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Every Tuesday and Thursday, we send out weekly announcements about what's happening in and around First United Methodist Church of Madison. Find out about Sunday worship, opportunities for Spiritual Formation, and upcoming events related to FUMC.

For Thursday 12/13, here is our weekly enews supplement.

Alternative Market: Sundays, December 2- 23, the Alternative Gift Market in Fellowship Hall is the place to do gift shopping and gift giving that truly makes a difference. Help fill the empty manger bed with hats, mittens, scarves and winter clothing. Shortly after Christmas the United Methodist Women will get all the items from the "Cradle of Care" to Milwaukee families affiliated with our United Methodist Mission at Northcott Neighborhood House. Stop at displays hosted by SERRV, Fairtrade Coffee, Tea and Chocolates, Porchlight Products, The Pilgrims of Ibillin, Just Bakery, Heifer Project and Mobility Worldwide to make gift selections that bring hope, peace, love and joy this season and beyond!

Alternative Gifts  from Palestine will be available again this year on December 2nd and 9th in Fellowship Hall: organic olive oil soap made in the traditional way in Zababdeh; organic olive oil from the upper West Bank; shawls from a shop in John the Baptist's home town of Sebastia; and olive wood nativities and other carvings, stained glass ornaments, and embroidered items from Bethlehem. Every item provides fair-trade support to Palestinian Christians and Muslims in the occupied West Bank. Please consider stocking up on olive oil soap this year: in addition to supporting olive farmers and the soap makers, proceeds from soap sales also provide scholarships to the Catholic School in Zababdeh for ten Palestinian students who couldn't otherwise afford a decent education. Ask Joan Deming for more information or just stop by to say hello!

Embracing Wholeness Book Study Dates:

Sundays, January 6, 20, February 3, 17 at FUMC, 1:00-3:00 p.m.


Mondays, January 7, 21, February 4, 18 at Wellspring United Methodist Church, 5702 S Hill Dr, Madison, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Mix and match days and locations so you don't miss a session!

Longest Night Event Listing:

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