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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 2/28, here is the weekly enews supplement.


Thea's Table
Thea's Table Weekend Food Program works with the social workers at Madison schools to provide shelf-stable food to children and their families who are homeless or in extreme need. We have increased our weekly capacity to 50 families, usually providing food for 6 meals and 2 snacks to 230-245 people. We also provide emergency food bags to the Transitional Education Program, which distributes them to social workers as needed. Thea's Table is part of the Food for Thought Initiative (Food4TI). In addition to weekend food, Food4TI has established and operates food pantries in 4 Madison schools, and is currently planning a fifth.
 
We are grateful to First United Methodist Church and Hope's Home Ministries for nurturing Thea's Table, providing storage and packing space and procuring bread for our families each week.
Foods most needed include:
  • 28-oz. peanut butter
  • Individual fruit cups
  • Microwave macaroni and cheese cups
  • Canned meals (spaghetti & meatballs, beef stew, etc).
  • Microwave meals
  • Beef sticks (available at Costco-good for families living in cars)
  • Graham crackers
  • Squeezable yogurt
  • Canned tuna and chicken, especially with pop tops
  • High protein snack bars

 

 

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In print since 2016, First Look is 'a way to invite participation in what we do in ministry together.' Published quarterly, you can expect to find photos, articles, and compelling narratives that help us appreciate the scope of our common life. 

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