February 9, 2017 Announcements

DESIGNING YOUR LIFE BOOK STUDY GROUP                              Keri Olson
March 6 – April 10
Are you changing jobs, reinventing in retirement, seeking direction after college, launching a business or planning your next life adventure?  The New York Times best-selling book, “Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life” by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans, will be the subject of a study group facilitated by Keri Olson on Monday evenings, March 6 through April 10, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., in the church’s conference room. The cost for participating in the study group is $10.00, which includes a copy of the book. The group is limited to 10 participants for maximum discussion and engagement. To register for the group, please contact the church office at 356-3991 or fumc@barabooumc.org on or before Friday, February 24.
WITH ALL YOUR MIND ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL                  Jerry Bullard
Sundays at 9:00am, Upper Conference Room
“The class membership has traditionally been a group of “seekers,” supporting one-another toward continuing spiritual growth, exploring and embracing the scholarship associated with our sacred texts, and questioning and discussing how we can live as Christians, carrying out the teachings of Jesus, in our contemporary society and historical world setting. This is a group that is open to asking the important questions of faith and accepts that each of us is on our own spiritual journey.  This year we are viewing videos of sermons from All Saints Episcopal Church in Pasadena, California. The sermons are very recent and focused on social justice.  Our format for the class is to watch a 10 to 20 minute video and then spend the rest of the hour discussing both the Biblical references and the content of the video as it pertains to our faith search.
‘SPIRITED DISCIPLES’ ADULT SMALL GROUP                    Shirley Mendez
Sundays at 9:15-10:15am, Lower Level Youth Room
This group is currently studying Adam Hamilton’s video series “Half Truths: God Helps Those who Help Themselves and Other Things the Bible Doesn’t Say. “ The current topic is “God Said It, I Believe It, That Settles It”.  All are welcome to join in!
WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY                                                        Mary Kryzjzaniek
Coming Soon!
Back by popular demand! The women’s bible study will be starting up again after Easter.
Second and fourth Mondays of the month 6:00 p.m. in Sanctuary.  Instruction offered in a simple contemplative prayer practice and group support as we together practice this prayer.  Leadership is shared.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO US!                                                                   Emily Moll
February 26th at 11:30am – Potluck, cake, fun & games
You’re invited to a church-wide birthday bash on Sunday, February 26th! Food, cake, games, and fun will begin after worship. Please bring a dish to share! In celebration of our birthday blessings, we’ll also work to fill 10 (or more!) birthday bags for the Baraboo Food Pantry. Available to children 12 and under, these bags allow every child to feel celebrated on their special day. Bags include cake mix, frosting, candles, tableware, decorations, a party game or activity, and small gift. Sign-up sheet in Fellowship Hall. Monetary donations will also be accepted for those who would prefer our “birthday shoppers” to do the shopping. Let’s help Baraboo families give every child a happy birthday!
February 20th
FUMC SCHOLARSHIP TIME           Steve Lien
Each spring the FUMC FOSB board designates a specific amount of money for education scholarships. Current and past high school graduates are eligible to apply.  Scholarships are provided to deserving candidates who are enrolled in a college or a technical school. Applications can be obtained through the Student Services office at Baraboo High School, or by contacting Steve Lien, Scholarship Chair. All applications are reviewed by the church scholarship committee. Character, dedication, church involvement and demonstrated sincerity of purpose are primary considerations. Please contact Steve Lien, Scholarship Chair, if you have any questions or are in need of an application — 608-963-5538 or lienfamily@centurytel.net.
Wednesday night meal and conversation 5:30 p.m.  Is God calling you to support SPIRIT night by signing up to be part of a team to cook one for the SPIRIT night folks?  We have two people who cook monthly, one night a month we order pizza, and we are in need of volunteers to help with the fourth night. You choose the menu and all expenses are reimbursed.  Please sign up on the sheet in fellowship hall.  For more information speak to Yulia Yankovskaya, SPIRIT night leader.
CHURCH OPENERS NEEDED – 3RD SUNDAYS            Alice Schellenberger
The church is looking for anyone interested in being a church opener on the third Sundays of the month during the year. Duties include unlocking the doors, turning on lights, picking up the mail, setting out bulletins, and making coffee. The opener does not need to lock up or clean up after services. Please contact Alice at 356-2387.