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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 8/29, here is the weekly enews supplement.

Church Women United Meeting, September 13 at Asbury UMC

The meeting will begin with coffee and conversation  at 9 am, followed by their  presentation, then  the annual meeting! We see the effects of the climate crisis in the news everyday!  These guests will speak about the  upcoming youth-led Global Climate Strike on September 20th. It is intended to bring people from all walks of life together to join their call for a livable future. You will have the opportunity to support  the world-wide event locally on Friday, September 20th. Besides attending, the main way you can help is by asking your congregation to support this event in whatever way that they can!

On September 20th at 10:30 am there will be four simultaneous gatherings at sites near the Capitol.  One gathering place will be our own FUMC! The groups will then assemble at noon at the State Street corner for Concert for the Climate. All are invited to come and show their support TWICE for the climate crisis, on Sept. 13th and the 20th! 

Friday, Sept. 20, 2019

Here is the schedule and how you can help:10:30 a.m. Gather at Fellowship Hall in First United Methodist Church, 203 Wisconsin Ave, Madison  (Green Team will have coffee, light refreshments, sign making materials, and perhaps some displays.) (Three other downtown churches will also gather congregants any other advocates to walk with the youth.)
11:30 a.m. Walk to the top of East Washington St. to meet the youth 
who will be walking up East Washington St. from East High School
12:00 noon – Concert at the Capitol
12:30 p.m. Walk in  solidarity with youth to the MG&E building to demonstrate.
3:00 p.m. Return to the Capitol for some youth-led rallies. 
All Day there will be a Ring of Hope Display in the Capitol Rotunda.

More details as the time gets closer – but let’s support the youth as they try to make the world leaders listen to their concerns about the environment.

Call for Volunteers - Hawthorne Elementary School

Hawthorne Elementary School is looking for volunteers to assist in the operations of its new in-school food pantry (opening August 2019). Pantry volunteers find fulfillment in meeting pantry customers and providing support to families facing food insecurity.


We are looking for:


  • In- pantry volunteers to help stock, inventory and arrange food and greet and assist patrons. We will need two volunteers weekly to work in the pantry from 7:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. on Mondays and two volunteers from 11:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Thursdays. Shift volunteers may occasionally need to lift up to fifteen pounds. Total time weekly: 3 hours

  • Delivery and pickup volunteers to pick up weekly food orders (e.g. from Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin, 2802 Dairy Drive, Madison, WI 53718) or to shop for specific fresh/frozen foods at local grocery stores and deliver the food to Hawthorne Elementary School. Lifting and transfer sometimes more than 20 pounds is required. Days and hours are flexible. Total time weekly: 2-3 hours.


For further information, please contact Tang Yang, Hawthorne School Social Worker, at or (608) 204-2528 or Joel Wish, Co-coordinator Food For Thought Initiative at or (608) 228-9389.



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