of women who gather for education, mission and fellowship.

The Neighborly Free Clothing Store is open Mondays from 1 to 2:30 and Tuesdays from 5 – 6 p.m. Call the church for more information about volunteering.

First United Methodist Church
615 Broadway St.
Baraboo, WI 53913
608-356-3991
Email: fumc@barabooumc.org

Church office hours:
Mondays: 9am – 2pm
Tuesdays: 9am – 2pm
Wednesdays: Closed
Thursdays: 9am – 2pm
Fridays: Closed

Pastor Marianne Cotter
marianne@wisconsinumc.org